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waltzmeblues:

A Great Day in Harlem (1958)
Map Of Musicians
1 Hilton Jefferson 2 Benny Golson 3 Art Farmer 4 Wilbur Ware 5 Art Blakey 6 Chubby Jackson  7 Johnny Griffin 8 Dickie Wells 9 Buck Clayton 10 Taft Jordan 11 Zutty Singleton 12 Red Allen  13 Tyree Glenn 14 Miff Molo 15 Sonny Greer 16 Jay C. Higginbotham 17 Jimmy Jones 18 Charles Mingus  19 Jo Jones 20 Gene Krupa21 Max Kaminsky 22 George Wettling 23 Bud Freeman 24 Pee Wee Russell  25 Ernie Wilkins 26 Buster Bailey  27 Osie Johnson 28 Gigi Gryce 29 Hank Jones 30 Eddie Locke31 Horace Silver 32 Luckey Roberts 33 Maxine Sullivan 34 Jimmy Rushing 35 Joe Thomas36 Scoville Browne  37 Stuff Smith 38 Bill Crump 39 Coleman Hawkins 40 Rudy Powell 41 Oscar Pettiford 42 Sahib Shihab  43 Marian McPartland 44 Sonny Rollins 45 Lawrence Brown 46 Mary Lou Williams 47 Emmett Berry  48 Thelonius Monk  49 Vic Dickenson   50 Milt Hinton 51 Lester Young   52 Rex Stewart  53 J.C. Heard  54 Gerry Mulligan  55 Roy Eldgridge 56 Dizzy Gillespie 57 Count Basie
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waltzmeblues:

A Great Day in Harlem (1958)

Map Of Musicians

Hilton Jefferson Benny Golson Art Farmer Wilbur Ware Art Blakey Chubby Jackson  7 Johnny Griffin Dickie Wells Buck Clayton 10 Taft Jordan 11 Zutty Singleton 12 Red Allen  13 Tyree Glenn 14 Miff Molo 15 Sonny Greer 16 Jay C. Higginbotham 17 Jimmy Jones 18 Charles Mingus  19 Jo Jones 20 Gene Krupa21 Max Kaminsky 22 George Wettling 23 Bud Freeman 24 Pee Wee Russell  25 Ernie Wilkins 26 Buster Bailey  27 Osie Johnson 28 Gigi Gryce 29 Hank Jones 30 Eddie Locke31 Horace Silver 32 Luckey Roberts 33 Maxine Sullivan 34 Jimmy Rushing 35 Joe Thomas36 Scoville Browne  37 Stuff Smith 38 Bill Crump 39 Coleman Hawkins 40 Rudy Powell 41 Oscar Pettiford 42 Sahib Shihab  43 Marian McPartland 44 Sonny Rollins 45 Lawrence Brown 46 Mary Lou Williams 47 Emmett Berry  48 Thelonius Monk  49 Vic Dickenson   50 Milt Hinton 51 Lester Young   52 Rex Stewart  53 J.C. Heard  54 Gerry Mulligan  55 Roy Eldgridge 56 Dizzy Gillespie 57 Count Basie

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bainer:

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers performing live at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, November 14 and 15 1959  (photos by Herbert Behrens)

theladybadass:

Marie Bryant singing and dancing in 1944 short jazz film, Jammin’ the Blues

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classicladiesofcolor:




 classicladiesofcolor:

classicladiesofcolor:

"I Want A Lot of Love" - Valaida Snow and The Six Swingers (1936)


Dinah Washington at the microphone, 1958.
Dinah Washington at the microphone, 1958.

(Source: artieshaw, via theodorafitzgerald)

theodorafitzgerald:

Thirty Days of Jazz: Day 3

Jeep’s Blues | Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

behardfreebop:

John Birks Gillespie.

behardfreebop:

John Birks Gillespie.

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The saxophone section of The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, one of the most successful all-women jazz big bands from the 1940s.

The saxophone section of The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, one of the most successful all-women jazz big bands from the 1940s.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month!

In 2014, the National Museum of American History will celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) with the theme Jazz Alchemy: A Love Supreme, to pay tribute to John Coltrane and the 50th anniversary of his composition “A Love Supreme.”

A specially created image of Coltrane by artist Joseph Holston graces this year’s JAM poster.

A few links to help you celebrate jazz music and its rich history: Ways To Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month // Smithsonian Jazz // Jazz Appreciation Month on Facebook // Jazz Appreciation Month on Twitter

Support & Celebrate Jazz!

classicbluenotes:

April is Jazz Appreciation Month!

"I can only hope that one day America will recognize that our indigenous music — jazz — is the heart and soul of all popular music, and that we cannot afford to let its legacy slip into obscurity." — Quincy Jones

Jazz is the art of spontaneity, a genuine testament to the human spirit. It is a music built off of syncopation, improvisation, inspiration, and bended blue notes. It is inherently American, but performed and enjoyed worldwide.

The National Museum of American History has designated April to be Jazz Appreciation Month and encourages educators and students to take an active role in keeping this music and its rich history alive.

Celebrate Jazz!