Video about the Jess Gerardi Jr., an Italian American musician with ties to Denver and Trinidad, Colorado. Video centers on the story of a Trombone and its influence on a song boy's love of music. Jess Gerardi Jr. was an educator, musician and band leader (including for the Colorado Italian Band, Denver Feast Band and the Denver Bronco's Band). See full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDGsnreBRww For full access, rights and permissions please contact the History Colorado Research Center.
The following text was taken from the Italians of Denver exhibit label 2007
In February 2007 the Colorado Historical Society/History Colorado and the Center for Digital Storytelling offered a three-day workshop to Denver's Italian American community. Ten participants worked one-on-one with assistants to record their personal stories. KBDI Channel 12 was on hand to film the process. That footage is presented here and will also be used in a public television documentary.
The Center for Digital Storytelling (www.storycenter.org) offers workshops to groups and individuals in Denver and across the country. The organization trains people in the art of personal storytelling, helping them to craft, record, illustrate, and edit the final product. The Colorado Historical Society is pleased to include the stories from our workshop in the Italians of Denver exhibit and to keep them in the archives as a permanent record of individual experiences in Colorado.
Workshop participants and their assistants:
2014.150.48.1 Jay DiLorenzo/Martha J. Tenny
2014.150.48.2 Alfred E. "Duke" Finamore/Randy Fox
2014.150.48.3 Jess L. Gerardi Jr./Hugh C. Graham
2014.150.48.4 Rosalyn A. (Mastroianni) Hirsch/Ellen Orleans
2014.150.48.5 Robin O'Dorisio/Krista Robinson
2014.150.48.6 Dominique Peltier/Alexis Abrams
2014.150.48.7 Anna M. Pergola/Cherlyn Boyce
2014.150.48.8 Louis Polidori/Tim Roessler
2014.150.48.9 Clair Villano/Michael Wren
2014.150.48.10 Terry Vitale/Molly Miller