Beale Street Tonight 

Grammy-nominated jazz saxophone legend Dr. Herman Green, who turns 78 this month, has performed on Beale Street since he was 15. While still in high school, he recorded with Rufus Thomas and later was part of B.B. King's original band. He also led his own jazz band, the Green Machine, and is a founder of FreeWorld, a Memphis jam band that plays Sunday nights at Blues City Café. "I come from a long line of musicians. Music was embedded in me and has affected my whole life," says Green, whose name is etched in history with a brass note on Beale Street's Walk of Fame.

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