One of jazz's greatest composers, Charles Mingus gave the genre some of its most memorable tunes.
Charlie Parker And Strings marked Bird’s first recording for Norman Granz’s Clef Records, at a session with Machito And His Orchestra.
Writer, conductor, arranger and musician Jack Feierman, who played in Count Basie's band and worked with Frank Sinatra and many others, has died at 91.
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.
It's one of the most iconic names in music and Jazz in particular. Verve Records is 60 this year and a wonderful array of music is coming your way
San Francisco's Church of John Coltrane, which has focused on his work and religious beliefs for nearly five decades, is under threat of immediate closure.
Legendary is a title that is all too easily bandied about, but Ruth Brown is a legend, and it's great to see her honoured in this way.
The soundtrack to ‘Amy’, the second highest-grossing documentary of all time, features rare and classic Amy Winehouse songs, and is now available on vinyl.
Snarky Puppy win a Grammy for their stunning instrumental album, Sylva released by impulse! that has topped the jazz charts around the world.
The UK Festival scene is gearing up for 2016 and The Love Supreme and Cornbury Festivals have announced their line-ups
Where do you think a Mississippi Delta Blues Plaque should be placed in Britain? Your chance to vote with Rockin The Blues.
The 2 February, 1957 edition of The Perry Como Show featured actors Peter Lawford, Tab Hunter, singers Polly Bergen and the Four Lads...and Fats Domino.
2016 is Verve Records 60th anniversary and we have a treasury of 60 of the finest records released by the iconic label
Hotter Than That — 90 Years of Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five, an exhibition at the Louis Armstrong House Museum, is celebrating their 90th anniversary.
Hammond B3 organ maestro Dr. Lonnie Smith is returning to Blue Note. His first album for them since 1970, Evolution, produced by Don Was, is out 29 January.
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.