Bass player Wendell Marshall was born this day in 1920 in St. Louis. He worked in Duke Ellington's Orchestra from 1948 to 1955.
Saxophonist Odean Pope, a member of drummer Max Roach's quartet on and off since 1967, was born this day in 1938 in Ninety Six, S.C.
Looking at today's hip happenings...
On the New York jazz scene... the Kenny Barron sextet is at the Village Vanguard tonight. Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars with Jon Faddis, Randy Brecker, James Moody, Slide Hampton, Benny Green, John Lee and Dennis Mackrel are at the Blue Note this week. Jackie McLean is special guest tonight and Friday nights.
The Dee Dee Bridgewater big band is at Iridium through Sunday. Larry Goldings' trio with Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart is at the Jazz Standard. The Derrek Phillips' "Innervision" band is at the Jazz Gallery tonight. Chris Washburne's SYOTOS Latin jazz band is at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
In the Boston area... singer Kenny Rankin is at Scullers tonight. Edu Tancredi and el Bandon 33 are at The Regattabar in Cambridge. Karrin Allyson is at the Iron Horse in Northampton, Mass., tonight.
Singer Donna Byrne is at The Royal Room in Palm Beach, Fla., with Eddie Higgins and Marshall Wood tonight through Saturday.
Fourplay with Bob James on piano, Larry Carlton on guitar, Nathan East on bass and Harvey Mason on drums is at the Cleveland Music Hall tonight.
Singer Tierney Sutton is at The Firefly Club in Ann Arbor, Mich., tonight with her fine quartet.
On the Chicago jazz scene... the Asian American Jazz 2002 series features the Silk Road Ensemble, pipa virtuoso Wu Man and Tatsu Aoki tonight at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The Ron Freidman quintet is at Andy's tonight. John Bany, Don Stille and Charles Braugham propel the Thursday night jam session at The Chambers in Niles. Judy Roberts is at The Chicago Firehouse.
The Marshall Vente duo is at Foundry at Fox Valley Mall tonight. Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra is at the Green Mill. Rob Scheps' quartet is at HotHouse. The Mose Allison trio is at the Jazz Showcase this week. The Steve Million trio is at Pete Miller's Steakhouse in Evanston. John Wright is at Philander's in Oak Park. Ken Saydak's band is at Pops for Champagne. The Aaron Parks trio is at Pops of Highwood.
On the New Orleans jazz scene... Riccardo Crespo is at Cafe Matrix. The Earl Brown trio is at Cafe Sbisa. King Snake Boogie plus the Manabu Sakei jazz trio are at Checkpoint Charlie. Willie Tee is at Cobalt. Evan Christopher and Tom McDermott are at Donna's. Tom Fitzpatrick is at Dos Jefes. Jeremy Davenport is at the Ritz Carlton's French Quarter Bar. Pianist Mark Coleman is at the Fine Arts Center. The Evan Howard Band and the Joe Krown Organ Combo are at the Funky Butt. Topsy Chapman is at Satchmo's jazz room at Harrah's casino.
The Soul Rebels Brass Band is at Le Bon Temps Roule. Lloyd Washington and the Crescent City Joymakers are at the Palm Court. Dave Bartholomew leads tonight's band at Preservation Hall. Brian Coogan is at the Rene Bistrot. The Jovino Santos Neto trio is at Snug Harbor. The Hot Club of New Orleans and the Panorama Jazz Band are at the Spotted Cat. Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers are at Vaughn's. The Roland Guerin trio is at the Windsor Court. Moore and More are at d.b.a.
Henry Butler is at the Arena Theater in Houston tonight.
Tonight's schedule at the 20th anniversary edition of the San Francisco Jazz Festival features the world premiere of " Up From The Root!" by Jon Jang with David Murray and Melody of China Ensemble plus Vijay Iyer and Rudresh Mahanthappa at the Herbst Theatre. The Charlie Hunter-Idris Muhammad duo and Djelimady Tounkara are teamed in a Global Guitars concert at the Regency Center.
Elsewhere on the California jazz scene... Ruben Blades and his band are at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles tonight, supporting his new Columbia recording, "Mundo." Tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander is at the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles with his quartet, featuring pianist Harold Mabern. The Wallace Roney quintet with Gary Bartz, Patrice Rushen, Lenny White and Bob Hurst is at the Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood this week.
The Phil Norman Tentet is at Spazio in Sherman Oaks. New Orleans drummer Earl Palmer's trio is at Charlie O's in Valley Glen. The Dewey Erney-Ron Eschete quartet is at Steamers Jazz Cafe in Fullerton.
Margarita Page is at the Museum of Photographic Arts' After Dark jazz series tonight at Balboa Park in San Diego. The Vince Lateano trio featuring pianist Art Khu is at Jazz at Pearl's in San Francisco tonight. Hiroshima is at Yoshi's in Oakland tonight through Sunday.
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