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The day has arrived—Happy Birthday John Coltrane! Tonight we will be celebrating the master innovator’s birthday with the Marcus Strickland Quartet at Dizzy’s with sets at both 7:30pm and 9:30pm. To get you in the mood for the show tonight, be sure to check out some of our feature articles on John Coltrane and if you’re like us, start streaming your favorite Trane tunes all day!

Be sure to wish Kenneth Whalum III a very Happy Birthday today! The Memphis native has toured and recorded with countless artists from Jay-Z to Al Green and his longtime collaborator Maxwell. He’s won Grammys, comes from a dynasty of musicians, has had platinum-selling records, he’s been written up for his sense of style in the Washington Post, but most of all he is an incredible artist and a nice guy to boot.

Whether it’s Akoustic or Elektric, Chick Corea has consistently risen the bar in music many times over. His career boasts extended collaborations with too many historic musicians to name. Moreover compositionally, he reaches even further with many tunes considered standards by the jazz community. For all of this and more, we celebrate pianist, composer, and artist Chick Corea for leading us in innovation through many decades and changes in jazz and popular music. Happy Birthday Chick, we look forward to many more years of your influence.

Happy Birthday Michael Jackson! The King of Pop was born on August 29th, 1958. Throughout his nearly 50-year career, Jackson revolutionized the recording and performing arts industries as well as changing the world with his talents. Check out some classic performances below. RIP Michael.