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Music
6:17 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

Roots and Beginnings with Wayne Shorter

Wayne Shorter was born in  Newark, New Jersey on August 25, 1933.  Shorter tells his jazz story:

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Music
3:26 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

August CD of the Month: Jazz meets the Classics

Paquito D’Rivera was a child prodigy on sax and clarinet, by the time he was a teen, he had already traveled to New York and Santo Domingo to perform as a featured soloist with an orchestra.  In his native Cuba he had played with the  National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba and became the youngest endorser of Selmer instruments. While visiting New York he promised himself that one day he would relocate to N.Y.

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Music
11:24 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Idris Muhammad-A Funky Drummer-RIP@74

New Orleans native,  legendary drummer/bandleader Idris Muhammad passes away at 74 years of age.

Idris Muhammad, whose drumming crossed over several musical styles including funk, jazz, and rhythm and blues, died Tuesday , July 29. He was 74. Click here to read full obituary.

jazz89KUVO and KVJZ will be honoring the memory of the late Mr. Muhammad by playing music featuring his drumming throughout the day for the next week or so.

Music
5:15 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Pianist-Composer-Bandleader Horace Silver Has Passed at Age 85

Credit Photo Mosaic Records

NPR has reported and family sources confirm the death of modern Jazz pianist and composer Horace Silver.  He was 85.  Following considerable sideman experiences in his home state of Connecticut and New York City with Stan Getz, Milt Jackson and Miles Davis, Silver became a co-leader, along with drummer Art Blakey, of the Jazz Messengers.

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