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.
The campaign leads up to what would have been Cooke's 90th birthday on 22 January 2021.
The new film, directed by Oscar and Emmy-winning Roger Ross Williams, charts the history and legacy of New York's famous Apollo Theatre.
Touring will continue as long as there are new ears to listen to music. The desire for success, money and creative fulfilment will remain, but for many musicians, it is an essential...
Dinah Washington sang the blues, jazz, torch songs and just about every other kind of ballad with style and panache.
At the cutting-edge of modern jazz, Miles Mosley looks at the jazz tradition – his icons and influences, and where jazz may go tomorrow.
The celebrations include releases, broadcasts, exhibitions, a new book and rare David Bowie videos.
Throughout 2019, Verve and Impulse! will be making no fewer than 40 key albums from the 1950s, '60s and '70s available again on black vinyl.
Entitled 'Billie', the film is to be directed by James Erskine, and has received backing from Concord, the successor to the iconic singer's estate.
For Martin Luther King Day, the 'Songs Of Protest and Progress' playlist features an uplifting selection of poignant music from the Concord Music catalogue.
Through sampling, hip-hop has the power to bring old music to new years, helping music to evolve while paying respects to the artists that came before.
The set features music spanning Granz's unique career, with recordings by most of the distinguished musicians he recorded.
A deep playlist full of powerful protest songs including Public Enemy, Billie Holiday, Pete Seeger, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, Sam Cooke and more...
The new collection is released in time for the 100th anniversary of the iconic conductor/composer's birth on 25 August.
From The Beatles to The Rolling Stones, Queen to Sex Pistols, Billie Holiday to Bob Marley – and more – uDiscover Music looks at the best box sets of 2017.
Three jazz greats are newly commemorated with USM's 8 December 2017 release of three Verve collections by Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and Stan Getz.