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Jazz Musician of the Day: Horace Silver

Jazz Musician of the Day: Horace Silver

All About Jazz is celebrating Horace Silver's birthday today! When Horace Silver once wrote out his rules for musical composition (in the liner notes to the 1968 record, Serenade to a Soul Sister), he expounded on the importance of “meaningful simplicity." The pianist could have just as easily been describing his own life. For more than ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Art Pepper

Jazz Musician of the Day: Art Pepper

All About Jazz is celebrating Art Pepper's birthday today! Alto Saxophonist Art Pepper, a native of Gardena California, played in the overtly emotional manner that came to define the West Coast style. His solo approach was always passionate, from early recordings made with Stan Kenton\'s orchestra during his years with the band (1943 and 1946-52) and ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Tineke Postma

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tineke Postma

All About Jazz is celebrating Tineke Postma's birthday today! Tineke Postma is an internationally acknowleged active jazzsaxophonist. During her college years at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, she received two scolarships to study at the Manhattan School for Music in New York, where she was taught by Dick Oatts, David Liebman and Chris Potter. In 2003, Tineke ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Parker

Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Parker

All About Jazz is celebrating Charlie Parker's birthday today! The only child of Charles and Addie Parker, Charlie Parker was one of the most important and influential saxophonists and jazz players of the 1940’s. When Parker was still a child, his family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where jazz, blues and gospel music were flourishing. His ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Larry Goldings

Jazz Musician of the Day: Larry Goldings

All About Jazz is celebrating Larry Goldings' birthday today! With his signature Hammond organ style and versatility on many keyboards, Boston native Larry Goldings has traversed not only the wide spectrum of jazz where he is perhaps best known, but also the worlds of funk, pop, and electronic/alternative music.  High in demand as a sideman, Goldings\' ...

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Drew Nugent And The Midnight Society Performs At Paris Bistro & Jazz Café

Drew Nugent And The Midnight Society Performs At Paris Bistro & Jazz Café

For Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society, playing a gig isn’t just about music. It’s about taking a step back in time. Led by pianist, trumpeter and vocalist Drew Nugent, his ensemble recreates the music of a bygone era—playing what has been coined HOT Jazz—which was popularized from 1897 to 1935. “In essence, it’s jazz in ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Lester Young

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lester Young

All About Jazz is celebrating Lester Young's birthday today! Lester “Prez" Young was one of the giants of the tenor saxophone. He was the greatest improviser between Coleman Hawkins and Louis Armstrong of the 1920s and Charlie Parker in the 1940s. From the beginning, he set out to be different: He had his own lingo; In ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Branford Marsalis

Jazz Musician of the Day: Branford Marsalis

All About Jazz is celebrating Branford Marsalis' birthday today! NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award®-winning saxophonist and Tony Award® nominee composer Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. The three-time Grammy Award® winner has continued to exercise and expand his skills as an instrumentalist, a composer, and the head of Marsalis ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Pat Martino

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pat Martino

All About Jazz is celebrating Pat Martino's birthday today! When the anesthesia wore off, Pat Martino looked up hazily at his parents and his doctors and tried to piece together any memory of his life. One of the greatest guitarists in jazz. Martino had suffered a severe brain aneurysm and underwent surgery after being told that ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Mimi Fox

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mimi Fox

All About Jazz is celebrating Mimi Fox's birthday today! Mimi Fox is at the peak of her career. Named “Rising Star" in DownBeat\'s 2003 Critics Poll, she is also profiled in that magazine\'s special feature, “66 Hot 6-Stringers: DownBeat\'s Look at the Guitarists Making Today\'s Scene," which presents “66 guitarists in the worlds of jazz, blues ...


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