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Jazz Musician of the Day: Valaida Snow

Jazz Musician of the Day: Valaida Snow

All About Jazz is celebrating Valaida Snow's birthday today!

The tale of Valaida Snow is dramatic, a beautiful gifted entertainer, singer, dancer, arranger, and jazz trumpeter who succeeded against all odds. Valaida’s exceptional talent, determination and charm brought her international fame. Her talents nearly unlimited, a savvy business woman who spoke seven languages, she blew ...

How the Other Half Swings

Read "How the Other Half Swings" reviewed by Jeff Fitzgerald, Genius

If there has been a frequent criticism of the Genius Guide, besides the fact that it's hard to tell what the hell I'm going on about most of the time, it would be that I have largely ignored the contributions of women to Our Music. One would think, from the body of my work to this ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Valaida Snow

Jazz Musician of the Day: Valaida Snow

All About Jazz is celebrating Valaida Snow's birthday today!

The tale of Valaida Snow is dramatic, a beautiful gifted entertainer, singer, dancer, arranger, and jazz trumpeter who succeeded against all odds. Valaida’s exceptional talent, determination and charm brought her international fame. Her talents nearly unlimited, a savvy business woman who spoke seven languages, she blew ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Bria Skonberg: In Flight

Read "Bria Skonberg: In Flight" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Bria Skonberg's roots are in a city more than 2,000 miles--and a different country--away from jny: New Orleans and the traditional jazz music identified with region at the mouth of the Mississippi River. But when she puts her trumpet to her lips and plays, whether with her own quintet or another formation, running through a standard ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Valaida Snow

Jazz Musician of the Day: Valaida Snow

All About Jazz is celebrating Valaida Snow's birthday today!

The tale of Valaida Snow is dramatic, a beautiful gifted entertainer, singer, dancer, arranger, and jazz trumpeter who succeeded against all odds. Valaida’s exceptional talent, determination and charm brought her international fame. Her talents nearly unlimited, a savvy business woman who spoke seven languages, she blew ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Valaida Snow

Jazz Musician of the Day: Valaida Snow

All About Jazz is celebrating Valaida Snow's birthday today! The tale of Valaida Snow is dramatic, a beautiful gifted entertainer, singer, dancer, arranger, and jazz trumpeter who succeeded against all odds. Valaida’s exceptional talent, determination and charm brought her international fame. Her talents nearly unlimited, a savvy business woman who spoke seven languages, she blew hot jazz ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Valaida Snow

Jazz Musician of the Day: Valaida Snow

All About Jazz is celebrating Valaida Snow's birthday today! The tale of Valaida Snow is dramatic, a beautiful gifted entertainer, singer, dancer, arranger, and jazz trumpeter who succeeded against all odds. Valaida’s exceptional talent, determination and charm brought her international fame. Her talents nearly unlimited, a savvy business woman who spoke seven languages, she blew hot jazz ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Fat Babies: 18th & Racine

Read "18th & Racine" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Early jazz stylists The Fat Babies' second album 18th & Racine is bolder than their first in their choice of material and their delivery of the songs included. Encouraged by the successful execution of their debut Chicago Hot (Delmark 2012) the band presents 14 lesser-known gems and an original composition by their cornetist Andy Schumm. The ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Cecile McLorin Salvant: WomanChild

Read "WomanChild" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

"You sound and act as if you've been here before," an elder might say to some precocious youngster who exhibited the traits of a much older person. That's a sentiment that could also be applied to the remarkable 24 year-old jazz singer Cecile McLorin Salvant, who sounds as if she was reincarnated from a different era. ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Valaida Snow

Jazz Musician of the Day: Valaida Snow

All About Jazz is celebrating Valaida Snow's birthday today!

The tale of Valaida Snow is dramatic, a beautiful gifted entertainer, singer, dancer, arranger, and jazz trumpeter who succeeded against all odds. Valaida’s exceptional talent, determination and charm brought her international fame. Her talents nearly unlimited, a savvy business woman who spoke seven languages, she blew hot ...