On the Sunday, February 3 Jazz Unlimited, we continue our series on urban centers that have brought great musicians to jazz by having teachers and institutions that bring them into the music at an early age. The Jazz Cities series will feature musicians born in or nurtured early in their careers in Chicago. Some of the musicians include Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Frank Trumbauer, Earl Hines, Nat "King" Cole, Denny Zeitlin, Johnny Griffin, Junior Mance, Eddie Harris, Henry Threadgill, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Herbie Hancock, Anita O'Day and Andrew Hill.
Check out my photographs of some of the musicians heard on the February 3 Jazz Unlimited.
Due to music copyright restrictions, the music from this show is no longer available. Music is posted for two weeks after a show airs.
Here is a video of Lester Bowie and his Brass Ensemble in a 1986 tribute to Whitney Houston