To the list of Christian jazz musicians we should probably add Chuck Mangione and his band. When last I heard him in concert a couple years ago, they did a couple of quite openly religious songs (with vocals). I don't know if the plaintive song "Children of Sanchez" has been recorded or if so where, but it's worth getting. Steve Timm.
Whiteman used the title the King of Jazz as a promotional name. One of biggest contributions to Jazz was the financial support that he gave to some of the big name Jazz musicians of the day offering them positions in his band.
Apr 19, · Christian Sands: Reach by Dan Bilawsky, published on April 19, Find thousands reviews at All About Jazz! Pianist Christian Sands doesn't fall into that trap. His reach—both up and out—is long and wide, exemplified on this aptly named date. Marcus Strickland first spurs the band on with his tenor saxophone on the driven.
Louis Bellson (born Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni on July 6, – February 14, ), known by the stage name Louie Bellson (his own preferred spelling, although he is often seen in sources as Louis Bellson), was an American jazz drummer. He was a composer, arranger, bandleader, and jazz educator, and is credited with pioneering the use of two bass drums.
-In , he joined Cab Calloway's Band, but got fired because his musical style was different then the other trumpeters. -In , he joined Earl "Fatha" Hines' Orchestra and meet Charlie Parker.-In the mids, Gillespie formed a big band which played primarily bebop. It was the first Big Band to .