Remembering Max Roach on his birthday! January 10th, 1924 – August 16th, 2007 ~ Charles Mingus and Max Roach at the Newport Jazz Festival, 1962. Photo by Joe Alper.
We are honored to have had the participation of schools from all over the country in our 9th Annual Mingus Competition. See below for the list of finalists. 2017 High School Competition FINALISTS
Our latest bone contender next to Earl McIntyre in the Mingus Big Band at Jazz Standard.
Charles Mingus is featured on WEAA’s Jazz Master of the Month!
Charles Mingus was a virtuoso bassist, and an accomplished pianist bandleader, and composer. Mingus favored complex rhythms, mixed harmonies and a combination of structured and free improvisation in his music, drawing heavily from black gospel music and the blues…