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Jazz Musician of the Day: Butch Warren

Jazz Musician of the Day: Butch Warren

All About Jazz is celebrating Butch Warren's birthday today! Butch Warren (born in 1939) was an American jazz double bassist who plays in the hard bop genre. He was especially active in the late-50s and the 1960s. Contents Warren began playing professionally at age 14 in a local Washington, D. C. band led by his father, ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Benny Carter

Jazz Musician of the Day: Benny Carter

All About Jazz is celebrating Benny Carter's birthday today! Benny Carter's long career was consistently characterized by high musical achievement, and he developed a unique and readily identifiable style as both an alto saxophonist and an arranger. He was able to double on trumpet and was also proficient on clarinet, piano, and trombone. His saxophone playing ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Jazz Musician of the Day: Rahsaan Roland Kirk

All About Jazz is celebrating Rahsaan Roland Kirk's birthday today! Kirk was born Ronald Theodore Kirk in Columbus, Ohio, but felt compelled by a dream to transpose two letters in his first name to make Roland. In 1970, Kirk added “Rahsaan" to his name. Preferring to lead his own groups, Kirk rarely performed as a sideman, ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Haden

Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Haden

All About Jazz is celebrating Charlie Haden's birthday today! “No other instrument in jazz is more essential than the bass, both backbone and heartbeat, and Haden is its master.” (Francis Davis /August, 2000 issue of The Atlantic Monthly) Time Magazine has hailed jazz legend Charlie Haden as “one of the most restless, gifted, and intrepid players ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: August 8, 2022

JazzWeek Radio Chart: August 8, 2022

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 in the United States. Enjoy! TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 1 Steve Davis Bluesthetic (Smoke Sessions) 250 256 -6 0 41 1 9 2 ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Airto Moreira

Jazz Musician of the Day: Airto Moreira

All About Jazz is celebrating Airto Moreira's birthday today! Airto Moreira made an immediate impact on the American jazz scene by being the first Brazilian percussionist to be playing a lot of different instruments at the same time. He brought them all together with an avant-garde, progressive sensibility, and revolutionized the role of percussion, both in ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Louis Armstrong

Jazz Musician of the Day: Louis Armstrong

All About Jazz is celebrating Louis Armstrong's birthday today! By virtue of the role he played in its evolution during the first quarter of the 20th century, Louis Armstrong is regarded as the most influential jazz musician in history. This distinction is coupled with his stewardship of jazz around the world over the next five decades ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Bennett

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Bennett

All About Jazz is celebrating Tony Bennett's birthday today! No one else in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence as Tony Bennett. In the last ten years alone he has sold ten million records. The essence of his longevity and high artistic achievement was imbued in ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: David Binney

Jazz Musician of the Day: David Binney

All About Jazz is celebrating David Binney's birthday today! Acclaimed as a considerable and highly individual compositional talent, saxophonist David Binney is one of the most prolific jazz musicians on the scene today. Winning praise from critics and colleagues alike, David was recently singled out by Jazz Times as one of a handful of “players who ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Josh Nelson

Jazz Musician of the Day: Josh Nelson

All About Jazz is celebrating Josh Nelson's birthday today! Pianist and composer Josh Nelson maintains an active and creative schedule. He has performed with some of the most respected names in jazz, including Natalie Cole, Anthony Wilson, George Mraz, Jeff Hamilton, Walter Smith III, Dayna Stephens, Alicia Olatuja, Eddie Daniels, Ken Peplowski, Richard Galliano, Michael Buble, ...


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