lena_horne

Happy Birthday, Lena Horne

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCG3kJtQBKo The great Lena Horne would have turned 98 years old today. Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a section of Brooklyn, NY, on June 30th...
kenny_g

Happy 59th Birthday, Kenny G

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHONFub5MPM The popular saxophonist Kenny G -- Kenneth Bruce Gorelick (bet you didn't know that) -- was born on this day in 1956. Here is more about the talented G. Above...
peggy_lee

Happy Birthday, Peggy Lee

https://youtu.be/MHzAcPTg3fU This Day in Music notes that today would have been Peggy Lee's 95th birthday. Wikipedia says that Lee -- Norma Deloris Egstrom – was a singer, songwriter, composer and...
memorial_day

Happy Memorial Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjHXGPku90k Happy Memorial Day. The gentleman who posts these videos, Don McCuaig, seems to pick memorial day to honor, though the videos are shot before. Trains are...
sidney_bechet

Happy 118th Birthday, Sidney Bechet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kC4JZbrQxw All About Jazz reports that the very important clarinet and saxophone player Sidney Bechet was born on May 14, 1897. He died -- also on May 14 -- in...
art_pepper

The Great, Troubled Art Pepper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y74cm_nLIv4 It seems as if alto saxophonist Art Pepper had two careers: As an influential musician and as a heroin addict who was jailed on several occasions. In his...
Herbie Mann

Jazz Flute King Herbie Mann

https://youtu.be/KjMDESjuYEE Herbert Jay Solomon – Herbie Mann – is perhaps the best known and greatest jazz flutist. Mann's Wikipedia profile says that Mann – who lived from 1930 to 2003 – was...