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Kurt Dietrich

Kurt Dietrich retired in 2019 after teaching 39 years at Ripon College. Now professor emeritus of music, he has written numerous articles and three books on jazz, including “Wisconsin Riffs: Jazz Profiles from the Heartland.” He remains active as a performer and continues to write, currently working on a biography of the legendary Wisconsin jazz, pop, and r&b singer, Al Jarreau.


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