Born in Lawrence, Kansas, grew up in Kansas City, Kansas 1975 Degree from University of Miami. Rapidly became an accomplished alto man. 1977 – 1981 Played with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Has released numerous recordings as a leader. Currently professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas C..
Born 1934 Newberry, South Carolina circa 1975 began long association with singer Etta Jones An active tenor man, still traveling and record..
1913 – Born on the 25th of April in Tusla, Oklahoma. 1931 – At the age of 18, he joined Terrence Holder’s band. 1942 – He made his first recording. 1945 – He formed his own band and turned to rhythm and blues in the late 1940’s. 1951 – His signature hit, "Flamingo" was recorded. ..
1943 – Grover Washington, Jr. born on the 12th of December in Buffalo, New York. 1970 – 1980 – Made some of the genre’s most memorable hits, including "Mr. Magic", "Black Frost", and "The Best is Yet to Come". In addition, he performed very frequently with other artists, including Bill Withers on "Just the Two ..
1969 – Joshua Redman was born February 1st in Berkeley, California. 1979 – At ten years old, Redman settled on the tenor saxophone; he had been exposed to it since birth and felt naturally drawn to the sound. 1986 – With straight A’s throughout high school, he graduated in Berkeley High School and was number ..
1899 – Born on November 9th in Chicago, Illinois. An American jazz clarinetist and saxophonist. 1920 – He was part of the White Chicago jazz scene, played with the Austin High Gang and recorded with the Jungle Kings and the Chicago Rhythm Kings. 1927 – Moved to New York and played with Eddie Condon. 1948 ..
1960 – Born on the 26th of August in Breaux Bridge. 1980 – He began his professional career playing with Art Blakey’s big band, Clark Terry, and Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. 1982 – He played with his brother Wynton’s group, then left to play in Sting’s backup band. 1985 – He appeared at Live Aid as ..
1961 – He was born on the 18th day of October this year New Orleans, Louisiana. 1978 – He moved to New York City to attend the Juilliard School of Music. He began to pick up gigs around town. His talent garnered much attention. 1980 – He joined the Jazz Messengers to study ..
1903 – Les Hite was born. – Les Hite led a series of significant orchestras. 1930 – He took over Paul Howard’s band and it became Sebastian’s Cotton Club Orchestra, soon becoming a fixture at L.A.’s Cotton Club for years. 1937 – His big band occasionally toured, it remained based in Los Angeles. ..
1930 – He was born on the 9th day of March this year in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. 1950 – He moved to Los Angeles. He worked at various jobs, including as an elevator operator, while pursuing his musical career. 1958 – He led his first recording session for “Something Else! The Music of ..