April 15 Jazz Artist of the Day: Paul Taylor


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

June 30 Artist of the Day: Carmen McRae

Carmen McRae is June 30 Artist of the day.  She was a legendary jazz singer that spanned over five decades.  Read about this fascinating vocalist here:

NPR: http://www.npr.org/artists/16892612/carmen-mcrae

Black Past: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/mcrae-carmen-1920-1994

Youtube videos: “I’m Glad There is You” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJaD09M5Iko “I Won’t Last a Day” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h8TaOLsHDY

June 29 Artist of the Day: Reverend Thomas Andrew Dorsey

June 29 Artist of the Day is Reverend Thomas Andrew Dorsey.  He became known as the “Father of Gospel Music”.  Read about this fascinating artist here:

NPR: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5152069

PBS: http://www.pbs.org/thisfarbyfaith/people/thomas_dorsey.html

Georgia Music Magazine: http://georgiamusicmag.com/the-life-and-legacy-of-the-rev-thomas-andrew-dorsey/

Youtubevideo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJsV495hYhEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEosw5GUCzQhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d7foVat8xk

June 28 Artist of the Day: Betty Carter

Betty Carter is June 28 Artist of the day.  She is a jazz and blues singer and founder of Jazz Ahead Program.  Read about this multitalented vocalist here:

AllMusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/betty-carter-mn0000048908

NPR: http://www.npr.org/artists/93579473/betty-carterhttp://www.npr.org/2008/08/14/93572181/betty-carter-fiercely-individual

Kennedy Center: https://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/jazz/jazzahead/, http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/artists/?entity_id=9799&source_type=B

Youtube videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6yvktTx2Ug: , “Giant Steps” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4AyCqCHCK0, “How High the Moon” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFywEM5tGOY, Medley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iemkYXz8UNs

June 27 Artist of the Day: Max Roach

Max Roach is June 27 Artist of the day. He was a jazz drummer, and married to Abbey Lincoln.  Read about this influential artist here:

AllMusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/max-roach-mn0000396372

NPR: http://www.npr.org/artists/15622859/max-roachhttp://www.npr.org/blogs/ablogsupreme/2012/01/10/144900022/max-roach-drums-front-and-centerhttp://www.npr.org/2007/08/16/12862395/remembering-max-roach-rhythmic-innovator

Youtube videos: “Cherokee” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9cUWqkHCQ8, “Freedom Now” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5Dj7HQEasQ


June 25 Artist of the Day: Cyrus Chestnut

Cyrus Chestnut is June 25 Artist of the day.  He is a jazz pianist who began playing piano at the age of six.  Read more about this talented musician here:

AllMusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/cyrus-chestnut-mn0000148978

NPR: http://www.npr.org/artists/15039966/cyrus-chestnut

Kennedy Center: https://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/artists/?entity_id=3490&source_type=A

Youtube video: “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw2NCpmZSr0

June 24 Artist of the Day: Dee Dee Bridgewater

June 24 Artist of the day is Dee Dee Bridgewater.  She is an award-winning vocalist who also starred as Billie Holiday in the musical biography “Lady Day.”  Read about this versatile singer and performer here:

AllMusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/dee-dee-bridgewater-mn0000227415

NPR: http://www.npr.org/artists/15296069/dee-dee-bridgewater

PBS: An Interview with Dee Dee Bridgewater: http://video.pbs.org/video/2365205715/

Youtube video: “Maybe Today” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdRrP7BMAGk

June 23 Artist of the Day: Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin is June 23 Artist of the day.  He was a ragtime composer and musician.  Read about this talented musician here:

AllMusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/scott-joplin-mn0000843212

PBS: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/1900/peopleevents/pande22.html

BlackPast: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/joplin-scott-1867-1917

Library of Congress: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.ihas.200035815/default.html

Youtube videos: “Maple Leaf Rag” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1894JRqbsc, “The Entertainer” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCToGv-lO7c

June 22 Artist of the Day: Terri Lyne Carrington

Terri Lyne Carrington is June 22 Artist of the Day.  She is a jazz drummer, composer, record producer and an entrepreneur. Read about this award winning musician here:

AllMusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/terri-lyne-carrington-mn0000022508

NPR: http://www.npr.org/artists/101472592/terri-lyne-carrington

Youtube videos: “Money Jungle” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYTvyVrhlkM, “I Get Lost in His Arms” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMFd4RKeYZg