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March 2015

Steve Nelson

Steve Nelson (born August 11, 1954 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American vibraphonist, and has been a member of Dave Holland’s Quintet and…

February 2015

Woody Shaw

North Carolina native Woody Shaw, Jr. is today considered to be the last major innovator in the lineage of 20th-century trumpet that began…

January 2015

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…

December 2014

Gerald Wilson

Gerald Wilson is an unusually skillful, imaginative, and charismatic bandleader. His arrangements have distinctive, often complex voicings and harmonies, rooted in swing and bop, yet…

October 2014

Big Joe Turner

The premier blues shouter of the postwar era, Big Joe Turner’s roar could rattle the very foundation of any gin joint he sang…

September 2014

Stefon Harris

Vibraphonist/percussionist Stefon Harris originally planned to pursue his musical ambitions as a member of the New York Philharmonic, but his first exposure to…

August 2014

Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker was born in Kansas City, Kansas and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, the only child of Charles and Addie Parker. Parker…

July 2014

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…

June 2014

Don Pullen

Don Pullen was born on December 25, 1941, and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. Growing up in a musical family, he learned the piano…

May 2014

Bobby Sanabria

“Bobby Sanabria is equally adept at the swinging big band sounds of drummers Buddy Rich and Louis Bellson along with another boyhood hero, fusion…

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