Category: Stories

Born Today – Kai Winding

Kai Winding Born: 1922 Trombonist Kai Christen Winding (pronounced ki-win-ding) was one of the founding fathers of be-bop music and truly one of the finest-ever jazz trombonists. As a sideman … Read More

Born Today – Jackie McLean

Jackie McLean Born: 1932 John Lenwood (Jackie) McLean was an alto saxophonist, composer, bandleader and educator, born in New York City. His father, John Sr., who died in 1939, played … Read More

Born Today – Woody Herman

Woody Herman Born: 1913 After early experience in Chicago with the bands led by Tom Gerun and Harry Sosnik, Woody Herman toured with Gus Arnheim. In 1934, he joined Isham … Read More

Born Today – Oscar Castro-Neves

Oscar Castro-Neves Born: 1940 Few musicians in the world today can boast a career that reflects a lifetime of accomplishments as diverse, rich and acclaimed as those Oscar Castro-Neves has … Read More