Today In Jazz

Happy Birthday Wayne Escoffery!

February 23

Wayne Escoffery turns 41 today!

Whether it’s with Tom Harrell, the Mingus Big Band or his won bands, Escoffery has established himself as a fresh and inspired improviser who is in demand at festivals and clubs around the world.

Here is a sample from a recent album that is comprised exclusively of Wayne’s original music:

Let’s hear from the man himself:

Happiest birthday greetings to Wayne Escoffery!