Discover: Jazz Appreciation Month

Mentors and Protégés

KUVO JAZZ celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), with a different musical “them—e” each year. The 2021 theme is “Mentors and Protégés." Abbey Lincoln & Dianne Reeves "[Lincoln] got in touch…

Mentors & Protégés

KUVO JAZZ has celebrated Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) in April for years, with a different musical “them—e” each year. The 2021 theme is “Mentors and Protégés.” From 1986 to 1995,…

Meeting Your Heroes

Seth Lewis for Allegro Magazine

Mentorship is a vital tradition in music, especially in jazz. An excellent role model was the late Bob Cranshaw, whose life I am researching for my graduate thesis. I want…

Happy Birthday to Herbie Hancock

Nikki Giron

Herbie Hancock Song Facts: Growing up in the '40s and '50s in Chicago, Herbie Hancock was around street vendors, including the "watermelon men," who peddled the fruit. This provided the…

Happy Birthday to Billie Holiday!

Nikki Giron

Fun facts about Billie Holiday: —Billie Holiday had a very limited vocal range. —Eleanora Fagan is Billie’s Real name. The name Billie came from a silent movie star Billie Dove.…

Jazz Mentor Bob Montgomery

Mentoring is built into the craft of making music. While there are a few self-taught musicians that go on to fame and fortune, the great majority of working musicians studied…

JAM Collaboration—Eddie Palmieri & Cal Tjader

On the last week of Jazz Appreciation Month we celebrate the collaboration of Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri. Cal Tjader began his outstanding career as a straight-ahead drummer and vibraphonist…

JAM—Celebrating the Collaboration of Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

As Jazz Appreciation Month continues, we celebrate the collaboration of Duke Ellington & John Coltrane. It's Jazz perfection in under an hour. A rare gem of an album if ever…

JAM Collaborations—Les McCann & Eddie Harris

Jazz Appreciation Month collaborations continues with A Tale of Two Movements Les McCann and Eddie Harris were as unlikely a pair of collaborators as you could imagine. Les and Eddie,…

Jazz Appreciation Month looks at an Ella and Louis Collaboration

  As we continue to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, we look at collaborations by the First Lady of Jazz and Ambassador Satch, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. During their times…

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