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Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's centennial birthday during Jazz Appreciation Month

The First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, would have turned 100 years old this year had she not passed away June 15, 1996. Also known as the Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella, Fitzgerald was born in Virginia April 25, 1915, grew up in Yonkers, NY and rose to fame after she competed in one of the first Amateur Nights at the Apollo. 475 more words


About Using Real Book

I recently read an article on JazzAdvice.com, called Why You Shouldn’t Be A Real Book Player. Basically the article talks about the difference makes when you learn a tune by ear from a record vs. 420 more words


Music-versary: Happy 95th birthday, Doris Day!

Doris Day is many things. She’s the quintessential girl next door, an Oscar-nominated actress, a celebrated singer and a devoted animal welfare activist. She is also a legend who, as she approaches her 95th year, is still beloved by a large, loyal fan base that grew up listening to her cheery music, watching her popular rom-com movies and adoring the slice of sunshine she gave to each of them. 847 more words


HYH Podcast #19: Mads Tolling


Every now and then, an album will come across my desk that at first glance doesn’t look like it will really work. Then, after thinking about the concept for a while, I think that maybe this could work. 162 more words


Valentine's Day Quiz: Whether you love it, hate it or don’t care at all, we’ll help find the perfect soundtrack

Valentine’s Day, unlike many other holidays, is especially charged. Either you look forward to it, don’t care about it or just wish it wouldn’t be so in-your-face. 53 more words


Top Jazz Legends and Their Influence On Jazz

Jazz is one of the world’s most loved music genres. Whether enjoying one of many classic jazz standards or embracing the sounds of a local… 901 more words

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Best Jazz Standards to Help You Learn Jazz

Jazz musicians all start by playing jazz standards. Whether they get ahold of modern day jazz standards, or work with a music teacher in learning basic… 1,018 more words

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