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Jazz Musician of the Day: Fats Navarro

Jazz Musician of the Day: Fats Navarro

All About Jazz is celebrating Fats Navarro's birthday today!

“Fats was a spectacular musician because, in a time when cats arrived on the scene with nothing, he came on with everything: he could read, he could play high and hold anybody\'s first trumpet chair, he could play those singing, melodic solos with a big beautiful sound ...

Guy Lafitte's Quartet and Quintet

Guy Lafitte's Quartet and Quintet

Paris was loaded with French saxophonists in the years immediately after World War II. Native-born eed players included Alix Combelle, Michel de Villers, Michel Attenoux, William Boucaya, Maurice Meunier, Andre “Teddy" Hameline and Andre Debonneville, Armand Conrad, to name a handful. One of the best of the French soloists was Guy Lafitte (above). More on him ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Coltrane

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Coltrane

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

John William Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina. At the age of three his family moved to High Point, NC, where young Coltrane spent his early years. His father, John Robert Coltrane, died in 1939, leaving twelve year-old John and his mother ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Ken Vandermark

Jazz Musician of the Day: Ken Vandermark

All About Jazz is celebrating Ken Vandermark's birthday today!

For the past 20 years, Ken Vandermark has been exploring and working to expand the possibilities of improvised and composed music in North America and Europe. Since moving to Chicago from Boston in 1989, he\'s performed and recorded in a variety of contexts, and with many internationally ...

Eventbrite Stock Up 60% In Market Debut

Eventbrite Stock Up 60% In Market Debut

Concert and event ticketing platform Eventbrite stick soared as much as 70% during its Thursday IPO.  Eventbrite shares had been priced $23 but at opened at $36 and climbed as high as $39.30 before ending the day up 59% at $36.50 per share. The self-service Eventbrite platform is popular with smaller venues and promoters, and its ...

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Introducing Alex Mercado

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Introducing Alex Mercado

Today, let's take a look at some videos featuring pianist Alex Mercado, who will make his St. Louis debut in a concert next Friday, September 28 at the Kranzberg Arts Center. The date is part of a brief tour of the Midwest, for which Mercado will be accompanied by Rodrigo Villanueva on drums and St. Louis' ...

The Musician's Delicate Balance: Unbridled Self-Expression vs. Listener Alienation

The Musician's Delicate Balance: Unbridled Self-Expression vs. Listener Alienation

The motivation behind creating music varies wildly from artist to artist, with some doing so in hopes of fame and fortune, and others just because they feel like it. Here we look at how to strike the delicate balance between making music based solely on your own self-interest, and desperately trying to make music the world ...

JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 24, 2018

JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 24, 2018

All About Jazz publishes the weekly JazzWeek radio chart. Discover new releases, track chart movement, and learn what is being played on jazz radio stations around the United States. Enjoy!

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 6 1 Steve Turre The Very Thought of You (Smoke Sessions) 272 234 +38 ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Chico Hamilton

Jazz Musician of the Day: Chico Hamilton

All About Jazz is celebrating Chico Hamilton's birthday today!

Legendary jazz drummer and bandleader Foreststorn ‘Chico’ Hamilton, born September 21st, 1921 in Los Angeles, had a fast track musical education in a band with his schoolmates Charles Mingus, Illinois Jacquet, Ernie Royal, Dexter Gordon, Buddy Collette and Jack Kelso. Engagements with Lionel Hampton, Slim & Slam, ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Coleman

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Coleman

All About Jazz is celebrating Steve Coleman's birthday today!

Steve began playing music just days before his 14th birthday as a freshman at South Shore High School on the south side of Chicago. His first instrument was violin but later that year he switched to the alto saxophone. For three years Steve studied the basics of ...