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Jason Palmer

Jason Palmer is a Boston-based jazz trumpeter originally from High Point, North Carolina. In his teen years, he moved to Boston to attend the New England Conservatory of Music, frequenting Wally’s Jazz Club. There, his love for jazz developed further. Soon, he would bump shoulders and play with countless other well-known performers, including saxophonist Mark Turner, trumpeter Roy Hargrove, and guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. Since his early days at Wally’s, Palmer has earned numerous accolades, received prestigious fellowships, and taught master classes across the globe. He has performed on over forty albums, recorded thirteen albums himself, and toured over thirty countries. At present, he is working on pieces using dialogue from the podcast Last Seen, which explores the 1990 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist, connecting those themes and ideas with the more contemporary issues involved in compensation for artists in the age of streaming services.

Co-Creation Team

Erin Carr

Ph.D. Student, Public History

Erin graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2017, earning a BA in History with a minor in Classical Civilizations and memberships in Phi Alpha Theta and Tau Beta Sigma. Her fieldwork has focused on archival management and collection policy development at Historic Northampton and The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire.

Anna Halgash

M.A. Candidate, Public History

Anna Halgash is from Corning, New York. She graduated magna cum laude from The College of Wooster and double-majored in English and History. For Anna’s Fall 2019 semester, she studied abroad at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. Her junior and senior year capstone papers explored the romanticization of British ballads in Appalachia by early twentieth-century musicologists and 1960s folk singers, respectively.