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October 2019

Clifford Brown

Clifford Brown’s death in a car accident at the age of 25 was one of the great tragedies in jazz history. Already ranking…

September 2019

Lois Deloatch Gomes

Lois Deloatch Gomes’ career spans nearly three decades in the arts, education and philanthropy. Noted for her rich contralto voice, compelling songwriting, and…

August 2019

Wayne Shorter

Wayne Shorter was born on Aug. 25, 1933, in Newark, New Jersey. He is simply one of the great legends of jazz. He…

July 2019

Delfeayo Marsalis

Delfeayo Marsalis (pronounced DEL-fee oh) is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive…

June 2019

Donald Harrison

Donald Harrison was born in New Orleans in 1960 and grew up in a home environment saturated with the city’s traditional brass bands,…

May 2019

Mary Lou Williams

To say that Mary Lou Williams had a long and productive career is an understatement. Although for decades she was often called jazz’s…

April 2019

Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice….

March 2019

Renee Rosnes

Renee Rosnes is one of the premier jazz pianists and composers of her generation. Upon moving to New York City from Vancouver, Canada,…

February 2019

Sir Roland Hanna

Sir Roland Hanna was one of the major artists in jazz and one of the most flexible pianists of any generation. Born in…

January 2019

Jeff “Tain” Watts

Jeff Watts, the drummer they call “Tain,” spent his formative years with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, and his compositional skills now command equal…

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