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Thursday, August 28

Artist of the Day

Kenny Drew
Learn more about Kenny Drew here.

Wednesday, August 27

Artists of The Day

Lester Young

















Alice Coltrane


Tuesday, August 26

Happy Birthday!

Jimmy Rushing














Leon Redbone

















Branford Marsalis


Monday, August 25

Today in Jazz History

Aug 25

Tenor saxophonist Buddy Tate records Meets Dollar Brand, 1977.
Saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter born 1933 in Newark, NJ.
Organist Jimmy Smith records The Sermon, 1957 with trumpeter Lee Morgan and guitarist Kenny Burrell.

Courtesy: Smithsonian Jazz

Happy Birthday Wayne Shorter!

To read more about this living Giant of Jazz click here.

Friday, August 22

happy Birthday John Lee Hooker!

Read more about this influential and timeless blues musician here.

Thursday, August 21

Happy Birthday Count Basie and Art Farmer!


Find out more about Bill "Count" Basie by clicking here.

Find out more about trumpeter Art Farmer by clicking here.






Tuesday, August 19

Happy Birthday to Spokane's own Jimmy Rowles!


Born: August 19, 1918 | Died: May 28, 1996

Jimmy Rowles was born in Spokane, Washington, August 19, 1918. Inspired by Andy Kirk, Dick Wilson and Jimmy Lunceford.         Jimmy began his professional career in 1935. By 1941, he was playing with Lee and Lester Young and the great Billie Holiday. Establishing himself in jazz, Rowles' career brought him recognition and respect as a master jazz pianist and a five-time Grammy nominee.