Amid the great unrest of 1968, a teenage jazz fan brought pianist Thelonious Monk to Palo Alto to play a concert. This is the story of how it happened.
Photographer Art Kane took the most wonderful photograph in jazz history, featuring 57 of the best jazz musicians ever: A Great Day In Harlem.
From iconic bandleaders to unique talents, the best jazz pianists in history both shaped the music and revolutionised the role of the piano in music.
Spanning jazz, country, hip-hop and soul music, the best gospel songs of all time prove that the spirit can move you, no matter what your tastes.
The term is well-known, but many jazz newcomers often ask: what is bebop? And why is it hailed as the most important development in jazz? Here’s the story.
Including career-defining sessions that continue to make their influence felt, the best jazz albums of all time offer a wealth of stunning, must-hear music.
We look back to a time when jazz was the dominant form of popular music and could be heard emanating from radio stations and concert halls around the world.
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.
Reckon jazz is just for connoisseurs and is merely a niche genre these days? Then think again, for if it wasn’t for jazz, we wouldn’t have the blues or the myriad of...
The series will celebrate the bespoke imagery of the label's classic era with framed canvas prints in archival quality,
Founded in 1939 by Alfred Lion, Blue Note is loved, respected and revered as one of the most important record labels in the history of music.
Watch the trailer for the forthcoming Blue Note Records documentary Beyond The Notes, directed by Sophie Huber which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival
Ndugu Chancler, prollific sessioneer and the drummer on Michael Jackson's massive global hit Billie Jean has died at the age of 65
Norman Granz and the Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts made Jazz, Black AND White and changed the face of modern music
According to the BBC and a vote they conducted, this these are the Greatest Jazz Artists…
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.