Elvis Aaron Presley then graduated from Humes High School in 1953 when he was 17 years old. His taste of music comes from the pop and country music of the time, the church’s gospel music, and the black R&B he then was introduced to on the historic Beale Street in the age of teenager. Elvis Aaron Presley began his singing career in 1954 with the legendary Sun Records label
In some type of way, Charles began to lose his eyesight right after the death of his little brother. By the age of seven years old, he was blind; his mother put him in a state-sponsored school called the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind in St. Augustine, Florida. That school taught him to write and arrange music with Braille, and read. Charles learned how to play piano, sax, organ, trumpet, and clarinet. He was just an all-around music mogul.
Miles Dewey Davis the third was born on May 26, 1926. He was the son of a Dental Surgeon and a Music teacher. He was thought the trumpet by his dad when he was 13. When his dad could no longer teach him he was educated by his father’s friend Elwood Buchanan. He played different than popular trumpeters at the time, developing Davis’ style.
My identity is wrapped up in my love of music because I have been surrounded by it since I was little. When I was a toddler, I would sit for long periods of time and watch videos of kids singing songs. As I grew older I participated in my church's children's choir and even held solos in my elementary school chorus. When I reached middle school I joined my school's middle school chorus in 7th grade as an alto and 8th grade as a soprano. The transition between 8th and 9th grade was important for me because I took up voice lesson in 8th grade and went to my first music camp the summer before 9th grade.
Frank Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915, in Hoboken, New Jersey. He wanted to become a singer after he watched Bing Crosby. He performed in local nightclubs. He was approached by Tommy Dorsey to join a band he accepted joined in a band. After two good years in the band, he left the band to start his solo career.
Amy has always been encompassed in music, surrounded by uncles on her mother’s side that were jazz musicians, her father, a former singer, and her grandmother was once in a relationship with Ronnie Scott, a jazz musician. By the time Winehouse was 12, she was enrolled in the esteemed Sylvia Young Theatre School, where a fellow classmate passed along a tape of her singing to his music label, which eventually led to Winehouse getting signed to Island/Universal. That same year, “Winehouse was expelled for ‘not applying herself’ and piercing her nose”(Biography.com 1). Winehouse’s professional career began when she released her first album, “Frank”, in 2003. For this, “the album was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize as well as two BRIT awards for Best Female Solo Artist and Best Urban Act.
John Birks or Dizzy Gillespie helped usher in an era of bebop in Jazz. He was born in south carolina in 1917 and was youngest of nine children. He began playing piano when he was four years old and received a music scholarship to laurinburg Institute in North carolina. He is most known for his big puffy “swollen Cheeks” . Dizzy replaced eldridge in a band called Teddy Hill.
Born in Washington D.C. in April 29, 1899, Edward Kennedy Ellington began studying piano at the young age of seven. His childhood friends gave the him the nickname of “Duke” because of his elegant and flashy sense of style. He studied the arts in high school, even earning a scholarship to the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, which he declined. He gave up the fine arts in favor of a career in music. By 1919, Duke played in a small band called the Washingtonians.
His trainer Elwood Buchanan knew that he would be something great one day, even after the first day he played the trumpet at the age of 13. He caught a surprise when Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker asked Davis to join their band because one of their bandmates who played the trumpet prior to Davis had become ill. After Davis spent a few year playing with these two guys, he graduated high school and decided he was going to move to New York to attend a Musical Art school known as Julliard School of Art. A short year later,
There was a musical performance of one of the premiere American saxophone quartets, The Amethyst Quartet, on Monday, November 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Concert Hall at San Jose State University. I was so excited because this is my first time that I attended a classical concert that only played by saxophones. There were four different types of saxophones being played, which included a soprano, an alto, a baritone and a bass saxophone. The program contained the Partita IV in D major, BWV 828, the Songs for the Coming Day, the Cerulean and the Andante et Scherzetto. The concert had three sections which were separated by short break.