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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 “technical excellence, inventive…

June 2019

Donald Harrison

Donald Harrison was born in New Orleans in 1960 and grew up in a home environment saturated with the city’s traditional brass bands,…

May 2019

Mary Lou Williams

To say that Mary Lou Williams had a long and productive career is an understatement. Although for decades she was often called jazz’s…

April 2019

Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice….

March 2019

Renee Rosnes

Renee Rosnes is one of the premier jazz pianists and composers of her generation. Upon moving to New York City from Vancouver, Canada,…

February 2019

Sir Roland Hanna

Sir Roland Hanna was one of the major artists in jazz and one of the most flexible pianists of any generation. Born in…

January 2019

Jeff “Tain” Watts

Jeff Watts, the drummer they call “Tain,” spent his formative years with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, and his compositional skills now command equal…

December 2018

Clark Terry

Clark Terry’s career in jazz spans more than seventy years. He is a world-class trumpeter, flugelhornist, educator, composer, writer, trumpet/flugelhorn designer, teacher and…

November 2018

Houston Person

In the 1990s, Houston Person kept the soulful thick-toned tenor tradition of Gene Ammons alive, particularly in his work with organists. After learning…

October 2018

Dianne Reeves

Five-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world. As a result of her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and…

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