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Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion.

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This is the photograph that got me into photography. John Claridge sent me a signed copy a few years ago and has pride of place in my livingroom.

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~The Great Louis Armstrong~ I hear babies cry, I watch them grow, They'll learn much more, Than I'll ever know. And I think to myself, What a wonderful world. Yes, I think to myself, What a wonderful world. Oh yeah.

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Musicians Resources: Basic Jazz Guitar Chord Chart

Thelonious Monk (1963 NY, NY). As of 2010, One of Five Jazz Musicians featured on Cover of Time Magazine, after Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, & Duke Ellington, & before Wynton Marsalis. https://www.morrisonhotelgallery.com/photographer/default.aspx?photographerID=10=1631

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Louis Armstrong was born into a very poor family in New Orleans, Louisiana, the grandson of slaves. The greatest American jazz musician. "What a Wonderful World"!

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Wynton Learson Marsalis is a trumpeter, composer, bandleader, music educator, and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Marsalis has promoted the appreciation of Classical and Jazz music often to young audiences. Awarded the first Pulitzer Prize for Music for a jazz recording.

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