From its origins in the Roaring 20s, to a heyday in the 30s and beyond, big band jazz has produced some of the best jazz bandleaders of all time.
There has been no shortage of songs about the Moon, from romantic ballads to conspiracy theory-fuelled considerations and zeitgeist-capturing hits.
Peggy Lee’s legacy continues to influence new generations of singers. “We can all learn from her,” says Lee scholar Dr. Tish Oney.
The ballad comes off the legendary singer’s forthcoming album, ‘Blackbirds.’
This richly romantic number is one of those timeless love songs that's been covered by a vast array of great vocalists.
The timely cover comes off the legendary singer’s forthcoming album, ‘Blackbirds’.
The set was completed a month before Heath's death on 19 January and crowns his remarkable 76-year career.
No release date has yet been set, but Day will play Holiday, while Natasha Lyonne will portray Tallulah Bankhead.
The vocal stylist took the decision to release the track ahead of schedule because of its all-too-topical poignancy in the issue of American racism.
Many jazz musicians died when they were in their prime or even younger, particularly during the music’s heyday, but their music lives on forever.
As the Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ proved, the best music biopics can have a cultural impact that goes far beyond devoted fans. Here are 30 must-sees.
Birthing some of the world’s greatest music, the history of New York’s Apollo Theater parallels “the evolution of black American identity”.
Photographing the great jazz musicians both in public and private, William Gottlieb always managed to capture them with a truth others failed to achieve.
Today, legends are ten a penny. When Billie Holiday was given the accolade it meant something: she was one of, if not the, best jazz singers of all time.
The master Indian musician did more to introduce the music and culture of his home land than almost any other.
Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga has sung from The Great American Songbook – classic songs so familiar they are woven into our cultural fabric.