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.
Kay Starr, who scored such huge 1950s hits as 'Wheel Of Fortune' and 'Rock And Roll Waltz' in a seven-decade career, died on 3 November, 2016, aged 94.
On 15 July, the remarkable albums that Nina Simone recorded for Philips between 1964 and ’67 will be reissued in the 7LP ‘The Philips Years’ box set.
Dinah Washington was 39 years old when she died, yet The Divine Miss D. had a more colourful life and successful career in the 1940s & 50s than most anyone
Cassandra Wilson's 2015 album tribute to Billie Holiday, Coming Forth By Day, will come to life over four nights at SF Jazz in San Francisco this week.
An ambassador for “the realness of jazz and soul”, Kandace Springs is set to release her debut album, ‘Soul Eyes’ through Blue Note later in the year.
Trumpeter John Chilton, a longtime favourite on the British jazz scene as the leader of his band the Feetwarmers, died on Thursday (25 February) at 83.
Broadway star Audra McDonald is to bring her Tony Award-winning performance as jazz icon Billie Holiday, in Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill, to London.
According to the BBC and a vote they conducted, this these are the Greatest Jazz Artists…
Named as “The Best Jazz Festival on The Planet” with over 2,000 artists, over 50 venues and over 300 gigs, it's also one of the biggest.
Billie Holiday's albums from her distinguished career are reissued digitally, many for the first time. Lady Day goes digital!
On the centennial of Billie Holiday's birth, modern vocal hero of soulful jazz interpretation José James is uniquely qualified to speak about his heroine.
“We don’t have a singer,” said the manager at the Rustic cabin. “We have an MC that sings a little bit.” .....a 24 year-old Frank Sinatra!
Billie Holiday’s centenary, on 7 April, was the impetus for Universal Japan’s jazz team to conceive an album with an exciting jazz talent – José James.
The premise of the film was simple – how jazz was born in New Orleans in the early days of the 20th century and then conquered America.
'Lady Sings The Blues' is Billie Holiday's 1956 album that was released to coincide with her autobiography of the same name.