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Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

All About Jazz is celebrating Enrico Rava's birthday today!

Enrico Rava, born in Trieste in 1939, is undoubtedly the most internationally acknowledged Italian jazzman. In forty years of his career as trumpet player, and composer, he has produced more than ninety recordings, tweny-five of which as a leader. Being a great admirer of Miles Davis and ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tim Hagans

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tim Hagans

All About Jazz is celebrating Tim Hagans' birthday today!

Tim Hagans (born August 19, 1954) is a hard bop trumpeter and composer. He grew up in Dayton, Ohio playing in school bands. His early inspirations included Miles Davis, Herb Alpert, Sly Stone, and Blood, Sweat and Tears. In his late teens, Hagans joined the Stan Kenton ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Escreet

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Escreet

All About Jazz is celebrating John Escreet's birthday today!

Over the course of his career, John Escreet has earned a reputation as one of the most active and diverse pianist/composers working in jazz and improvised music. His prolific output is reflected over the course of 6 diverse and critically acclaimed albums- the most recent being Sound... ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Ike Quebec

Jazz Musician of the Day: Ike Quebec

All About Jazz is celebrating Ike Quebec's birthday today!

“This incontestably superior musician has been almost totally ignored in the chronicling of the musical form to which he has contributed so much. Quebec was a tenor man of the Hawkins school with a big tone and firm, vigorous style. I hope this new perspective of the ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bill Evans

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bill Evans

All About Jazz is celebrating Bill Evans' birthday today!

Who Was Bill Evans? Bill Evans, one of the most influential and tragic figures of the post-bop jazz piano, was known for his highly nuanced touch, the clarity of the feeling content of his music and his reform of the chord voicing system pianists used. He recorded ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Oscar Peterson

Jazz Musician of the Day: Oscar Peterson

All About Jazz is celebrating Oscar Peterson's birthday today!

One of the most admired pianists in jazz, Oscar Peterson has rightfully claimed the same sort of status as earlier greats such as James P. Johnson, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Fats Waller, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, and Bill Evans. Possibly the most successful artist produced by Canada, ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Monaco

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Monaco

All About Jazz is celebrating Tony Monaco's birthday today!

One of the greatest honors in a Jazz Musician\'s life is to be voted in the Downbeat Magazine Critics polls and readers polls. In 2005, Tony was blessed to be a voted in both polls and in January 2006, he was also voted by Jazztimes Readers as ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pat Metheny

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pat Metheny

All About Jazz is celebrating Pat Metheny's birthday today!

Pat Metheny was born in Kansas City on August 12, 1954 into a musical family. Starting on trumpet at the age of 8, Metheny switched to guitar at age 12. By the age of 15, he was working regularly with the best jazz musicians in Kansas City, ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Donny McCaslin

Jazz Musician of the Day: Donny McCaslin

All About Jazz is celebrating Donny McCaslin's birthday today!

Saxophonist Donny McCaslin and his band, featured on David Bowie‘s Blackstar, will make their Motéma Music debut with the October 14 release of Beyond Now, a highly anticipated album dedicated to Bowie. Recorded nearly three months after Bowie’s passing, the project is deeply influenced by their extraordinary ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pete McCann

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pete McCann

All About Jazz is celebrating Pete McCann's birthday today!

Pete McCann is undoubtedly one of the most respected and industrious electric guitarists on the New York and international scene- a popular sideman in innumerable jazz and jazz/rock line-ups over the past 25 years, as well as a recording artist in his own right with five solo ...


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