As talent scout, producer, musicologist, broadcaster, journalist and mentor, Hammond helped the world to discover some of the greatest musicians of all time.
George Benson, Robert Cray and Dame Cleo Laine were among the roll call of stars receiving honours at the 2018 Jazz FM Awards in London.
From gravelly-voiced icons such as Louis Armstrong, to super-smooth singers the likes of Frank Sinatra, these are the 25 best male jazz singers of all time.
Smooth jazz is often unfairly maligned, but there’s a lot to love in its accessible, mellow soundscapes and flowing melodies.
Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention of the genre’s horn players, so give it up for the 50 best jazz guitarists ever.
Before Nat 'King' Cole became one of the world's leading solo vocalists, 'Straighten Up And Fly Right' was an indelible hit for his King Cole Trio.
'With You I'm Born Again,' which made the UK chart on 15 December, 1979, paired the talents of keyboard great Billy Preston and Motown notable Syreeta.
Leon Russell's 60-year career included writing some of rock's great songs and working with countless other legendary names. He died on 13 November 2016.
Keith Wilder, co-vocalist with 1970s funk pioneers Heatwave died on 29 October 2017, aged 65, the cause of death has not yet been confirmed
The second instalment in the Jazz Loves Disney Series, Jazz Loves Disney 2: A Kind Of Magic is set to be released in November 2017
From loud, robust voices to delicate and refined ones, vocal gymnasts and smooth balladeers, the 50 best jazz singers ever is a varied and stunning list.
Multi Grammy Award-winning composer, performer and producer Quincy Jones has announced the new jazz-inspired 'Qwest TV' video-on-demand platform
Jazz-soul luminary George Benson has been talking about his erstwhile collaborator Al Jarreau, and their Grammy-winning Givin' It Up album of 2006.
uDiscover's tribute playlist to the lifetime in recording of Quincy Jones, born in Chicago on 14 March 1933 as Quincy Delight Jones Jr.
Born in Milwaukee in 1940, the vocal stylist passed away on 12 February, 2017, having given his life to jazz. Al Jarreau RIP