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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

David "Panama" Francis, one of the great swing drummers, was born this day in 1918 in Miami. Francis played the Savoy Ballroom in the 1940s with the Lucky Millinder band and in 1979 formed his own touring jazz and dance band, called the Savoy Sultans.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist Eddie Condon opened his famous jazz club on this day in 1945 in New York's Greenwich Village. The Chicago-style jazz joint had three locations before closing for good in 1985, 10 years after Condon's death.
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Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

The world of jazz in 2002 was one of advancements, losses and puzzles.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Big band jazz trumpet player and studio musician Marky Markowitz was born this day in Washington in 1923.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Composer Hoagy Carmichael was born this date in 1899 in Bloomington, Ind. An associate of Bix Beiderbecke and the Dorsey Brothers, Carmichael is best known for the terrific standards he wrote, including "Stardust," "Skylark" and "Georgia On My Mind."
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist and trumpet player Joe Bushkin was born this day in 1916 in New York.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2002 with 74 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Chuck Berry, who was born on this day in either 1926 or 1931. He won't say. But most reference books list 1926 (age 76). Ronnie Bright of the Coasters was born in 1938 (age 64); the Association's Russ Giguere in 1943 (age 59); La
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Anita O'Day was born this day 1919. She earned her musical reputation as a member of Gene Krupa's band in the early 1940s, then worked with Stan Kenton. She made a comeback performance in June 1999 at New York's JVC Jazz Festival.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist, singer and trumpeter Buck Washington was born this day in 1903 in Louisville, Ky. He was one half of the comedy and dance team "Buck and Bubbles" who worked the show and club scene from 1912 until 1953. Washington also recorded with Louis Armstro
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Oct. 12-18.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Art Blakey was born this day in 1919 in Pittsburgh. He became a one-man jazz university during his long and productive career. Blakey's band, The Jazz Messengers, became a training ground for many future bandleaders, including Jackie McLean, Johnn
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Kenny Kirkland was born this day in 1957 in New York City. He hit the jazz big time in 1982 as a sideman with Wynton Marsalis, then began working in 1985 with saxophonist Branford Marsalis.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Strike up the band. Composer George Gershwin was born this day in 1898 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He established the standard for popular song in America -- songs that have long been favorite covers for jazz players.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Shadow Wilson was born this day in 1919 in Yonkers, N.Y. At the height of his career, he worked with many fine big bands, including those of Lucky Millinder, Benny Carter, Lionel Hampton, Earl Hines, Count Basie and Woody Herman. He was equally pr
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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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