The jazz musician and educator Thara Memory died Saturday night after an extended illness. He was 68. His collaborations with hundreds of high-caliber students sometimes bore spectacular fruit. He opened doors for kids at all economic levels. But he never promised to be a gentle teacher. “There are ways of mentoring, and there are ways of mentoring,” he told OPB in 2015. “I’m not saying my way is the only way.
This week on “State of Wonder,” singer Beth Ditto breaks out from her band Gossip, the Slants get their big day at the Supreme Court, and we look back on Thara Memory’s complicated legacy. This week the United States Supreme Court cleared the way for the Portland dance rock band the Slants to register a trademark for its name — something the Patent and Trademark Office had previously rejected, claiming it was derogatory.
Celebrated Portland jazz trumpeter and bandleader Thara Memory has died. He was 68. His long-time assistant confirmed Memory's death came on Saturday night. Memory played with distinction on bandstands in Portland and elsewhere and mentored students as auspicious as Esperanza Spalding. But he spent the last months of his life under a cloud of legal trouble. He was indicted on 10 counts of sex abuse after four female accusers alleged that Memory's conduct toward them was inappropriate.
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