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Jazz Musician of the Day: Clifford Brown

Jazz Musician of the Day: Clifford Brown

All About Jazz is celebrating Clifford Brown's birthday today! He was the most brilliant trumpet player of his generation, an original and memorable composer, a dynamic stage presence and one of the authentic legends of modern jazz. Clifford Brown was born October 30, 1930 in Wilmington, Delaware. As a young high school student Brown began playing ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Zoot Sims

Jazz Musician of the Day: Zoot Sims

All About Jazz is celebrating Zoot Sims' birthday today! John Haley “Zoot" Sims was born in Inglewood, California. Growing up in a vaudeville family, Sims learned to play both drums and clarinet at an early age. His father was a vaudeville hoofer, and Sims prided himself on remembering many of the steps his father taught him. ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Kurt Rosenwinkel

Jazz Musician of the Day: Kurt Rosenwinkel

All About Jazz is celebrating Kurt Rosenwinkel's birthday today! Following a string of three acclaimed recordings for Verve Records that firmly established him as one of the most strikingly original new voices in jazz as both guitarist and composer (2000’s The Enemies of Energy, 2001’s The Next Step and 2003’s Heartcore), Kurt Rosenwinkel returns with an ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: David Hazeltine

Jazz Musician of the Day: David Hazeltine

All About Jazz is celebrating David Hazeltine's birthday today! DAVID HAZELTINE is one of a handful of young pianists who has successfully forged his own distinctive style and musical voice out of the accumulated greatness and weight of a modern piano tradition. David\'s influences extend from Art Tatum and Bud Powell to such great living masters ...

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Interview: J.Q. Whitcomb

Q: What do you hope to accomplish as an artist? A: I'd like to continue improving my playing and writing in general of course, but I'm especially interested in flamenco and flamenco-jazz fusion. I aspire to build more musical contacts in these musical areas, create more bands focused on flamenco-jazz, and get deeper into the rhythms ...

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Interview: Trumpeter/Composer Michael Sarian

Q: What are your goals as an artist? A: Right now my goal is to keep busy: keep playing, keep composing, keep working. Working on new projects, teaching, working behind the scenes at a non-profit - everything affects the music, and the more I do, the more I’ll have to say musically. Long-term, my goal as ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Vijay Iyer

Jazz Musician of the Day: Vijay Iyer

All About Jazz is celebrating Vijay Iyer's birthday today! “a boundless and deeply important young star" —LA Weekly “By now, there can be no doubt that pianist-composer Iyer stands among the most daringly original jazz artists of the under-40 generation," writes Howard Reich in the Chicago Tribune. The American-born son of Indian immigrants, Vijay Iyer (pronounced ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Jimmy Heath

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jimmy Heath

All About Jazz is celebrating Jimmy Heath's birthday today! Jimmy Heath has long been recognized as a brilliant instrumentalist and a magnificent composer and arranger. Jimmy is the middle brother of the legendary Heath Brothers (Percy Heath/bass and Tootie Heath/drums), and is the father of Mtume. He has performed with nearly all the jazz greats of ...


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