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October 2022

Abdullah Ibrahim

Abdullah Ibrahim, South Africa’s most distinguished pianist and a world-respected master musician, was born in 1934 in Cape Town and baptized Adolph Johannes…

September 2022

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Cécile McLorin Salvant, is a composer, singer, and visual artist. The late Jessye Norman described Salvant as“a unique voice supported by an intelligence…

August 2022

Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny was born in Kansas City on August 12, 1954 into a musical family. Starting on trumpet at the age of 8,…

July 2022

Lee Morgan

A cornerstone of the Blue Note label roster prior to his tragic demise, Lee Morgan was one of hard bop’s greatest trumpeters, and…

June 2022

Geri Allen

Pianist, composer, Guggenheim Fellow, and educator Geri Allen died on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from complications of cancer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She had…

May 2022

Fats Waller

Fats Waller, byname of Thomas Wright Waller, (born May 21, 1904, New York City, New York, U.S.—died December 15, 1943, Kansas City, Missouri,…

April 2022

Billie Holiday

Tough times. Billie Holiday knew about them and sang about them. She had a rough start—her mother, Sadie, was only 13 and her…

March 2022

Marian McPartland

Marian McPartland has made jazz piano duets into something of an art form. Sure, it’s been done before, but not very often. There…

February 2022

Maceo Parker

Maceo Parker – saxophone, composer, recording artist, bandleader His name is synonymous with Funk Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band: the tightest little…

January 2022

Etta James

Few female R&B stars enjoyed the kind of consistent acclaim Etta James received throughout a career that spanned six decades; the celebrated producer…

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