This Day In History
This Day In History
Saturday, December 15, 2018

«jazz»

Gerry Mulligan

Gerry Mulligan
(April 6, 1927 - January 20, 1996)
Gerald Joseph "Gerry" Mulligan was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Though Mulligan is primarily known as one of the leading baritone saxophonists in jazz history – playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz – he was also a notable arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others.
American musician, musician, jazz, saxophonist

Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller
(February 29, 1904 - December 15, 1944)
Alton Glenn Miller was an American jazz musician (trombone), arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was one of the best-selling recording artists from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known "Big Bands". Miller's notable recordings include "In the Mood", "Moonlight Serenade", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "A String of Pearls", "At Last", "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo", "American Patrol", "Tuxedo Junction", and "Little Brown Jug".
American musician, musician, jazz musician, jazz

Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker
(August 29, 1920 - March 12, 1955)
Charles Parker, Jr., also known as Bird or Yardbird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
American musician, musician, jazz musician, jazz, saxophonist

Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman
(May 30, 1909 - June 13, 1986)
Benjamin David “Benny” Goodman was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader; widely known as the "King of Swing".
American musician, musician, jazz musician, jazz, swing

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald
(April 25, 1917 - June 15, 1996)
Ella Jane Fitzgerald, also known as the "First Lady of Song," "Queen of Jazz," and "Lady Ella," was an American jazz and song vocalist. With a vocal range spanning three octaves (D♭3 to D♭6), she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
American singer, singer, jazz singer, jazz
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