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Jazz Musician of the Day: David Binney

Jazz Musician of the Day: David Binney

Source: Michael Ricci

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

Acclaimed as a considerable and highly individual compositional talent, saxophonist David Binney is one of the most prolific jazz musicians on the scene today. Winning praise from critics and colleagues alike, David was recently singled out by Jazz Times as one of a handful of “players who have created an alternative jazz-scene... all of whom are playing adventurous, original music." David has recorded 20+ albums as leader or co-leader and recorded ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Josh Nelson

Jazz Musician of the Day: Josh Nelson

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Josh Nelson's birthday today!

“Josh is that rare young musician who has not only a wealth of study and experience under his belt (all but assuring him a prominent place in jazz music), but he also possesses those rarest of musical attributes: a touch, a tone, and a “sound” that are all identifiably his own.” — Peter Erskine, legendary drummer Born and raised in Southern California, pianist-composer-bandleader Josh Nelson has performed with some of the ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Hank Jones

Jazz Musician of the Day: Hank Jones

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Hank Jones' birthday today!

The oldest of the three Jones brothers (Hank, Thad and Elvin), Henry “Hank" Jones was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi and grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, where he studied piano at an early age and came under the influence of Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum. By the age of 13 Jones was performing locally in Michigan and Ohio. While playing with territory bands in Grand Rapids and Lansing ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Kevin Mahogany

Jazz Musician of the Day: Kevin Mahogany

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Kevin Mahogany's birthday today!

With over ten recordings as a leader, vocalist, businessman and educator Kevin Mahogany has been the standard setter for jazz vocalists for three decades. His broad baritone was forged in his hometown: the legendary jazz metropolis known as Kansas City; where he learned to swing like Charlie Parker, shout the blues like Big Joe Turner, and cry a ballad like Lester Young; while, extending, elaborating and refining the jazz vocal legacies ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Christian

Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Christian

Source: Michael Ricci

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

As the man who popularized the guitar in a jazz setting, his legacy lives on. Charlie Christian was born on July 29, 1916 in Bonham, Texas but was raised in Oklahoma City from the time he was two years old. Charlie's immediate family were all musically talented- his mother played the piano; his father sang and played the trumpet and guitar; his brother, Clarence, played the violin and the mandolin; and ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Delfeayo Marsalis

Jazz Musician of the Day: Delfeayo Marsalis

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Delfeayo Marsalis' birthday today!

Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor…” (Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times), he is “…one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” (Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner.) In January 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family (father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason) earned the nation’s ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Edward Simon

Jazz Musician of the Day: Edward Simon

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Edward Simon's birthday today!

Edward Simon, a native of Venezuela, has made a name for himself over decades in America as a jazz improviser, composer-arranger and band leader, with his profile heightening in recent years as he has explored the commonalities jazz can have with the folkloric sounds of Latin America. JazzTimes summed up his impact this way: “Simon is less talked about than many other important jazz pianists from the Caribbean and South America, ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: JoAnne Brackeen

Jazz Musician of the Day: JoAnne Brackeen

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating JoAnne Brackeen's birthday today!

Whatever the musical setting—whether solo, duo, trio, quartet, or quintet—pianist Joanne Brackeen's unique style of playing commands attention. In addition to her captivating and complex improvisations, she has written intricate, rhythmically daring compositions in a wide stylistic range. She is a full-time professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Berklee guest professor at the New School in New York City. Brackeen was a child prodigy who at ...


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