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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…

December 2020

Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd was considered one of the finest hard bop trumpeters of the post-Clifford Brown era. He recorded prolifically as both a leader…

November 2020

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 2020

Ray Brown

Grammy Award-winning double-bassist Ray Brown was a leader in defining the modern jazz rhythm section — in addition to being a first-rate soloist….

September 2020

Antonio Hart

When Antonio Hart was in ninth grade, the music and art programs were cut out of the public schools. Antonio was devastated because…

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…

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