Sadao Watanabe was born in Utsunomiya (Japan) in 1933 and listening to his music is like reading the 40-year history of jazz in Japan.Read more
Steve Gadd was born on April 9, 1945 in Rochester, New York.
Steve’s uncle was a drummer in the army and encouraged him to learn to play drums at the age of seven. He studied music at Eastman College in Rochester, played in a…
Art Blakey (1919-1990) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. In the 1950s, he formed the Jazz Messengers with Horace Silver, and was the band’s drummer for 35 years. In 1984, he won the Grammy…Read more
Lush Life is an album released by the American singer Linda Ronstadt in late 1984. The record is the second of a jazz trilogy co-produced with conductor Nelson Riddle, and it won the 1985 Grammy Award for…Read more