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December 2021

Woody Shaw

Woody Shaw, Jr. was born in Laurinburg, NC on Christmas Eve (December 24th), 1944. His father, Woody Shaw Sr., was a lead singer…

November 2021

Ernestine Anderson

Positioned squarely in the mainstream, at home in the worlds of jazz and pop standards as well as the blues, comfortable with small…

October 2021

Art Tatum

Art Tatum was among the most extraordinary of all jazz musicians, a pianist with wondrous technique who could not only play ridiculously rapid…

September 2021

John Coltrane

John Coltrane departed this mortal plane more than fifty years ago; today he remains among us, more alive than ever. His sound continues…

August 2021

John V. Brown

Bassist, composer, educator and actor John Brown is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and currently resides in Durham, NC. He is a…

May 2021

Chrisitian McBride

The finest musicians to spring from the world of jazz have clearly had an advantage when it comes to branching into other genres…

April 2021

Joey DeFrancesco

Raised in Philadelphia, this is where the foundation of his musical roots in Jazz, Blues and other musical art forms were born. To…

March 2021

Sarah Vaughn

Possessor of one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century, Sarah Vaughan ranked with Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday in the…

February 2021

Nina Simone

She was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century, an icon of American music. She was the consummate musical storyteller,…

January 2021

Grady Tate

Grady Tate was renowned as a session drummer extraordinaire, an expert in the use of the rim shot for syncopating purposes; prized for…

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