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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

The longtime First Lady of Jazz singers, Ella Fitzgerald, was born this day in 1918 in Newport News, Va. Fitzgerald died in 1996, but left a splendid musical performance and recording legacy.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

The music industry is going through some particularly hard times but jazz is showing unusual strength and growth as the emblematic American music.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bassist and composer Charles Mingus was born this day in 1922 in Nogales, Ariz. He was one of the great conceptualists in jazz, and also had a penchant for exotic names for his complex compositions.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist Mundell Lowe was born this day in 1922 in Laurel, Miss. He grew up playing traditional music around New Orleans and country music in Nashville in the late 1930s.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist and composer Claude Bolling was born this day in 1930 in Cannes, France. He won an amateur jazz contest in Paris when he was 14, then formed his own Ellington-style small band.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On March 10-11, 1960, trumpeter Miles Davis and the Gil Evans Orchestra went into the studio to finish the "Sketches of Spain" recording they began four months earlier with the hallmark piece "Concierto de Aranjuez."
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Lester Young's drum-playing younger brother, Lee Young, was born this day in 1917 in New Orleans.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpet player Wingy Manone was born this date in New Orleans in 1904. His finest recordings were made in the 1930s.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

German pianist Jutta Hipp was born this date in 1925 in Leipzig, Germany. She formed her own small jazz group in Munich after World War II, then toured Europe with a bop quintet.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist J.J. Johnson was born this date in 1924 in Indianapolis. His virtuosity, pure sound and harmonic sophistication helped bring the trombone to the frontline in bebop. His best-known composition, recorded by many contemporary musicians, is "Lament
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Boogie-woogie and traditional jazz pianist and arranger Billy Maxted was born this day in 1917 in Racine, Wis.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Jimmy Crawford was born in Memphis this day in 1910. He was a fixture in the Jimmy Lunceford band from 1929 to 1942.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist Eddie Lang, a veteran of the Joe Venuti, Bob Crosby and Paul Whiteman bands, was born this day in 1904 in Philadelphia.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bass player Al McKibbon was born this day in 1919 in Chicago. This wide-ranging player replaced Ray Brown in Dizzy Gillespie's first jazz orchestra.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Edward "Kid" Ory was born this date in 1886 in La Place, La. In 1919, in California, he recorded the first-ever titles by an all-black jazz band.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis, right, and his septet performs at the Apollo Theatre during a fundraiser for the Jazz at Lincoln Center's education program on June 6, 2005 in New York City. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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Wynton Learson Marsalis (born October 18, 1961) is a trumpeter, composer, bandleader, music educator, and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Marsalis has promoted the appreciation of classical and jazz music often to young audiences. Marsalis has been awarded nine Grammys in both genres, and a jazz recording of his was the first of its kind to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Marsalis is the son of jazz musician Ellis Marsalis, Jr. (pianist), grandson to Ellis Marsalis, Sr., and brother to Branford (saxophonist), Delfeayo (trombonist), Mboya, and Jason (drummer).

Wynton was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on October 18, 1961, to Dolores and Ellis Marsalis, the second of six sons. At an early age he exhibited an aptitude for music. At age eight, Wynton performed traditional New Orleans music in the Fairview Baptist Church band led by banjoist Danny Barker, and at 14, he performed with the New Orleans Philharmonic. During high school, Wynton performed with the New Orleans Symphony Brass Quintet, New Orleans Community Concert Band, New Orleans Youth Orchestra, New Orleans Symphony, various jazz bands and with a local funk band, the Creators.

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