Category: People

John Lewis

Born May 3, 1920, New Mexico raised John Aaron Lewis was an American jazz pianist and composer and is best known as the musical director of the┬áModern Jazz Quartet. Born in Illinois, he was raised near the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque. He attended the University of New Mexico where he studied music and […]

Baxter Black

Born in New York in 1945, New Mexican Cowboy Poet Baxter Black grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He attended Las Cruces High School where he was in the Future Farmers of America, graduated from New Mexico State University, and obtained his Doctorate from Colorado State University. After practicing veterinary science, he transitioned into […]