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Jazz Musician of the Day: Mike Westbrook

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mike Westbrook

All About Jazz is celebrating Mike Westbrook's birthday today!

Born in High Wycombe in 1936, Mike Westbrook grew up in Torquay and was educated at Kelly College, Tavistock. He formed his first band while studying painting in Plymouth in 1958, moving to London in the early 1960s. He has led and composed for a succession of ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Marian McPartland

Jazz Musician of the Day: Marian McPartland

All About Jazz is celebrating Marian McPartland's birthday today!

Marian McPartland has made jazz piano duets into something of an art form. Sure, it\'s been done before, but not very often. There are the Pete Johnson/Albert Ammons duet sessions that made both boogie pianists stars, but save for the occasional live performance where a couple of ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eliane Elias

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eliane Elias

All About Jazz is celebrating Eliane Elias' birthday today!

Pianist/singer/songwriter Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots and her sensuous, alluring voice with her virtuosic instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. Made in Brazil, scheduled for release on March 31, 2015 on Concord Jazz, marks a ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bill Frisell

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bill Frisell

All About Jazz is celebrating Bill Frisell's birthday today!

Born in Baltimore, Bill Frisell played clarinet throughout his childhood in Denver, Colorado. His interest in guitar began with his exposure to pop music on the radio. Soon, the Chicago Blues became a passion through the work of Otis Rush, B.B. King, Paul Butterfield and Buddy Guy. ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Nat "King" Cole

Jazz Musician of the Day: Nat "King" Cole

All About Jazz is celebrating Nat “King" Cole's birthday today!

Nat King Cole was one of the most popular singers ever to hit the American charts. A brilliant recording and concert artist during the 40\'s, 50\'s and 60\'s, he attracted millions of fans around the world with a sensitive and caressing singing voice that was unmistakable. ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tommy Flanagan

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tommy Flanagan

All About Jazz is celebrating Tommy Flanagan's birthday today!

Rarely has such unanimously unstinting praise been bestowed on a less self-congratulatory recipient. As genial and matter-of-fact off the stand as he is fiercely individual at the keys, Tommy Flanagan handles his world class ranking with an equanimity, a modesty, an easy friendliness not always associated with ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Charles Lloyd

Jazz Musician of the Day: Charles Lloyd

All About Jazz is celebrating Charles Lloyd's birthday today!

The critical consensus is that Charles Lloyd has never sounded better. As he enters his 76th year, the depth of his expression reflects a lifetime of experience. Lloyd has a legendary history in the music world, and could certainly be in a position to slow down and ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Murphy

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Murphy

All About Jazz is celebrating Mark Murphy's birthday today!

Mark Murphy is one of the world\'s greatest — and hippest — jazz vocalists performing today. His coterie of fans includes tap dancer Gregory Hines, who spontaneously jumped up on stage at Mark\'s Las Vegas engagement in 1995 to join him for an impromptu duet. Legendary composer ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Roy Haynes

Jazz Musician of the Day: Roy Haynes

All About Jazz is celebrating Roy Haynes' birthday today!

Roy Haynes was born in Boston, March 13, 1925, and was keenly interested in jazz ever since he can remember. Primarily self-taught, he began to work locally in 1942 with musicians like the Charlie Christian inflected guitarist Tom Brown, bandleader Sabby Lewis, and Kansas City blues-shout alto ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Al Jarreau

Jazz Musician of the Day: Al Jarreau

All About Jazz is celebrating Al Jarreau's birthday today!

Al Jarreau’s unique vocal style is one of the world’s most precious treasures. His innovative musical expressions have made him one of the most exciting and critically-acclaimed performers of our time with seven Grammy Awards, scores of international music awards and popular accolades worldwide. It’s not surprising ...