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Jazz Music: John Coltrane

During the twentieth century, Jazz was widely regarded as the pinnacle of African American music, distinguished by its professionalism and artistry, the originality and improvisation,

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Jazz: From Ragtime to Riches

“America’s Classical Music” or “African-American Classical Music” is what this genre has been dubbed.  Jazz is widely regarded at the pinnacle of African-American music in

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CANNONBALL! … Adderley

Where Did Cannonball Adderley Come From: Origin and Influences Cannonball was born in Tampa, Florida. His given name was Julian Edwin Adderley. He was inspired

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Sonny Rollins

Background Sonny Rollins was born “Theodore Walter Rollins” on September 7, 1930 in New York City. As a child, he started as a pianist, but

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George Benson

George Benson © Charlyn Zlotnik, Date Unknown Official WebsiteGeorge Benson- Give Me The Night George Benson at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill About George

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