Charlie Byrd was sent on a diplomatic tour of South America, but what he imported back to America was more important: ‘Jazz Samba’.
Dizzy Gillespie was crazy, unpredictable, brash, extrovert, stylish – he was also a trumpet virtuoso, a jazz icon and an inspiration to many younger trumpeters.
Bud Powell influenced almost jazz pianist who followed, but his name is not remembered as much as it should be. Here’s what you need to know.
From custom guitars to truly bizarre contraptions, these homemade musical instruments have unique DIY sounds that you’ll never hear anywhere else.
Charlie Parker was one of the most important figures in the development of jazz and in particular Bop.
The new list of albums completes this celebration of essential jazz LPs from the catalogues of two great jazz labels.
Photographer Art Kane took the most wonderful photograph in jazz history, featuring 57 of the best jazz musicians ever: A Great Day In Harlem.
This richly romantic number is one of those timeless love songs that's been covered by a vast array of great vocalists.
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.
This one-night revival will feature selections from the archive and live music from the house band, with guests paying tribute to those who performed in the original series.
'Electric Miles' is a “wide-ranging exploration of Davis’ bold vision with jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop and electronic fusions.”
The track stayed at the R&B chart summit for a mighty nine weeks, to become the longest-running soul No. 1 Stevie has ever had.
From the first talkie to modern films such as ‘Whiplash’, jazz and the movies have had a fruitful relationship. Here are 25 of the best jazz soundtracks.
Recorded on 28 January 1946, Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume II captured the historic concert featuring Charlie Parker, Lester Young and other jazz titans.
Blondie's Debbie Harry and the E-Street Band's Steven Van Zandt are among the 20 new inductees named for the New Jersey Hall Of Fame