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Dazzle Celebrates Charles Burrell's 102nd Birthday

On Friday, September 30, at 11 am join the Friday Lunch Bunch: Purnell Steen & the Five Points Ambassadors at Dazzle to celebrate the 102nd birthday of bassist Charles Burrell.…

Trumpeter Buddy Bolden

Charles “Buddy” Bolden is said to be the first musician to play jazz music. While this is debatable, it is clear that Bolden’s music helped form the jazz movement. Bolden…

Three Pianists

Three pianists born on August 16, Bill Evans, 1929, Mal Waldron, 1925 , and Carl Perkins, 1928. Bill Evans was born in Plainfield, NJ, on Aug. 16, 1929, to a…

Happy Birthday to Carlos Santana

Happy birthday to guitarist Carlos Santana, born on July 20, 1947 in Aultán de Naverre, Mexico Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary sonic charge…

Ella Fitzgerald Birthday!

Ella Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer, sometimes referred to as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella". She was noted for her purity of…

Happy Birthday Tito!

Tito Puente donned the "King of Latin Jazz," and was a pioneering force in Latin music, known for fusing styles and putting a big-band spin on traditional Latin music. In…

Happy Birthday to Herbie Hancock!

Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice. With an illustrious career spanning five decades…

Happy Birthday to Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday, born April 7, 1915, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a superstar of her day. She first rose to prominence in the 1930s with a unique style that reinvented the…

Happy Birthday, Nina Simone!

Eunice Kathleen Waymon, known professionally as Nina Simone, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights, activist. Her music spanned styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel,…

Happy Birthday to the Chicano Jazzman — Freddy Rodriguez

Today we remember and celebrate the life of saxophonist Freddy Rodriguez Sr. Born on February 9, 1931, in Del Norte, CO, and passed away on March 25, 2020, in Denver,…

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