Capers, interviewed by Rolick, discusses her background and her work as a jazz pianist and composer, as well as the history of jazz. She performs one of her compositions, and demonstrates improvisation on a chord progression. Interview conducted for Rolick's class "Black music and art," at Mercy College.
Interview with Valerie Capers, 1971. Esther G. Rolick papers, 1941-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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