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Notable Jazz Musician Birthdays

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David & Kevin

Other Jazz Musicians
born on July 30th


Notable July
Jazz Musician Birthdays

David William Sanborn (born July 30, 1945) is an American alto saxophonist. Though Sanborn has worked in many genres, his solo recordings typically blend jazz with instrumental pop and R&B. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but has been playing the saxophone since before he was in high school.

One of the most commercially successful American saxophonists to earn prominence since the 1980s, Sanborn is described by critic Scott Yannow as "the most influential saxophonist on pop, R&B, and crossover players of the past 20 years." He is often identified with radio-friendly smooth jazz, but he has expressed a disinclination for the genre and his association with it.

Kevin Bryant Mahogany (July 30, 1958 – December 17, 2017) was an American jazz vocalist who became prominent in the 1990s. He was known for his scat singing, and his singing style has been compared with jazz singers Billy Eckstine, Joe Williams and Johnny Hartman.

His first CD as a solo artist was Double Rainbow which was released in 1993. This was followed in 1996 by the self-titled album Kevin Mahogany, which gained positive attention in the media, prompting Newsweek to call Mahogany "the standout jazz vocalist of his generation."

Kevin Mahogany listed his vocal influences as Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Al Jarreau and Eddie Jefferson. As a jazz educator, Mahogany taught at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and the University of Miami.

Source: Wikipedia

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Cleveland's Smooth Jazz Station
Changes Format To Mod AC

“We love smooth jazz, but unfortunately the music has become a Pandora/Spotify format,” Rubber City Radio owner Thom Mandel
said in a release. “We found that we were pushing a boulder uphill,
and serving fewer and fewer listeners. The station sounded fabulous, but without enough listeners, we could no longer support it.”

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