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Starr-Gennett Foundation, Inc.


 

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Who We Are We preserve the legacy of Starr Piano and Gennett Records through collection and interpretation of surviving documents, images, recordings, and other artifacts, and in the Gennett Records Walk of Fame at the Starr Piano Historic (factory) Site.We promote the legacy of Starr and Gennett through exhibits, publications, presentations, school-based education for youth, print and broadcast media, and the internet.We celebrate the legacy of Starr and Gennett through concerts and an annual music festival as well as new and reissued recordings.We collaborate with other arts, education, tourism, and historic preservation groups to achieve mutual aims and benefit the community. What We Do The Starr-Gennett Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and celebrating the legacy of Gennett Records and its parent organization, the Starr Piano Company. Since 1991 the Foundation has been working to save this important legacy and Richmond's legacy as the Cradle of Recorded Jazz, as well as foster worldwide appreciation for this remarkable piece of American popular music history.
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