Today In Jazz

Happy Birthday Urbie Green!

August 8

Just a couple of months, Local 802 of the American Federations of Musicians hosted a celebration honoring trombonist Urbie Green, who turns 89 today.

For a generation of trombonists, Green’s immaculate playing was the definition of professionalism and jazz. Known as the king of the studios, Green started playing jazz with the big bands of Gene Krupa and Woody Herman and appeared on many great jazz sessions in the 50’s.