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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…

October 2016

Etienne Charles

Over its century-plus history, jazz has forged its shape-shifting identity by encompassing a rainbow of musical dialects in an improvisation-infused setting. While jazz’s…

September 2016

Elmo Hope

Overshadowed throughout his life by his friends Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, Elmo Hope was a talented pianist and composer whose life was…

August 2016

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, is made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers…

July 2016

Kenny Burrell

Kenny Burrell was born in 1931 in Detroit, Michigan. He began playing the guitar at age 12 and went on to study composition…

June 2016

Gregory Porter

Born in 1971 in sacramento California, greg porter is one of the most popular new voices in jazz. One of 7 children, greg began…

May 2016

O’Farrill Family

Widely regarded as one of the master architects of Afro Cuban Jazz, Arturo “Chico” O’Farrill almost became a lawyer.  Born into an Irish-German-Cuban…

April 2016

Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk is one of the first creators of modern jazz and bebop and is considered by all to be one of the greatest…

March 2016

Art Farmer

Largely overlooked during his formative years, Art Farmer’s consistently inventive playing was more greatly appreciated as he continued to develop. Along with Clark…

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