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Visit us at 170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach to see the full-sized, full-color images of the Cartwright Collection. Museum hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11am – 1pm. Betty Carter Tracy Chapman Elvin Jones Joanne Brackeen John Coltrane Nancy Wilson Sammy Davis Jr. Art Blakey

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Visit us at 170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach to see the full-sized, full-color images of the Cartwright Collection. Museum hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11am – 1pm. Dinah Washington Celia Cruz Carmen McRea Billie Holiday Bessie Smith Alice Coltrane MORE

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Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits “Fast Car” and “Give Me One Reason“, along with other singles “Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution“, “Baby Can I Hold You“, “Crossroads“, “New Beginning“, and “Telling Stories“. She is a multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award–winning artist. Chapman was signed to Elektra Records by Bob Krasnow in 1987. The following year […]

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Elvin Jones

Elvin Jones Elvin Ray Jones was an American jazz drummer of the post-bop era. He showed an interest in drums at a young age, watching the circus bands march by his family’s home in Pontiac, Michigan. He served in the United States Army from 1946 to 1949 and subsequently played in a Detroit house band led by Billy Mitchell. He moved to New […]

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Joanne Brackeen

Joanne Brackeen Joanne Brackeen (born Joanne Grogan; July 26, 1938) is an American jazz pianist and music educator. She  was born in Ventura, California and attended the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music. She was a fan of pop pianist Frankie Carle before she became enamored with the music of Charlie Parker. In the 1950s she performed with Dexter Gordon, Teddy Edwards, and Charles Brackeen. She and Brackeen […]

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John Coltrane

John Coltrane John William Coltrane was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes and was at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions and appeared on many albums by other musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk. Over the course of his career, […]

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Nancy Wilson

Nancy Wilson Nancy Sue Wilson was an American singer whose career spanned over five decades, from the mid-1950s until her retirement in the early 2010s. She was especially notable for her single “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am” and her version of the standard “Guess Who I Saw Today“. Wilson recorded more than 70 albums […]

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Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr. Sammy Davis, Jr. was one of America’s greatest entertainers of the twentieth century. He could do it all: dancing, singing, acting, impressions. What’s more, he did this at a time when it was difficult to be an African-American in the United States—during a period where even the entertainment industry provided as many obstacles […]

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Art Blakey

Art Blakey Arthur Blakey was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Blakey made a name for himself in the 1940s in the big bands of Fletcher Henderson and Billy Eckstine. He then worked with bebop musicians Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie. In the mid-1950s, Horace Silver and Blakey formed the Jazz Messengers, a group that the drummer was associated with for the next 35 years. […]

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Alice Coltrane

Alice Coltrane Alice Coltrane, also known by her adopted Sanskrit name Turiyasangitananda or Turiya Alice Coltrane, was an American jazz musician and composer, and in her later years a swamini. One of the few harpists in the history of jazz, she recorded many albums as a bandleader, beginning in the late 1960s and early 1970s for Impulse! and other major record labels.  She was married to jazz […]

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