Know your jazz facts

From Duke Wellington to Al Jarrueau. HT Style gives you a sneak peek into what makes them the masters of jazz.

india Updated: Jan 28, 2006 13:46 IST
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1 Duke Ellington: The composer and pianist, who visited India twice, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969 and the Legion of Honor in 1973

2 George Benson: The American jazz guitarist, singer and composer recorded his first album at the age of 21, with Jack McDuff

3 Dave Brubeck Quartet: Brubeck's style ranges from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother’s attempts at classical training

4 Charlie Byrd: The only jazz guitarist of his time whose primary instrument was the classical guitar, which gave him his uniquely identifiable sound

5 Al Jarrueau: Alwyn Lopez Jarreau is the only vocalist in history to win a Grammy Award in three separate categories: Jazz, Pop, and R&B

First Published: Jan 28, 2006 13:46 IST