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Jazz Musician of the Day: David Murray

Jazz Musician of the Day: David Murray

All About Jazz is celebrating David Murray's birthday today!

David Murray (tenor saxophone and bass clarinet) is a Jazz artist who has recorded over 130 albums, including 2 recorded in 2006 (Gwotet and Pushkin) and a forthcoming album to be released in Summer 2007. He was born in Oakland, California in 1955 and grew up in ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lajos Dudas

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lajos Dudas

All About Jazz is celebrating Lajos Dudas' birthday today!

Lajos Dudas was born in Budapest/Hungary and studied there at the Bela Bartok Conservatory and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (1958-1963), laying the foundations for his successful career not only as jazz and pop/rock musician but also on the classical side (Strawinsky: Three Solopieces, Weber: Clarinet ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Buddy DeFranco

Jazz Musician of the Day: Buddy DeFranco

All About Jazz is celebrating Buddy DeFranco's birthday today!

Buddy DeFranco has the unprecedented distinction of winning twenty Downbeat Magazine Awards, nine Metronome Magazine Awards, and sixteen Playboy All-Stars Awards as the number one jazz clarinetist in the world. Buddy is generally credited with leading the way for jazz clarinetists from the exciting era of swing ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pete Christlieb

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pete Christlieb

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

From the 1970s through the 1990s, the sound of Pete’s tenor could be heard on television and motion picture sound tracks and recordings. The son of a famous bassoon player, Don Christlieb, Pete began his musical journey on the violin at age 7. At 12, he was ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Henry Threadgill

Jazz Musician of the Day: Henry Threadgill

All About Jazz is celebrating Henry Threadgill's birthday today!

Henry Threadgill first performed as a percussionist in his high school marching band before taking up the baritone saxophone and later a large portion of the woodwind instrument family. He soon settled primarily upon the alto saxophone and the flute... Read more.

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Rob McConnell

Jazz Musician of the Day: Rob McConnell

All About Jazz is celebrating Rob McConnell's birthday today!

Robert Murray Gordon (Rob) McConnell was a Canadian jazz valve trombonist, composer, arranger, music educator and recording artist. Rob McConnell took up the valve trombone in high school, and began his performing career in the early 1950s, performing and studying with Don Thompson, Bobby Gimby, and later, ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wardell Gray

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wardell Gray

All About Jazz is celebrating Wardell Gray's birthday today!

Wardell Gray was one of the truly great, yet by now almost obscure, bebop tenor saxophonists. With a smooth mellow and consistent tone, he created a tenor style that veered from swing to bebop, a style that was elegant, sure-footed, mature and distinctive. His premature death under ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Brent Jensen

Jazz Musician of the Day: Brent Jensen

All About Jazz is celebrating Brent Jensen's birthday today!

In 1986-87, Brent studied in New York City with jazz legend Lee Konitz on a grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts. He was a featured winner of the Woodwinds on Fire international talent search conducted by Jazziz magazine (August 1996). Brent has performed with a ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jaleel Shaw

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jaleel Shaw

All About Jazz is celebrating Jaleel Shaw's birthday today!

Jaleel Shaw, alto saxophonist, is currently a member of the Roy Haynes Quartet, Charles Mingus Big Band, and performs in various clubs in New York City and abroad with various groups, including the Jaleel Shaw Quintet. Jaleel grew up in Philadelphia, PA, where he studied with saxophonist ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Antonio Adolfo

Jazz Musician of the Day: Antonio Adolfo

All About Jazz is celebrating Antonio Adolfo's birthday today!

Antonio Adolfo is an important composer, having written songs recorded by many Brazilian and International artists. He also had a noted role in the process of making important music available through independent production, through the creation of the pioneer independent label Artezanal. As an arranger, he worked ...