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Jazz Musician of the Day: Sue Raney

Jazz Musician of the Day: Sue Raney

All About Jazz is celebrating Sue Raney's birthday today!

Sue Raney has one of the most beautiful voices in music. She is always in-tune, displays complete control over her vibrato, and has the rare gift of being able to interpret lyrics with such deep understanding that she makes them sound fresh, even if the words are ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Scott

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Scott

All About Jazz is celebrating Tony Scott's birthday today!

Tony Scott, a distinguished jazz clarinetist who in the 1950s helped steer his instrument out of the swing era and into the sax-infested waters of bebop. With Buddy DeFranco, Mr. Scott was considered one of the leading bebop clarinetists. (The two men were often described as the ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tom Harrell

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tom Harrell

All About Jazz is celebrating Tom Harrell's birthday today!

Praised by Newsweek for his pure melodic genius, Tom Harrell is widely recognized as one of the most creative and uncompromising jazz instrumentalists and composers of our time. Even with a discography of over 260 recordings and a career that spans more than four decades, Harrell has ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Erroll Garner

Jazz Musician of the Day: Erroll Garner

All About Jazz is celebrating Erroll Garner's birthday today!

Born in Pittsburgh in 1921 (Sy Johnson\'s biographical note in The Erroll Garner Songbook has June 15, 1923 as Garner\'s birthdate), Errol Garner started playing piano at the age of two (three according to Johnson). He never learned to read music, probably because it was never a ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Marcus Miller

Jazz Musician of the Day: Marcus Miller

All About Jazz is celebrating Marcus Miller's birthday today!

Marcus Miller, winner of the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album of 2001, was born in Brooklyn in 1959 and raised in Jamaica, New York. He came from a musical family and was influenced early on by his father, a church organist and choir director, as ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Doc Cheatham

Jazz Musician of the Day: Doc Cheatham

All About Jazz is celebrating Doc Cheatham's birthday today!

One of the very last survivors of the early days of jazz, trumpeter Adolphus “Doc" Cheatham attracted attention from the historically- inclined right up to his death in 1997 at the age of 91. His career recapitulated much of the history of jazz as a whole: he ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Chick Corea

Jazz Musician of the Day: Chick Corea

All About Jazz is celebrating Chick Corea's birthday today!

A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 22-time Grammy winner, and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. Chick is the fourth-most-nominated artist in the history of the Grammys, ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Shelly Manne

Jazz Musician of the Day: Shelly Manne

All About Jazz is celebrating Shelly Manne's birthday today!

Shelly Manne- drums (1920- 1984) As a jazz drummer, studio musician, bandleader and businessman, Shelly Manne was one of the most prolific instrumentalists of modern times. “I’ve really had the best of both worlds,” he said in 1983. “I’ve kept busy playing jazz, and between engagements I’ve ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joao Gilberto

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joao Gilberto

All About Jazz is celebrating Joao Gilberto's birthday today!

Born João Gilberto do Prado Pereira de Oliveira on June 10, 1931, in the town of Juázeiro in the northeastern state of Bahia, Brazil. His father was a wealthy merchant who insisted that all of his seven children receive an education. Gilberto defied his father\'s wishes however, ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Kenny Barron

Jazz Musician of the Day: Kenny Barron

All About Jazz is celebrating Kenny Barron's birthday today!

Kenny Barron\'s unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms is what inspired “The Los Angeles Times" to name him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world" and “Jazz Weekly" to call him “The most lyrical pianist of our ...