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Jazz Musician of the Day: Joanna Pascale

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joanna Pascale

All About Jazz is celebrating Joanna Pascale's birthday today!

Since emerging onto Philadelphia\'s jazz scene, vocalist Joanna Pascale has established herself as a compelling and skilled vocalist. At just 24 years old Joanna already has a working repertoire of over 400 songs. She brings a strong emotional element as well as a solid sense of swing ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: David "Fathead" Newman

Jazz Musician of the Day: David "Fathead" Newman

All About Jazz is celebrating David “Fathead" Newman's birthday today!

David “Fathead" Newman was born in Corsicana, Texas on February 24, 1933. His family soon moved to Dallas, where they settled and David stayed through graduating Lincoln High School. After school, David found gigs in local bands. He received a scholarship to Jarvis Christian College where ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wayne Escoffery

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wayne Escoffery

All About Jazz is celebrating Wayne Escoffery's birthday today!

Since moving to New York City in 2000, tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery has become one of the Jazz world’s most talented rising stars and in-demand sidemen. He began his professional NY career touring and recording with The Eric Reed Septet. In 2001 he became a steady member ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joe Wilder

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joe Wilder

All About Jazz is celebrating Joe Wilder's birthday today!

Joe Wilder turned eighty on February 22, 2002, an occasion marked by celebrations at the Arbors Records “March of Jazz" party in Clearwater, Florida, at the “Jazz in July" series at New York\'s 92nd Street Y, and at two tribute concerts: at the Smithsonian in March and ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Nina Simone

Jazz Musician of the Day: Nina Simone

All About Jazz is celebrating Nina Simone's birthday today!

The High Priestess- Eunice Waymon was born in Tryon, North Carolina as the sixth of seven children in a poor family. The child prodigy played piano at the age of four. With the help of her music teacher, who set up the “Eunice Waymon Fund", she could ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Nancy Wilson

Jazz Musician of the Day: Nancy Wilson

All About Jazz is celebrating Nancy Wilson's birthday today!

Nancy Wilson’s musical style is so diverse that it is hard to classify. Over the years her repertoire has included pop style ballads, jazz and blues, show tunes and well known standards. Critics have described her as “a jazz singer,” “a blues singer,” “a pop singer,” and ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: David Murray

Jazz Musician of the Day: David Murray

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

David Murray (tenor saxophone and bass clarinet) is a Jazz artist who has recorded over 130 albums, including 2 recorded in 2006 (Gwotet and Pushkin) and a forthcoming album to be released in Summer 2007. He was born in Oakland, California in 1955 and grew up in ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lajos Dudas

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lajos Dudas

All About Jazz is celebrating Lajos Dudas' birthday today!

Lajos Dudas was born in Budapest/Hungary and studied there at the Bela Bartok Conservatory and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (1958-1963), laying the foundations for his successful career not only as jazz and pop/rock musician but also on the classical side (Strawinsky: Three Solopieces, Weber: Clarinet ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Buddy DeFranco

Jazz Musician of the Day: Buddy DeFranco

All About Jazz is celebrating Buddy DeFranco's birthday today!

Buddy DeFranco has the unprecedented distinction of winning twenty Downbeat Magazine Awards, nine Metronome Magazine Awards, and sixteen Playboy All-Stars Awards as the number one jazz clarinetist in the world. Buddy is generally credited with leading the way for jazz clarinetists from the exciting era of swing ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pete Christlieb

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pete Christlieb

All About Jazz is celebrating Pete Christlieb's birthday today!

From the 1970s through the 1990s, the sound of Pete’s tenor could be heard on television and motion picture sound tracks and recordings. The son of a famous bassoon player, Don Christlieb, Pete began his musical journey on the violin at age 7. At 12, he was ...


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