Jazz Artists Of History With Major Birthdays In January | St. Louis Public Radio

Jazz Artists Of History With Major Birthdays In January

Jan 14, 2013

The January 20 Jazz Unlimited show will present musicians who have major birthdays.  Most have passed on, while some are still going strong in their careers.  The musicians and their ages are as follows: vibists Milt Jackson (90) and Gary Burton (70), trumpeters Henry "Red" Allen (105) and "Hot Lips" Page (105) , guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli (85), reed players Haywood Henry (100) and Billy Harper (70), violinist Stephane Grappelli (105),  bassists Steve Gilmore (70) and Curtis Counce (90), and drummers Barry Altschul (70) and Osie Johnson (90).

Due to recording rights, the audio for this show has been removed. Audio is posted for two weeks after a show airs.

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Check out the images of some of the jazz musicians heard on tonight's show.

Here is a video of trumpeter/vocalist Henry "Red" Allen on the TV show "The Sound of Jazz" in 1957 with an all-star group of Coleman Hawkins on saxophone, Rex Stewart of cornet, Jo Jones on drums, Milt Hinton on bass, Pee Wee Russell on clarinet, Danny Barker on banjo and Vic Dickenson on trombone.