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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…

February 2016

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…

January 2016

Sonny Stitt

Sonny Stitt (tenor and alto saxophonist) was born Edward Boatner Jr. on February 2, in 1924 in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in…

December 2015

Grachan Moncur III

Grachan Moncur III was born in New York City at Sydenham Hospital on June 3, 1937 into a musical family that included his…

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