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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…

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 ‚Äútechnical excellence, inventive…

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