Tag: Wayne Shorter

JAZZIZ Not What You Think: Carlos Santana

The guitarist, 71, first rose to fame nearly five decades ago as the leader of the rock group Santana, through which he pioneered a brand of driving psychedelic rock that fused sounds from American rock ‘n’ roll, funk, jazz, blues and the traditional music of South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

Steely Dan (with Steve Gadd) – “Aja”

Drummer Steve Gadd, renowned for his work as a session musician for some of the biggest names in jazz and pop, was born on this day (April 9) in Irondequoit, New York, in 1945.

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Listen to the 2019 Jazz Grammy Winners

Trumpeter-bandleader John Daversa, vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant, drummer Steve Gadd and saxophone icon Wayne Shorter were among the big winners in the jazz categories of the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

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