Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones will be honoured with the Gold Award at the 2017 Jazz FM Awards, staged by the UK jazz broadcaster, on 25 April.
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.
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.
Passion World is Kurt Elling's latest album and it came out in June 2015. It is a masterwork and any fan of jazz vocalists will love this record.