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October 9th: Today In Music History

You probably already knew John Lennon got his middle name from Sir Winston Churchill, right? Born in Liverpool on this day in 1940, John Winston Lennon became at least as famous as the revered British prime minister, not to mention “more popular than Jesus.” Here’s...

October 8th: Today In Music History

He was born Park Frederick Adams III in Highland Park, Michigan, on this day in 1930, but the jazz world knew him as Pepper. Considered one of the most accomplished baritone soloists in jazz history, Pepper Adams (1930-1986) played in big bands and small ensembles,...

October 7th: Today In Music History

A birthday tip of the hi-hat to drumming legend “Papa” Jo Jones (1911-1985), born 109 years ago on this day in Chicago. The National Endowment for the Arts, which named him an NEA Jazz Master in 1985, says he is “credited with the transfer of the essential pulse of...
A Peek At Our Progress

A Peek At Our Progress

Greetings from the top floor of Jimmy’s On Congress! One of the best views in the house…well, maybe not at this very moment, but just go with us on this one and take a peek into our construction progress. The photo above shows what will be the future...

October 6th: Today In Music History

Seen here playing “One O’Clock Jump” (1959) is jazz, boogie-woogie and jump blues pianist and bandleader Sammy Price (1908 –1992), born on this day in Honey Grove, Texas. Despite appearing on countless Decca recordings under his own name and with gospel singers such...