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Where should I go to college?


Playing the trumpet
Jeremy Bernstein Scientist
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I was playing the trumpet at this time, and I was interested in jazz, especially Duke Ellington, and I got to know Duke Ellington. I got to know people in the orchestra. And one of them, Cat Anderson, gave me a few little trumpet lessons. And a great moment in my high school day was when I sat in for a note or two with the Ellington Orchestra in the Hurricane Club in Manhattan. It was kind of marvellous to sit there. I think I blew a note or two, but there it was.

Born in 1929, Jeremy Bernstein is an American physicist, educator and writer known for the clarity of his writing for the lay reader on the major issues of modern physics. After graduating from Harvard University, Bernstein worked at Harvard and at the Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton. In 1962 he became an Associate Professor of Physics at New York University, and later a Professor of Physics at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, a position he continues to hold. He was also on the staff of The New Yorker magazine.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is an independent documentary producer who has made a number of films about science and scientists for BBC TV, Channel Four, and PBS.

Tags: Hurricane Club, Manhattan, New York, Duke Ellington, Ken Anderson

Duration: 35 seconds

Date story recorded: 15th June 2011

Date story went live: 17 August 2011