Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.

I want to help

James Jabbo Ware

James Jabbo Ware began his professional career as a versatile saxophonist/composer/ arranger in 1962 with the Black Artist Group of St. Louis (whose members included Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill and Hamiett Bluiett). He went on to serve in a wide range of ensembles led by legendary figures including Dollar Brand, Albert King, Sam Rivers, Charles Mingus and Archie Shepp, with the latter including him on two of his most respected Impulse! recordings, Attica Blues and Cry of My People. Encouraged by Bluiett, Ware moved to New York in 1970 where he studied improvisation and composition with George Coleman and joined Rivers' big band, the Collective Black Artists (CBA) Band, and Frank Foster and the Loud Minority among other groups.

Read more


Vignettes in the Spirit of Ellington
Vignettes in the...
Y'All of New York, Inc.


Support our sponsor

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY IT  

Premium Profiles

Carol Albert Carol Albert
Pat Metheny Pat Metheny
Ken Field Ken Field
sax, alto
Greg Poppleton Greg Poppleton
Chris Abelen Chris Abelen
Stu Harrison Stu Harrison
Rob Reddy Rob Reddy
William Mentz William Mentz
Jon Dreyer Jon Dreyer
bass, acoustic
Ferit Odman Ferit Odman
Norman David Norman David
Nicolas Bearde Nicolas Bearde

New Service For Musicians!

Boost your visibility at All About Jazz and drive traffic to your website with Premium Musician Profile.