All About Jazz

Home » News » Birthday

Dear All About Jazz Readers,

If you're familiar with All About Jazz, you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help.

You can become a sustaining member for a modest $20 and in return, we'll immediately hide those pesky Google ads PLUS deliver exclusive content and provide access to future articles for a full year! This combination will not only improve your AAJ experience, it will allow us to continue to rigorously build on the great work we first started in 1995. Read on to view our project ideas...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jackie McLean

SOURCE:

Sign in to view read count

All About Jazz is celebrating Jackie McLean's birthday today!

John Lenwood (Jackie) McLean was an alto saxophonist, composer, bandleader and educator, born in New York City. His father, John Sr., who died in 1939, played guitar in Tiny Bradshaw\'s orchestra. After his father\'s death, his musical education was continued by his godfather, by his stepfather, who owned a record store, and by several noted teachers. He also received informal tutoring from neighbours Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell... Read more.

Place our Musician of the Day widget on your website or blog.

Visit Website

Tags

CD/LP/Track Review
Multiple Reviews
CD/LP/Track Review
Multiple Reviews
Profiles
Read more articles
New Soil

New Soil

Blue Note Records
2011

buy
4, 5 & 6

4, 5 & 6

Concord Music Group
2007

buy
Demon's Dance

Demon's Dance

Blue Note Records
2007

buy
4, 5 and 6

4, 5 and 6

Prestige Records
2007

buy

News

Sponsored announcements from the industry.