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The Black History Month Series 2015: David Roy Eldridge (January 30, 1911 – February 26, 1989) “Little Jazz.”


David Roy Eldridge (January 30, 1911 – February 26, 1989), “Little Jazz” David Roy Eldridge (January 30, 1911 – February 26, 1989), commonly known as Roy Eldridge, and nicknamed “Little Jazz”, was an American jazz trumpet player. His sophisticated use of harmony, including the use of tritone substitutions, his virtuosic […]

Black History Moment: Charles “Charlie” “Bird” Parker, Jr.


  By Jueseppi B.         Charles “Charlie” Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as “Yardbird”and “Bird”, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Miles Davis once said, “You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parker.”   Parker acquired the nickname “Yardbird” early in […]

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