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Jazz Musician of the Day: June Christy

Jazz Musician of the Day: June Christy

All About Jazz is celebrating June Christy's birthday today!

June was born as Shirley Luster on November 20, 1925 at the Memorial Hospital in Springfield, Illinois and was raised from the age of three in Decatur, Illinois; and from the beginning always wanted to sing. She was singing with local bands when she was just ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Tommy Dorsey

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tommy Dorsey

All About Jazz is celebrating Tommy Dorsey's birthday today!

Trombonist Thomas “Tommy" Dorsey was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the younger brother of famed jazz clarinetist, Jimmy Dorsey. In early years he was equally well-known as both trumpet and trombone player, recording several hot jazz solos on trumpet in 1920s, including “The Spell of the Blues" ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Don Cherry

Jazz Musician of the Day: Don Cherry

All About Jazz is celebrating Don Cherry's birthday today!

Don Cherry was born in Oklahoma City, OK in 1936 and raised in Los Angeles, where he first began to play the trumpet and later piano. According to Cherry, his upbringing had everything to do with his interest in music: “Yeah, well I was fortunate to ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Ben Allison

Jazz Musician of the Day: Ben Allison

All About Jazz is celebrating Ben Allison's birthday today!

In a career that spans nearly 30 years, bassist/composer Ben Allison has developed his own instantly identifiable sound, solidifying an international reputation as one of the leading voices of his generation. Known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves and hummable melodies, Ben draws from the jazz ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Diana Krall

Jazz Musician of the Day: Diana Krall

All About Jazz is celebrating Diana Krall's birthday today!

It had only been a few days since singer and pianist Diana Krall publicly announced that she and husband Elvis Costello were expecting their first child. Her remarks may have primarily focused on her upcoming album, but it was easy to discern the rosy glow as ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Kevin Eubanks

Jazz Musician of the Day: Kevin Eubanks

All About Jazz is celebrating Kevin Eubanks' birthday today!

Kevin Tyrone Eubanks (born November 15, 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is an American jazz guitarist who has been the leader of the Tonight Show Band with host Jay Leno since 1995. He played with Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Slide Hampton, and Sam Rivers before starting to ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: George Cables

Jazz Musician of the Day: George Cables

All About Jazz is celebrating George Cables' birthday today!

When George Cables was going to school in New York City he used to walk the streets at night, taking in the cosmopolitan sights and sounds, mentally recording his encounters with “so many different kinds of people." In his musical career as well, Cables has prowled ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Hampton Hawes

Jazz Musician of the Day: Hampton Hawes

All About Jazz is celebrating Hampton Hawes' birthday today!

Who Was Hampton Hawes? Although one rarely hears of Hampton Hawes today he was a significant presence on the jazz scene in the mid- 50s then again from the mid-60s on until his death in 1977. A direct descendant of bebop who had been variously classified ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Mariano

Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Mariano

All About Jazz is celebrating Charlie Mariano's birthday today!

Charlie Mariano is an American jazz alto saxophonist. He played with one of the Stan Kenton big bands, Toshiko Akiyoshi (his then wife), Charles Mingus, Eberhard Weber, the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble and numerous other notable musicians. His career can easliy be divided into two. ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Mario Pavone

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mario Pavone

All About Jazz is celebrating Mario Pavone's birthday today!

Bassist/composer Mario Pavone has collaborated with both legendary innovators and today\'s most respected young musicians to consistently define the cutting edge of jazz for the past 40 years. He has anchored the trios of Paul Bley (1968-72), Bill Dixon (1980\'s), and the late Thomas Chapin (1990-97), ...