Jerry Aronson is an independent filmmaker who, over the last three decades, has established his reputation as a producer, director and film instructor. His films include the 1978 Academy Award-nominated film, THE DIVIDED TRAIL, which follows the lives of four Native Americans who lived in the urban heart of Chicago. He also directed a six-hour documentary miniseries, AMERICA’S MUSIC: THE ROOTS OF COUNTRY, which examines the evolution of this American music form from its origins in Appalachia... Read More →
I am a writer, jazz artist, curator and cultural advocate living in Portland. Currently, I‘m
the Director of Programs for the World Affairs Council of Oregon, and I’m very active in
education and cultural affairs around the region.
My writing about visual culture, jazz and performance, planning, urban history and
cultural policy has appeared in a number of print and online publications. As a jazz
artist-composer, I‘ve worked with a rich array of US and European jazz innovators and... Read More →