August 15 Birthdays

Famous African Americans born on August 15:

Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/oscar-peterson-mn0000489316

http://www.npr.org/2008/05/16/17622315/oscar-peterson-on-piano-jazz

http://jazz-piano.org/pianists/oscar-peterson/

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/oscar-peterson/

 

 

Vernon Jordan, lawyer and civil rights leader: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/jordan-vernon-e-1935

http://www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/vernon-e-jordan-jr

 

Maxine Waters, Congresswoman:

https://waters.house.gov/

https://waters.house.gov/about-maxine/biography

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Born on this day. . .

Rahsaan Roland Kirk: http://www.rahsaanfilm.com/

http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/music/q-and-a/a45357/rahsaan-roland-kirk-the-case-of-the-three-sided-dream/

https://jazztimes.com/features/rahsaan-roland-kirk-the-cult-of-kirk/

http://rahsaanrolandkirk.jazzgiants.net/

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/rahsaan-roland-kirk-mn0000864257

and Ralph Johnson Bunche:

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1950/bunche-bio.html

https://www.biography.com/people/ralph-bunche-9231128?_escaped_fragment_=

http://www.pbs.org/ralphbunche/education/teach_biog.html

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/bunche-ralph-j-ca-1903-1971

http://www.theroot.com/ralph-bunche-a-diplomat-who-would-not-negotiate-on-rac-1790854168

 

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: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/armstrong-louis-daniel-1901-1971

http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/louis-armstrong-302.php

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/louis-armstrong-about-louis-armstrong/528/

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/louis-armstrong-mn0000234518/biography

https://www.biography.com/people/louis-armstrong-9188912

and Robert Purvis:

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/purvis-robert-1810-1898

http://aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/robert-purvis-was-dedicated-abolitionist

https://revolvy.com/topic/Robert%20Purvis&item_type=topic

April 14 Jazz Artist of the Day: Kellylee Evans

Kellylee

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:

Website: http://www.kellyleeevans.com/

Spac15: http://www.spac.org/kellylee-evans

Songs: “My Name is” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPRyzJdPeuA; “Feeling Good” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1rZK-cvH2E; “Tomorrow is my Turn” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybFXdGPc1Gk