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Happy Birthday Hugh Masekela

Apr 04 2013

Birthday wishes to South African trumpet legend Hugh Masekela who celebrates today (April 4).  Born in Whitbank, South Africa Hugh took up playing the trumpet at the age of 14 after seeing the film Young Man With A Horn starring Kirk Douglas.  He studied at London's Guildhall School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.  Best known for his Grammy nominated international hit "Grazing In The Grass," Masekela has toured with artists like Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.  He is scheduled to perform at the Playboy Jazz Festival in Los Angeles on June 15 along with Angelique Kidjo, joining an all-star lineup that includes Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Lee Ritenour, Jeffrey Osborne, Bob James and David Sanborn, Sheila E. and Grace Kelly, among many others.

Last changed: Apr 04 2013 at 7:40 AM

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