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.
Capturing the joyful essence of what it feels like to love and be loved, the best jazz songs are timeless expressions of the deepest emotions.
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.
The film premieres February 26 on Hulu, with Andra Day starring as the legendary jazz vocalist.
A musically-diverse collection of 29 singles and albums made the cut.
As talent scout, producer, musicologist, broadcaster, journalist and mentor, Hammond helped the world to discover some of the greatest musicians of all time.
‘Strange Fruit,’ covered countless times, has become an influential rallying cry passed down through generations.
‘Lofi Holiday Mixtape’ pairs DJs like BLOND:ISH and eevee with classic recordings by The Temptations, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald.
In 1985, a new compilation put the great singer's name on the UK LP chart for the first time.
With some of its icons still making hits, and a new breed of R&B star rising through the ranks, Motown continued to dominate the charts in the 80s and 90s.
A song doesn’t have to have a message in order to change society. Race relations, gender equality and identity politics have all been shaped by music.
Directed by James Erskine, 'Billie' is based around 200 hours of never-before-heard interviews
The singer's influential approach has birthed a whole generation of artists that have followed her unique vocal style.
The album is the aural companion to the upcoming Billie Holiday documentary directed by James Erskine.
‘Billie,’ out November 13, centers around previously-unheard interview footage with friends, family, and legendary jazz figures.