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August 2020

Jeff Hamilton

Originality is what versatile drummer Jeff Hamilton brings to the groups he performs with and is one of the reasons why he is…

July 2020

Ahmad Jamal

Ahmad Jamal was born on July 2nd, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh was the home of many artists known the world over for…

June 2020

Grant Green

A severely underrated player during his lifetime, Grant Green is one of the great unsung heroes of jazz guitar. He combined an extensive…

May 2020

Miles Davis

Over six full decades, from his arrival on the national scene in 1945 until his death in 1991, Miles Davis made music that…

April 2020

Wallace Roney

Wallace Roney is from Philadelphia, PA, born May 25, 1960. He began his musical studies at the age of five, learning rhythmic dictation…

March 2020

Aretha Franklin

She is both a 20th and 21st century musical and cultural icon known the world over simply by her first name: Aretha. The…

February 2020

Joshua Redman

Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s. Born in…

January 2020

Cyrus Chestnut

An adept jazz pianist, Cyrus Chestnut balances his lithe technical skill with a robust, soulful style that speaks to his deep gospel roots…

December 2019

Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson is an American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi. Described by critic Gary Giddins as “a singer blessed…

November 2019

Jeremy Pelt

Jeremy Pelt has become one of the preeminent young trumpeters within the world of jazz. Forging a bond with the Mingus Big Band…

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