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September 2017

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Few entertainers have ever commanded such depth of artistry in every medium. Fewer still have been rewarded with Broadway’s coveted Tony Award (Best…

August 2017

Woody Shaw

North Carolina native Woody Shaw, Jr. is today considered to be the last major innovator in the lineage of 20th-century trumpet that began…

July 2017

Kenny Barron

Honored by The National Endowment for the Arts as a 2010 Jazz Master, Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with…

June 2017

Betty Carter

Arguably the most adventurous female jazz singer of all time, Betty Carter was an idiosyncratic stylist and a restless improviser who pushed the…

May 2017

Gene Ammons

Gene Ammons, who had a huge and immediately recognizable tone on tenor, was a very flexible player who could play bebop with the…

April 2017

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…

March 2017

Warren Wolf

Warren Wolf, Jr. (born November 10, 1979) is an American jazz vibraphonist from Baltimore, Maryland. Under the tutelage of his father, Warren Wolf,…

February 2017

Charles Earland

Charles Earland came into his own at the tail-end of the great 1960s wave of soul-jazz organists, gaining a large following and much…

December 2016

Jimmy Heath

Jimmy Heath has long been recognized as a brilliant instrumentalist and a magnificent composer and arranger. Jimmy is the middle brother of the…

November 2016

Ron Carter

Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and  influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has…

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