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INTERVIEW/PROFILE April 19, 2014

Jazz Musician of the Day: Amy Lee

Jazz Musician of the Day: Amy Lee

All About Jazz is celebrating Amy Lee's birthday today!

Jazz saxophonist, composer and arranger Amy Lee has been on the national/ international music scene since 1990. Her newly released solo CD titled USE ME marks her 2nd solo album and is currently being sold exclusively at her website Amy LeeSax.com. The accomplished musicians backing Amy on ...

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INTERVIEW/PROFILE April 18, 2014

Jazz Musician of the Day: Hal Galper

Jazz Musician of the Day: Hal Galper

All About Jazz is celebrating Hal Galper's birthday today!

With over 90 recordings to his credit, 30 as a leader in his own right, pianist, composer, publisher, educator, author and touring artist, Hal Galper is best known for his work with Chet Baker, Connonball Adderley, John Scofield and the Phil Woods Quintet. His recordings as a ...

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INTERVIEW/PROFILE April 17, 2014

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Sherman

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Sherman

All About Jazz is celebrating Mark Sherman's birthday today!

After nearly 30 years of recording, composing, and performing with countless orchestras, jazz artists, and vocal artists, vibraphonist /composer Mark Sherman a Yamaha performing artist and a Vic Firth artist, has a beautiful quintet featuring Joe Magnarelli on trumpet, Allen Farnham on piano, Dean Johnson on bass, ...

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INTERVIEW/PROFILE April 16, 2014

Jazz Musician of the Day: Esbjorn Svensson

Jazz Musician of the Day: Esbjorn Svensson

All About Jazz is celebrating Esbjorn Svensson's birthday today!

e.s.t. is a phenomenon: A jazz trio, which sees itself as a pop band that plays jazz, which broke with the tradition of leader and sidemen in favor of equality within its members, which not only plays jazz- venues but also venues usually reserved for rock bands, ...

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INTERVIEW/PROFILE April 15, 2014

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bessie Smith

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bessie Smith

All About Jazz is celebrating Bessie Smith's birthday today!

“Empress of the Blues” She embodied the meaning of the blues, living the life she sang about. Bessie Smith set the standard for blues singers on how it should be done. Bessie Smith, born on Apr. 15, 1894, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was one of ten children. Her ...

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INTERVIEW/PROFILE April 15, 2014

A Swinging Evening for Jazz Clarinet and More

A Swinging Evening for Jazz Clarinet and More

Clarinetist Allan Vaché's mainstream jazz quintet closed out the Charlotte County Jazz Society's 2013-14 concert series Monday night at the Charlotte County Cultural Center with a swinging evening of Tin Pan Alley and jazz standards. The repertoire ranged from Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Bob Haggart to the Benny Goodman songbook, with one brief foray to ...

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INTERVIEW/PROFILE April 14, 2014

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gene Ammons

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gene Ammons

All About Jazz is celebrating Gene Ammons' birthday today!

Eugene “Jug" Ammons was a jazz tenor saxophone player, and the son of boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons. Ammons began to gain recognition when he went on the road with trumpeter King Kolax band in 1943, at the age of 18. He became a member of the Billy ...

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INTERVIEW/PROFILE April 13, 2014

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Ellis

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Ellis

All About Jazz is celebrating John Ellis' birthday today!

“It\'s hard to say those two words next to each other and not smile," says John Ellis about Puppet Mischief, the title of the saxophonist\'s latest album with his band Double-Wide, to be released Feb. 23rd on ObliqSound. That statement -- and the images conveyed by the ...

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INTERVIEW/PROFILE April 12, 2014

Jazz Musician of the Day: Herbie Hancock

Jazz Musician of the Day: Herbie Hancock

All About Jazz is celebrating Herbie Hancock's birthday today!

Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while still maintaining his unique, unmistakable voice. Herbie\'s success at expanding the possibilities of musical thought has placed him in the annals of this century\'s visionaries. With an illustrious ...

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INTERVIEW/PROFILE April 11, 2014

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jakob Bro

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jakob Bro

All About Jazz is celebrating Jakob Bro's birthday today!

The young guitarist Jakob Bro has not only made an impression on the Danish jazz scene; as part of the group led by legendary drummer Paul Motian, Bro also performs with many top American musicians. These can be heard on the Motian Group\'s album Garden of Eden ...

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