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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Feb. 16. Cuban bandleader Machito was born in Havana this day in 1912. He came to the United States in 1937.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Feb. 16) Today's birthdays include Sonny Bono -- make that the late Rep. Sonny Bono, R-Ca. -- who was born in 1935; R&B singer James Ingram in 1956 (age 46); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Feb. 15. Trumpeter and singer Taft Jordan was born this day in 1915 in Florence, S.C.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz-Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Jazz-Notes: Goings on in the jazz world
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Feb. 13.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Feb. 12. Saxophonist, singer and bandleader Tex Beneke was born this day in 1914 in Fort Worth, Texas. He soared in popularity after joining Glenn Miller's 1938 orchestra.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Jan. 27. Trumpeter Oran "Hot Lips" Page was born this day in 1908 in Dallas.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Jan. 26. Violinist Stephane Grappelli was born this day in Paris in 1908. Grappelli was still a teenager in the 1920s when he met French gypsy and jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Jan. 25. Bass player Wellman Braud was born this day in New Orleans in 1891.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Jan. 24. On this day in 1975, pianist Keith Jarrett set a new standard for recorded solo jazz performance.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Jan. 23. Saxophonist Benny Waters was born this day in 1902 in Brighton, Md.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Jan. 22. Trombonist J.J. Johnson was born this date in 1924 in Indianapolis.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Jan. 9.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

Singer Nancy Wilson did some of her Christmas shopping very early. The best present of all was wrapped and ready a year ahead of time.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Nov. 24.
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Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson arrives for the premiere of "Elizabethtown" at the Loews Lincoln Square Theater in New York on October 10, 2005. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Nancy Wilson (born February 20, 1937) is an American singer with more than 70 albums, and three Grammy Awards. She has been labeled a singer of blues, jazz, cabaret and pop; a "consummate actress"; and "the complete entertainer." The title she prefers, however, is song stylist. She has received many nicknames including "Sweet Nancy", "The Baby", "Fancy Miss Nancy" and "The Girl With the Honey-Coated Voice".

On February 20, 1937, Nancy Wilson was the first of six children born to Olden Wilson (iron foundry worker) and Lillian Ryan (domestic worker) in Chillicothe, Ohio. Nancy's father would buy records to listen to at home. At an early age Nancy heard recordings from Billy Eckstine, Nat Cole, and Jimmy Scott with Lionel Hampton's Big Band. Nancy says: "The juke joint down on the block had a great jukebox and there I heard Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown, LaVerne Baker, Little Esther". Wilson became aware of her talent while singing in church choirs, imitating singers as a young child,and performing in her grandmother's house during summer visits. By the age of four, she knew she would eventually become a singer.

At the age of 15, while a student at West High School (Columbus, Ohio), she won a talent contest sponsored by local television station WTVN. The prize was an appearance on a twice-a-week television show, Skyline Melodies, which she ended up hosting. She also worked clubs on the east side and north side of Columbus, Ohio, from the age of 15 until she graduated from West High School, at age 17.

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