Ornette Coleman

Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman (March 9, 1930– June 11, 2015) was an American jazz saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, and composer. He was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s, a term he invented with the name of his 1961 album. His “Broadway Blues” has become a standard and has been cited as a key work in the free jazz movement. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1994. His album Sound Grammar received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for music.

 

Ashley Dickson

Ashley Dickson

Yolanda Adams

Years Active: 1974-present Yolanda Yvette Adams was born on August 27, 1961, and is a gospel singer, actress, record producer, and former radio host. She

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More Than A Song

Music has played an essential role in African American culture. The music we hear from R&B, rap, soul, and gospel artists is a beautiful concoction

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H.E.R.

  Years Active: 1997- Active Gabi Wilson, better known by her stage name H.E.R.  ( an acronym for “Having Everything Revealed), was born on June

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Hard Bop

By: Ashley Dickson & Jade Johnson [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T0cPCTVYbg[/embedyt] Hard Bop is a subgenre of jazz that is an extension of bebop music. The term began

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Carl Cox

Born: July 29, 1962 Years Active: 1980s-current Genres: House, techno, tech house, minimal techno Carl Cox is a British DJ, and house and techno producer. In the 1980s, Cox was a breakbeat

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