August 15 Birthdays

Famous African Americans born on August 15:

Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer:



Vernon Jordan, lawyer and civil rights leader:


Maxine Waters, Congresswoman:

Born on this day: Benny Carter

Born on this day, Benny Carter, jazz musician.  Read about this phenomenal musician here:



Born on this day. . .

Rahsaan Roland Kirk:

and Ralph Johnson Bunche:


Born on August 4

Daniel Louis Armstrong, jazz trumpeter known for such hits as “Hello Dolly” and “It’s a Wonderful World”. Read more about this pioneer musician here:

and Robert Purvis:

April 14 Jazz Artist of the Day: Kellylee Evans


April 14 Jazz Artist of the Day is Kellylee Evans, a Canadian born jazz and soul music vocalist.  Read more about this talented artist below:



Songs: “My Name is”; “Feeling Good”; “Tomorrow is my Turn”