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: Kenny Wheeler

SOURCE:

Sign in to view read count

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

Although resident in England since 1952 and often thought to be an English musician, Kenny Wheeler was born in Canada in 1930. He began playing in his hometown of St. Catherines, encouraged by his father, a trombonist. His formal studies include composition with Rodney Bennett and William Russo. His earliest influences included Buck Clayton and Roy Eldrige but, by the time he left for London, he was looking towards bebop... Read more.

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

Visit Website

Tags

CD/LP/Track Review
Extended Analysis
CD/LP/Track Review
Extended Analysis
Read more articles
Six for Six

Six for Six

CAM Jazz
2014

buy
 

Six For Six

Blue Note
2013

buy
Mirrors

Mirrors

Edition Records
2013

buy

News

Sponsored announcements from the industry.