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This Week in Jazz: John Coltrane


This week in Jazz, the famed saxophonist/bandleader/composer John Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926, in Hamlet, North Carolina. Early in his career he was fortunate to play with other jazz greats such as Dizzie Gillespie, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis. He was an artist whose music

This Week in Jazz: John Coltrane2018-09-22T15:21:14-04:00

Artist Spotlight: Terence Young


Terence Young is one of Columbia's more popular smooth jazz guitarists. He has notable billboards around town and "The Terence Young Experience" shows are often sold out. He has shared the stage with renown recording artists such as The Temptations, Gladys Knight, Al Jarreau, Babyface and Angie

Artist Spotlight: Terence Young2019-04-08T10:59:58-04:00

This Week in Jazz: Don Lamond


This week in Jazz, we have the birth of American Jazz drummer, Donald Douglas Lamond, Jr. He was born August 18, 1920, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, although raised in Washington, DC. He is known for his trademark drumming style, which he displayed with explosive power and high

This Week in Jazz: Don Lamond2018-08-16T08:46:07-04:00

This Week in Jazz: Crazy Blues


This week in Jazz, Mamie Smith (1883-1946) records, Crazy Blues on August 10, 1920. She was the first African-American female performer to record and establish the blues creating a new music market in America. The song, originally titled, “Harlem Blues” sold nearly a million copies in the

This Week in Jazz: Crazy Blues2018-08-08T15:50:05-04:00