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.
Organist Jimmy Smith, who died on this day in 2005, burns on Sonny Rollins' "Sunnymoon for Two" and his soul-jazz anthem "The Sermon."
One of the most prominent names in the Great American Songbook died on this day in 1990. Hear his tunes interpreted in this playlist.
The singer-songwriter and social activist performs "Forty Acres and a Mule," Miles Davis' "All Blues" and the anti-war song "Muffled Dreams."
The British cabaret star, born on this day in 1900, sings standards like "I Remember April" and "My Romance" accompanied by Stan Getz.
The drummer leads John Abercrombie, Mike Richmond and Alex Foster on "Eiderdown" and other tunes from Cosmic Chicken in this 1975 set.
The saxophone great, who was born on this day in 1925, stretches out on "Star Eyes," "Lester Leaps In" and "Back Home in Indiana" in a '77 set.
The tenor sax great with the golden tone was born on this day in 1927. Hear him play "Little Willie Leaps," "Girl From Ipanema" and "La Fiesta."
The saxophonist, who turns 48 today, leads his quartet on new tunes from his album Beyond and stretches on "Eleanor Rigby" in this '99 set.
The Swing era trumpet star, born on this day in 1915, shows the influence of Louis Armstrong on "Herbie Jeebies" and "Blue Skies."
The Swing era trumpet star was born on this day in 1911. Hear him play his 1942 hit "Let Me Off Uptown" and "St. James Infirmary" in a '77 set.
Bassist Monk and pianist Buddy (aka The Mastersounds) play "Golden Earrings" and "Nica's Dream" with their quartet in this 1959 set.
The Swedish singer, born on this day in 1924, scats on "Spacemen" and sings the beautiful ballad "There Is Something About Me" in a 1973 set.
The French violin virtuoso, born on this day in 1908, delivers a dreamy "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and swings "Lady Be Good" in this '76 set.
The hard bop tenor saxophonist, who turns 88 today, is still swinging after all these years. Hear him with Art Farmer and the Jazztet in 1960.
The sultry singer performs her signature tunes "I Love Being Here With You," "Fever" and "Is That All There Is?" in a '84 set from Resorts Casino.
The great singer turns in typically hip takes of "Let's Fall in Love," "Four Brothers" and "Sweet Georgia Brown" in sets from '69 and '73.
On this day in 1943, Duke's band - heard here in a memorable set from George Wein's annual bash - played for the first time at Carnegie Hall.
The vibraphonist-composer-bandleader and jazz educator turns 74 today. Hear him with Stan Getz, Bill Evans and leading his own groups.
The R&B-tinged Texas tenorman, who died on this day in 2009, blows with gusto in this playlist with Ray Charles and the Herbie Mann group.
Blue Note Records just released a single of the saxophonist's version of Dylan's "Masters of War" with vocalist Lucinda Williams. Hear him in '74.
The influential vocalist delivers an earthy rendition of "Sweet Georgia Brown" and swings Rodgers & Hart's "I Wish I Were in Love Again."
On this day in 1944, the Metropolitan Opera House showcased jazz for the first time with an all-star concert featuring Louis Armstrong.
The trumpeter leads a quintet on his uptempo swinger "Depth" and the lush ballads "Never Let Me Go" and "You Go To My Head" in a 2001 set.
The guitarist leads his organ group on interpretations of the pop tune "Shape of Things to Come" and Monk's "Straight No Chaser."
As the pianist prepares for his upcoming solo concert at Carnegie Hall in February, listen to his uninterrupted flow of solo improv from 1973.
On this day in 1938, the "King of Swing" blew the roof off Carnegie Hall with "Sing Sing Sing." Hear him play it with his original quartet in 1973.
The trombonist-singer, who died on this day in 1964, plays his signature "Rockin' Chair" and a relaxed "Stars Fell On Alabama" in 1959.
The guitar virtuoso, who was born on this day in 1929, plays gorgeous versions of "How Insensitive" and "As Time Goes By" in this 1980 set.
The tenor sax titan, who died on this day in 2007, premieres "Delta City Blues" and other tunes from Two Blocks From the Edge at Newport '98.
The pianist-harpist died on this day in 2007. Hear her alongside her husband John on "My Favorite Things" and "Welcome" at Newport '66.
The remarkable reedman plays Trane's "Giant Steps," Duke's "Creole Love Call" and his "Echoes of Primitive Ohio and Chili Dogs" in 1975.
The quintessential classy Manhattan cabaret star performs standards like "Too Marvelous For Words," "As Tme Goes By" and others in 1982.
The master drummer-composer was born on this day in 1924. Hear him play in a variety of settings from 1955 to 1992 in a 3-hour playlist.
The 7-string guitar master turns 91 today. Hear him play a solo Django Reinhardt medley and some swinging duets with saxman Zoot Sims
The bebop and Latin jazz pioneer, who died on this day in 1993, plays his "Kush" and "Con Alma" and interprets "Chega de Saudade" in 1965.