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Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Coleman

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Coleman

All About Jazz is celebrating Steve Coleman's birthday today!

Steve began playing music just days before his 14th birthday as a freshman at South Shore High School on the south side of Chicago. His first instrument was violin but later that year he switched to the alto saxophone. For three years Steve studied the basics ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Muhal Richard Abrams

Jazz Musician of the Day: Muhal Richard Abrams

All About Jazz is celebrating Muhal Richard Abrams' birthday today!

Muhal Richard Abrams..... World renowned pianist and composer has been in the forefront of the contemporary music scene for well over forty years. Muhal is a co-founder of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), founder of The AACM School of Music and ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Nils Petter Molvaer

Jazz Musician of the Day: Nils Petter Molvaer

All About Jazz is celebrating Nils Petter Molvaer's birthday today!

Nils Petter Molvær (NPM), Norwegian trumpet player, composer and producer, connects multiple music styles—jazz, ambient, house, electronic and break beats, as well as elements from hip hop, rock and pop music—and effortlessly melts them into convincing soundscapes of deep intensity. Born in 1960 on the ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Jack McDuff

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jack McDuff

All About Jazz is celebrating Jack McDuff's birthday today!

Brother Jack McDuff, was one of the handful of leading exponents of the soul jazz style created on Hammond organ by Jimmy Smith in the late 1950s. The instrument at the heart of the soul jazz style was the Hammond B-3 organ, usually in the company ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Byrd

Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Byrd

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

Charlie Byrd jammed with Django Reinhardt, recorded with Woody Herman, studied with the great Segovia, and with Stan Getz introduced the Brazilian bossa nova to international audiences. He then proceeded to form a super guitar trio with Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis... Read more.

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Julian "Cannonball" Adderley

Jazz Musician of the Day: Julian "Cannonball" Adderley

All About Jazz is celebrating Julian “Cannonball" Adderley's birthday today!

Both as the leader of his own bands as well as an alto and soprano saxophone stylist, Julian Edwin “Cannonball" Adderley was one of the progenitors of the swinging, rhythmically robust style of music that became known as hard-bop. Born September 15, 1928, into a ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 17, 2018

JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 17, 2018

All About Jazz publishes the weekly JazzWeek radio chart. Discover new releases, track chart movement, and learn what is being played on jazz radio stations around the United States. Enjoy!

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 1 Verve Jazz Ensemble Connect The Dots (Lightgroove Media) 256 251 +5 0 48 1 7 2 2 2 Karrin Allyson Some of That Sunshine (kasrecords) 249 238 +11 2 48 2 5 3 4 3 John Coltrane Both Directions at Once- The Lost Album (Impulse / Verve) 248 230 +18 1 43 1 10 4 3 4 Antonio Adolfo ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Oliver Lake

Jazz Musician of the Day: Oliver Lake

All About Jazz is celebrating Oliver Lake's birthday today!

Born in Marianna, Arkansas in 1942, Oliver moved to St. Louis at the age of two. He began drawing at the age of thirteen (and paints daily, using oil, acrylics, wood, canvas, and mixed media), and soon after began playing cymbals and bass drum in various ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Mel Torme

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mel Torme

All About Jazz is celebrating Mel Torme's birthday today!

Mel Torme was among the most enduring singers from the big-band era, maligned by some as the epitome of lounge singer, acclaimed by many more as one of a talented and serious vocalist. Legend has it that Torme began singing for his supper a Chicago restaurant ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Brian Lynch

Jazz Musician of the Day: Brian Lynch

All About Jazz is celebrating Brian Lynch's birthday today!

Brian Lynch GRAMMY AWARD WINNER; 4 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS; 2017 TRUMPETER OF THE YEAR, RECORD OF THE YEAR (Jazz Journalists Association) “This is a new millennium, and a lot of music has gone down,” Brian Lynch said several years ago. “I think that to be a jazz ...