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Jazz Musician of the Day: Tierney Sutton

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tierney Sutton

All About Jazz is celebrating Tierney Sutton's birthday today!

In a world of overnight sensations, jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton’s success has come from the road less traveled. A decision in the mid ’90s to move to Southern California from her New England home resulted in a decade-long collaboration with her current band mates. A Wisconsin- born ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Elmo Hope

Jazz Musician of the Day: Elmo Hope

All About Jazz is celebrating Elmo Hope's birthday today!

This profile was inspired by an exceptional article here on All About Jazz by Derek Taylor called “St. Elmo’s Fire” where he focuses and expands on Elmo Hope’s music and recordings. St. Elmo Sylvester Hope was born in New York on June 27, 1923, began piano studies ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bill Cunliffe

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bill Cunliffe

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

Jazz pianist, composer and Grammy Award-winning arranger Bill Cunliffe is known for his innovative and swinging recordings and compositions. Bill began his career as pianist and arranger with the Buddy Rich Big Band and worked with Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson and James Moody. ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Johnny Smith

Jazz Musician of the Day: Johnny Smith

All About Jazz is celebrating Johnny Smith's birthday today!

Guitarist Johnny Smith\'s career spans the decades of the 1940\'s through the 1990\'s. From the very beginning of his musical career he influenced the playing of other guitarists. In fact, many mention Smith as a major influence on their playing. The major guitar builders as Guild, Gibson, ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jeff Beck

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jeff Beck

All About Jazz is celebrating Jeff Beck's birthday today!

Jeff Beck isn\'t your typical guitar legend. His goal, in fact, is to make you forget that he plays guitar. “I don\'t understand why some people will only accept a guitar if it has an instantly recognizable guitar sound," says Beck."Finding ways to use the same guitar ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Donald Harrison

Jazz Musician of the Day: Donald Harrison

All About Jazz is celebrating Donald Harrison's birthday today!

Donald Harrison is being called one of the most important musicians of the new millennium by CBS Sunday Morning. A list of his accomplishments shows that he has developed into a musical category unto himself. In the classic jazz genre, he is the originator of the Nouveau ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Hermeto Pascoal

Jazz Musician of the Day: Hermeto Pascoal

All About Jazz is celebrating Hermeto Pascoal's birthday today!

Hermeto Pascoal is a prolific musician and composer who transcends category. Hermeto often uses unconventional instruments such as teapots, children\'s toys, found objects, and—sometimes, without harming them—live animals. He uses nature as a basis for his compositions, as in his Música da Lagoa, where the musicians burble ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eric Reed

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eric Reed

All About Jazz is celebrating Eric Reed's birthday today!

When you think of hard-driving swing, daring expression, sophistication and elegance in artistry, formidable technique and a thunderous sound, there are only a very small handful of contemporary pianists you think of and one of them is most assuredly ERIC REED. But don’t think of him as ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eric Dolphy

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eric Dolphy

All About Jazz is celebrating Eric Dolphy's birthday today!

Eric Allan Dolphy was a jazz musician who played alto saxophone, flute and bass clarinet. Dolphy was one of several groundbreaking jazz alto players to rise to prominence in the 1960s. He was also the first important bass clarinet soloist in jazz, and among the earliest significant ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Hollenbeck

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Hollenbeck

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

John Hollenbeck\'s versatility as a percussionist and composer is revealed in a body of work that challenges countless boundaries. Performances with Fred Hersh, Kenny Wheeler and Bob Brookmeyer have showcased Hollenbeck\'s melodic and sensitive small-group jazz drumming. His unique approach to big band work is evident as ...


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