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NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Cedar Walton

Jazz Musician of the Day: Cedar Walton

All About Jazz is celebrating Cedar Walton's birthday today!

For over 25 years, pianist Cedar Walton has enjoyed an up-tempo career, which never seems to slow down. Maintaining a non-stop itinerary, Walton has accompanied a litany of Jazz greats while also fronting his own successful groups. Born January 17, 1934 in Dallas, Texas, Walton set ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

New Book Assembles International Collection Of The Avant-Garde

New Book Assembles International Collection Of The Avant-Garde

BADD PRESS announces the launch of The Moderns, a book dedicated to the world’s great avant-garde artists. Featuring more than 100 reviews, profiles and interviews and authored by music journalist Kevin Press, the book introduces readers to established and emerging music leaders from around the world. “This is a golden era for the avant-garde,” says Press. “But ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Aldo Romano

Jazz Musician of the Day: Aldo Romano

All About Jazz is celebrating Aldo Romano's birthday today!

Aldo Romano was born in France in 1941, the son of Italian immigrants. His first instrument was the guitar, but he decided to switch to drums in 1961. Essentially self-taught, he nonetheless benefited from the advice of Michel Babault and Jacques Thollot. He admired Philly Joe ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gene Krupa

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gene Krupa

All About Jazz is celebrating Gene Krupa's birthday today!

Gene Krupa was easily one of the most colorful personalities of the big band era. Despite his outrageous stage persona, Krupa was a serious and disciplined musician whose vision changed the role of drummer forever and who helped standardize the jazz drum kit. Eugene Bertram Krupa ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Kenny Wheeler

Jazz Musician of the Day: Kenny Wheeler

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 ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joe Pass

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joe Pass

All About Jazz is celebrating Joe Pass' birthday today!

Joe Pass almost didn\'t make it as a musician due to his early battle with drug addiction. But following a successful rehab at Synanon and a recording session with fellow recovered musicians entitled Sounds of Synanon, the guitarist was signed by Dick Bock to the Pacific ...

NEWS: WEBSITE

Jazz Near You Relaunches - Spectacular New Design with More Features

Jazz Near You Relaunches - Spectacular New Design with More Features

On the heels of Wednesday's Jazz House Concerts website launch (at houseconcerts.jazznearyou.com) comes the relaunching of Jazz Near You with a sparkling new design and several new features. In addition to a spacious new look and brand new pages, the website is easier to navigate and administer, and boasts new features that enhance event pages and ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: January 15, 2018

JazzWeek Radio Chart: January 15, 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 Pat Martino Formidable (HighNote) 237 269 -32 2 49 1 8 2 4 2 Eric Alexander Song of No Regrets (HighNote) 228 237 -9 2 49 2 5 3 2 3 Gregory Porter Nat King Cole & Me (Blue Note) 216 267 -51 0 45 1 8 4 3 4 Houston Person Rain or Shine (HighNote) 198 249 -51 5 51 3 5 5 10 5 Caesar Frazier Instinct (Doodlin) 181 154 +27 4 36 5 7 6 6 6 Christian ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jay McShann

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jay McShann

All About Jazz is celebrating Jay McShann's birthday today!

“The Last of the Blue Devils” Jay “Hootie” McShann landed in Kansas City in the 1930s, and along with fellow pianist and bandleader Count Basie, established what came to be known as the Kansas City sound: blues rooted jazz driven by swinging horns laid over a ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lee Ritenour

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lee Ritenour

All About Jazz is celebrating Lee Ritenour's birthday today!

b. Lee Mack Ritenour, 11 January 1952, Los Angeles, CA, USA. The prolific Ritenour has established himself as one of the world\'s leading jazz guitarists with a series of accessible albums over three decades. Starting at the age of 16, Ritenour played his first session with ...