April 20 Jazz Artist of the Day: Althea Rene

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Detroit born flutist Althea Rene is April 20 Jazz Artist of the Day.  Read about this talented musician below.

Website: http://www.althearene.com

EURWeb: http://www.eurweb.com/2015/06/flutist-althea-rene-releases-new-cd-althea-rene-live-in-detroit/

All Music: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/althea-rene-mn0000864066

Music: “In the Flow”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQatkev66AY; “Free”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfhIBdvmJO8; “In the Moment”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF21uI1I4n4; “Number One”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuQYrefnyK0

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April 18 Jazz Artist of the Day: Lil Hardin Armstrong

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Lil Hardin Armstrong, jazz musician, vocalist, composer and arranger is April 18 Jazz Artist of the Day.  Read about this second wife of Louis Armstrong below:

Red Hot Jazz: http://www.redhotjazz.com/lil.html

About.com: http://womenshistory.about.com/od/musicjazzblues/a/lil_armstrong.htm

All Music: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/lil-armstrong-mn0000266436

River Walk Jazz: http://riverwalkjazz.stanford.edu/program/behind-every-great-man-lil-hardin-and-louis-armstrong

Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Lil_Hardin_Armstrong.aspx

All About Jazz: http://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/lilhardinarmstrong

Susan Fleet: http://archives.susanfleet.com/documents/lilhardin.html

Music: “It’s Murder”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atkxCwt_pmM; “The Pearls”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NeWjL7NZ2U; “Doin’ The Suzie Q”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1iOUQ_YIYQ

April 17 Jazz Artist of the Day: Art Porter

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Art Porter, jazz musician, is April 17 artist of the day.  Read about this talented musician below:

Art Porter org: http://artporter.org/the-porter-legacy/art-porter-jr-

Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame: http://www.arjazz.org/artists/hof/1998/98_porter.html

All Music: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/art-porter-mn0000604045

Music: “Inside Myself”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DdzVmncsYU; “Lake Shore Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH4zEl5dIH4; “Passion Sunrise”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL5x4-AEu1c; “Unending”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iJXqamuBbw

April 16 Jazz Artist of the Day: Maxine Sullivan

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Maxine Sullivan, a jazz musician and vocalist is April 16 Jazz Artist of the Day. Read about this multitalented artist below

Swing Music Jazz: http://www.swingmusic.net/Sullivan_Maxine.html

All Music: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/maxine-sullivan-mn0000395819

Pittsburgh Music History: https://sites.google.com/site/pittsburghmusichistory/pittsburgh-music-story/jazz/jazz—early-years/maxine-sullivan

Music: “Loch Lomond”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJm3wdb2r8s; “Blue Skies”:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVz1ATv7vR8; “Skylark”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGLJ3AnwQ7w; “Ain’t Misbehavin”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmS-bcT6mSs

April 15 Jazz Artist of the Day: Paul Taylor

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Paul Taylor is April 15 Jazz Artist of the Day.  Read about this talented jazz saxophonist below:

Website: http://paultaylorsax.com/

All Music: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/paul-taylor-mn0000066318

All About Jazz: http://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/paultaylor

Music: “Exotica” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQZU2qTOgMU; “Pleasure Seeker” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW8UB0wE3NQ; “Avenue” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j8gWShxxmM; “Hypnotic” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCEi2fvFqxQ

April 14 Jazz Artist of the Day: Kellylee Evans

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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

April 13 Jazz Artist of the Day: Marion Meadows

My belated posts on Jazz Artists for the April is Jazz Appreciation Month is slowly but surely coming!  April 13 Jazz Artist of the Day is Marion Meadows, saxophonist.  Information about him can be found below:

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Website: http://marionmeadows.com/

All Music: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/marion-meadows-mn0000281953

Songs: “Suede” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8bUUADNd_I; “Dressed to Chill” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vgn7fBI0dI ; “Secrets” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0atfaSPqoLk

April 12 Jazz Artist of the day: Blanche Calloway

Blanche Calloway, the older sister of Cab Calloway, is April 12 Jazz Artist of the Day.  Read more about this talented and fascinating artist below.

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All Music Biography: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/blanche-calloway-mn0000758950/biography

African American Registry: http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/blanche-calloway-bandleader-and-much-more

All About Jazz: http://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/blanchecalloway

Youtube videos: “I Got What it Takes” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdaLB1xzfrA, “I’m Getting Myself Ready for You” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLSA4iTk8c0

April 11: Jazz Artist of the Day: Herbie Hancock

Another Jazz Legend, Herbie Hancock, is April 11 Jazz Artist of the Day.  Read more about this versatile, influential, child prodigy artist below.

Website: http://www.herbieherbiehancock.com/home.php

Biography: http://www.biography.com/people/herbie-hancock-9327294

NPR: http://www.npr.org/programs/jazzprofiles/archive/hancock.html

All Music: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/herbie-hancock-mn0000957296

PBS: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/interviews/herbie-hancock-2/

Youtube videos: “Maiden Voyage”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwmRQ0PBtXU, “Chameleon”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbkqE4fpvdI; “Stars in Your Eyes”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW9xcANImF4; “Rockit”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHh_imdLKCk; “Watermelon Man”:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbHJHPTikQA

April 10 Jazz Artist of the Day: Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson, award winning jazz vocalist, is April 10 Jazz Artist of the Day.  Read more about this multitalented artist below.

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Website: http://www.cassandrawilson.com/

All Music: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/cassandra-wilson-mn0000197460

NPR: http://www.npr.org/event/music/396687392/cassandra-wilson-sings-billie-holidayhttp://www.npr.org/2015/04/05/397321378/cassandra-wilson-couldnt-wait-to-reinvent-the-billie-holiday-songbook

PBS:http://video.pbs.org/video/2365457921/

Youtube videos: “Time After Time” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySVWeao57m8, “Strange Fruit” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyNtFAMMsuA