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Archive for June 2015

Jazz : A Historical Outline

Did jazz come before blues?  Or blues before jazz?  Or is jazz a part of the blues or is blues a part of jazz? So what is jazz?  Someone asked Louis Armstrong and his reply, “Man, man, if you gotta ask, you’ll never know.” Roots of Jazz […]

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Stars Of Today: Esperanza Spalding

Stars of Today: Esperanza Spalding I’d like to introduce you to Esperanza Spalding, a very gifted bassist, vocalist, and composer. Born in 1984, she’s accomplished quite a bit despite her relatively young age. Esperanza grew up in Portland, Oregon. When she was the age of four, she […]

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