It will come as no surprise that we’re celebrating International Jazz Day today.
What’s more you can tune in to the all-star concert in St. Petersburg via the webcast on JazzDay.com and Facebook on Monday at 21:00 BST.
Today is one of those days when we advise you to encourage a child born this day to take up music. Why? Well, if you look at the composers, singer-songwriters, and musicians with whom they share their birthday it’s easy to believe there’s something in the stars…
1812 – Friedrich von Flotow, German composer
1861 – William Arms Fisher, American composer and music historian
1880 – Mihkel Lüdig, Estonian organist, composer, and conductor
1891 – Sergei Prokofiev, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor
1894 – Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor
1917 – Roman Matsov, Estonian violinist, pianist, and conductor
1931 – Igor Oistrakh, Ukrainian violinist and educator
1944 – Herb Pedersen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947 – Pete Ham, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947 – Ann Peebles, American soul singer-songwriter
1948 – Kate Pierson, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1951 – Ace Frehley, American guitarist and songwriter
1956 – Bryan Harvey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1959 – Sheena Easton, Scottish-American singer-songwriter, actress, and producer
1959 – Marco Pirroni, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1967 – Tommy Smith, Scottish saxophonist, composer, and educator
1973 – Sharlee D’Angelo, Swedish bass player and songwriter
1976 – Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer-songwriter and cellist
1984 – Patrick Stump, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
Do you lose minutes searching for that one piece of music, a pick, your bow, or anything else for that matter? Those few minutes each time can add up to hours, and even days, over time; and time is the one thing you can’t get back.
If this sounds like you then today is the day to kick start the change in your life. Get Organised Day is the excuse you’ve been looking for to clear out that cupboard, file your music, collect all your picks together from pockets, trays, and bags, and generally get yourself organised.