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Jazz Musician of the Day: Hampton Hawes

Jazz Musician of the Day: Hampton Hawes

All About Jazz is celebrating Hampton Hawes' birthday today!

Who Was Hampton Hawes? Although one rarely hears of Hampton Hawes today he was a significant presence on the jazz scene in the mid- 50s then again from the mid-60s on until his death in 1977. A direct descendant of bebop who had been variously classified as ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Mariano

Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Mariano

All About Jazz is celebrating Charlie Mariano's birthday today!

Charlie Mariano is an American jazz alto saxophonist. He played with one of the Stan Kenton big bands, Toshiko Akiyoshi (his then wife), Charles Mingus, Eberhard Weber, the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble and numerous other notable musicians. His career can easliy be divided into two. Early ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mario Pavone

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mario Pavone

All About Jazz is celebrating Mario Pavone's birthday today!

Bassist/composer Mario Pavone has collaborated with both legendary innovators and today\'s most respected young musicians to consistently define the cutting edge of jazz for the past 40 years. He has anchored the trios of Paul Bley (1968-72), Bill Dixon (1980\'s), and the late Thomas Chapin (1990-97), and ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Houston Person

Jazz Musician of the Day: Houston Person

All About Jazz is celebrating Houston Person's birthday today!

Houston Person wears the Boss Tenor crown, worn so long by Gene Ammons. Mr. Person is busy working his own gigs; booking his tours, finding new clubs, having phone numbers for every major concert promoter on every continent. He even produces his own albums. His first big ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mezz Mezzrow

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mezz Mezzrow

All About Jazz is celebrating Mezz Mezzrow's birthday today!

Mezz Mezzrow was born in Chicago in 1899 and was one of that city\'s most popular clarinetists during the golden jazz age of the twenties. Many of Mezzrow\'s records reveal his deep feeling for the blues and his playing is characterized by well-thought lines, frequent agility and ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Russell Malone

Jazz Musician of the Day: Russell Malone

All About Jazz is celebrating Russell Malone's birthday today!

Russell Malone\'s first guitar was a plastic green toy his mother bought him. Only four years old, Malone strummed the little guitar all day long for days on end trying to emulate the sounds he had heard from guitarists at church in Albany, Georgia. As a child, ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: David S. Ware

Jazz Musician of the Day: David S. Ware

All About Jazz is celebrating David S. Ware's birthday today!

David S. Ware played the saxophone for over 40 years. First in New Jersey public school bands, and in informal practice sessions with Sonny Rollins as a youth in the \'60s; then as part of the fertile NYC Loft Jazz era of the \'70s. During this ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Arturo Sandoval

Jazz Musician of the Day: Arturo Sandoval

All About Jazz is celebrating Arturo Sandoval's birthday today!

Arturo Sandoval is a virtuoso trumpet master who has expressed his versatility in the realms of jazz, Latin Jazz, popular and classical music. He has won six Grammy’s , one Emmy, is a multiple Billboard award winner for his top selling records, of which he has over ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Neil Cowley

Jazz Musician of the Day: Neil Cowley

All About Jazz is celebrating Neil Cowley's birthday today!

As a young boy, London-born Neil Cowley studied classical music at the prestigious Royal Academy, and by the age of 10 had performed a Shostakovich piano concerto to a full house at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. By his mid-teens, Cowley had joined a friend in a Blues ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jeremy Pelt

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jeremy Pelt

All About Jazz is celebrating Jeremy Pelt's birthday today!

Jeremy Pelt arrived in New York in 1998 after graduating from Berklee College of Music. Once he got there, it wasn\'t long before he started being noticed by a lot of top musicians in the city. His first professional Jazz gig was playing with the Mingus Big ...