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June 2010 Blog Posts (6)

Chick Corea

Chick Corea

Armando Anthony Corea was born on June 12, 1942 in Chelsea, Massachusetts and his father was a trumpet player who performed Dixieland Jazz in the Boston area in the 1930s and ‘40s. Chick began learning piano at the age of four and drums at eight years old. His early Jazz influences included Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie…

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Wayman Tisdale Documentary To Screen In His Hometown

June 3rd, 2010 Brian

A new documentary on the life of basketball and smooth jazz star Wayman Tisdale…

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Stan Getz

Stan Getz

Stanley Gayetzky was born on February 2, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in the Bronx in New York City. Stan’s parents were Ukrainian Jews emigrating in 1903 and Stan grew up relatively poor. His mother pushed him to work his hardest and he had an interest in all instruments from an early age in addition to being…

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Joe Pass

Joe Pass

Joseph Anthony Passalaqua was born January 13, 1929 in New Brunswick, New Jersey and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Though not from a musical family, Pass was inspired to play the guitar after seeing Gene Autry perform the role a guitar playing cowboy and so his parents bought him his…

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Freddie Hubbard

Freddie Hubbard

Frederick Dewayne Hubbard was born on April 7, 1938 in Indianapolis, Indiana was first introduced to Jazz by his older brother, Eamon Jr., a piano player who loved Bud Powell. Freddie played the…

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Ben Webster

Ben Webster

Benjamin Francis Webster was born on march 27, 1909 in Kansas City, Missouri and took to music early on. Ben started on violin as a young child and also learned how to play piano from his neighbor Pete Johnson. Once Webster learned how to play some saxophone from Budd Johnson he stuck with the instrument and began playing in the Young Family Band…

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