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Jazz Musician of the Day: Bob Brookmeyer

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bob Brookmeyer

All About Jazz is celebrating Bob Brookmeyer's birthday today! Bob Brookmeyer has an unusually varied and extensive background in all forms of improvised and composed music. He was born December 19, 1929, attended Kansas City Conservatory of Music where he won the Carl Busch Prize for Choral Composition. He arrived in New York playing piano with ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Wadada Leo Smith

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wadada Leo Smith

All About Jazz is celebrating Wadada Leo Smith's birthday today! ISHMAEL WADADA LEO SMITH trumpet-player, multi- instrumentalist, composer and improviser has been active in the creative contemporary world music for over thirty years. His theory of Jazz and World music was significant in his music development as an artist and educator. Born in Leland, Mississippi, Smith\'s ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: James Booker

Jazz Musician of the Day: James Booker

All About Jazz is celebrating James Booker's birthday today! The Piano Prince. As a pianist from New Orleans, he has no peers,though there is legion of those who have tried to imitate, duplicate and emulate his phenomenal approach on the keys. James Carroll Booker III was born in New Orleans on December 17, 1939, son of ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: John Abercrombie

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Abercrombie

All About Jazz is celebrating John Abercrombie's birthday today! Over a career spanning more than 40 years and nearly 50 albums, John Abercrombie has established himself as one the masters of jazz guitar. Favoring unusual sounds (he played electric mandolin on McCoy Tyner\'s 1993 album 4x4) and nontraditional ensembles (recent quartet recordings have included violinist Mark ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Eddie Palmieri

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eddie Palmieri

All About Jazz is celebrating Eddie Palmieri's birthday today!

Eddie Palmieri, known for his charismatic power and bold pioneering drive, has a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of both Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras. Born in Spanish Harlem in 1936, Eddie began piano studies at an early age, as did his ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Clark Terry

Jazz Musician of the Day: Clark Terry

All About Jazz is celebrating Clark Terry's birthday today! Clark Terry\'s career in jazz spans more than sixty years. He is a world-class trumpeter, flugelhornist, educator, and NEA Jazz Master. He performed for seven U.S. Presidents, and was a Jazz Ambassador for State Department tours in the Middle East and Africa. More than fifty jazz festivals ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Elf

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Elf

All About Jazz is celebrating Mark Elf's birthday today! Mark Elf has been on the Jazz scene for over 35 years. He was born in Queens, New York in 1949 and started playing the Guitar at the age of 11. He has played and or recorded with the Jazz Giants: Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Williams

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Williams

All About Jazz is celebrating Tony Williams' birthday today! Born in Chicago and growing up in Boston, Williams began studies with master drummer Alan Dawson at an early age and began playing professionally at the age of 13 with saxophonist Sam Rivers. Jackie McLean hired Williams at 16. At 17 Williams found considerable fame with Miles ...


 

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