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Jazz Musician of the Day: Coleman Hawkins

Jazz Musician of the Day: Coleman Hawkins

All About Jazz is celebrating Coleman Hawkins' birthday today! Coleman Hawkins single-handedly brought the saxophone to the prominence in jazz that the instrument enjoys. Before he hit the scene, jazz groups had little use for the instrument. One player (forgot who) said, “with all due respect to Adolph Sax, Coleman Hawkins invented the saxophone." Hawkins, or ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: June Christy

Jazz Musician of the Day: June Christy

All About Jazz is celebrating June Christy's birthday today! June was born as Shirley Luster on November 20, 1925 at the Memorial Hospital in Springfield, Illinois and was raised from the age of three in Decatur, Illinois; and from the beginning always wanted to sing. She was singing with local bands when she was just 13, ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Tommy Dorsey

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tommy Dorsey

All About Jazz is celebrating Tommy Dorsey's birthday today! Trombonist Thomas “Tommy" Dorsey was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the younger brother of famed jazz clarinetist, Jimmy Dorsey. In early years he was equally well-known as both trumpet and trombone player, recording several hot jazz solos on trumpet in 1920s, including “The Spell of the Blues" with ...

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Bill Kirchner at the New School

Bill Kirchner at the New School

Back on Oct. 7, soprano saxophonist Bill Kirchner performed at New York's New School, where he teaches. Bill was accompanied by singer Holli Ross, singer/bassist Jim Ferguson and pianist Carlton Holmes. It was an extraordinary evening—so extraordinary that I wondered whether anyone was recording it. It turns out the school videotaped the concert and has made ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Don Cherry

Jazz Musician of the Day: Don Cherry

All About Jazz is celebrating Don Cherry's birthday today! Don Cherry was born in Oklahoma City, OK in 1936 and raised in Los Angeles, where he first began to play the trumpet and later piano. According to Cherry, his upbringing had everything to do with his interest in music: “Yeah, well I was fortunate to have ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Ben Allison

Jazz Musician of the Day: Ben Allison

All About Jazz is celebrating Ben Allison's birthday today! Bassist/composer Ben Allison is one of a few band leaders working in jazz today who has developed his own instantly identifiable sound. Known for his lyrical melodies, inventive grooves and inspired arrangements, Ben draws from the jazz tradition and a range of influences from rock and folk ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Diana Krall

Jazz Musician of the Day: Diana Krall

All About Jazz is celebrating Diana Krall's birthday today! It had only been a few days since singer and pianist Diana Krall publicly announced that she and husband Elvis Costello were expecting their first child. Her remarks may have primarily focused on her upcoming album, but it was easy to discern the rosy glow as she ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Kevin Eubanks

Jazz Musician of the Day: Kevin Eubanks

All About Jazz is celebrating Kevin Eubanks' birthday today! Kevin Tyrone Eubanks (born November 15, 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is an American jazz guitarist who has been the leader of the Tonight Show Band with host Jay Leno since 1995. He played with Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Slide Hampton, and Sam Rivers before starting to lead ...


 

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