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Mary Lou Williams

Early Beginnings of Born on May 8th, 1910 in Atlanta, Georgia, Mary Lou Williams was considered to be a young musical prodigy. She was trained

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The Life of Alice Coltrane

Biography Ms. Alice McLeod was born on August 27, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan. Ms. McLeod was born into a musically inclined family in which her

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Art Blakey’s Jazz Message

Art Blakey’s Jazz Message It is impossible to talk about influential jazz musicians without talking about Art Blakey. Blakey was one of the most important

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The Queen of Jazz

The Queen of Jazz By: Whitney Holmes “Music is the universal language… it brings people closer together.”– Ella Fitzgerald Background Information on Jazz Music Ella

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Sun Ra: Space Jazz

Born Herman Poole Blount, Sun Ra was a big jazz composer in the Chicago jazz scene in the 1940s. His adopted name, Le Sony’r Ra,

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