Jazz has always been a family affair. Fathers have passed the torch to sons or brothers have risen to prominence on their respective instruments (sometimes in the same band). We've compiled a list of the families that have had an impact on Jazz, from Benny & Harry Goodman to the new first family , Jimmy, Percy, Tootie and Mtume Heath.
I love jazz because next to my kids, it's the love of my life.
I was first exposed to jazz by Joe Rico from a tiny station in Niagara Falls in 1954 when I was 13.
The best show I ever attended was Maynard Ferguson who blew the roof off Massey Hall in the late 50s.
My advice to new listeners is to listen to everything you can and then listen again.