The Great Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan Born on March 27th, 1924, Sarah Vaughn evolved to be one of the world’s most phenomenal jazz musicians. As a young girl, Vaughan played piano, organ and sang in church. Her singing career was jumpstarted when she won a talent contest at the Apollo Theater in 1942 by performing “Body and Soul”. Here […]

The Amazing Women in Jazz

Like most things in America, men dominate and rarely leave room for the women. In the beginning, jazz was no different. Luckily, they’re were many talented women who were capable enough to outshine anyone in their way. Artists like Nina Simone and Billie Holiday were trailblazers in their time. Their amazing capabilities to sing and […]

John Coltrane & His Evolution

John Coltrane is one of the most well known musicians in jazz. He was very versatile in his music while also being highly innovative. Playing the saxophone, Coltrane revolutionized jazz constantly in his career through bebop (hard bop), modal jazz, and free jazz. One of his albums titled, “A Love Supreme” is seen as one […]

Young Lyons

Each era in time has its very own jazz movement. In the ’80s & ’90s, it was called the Young Lions.  Led by Wynton Marsalis and peers, the music of the Young Lions worked to bring back the essence of traditional jazz. Along with Marsalis, artists like Avery Sharpe, Roy Hargrove and Mark Whitfield rejected […]

Jazz Fusion and Its Influence

Jazz fusion is a genre of music that was fueled by its advancements in music technology. It was a combination of the jazz of its time along with latin, funk, and rock sounds.  Jazz fusion served as a new chapter for the jazz legacy. Because musicians then wanted to embrace amateur musicianship and be apart […]