Eastside Punks Podcast #2 - A Tribute To Ann Ruckert
In this episode of the Eastside Punks Podcast we celebrate the life and work on Ann Ruckert by re-visiting audio recordings of Ann talking about her work in music.
On October 11th, 2014 musician and educator Ann Ruckert passed away. Her legacy will live for a long time in the lives of everybody she touched.
Ann was a professional session singer, music coordinator, and educator. For over twenty years she served on the board of Jazzmobile, an educational outreach program that brings jazz concerts into neighborhoods worldwide. In conjunction with the Jazz Foundation of America, she initiated a program to send musical instruments to New Orleans musicians whose homes were decimated by Katrina. For the past dozen years, Ann led a monthly songwriters' circle at the Red Lion in Greenwich Village. Ann was also a staunch patron of civil rights causes. She participated in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March and was a founding sponsor of the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation. She also served as a NARAS governor for many years in New York City and was involved in the production of many Grammy shows.