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Some artists are born for their craft. Perhaps the greatest among musicians—whose very name has become synonymous with virtuosity and genius—is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This towering, Classical era composer demonstrated […]

john coltrane live

The late 50s and early 60s were a turbulent time in both American history, and in the history of jazz.  Much of the established culture was being subverted by civil […]

who is charles mingus

Perhaps the best bass player of all time and one of the most influential composers the jazz genre has ever seen, Charles “Chuck” Mingus successfully left a permanent imprint on […]

who is ella fitzgerald

First Lady Of Song Beautiful, talented, innovative, angelic, and inspirational are just a few of the words that have been used to describe Ella Fitzgerald’s trademark voice and novel singing […]

count basie

Count Basie is another extremely influential jazz musician and big band leader that left a permanent imprint on the genre.  Before we say another word about who he is and […]

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Another very noteworthy and prominent composer that left an indelible mark on the history of Jazz throughout the years was Thelonius Monk. His legacy in the genre is indisputable, influencing […]