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Peter Nazareth’s Own Gumbo


Sept. 2010

by Emily Woodbury


“It’s hard to cook down his genius to a single skill or trait,” Nazareth’s student said.

“I could say it’s his embodiment of the trickster, but he might be upset with me for giving him away…I could say it’s his ability to listen like no one else I know, but I really think my own favorite aspect of the man is that he’s answered the call to help his students identify their own individual genius and then give it voice.”