2012 Centennial Tributes

As is my custom, I like to pay tribute to the great practitioners of Classic Jazz and Swing on the centennial of their birth, and for this year we have the trombonists Trummy Young and Tyree Glenn, saxophonist Don Byas, bandleader Stan Kenton, and - probably the most notable performer - pianist Teddy Wilson, born on November 24, 1912. Also for good measure we have the 110th anniversary of the great guitarist Eddie Lang. We will be celebrating their contributions and perhaps playing some of their music throughout the coming year. A big thanks to all of these fine musicians for their contributions to American Music.

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