The great jazz singer swings with her trio, then gets lush with a string section on "Don't Weep for the Lady" and "Cocktails for Two."
The late, great pianist, who was born on this day in 1930, plays Monk's "Friday the 13th" and Dizzy Gillespie's "Groovin' High" in 1978.
Hear Michael and Randy Brecker lead their funk-fusion outfit on "Some Skunk Funk," "Sponge" and others in 1976 and "Song for Barry" in 1993.
The Swing era trumpet star, born on this day in 1916, plays his theme song "Ciribiriban" and "I Had the Craziest Dream" at Newport '74.
The Hammond organist, born on this day in 1934, leads a two-tenor outfit featuring saxophonists George Coleman and Harold Vick.
The great drummer, who was swinging with his Fountain of Youth Band last week at the Blue Note, turns 92 today. Hear him at Newport '63.
The trumpeter-composer, who turns 55 today, premieres "Fred Brown" and other tunes from his Blue Note album Bounce in this 2003 video.
The alto sax great died on this day in 1955. Hear his signature tunes played by Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis.
Puerto Rican salsa flutist David Valentin died on Wednesday at age 64. See him featured with Tito Puente and Carlos Santana in this '81 video.
The great drummer showcases young Branford and Wynton in this '81 Jazz Messengers set from Seventh Avenue South in New York.
The drummer and musical saw specialist was born on this day in 1938. Hear him play with Charles Mingus and Horace Silver in this playlist.
The powerhouse tenor sax player turns 82 today. Hear him lead a septet on "Body And Soul," "Sunny" and "On Green Dolphin Street."
The late trumpeter and NYC session man died on this day in 2015. Hear him with Blood, Sweat & Tears and the Count Basie Orchestra.
The guitar great will be honored this Friday at the Alternative Guitar Summit in NYC. Hear him play tunes from Bright Size Life in 1977.
The legendary guitarist, born on this day in 1925, showcases his signature octaves work on The Champs' 1958 mambo hit, "Tequila."
The trumpeter-composer, who turns 75 today, plays "Nommo" and "It's Time" with the Max Roach Quintet at the '67 Newport Jazz Festival.
The four-string guitarist and Charlie Christian disciple died on this day in 1989. Hear him play "I'll Remember April" and "Lil' Darlin'."
Hear the New Orleans clarinetist, born on this day in 1906, with the Louis Armstrong All-Stars and the Eddie Condon-Ben Webster Tribute Band.
On this day in 1931, Cab Calloway recorded the classic audience sing-along number, "Minnie the Moocher." Hear three versions of that song.
Robust-toned tenor sax-man Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, born on this day in 1922, joins organist Milt Buckner and drummer Panama Francis.
The soulful guitarist, who turns 69 today, plays his patented bent-string lick on The Crusaders' hit "Put It Where You Want It" in 1974.
The alto sax burner leads his quintet on "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" and "Country Preacher" in this concert just one month before he died in '75.
The acoustic guitar genius and longtime ECM recording artist, who turns 77 today, plays "Ralph's Piano Waltz" and others from Solo Concert.
The classy singer delivers a swinging version of Cole Porter's "Night and Day" along with a 20-minute Burt Bacharach medley in this 1999 set.
The two guitar heroes explore Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" in this explosive set from Berkeley, fueled by Billy Cobham and Larry Young.
The adventurous Hungarian guitarist, who died on this day in 1982, plays "Mizrab" and others from his groundbreaking Jazz Raga in 1967.
The Tokyo-born guitarist, who turns 70 today, stretches with Elvin Jones' quartet on John Coltrane's four-part A Love Supreme in 1976.
The late saxman, born on this day in 1933, plays "One Mint Julep" with Ray Charles and "Push Push" with Herbie Mann.
The pioneering avant garde violinist died on this day in 2007 at age 74. Hear him with the Dewey Redman Five at the '74 Newport Jazz Festival.
The great drummer died on this day in 1997 at age 51. Hear him as a precocious and irrepressibly swinging 20-year-old with Miles Davis.
The pianist-composer-theorist showcases "Stratosphunk" and "The Outer View" along with a dissonant take on "You Are My Sunshine."
The great pianist-composer leads an all-star quintet on classic material like "Actual Proof," "Cantaloupe Island" and "Chameleon" in 2008.
The tenorman, born on this day in 1913, joins Scott Hamilton and Al Cohn for a sax summit on "Broadway" and "Blues Up and Down."
The godfather of fusion guitar, who died on Sunday at age 73, is featured with Gary Burton's group, The Eleventh House and playing solo acoustic.
The great trumpeter passed away on this day in 2015. Hear him swinging on "Globetrotter" and singing on his signature "Mumbles" in '76.
The soulful jazz vocalist, who turns 80 today, sings her 1960 hit "Guess Who I Saw Today" and "I Was Telling Him About You" in this 1987 set.
The powerhouse saxophonist-composer, who turns 36 today, takes it to "The Next Step" in this 2016 set from Paste Studios in New York City.
The funk-fusion band (minus founder Herbie Hancock) plays "God Made Me Funky" and more from their 1975 debut, Survival of the Fittest.
Havana-born singer-percussionist-bandleader Machito joins "El Rey de los Timbales" Tito Puente on "Newport Jazz Latino 1978."
The idiosyncratic clarinetist sits in with the enigmatic pianist-composer on "Nutty" and "Blue Monk" at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival.
On this day in 1941, Duke Ellington recorded Billy Strayhorn's most famous composition. Hear him play it in New Orleans, 1970.
The British pianist-composer, who died on this day in 2011, premieres his 16-piece Burnished Brass ensemble at the '59 Newport Jazz Festival.
The guitarist picked up two awards last night for his Country for Old Men. See him perform tunes from his album What We Do in 1993.
The Grammy-winning vocalist, who died Sunday at age 76, sings "We're In This Love Together" and the Beatles' "She's Leaving Home" in 2004.
Ragtime pianist-composer Eubie Blake died on this day in 1983 at age 96. Hear him play his "I'm Just Wild About Harry" and "Charleston Rag."
The saxophonist and pianist are up for a Grammy Award for their recent duo album, Nearness. See them together in a '93 Newport video.
The singer-songwriter, born on this day in 1940, swings Jimi Hendrix's "Up From the Skies" and his "In the Name of Love" in a playlist.
The guitar hero sits in with the enigmatic trumpeter and his electric ensemble on the aptly-titled "Burn" in this '86 set from Giants Stadium.