Bill Clinton, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Jon Batiste, and Jeff Goldblum are among those paying tribute to Bird's legacy.
Released in 1982 New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84) was Simple Minds 5th album in 3 years and it was a commercial and critical breakthrough they were seeking
The world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival reaches a notable landmark this year, marking the 50th event since it was founded by Claude Nobs in 1967.
President Barack Obama will host a stellar array of jazz and soul artists at the White House, as part of International Jazz Day on 29 April.
A memorial concert in California on 23 January for US rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose will feature players from Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, Whitesnake et al.
Herbie Hancock has been announced as the headline act for the next Cunard Blue Note 'jazz at sea' crossing on board the Queen Mary 2 in August next year.
A November 15 gala will provide a new salute to the great Quincy Jones, with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz's Herbie Hancock Humanitarian Award.
This 1966 Wes Montgomery album was No.1on the Jazz chart and also features Herbie Hancock
Just supposing jazz could write its life in 100 tracks what do you think it would chose?
There was another guest spot for Stevie Wonder on August 17, as the Motown legend played on stage with jazz-rock pioneer Chick Corea.
The first Festival for Peace was held at New York's Shea Stadium in August 1970 and starred the biggest names including Creedence Clearwater Revival
The ultimate playlist for anyone wanting to put some great jazz into their lives…what's not to love?
Throughout its rich and varied history, the groundbreaking Verve Records has brought “The Jazz Of America” into millions of homes around the world.
To win a coveted BRIT or Grammy award, is a career highlight for many artists, symbolising the glamour, drama & celebration of what music has to offer.