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Jazz Musician of the Day: Bob McHugh

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bob McHugh

All About Jazz is celebrating Bob McHugh's birthday today!

Bob McHugh has been playing jazz clubs,festivals,halls,private parties, and restaurants in the NY metro area for over fifty years. Be it solo,duo,trio or big band Bob has done it. His styles include, but are not limited to jazz,, blues, pop and fusion. Bob has recorded three ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Carmell Jones

Jazz Musician of the Day: Carmell Jones

All About Jazz is celebrating Carmell Jones' birthday today!

An excellent hard bop trumpeter, Carmell Jones would probably have been much better-known today if he had not moved to Europe in the mid-\'60s at the height of his career. In 1960, after two years in the army and two years at the University of Kansas ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: David King

Jazz Musician of the Day: David King

All About Jazz is celebrating David King's birthday today!

David has been playing guitar since he was 8 but it became a serious concern when, in his teens he started going to gigs at Glasgow\'s legendary venue The Apollo in the early eighties witnessing guitar hero\'s galore including Alex Lifeson, Angus Young, and Andy Summers... ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Vince Guaraldi

Jazz Musician of the Day: Vince Guaraldi

All About Jazz is celebrating Vince Guaraldi's birthday today!

By Derrick Bang Like most so-called overnight successes, Vincent Anthony Guaraldi—who forever described himself as “a reformed boogie-woogie pianist"—worked hard for his big break. The man eventually dubbed “Dr. Funk" by his compatriots was born in San Francisco on July 17, 1928; he graduated from Lincoln ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Anton Schwartz

Jazz Musician of the Day: Anton Schwartz

All About Jazz is celebrating Anton Schwartz's birthday today!

“What I require for music to really captivate me,” Anton says, “is groove and intellect working in tandem. Music that gets into your bones, into your head and into your heart.” From Louis Armstrong and Lester Young to Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, jazz’s greatest improvisers ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Philly Joe Jones

Jazz Musician of the Day: Philly Joe Jones

All About Jazz is celebrating Philly Joe Jones' birthday today!

Philly Joe Jones was born with the name Joseph Rudolph Jones in the city of Philadelphia on July 15, 1923. His mother, a piano teacher taught him the basics in music. In his formative years he also studied the drums with drummers the likes of ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Alan Dawson

Jazz Musician of the Day: Alan Dawson

All About Jazz is celebrating Alan Dawson's birthday today!

Alan Dawson was a respected jazz drummer and widely influential percussion teacher based in Boston. He was born in Marietta, Pennsylvania and raised in Roxbury, MA. Serving in the Army for Korean War duty, Dawson played with the Army Dance Band while stationed at Fort Dix ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Albert Ayler

Jazz Musician of the Day: Albert Ayler

All About Jazz is celebrating Albert Ayler's birthday today!

Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler was born on July 13th 1936 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He learned to play the alto sax at a young age. His father, Edward, encouraged his musical interests and was his first teacher. Albert Ayler continued his musical education at John Adams ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Gonsalves

Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Gonsalves

All About Jazz is celebrating Paul Gonsalves' birthday today!

Although his reputation is often hung upon the mighty gallery-rousing performance he gave at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival with Duke Ellington, tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves was at heart an introspective balladeer. His true legacy is his recorded collection of love songs. Paul Gonsalves was born ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Tomasz Stanko

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tomasz Stanko

All About Jazz is celebrating Tomasz Stanko's birthday today!

Tomasz Stanko was 20 and a graduate of the Cracow Music Academy when he formed his first band, the Jazz Darings, with pianist Adam Makowicz in 1962. Inspired by early Ornette Coleman and the innovations of Coltrane, Miles Davis and George Russell, the group is often ...