1967: Darren Barrett was born. He is a Boston-based jazz musician who won the 1997 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, and teaches at Berklee College of Music. He turns 46 today. (Photo: YouTube)
Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.