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MISSION STATEMENT
The Metheny Music Foundation preserves, promotes, and perpetuates an informed appreciation for all styles of music, honoring the history of the Metheny family through four generations and the rich musical heritage of the city of Lee's Summit, the state of Missouri, and the surrounding region.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RUSS BERLIN
Musical Director, Lee's Summit Symphony Orchestra
Retired music educator, Lee's Summit R-7 Schools

CAROL COMER
Jazz vocalist, pianist, educator and journalist
Co-founder, Women's Jazz Festival (Kansas City)

TOM FREDRICK
Attorney, jazz journalist (JAM, Kansas City Star)
Faculty, University of Kansas School of Business

DIANNE GREGG
Retired Senior Arts Partners Coordinator, Kansas City Young Audiences
Co-founder, Women's Jazz Festival (Kansas City)

DEAN HAMPTON
Web site designer, Webjazz.net
Former Director of Publications, Kansas City Jazz Ambassadors


MIKE METHENY
Trumpeter, recording artist, journalist and educator
LSHS Class of 1967

PAT METHENY
Grammy winning guitarist, bandleader and recording artist
LSHS Class of 1972

DAVID SHOLEMSON
Senior Vice President and Director of Management
Ted Kurland Associates, Boston, MA

PAUL SMITH
Jazz pianist and recording artist, Kansas City, MO
Retired music educator, Raytown and Kearney (MO) Schools

Legal Counsel:
NANCY BLACKWELL
Chinnery Evans & Nail
Lee's Summit, MO

BOARD OF ADVISORS

TOM ALEXIOS
Outreach Education Projects, Duke Ellington Legacy

STEVE ARBO
Deputy City Administrator, Lee's Summit (ex-officio)

ROGER ATKINSON
Former Editor, Jazz Ambassador Magazine, Kansas City, MO

GARY BURTON
Retired dean, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

DENISE CHISUM
Lee's Summit City Clerk (ex-officio)

TED KURLAND
Ted Kurland Associates, Boston, MA

JIM MAIR
Saxophonist, educator, former Director, Kansas City Jazz Orchestra


MARILYN MAYE
Vocalist, bandleader, recording artist

IDA MCBETH
Vocalist, bandleader, recording artist

GARY SIVILS
School band instrument sales, bandleader, cornetist

DOUG TATUM
Former Executive Director, Folly Theater, Kansas City, MO

BOBBY WATSON
Saxophonist & director of Jazz Studies, University of Missouri/Kansas City

MIKE WHITE
Attorney, saxophonist, former Jackson County (MO) Executive





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