Saxman Bobby Watson joins Tom Harrell, Lew Tabackin, Jon Faddis, Carl Allen, Ray Drummond and Mulgrew Miller in this scorching set from '92.
The ebullient bassist-scat singer, born on this day in 1914, performs with Mose Allison, Rosetta Tharpe, Oscar Brown Jr., and Ben Webster.
The man who revolutionized the electric bass died on this day in 1987. Hear him lead his incredible Word of Mouth big band in this 1982 set.
The synth wiz-composer and Weather Report co-founder plays "Patriots" and "Carnavalito" with his powerhouse fusion band in '97.
The British saxophonist-composer and big band leader was born on this day in 1927. Hear him in his first U.S. appearance at Newport '59.
The classy singer interprets Cole Porter's "I've Got You Under My Skin," Sonny Rollins' "St. Thomas" and Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life" in 1976.
The soulful Hammond B-3 player was born on this day in 1928. Hear him lead his septet on "Killer Joe" and Heatin' System" in a '75 set.
The classy cabaret singer, born on this day in 1924, celebrates the Great American Songbook at his old stomping grounds, Cafe Carlyle.
Vocalese pioneer, lyricist and NEA Jazz Master Jon Hendricks turns 95 today. Hear him with Lambert, Hendricks & Ross at Newport in 1960.
The musician, actor, American Idol judge and talk show host croons "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" and "I Could Write a Book" in 1990.
The great singer, who was born on this day in 1925, joins the bari sax ace on "Get Happy," "Memories of You" and "On the Swing Shift" in '78.
The saxophonist, who turns 62 today, joins his tenor elders Buddy Tate and Al Cohn on "Robbins' Nest," "Blues Up and Down" and others in '81.
The drumming great, who was born on this day in 1927, leads a two-tenor frontline of Steve Grossman and Frank Foster in a '74 set.
The hard bop pianist and prolific songwriter leads a quintet featuring Michael and Randy Brecker, Will Lee and Alvin Queen in this '73 set.
The bold-toned tenor saxophonist plays his hits "Sugar," "Don't Mess With Mr. T" and " and "Pieces of Dreams" in this concert from 1975.
The master tenor saxophonist turns 86 today. Hear him lead his quintet on "Love Letters," "Alfie's Theme" and "There Is No Greater Love" in '73.
The trumpeter and soundtrack composer, who turns 65 today, blends ambient textures, electronica beats and jazz improvisation in a '98 set.
Watch a superb documentary created by George Wein on the occasion of Louis Armstrong's appearance at the 1970 Newport Jazz Festival.
The baritone sax ace joins the great pianist's trio on "Out Of Nowhere," "Indian Song" and "Things Ain't What They Used To Be" at Newport '69.
The Swing era sax star, who died on this day in 1991, plays "Take The A Train" and "Things Ain't What They Used To Be" with Duke's band in '68.
The longtime drummer for the Count Basie Orchestra died on this day in 1985. Hear him with Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Newport All-Stars.
The saxophonist-composer, who turns 63 today, leads his quartet of trumpeter Dave Douglas, bassist Greg Cohen and drummer Joey Baron.
Strap in for a marathon ride with Larry Coryell, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever, Weather Report, Headhunters and Brand X.
The tenor saxophonist and guitar great perform tasty duet versions of "Embraceable You," "The Man I Love" and "Someone to Watch Over Me."
The tenor saxophonist-flutist leads his funk-jazz jam band on "Elephants" and "Satisfied" from The Bridge in this 2002 video.
Legendary saxophonist and bebop innovator Charlie Parker was born on this day in 1920. Hear various artists perform his signature tunes.
The popular singer, born on this day in 1924, lives up to her nickname "Queen of the Blues" on her earthy version of "The Birth of the Blues."
The avant garde guitarist, who was born on this day in 1940, is unleashed on "Memphis Underground" in this Herbie Mann set from '72.
The saxophonist-composer, who turns 56 today, wails on "Giant Steps," "Oleo" and "Yesterdays," then gives a candid interview after this '87 set.
The great guitarist, who turns 72 today, plays with John Handy's quintet in 1967, leads his own group in 1973, and sits in with Les Paul in 2003.
The saxophonist-composer, who turns 83 today, is featured with Maynard Ferguson, Miles Davis, Weather Report and his quartet.
The pianist-composer leads his 18-piece all-star band on the expansive "African Cookbook" and his popular "Hi-Fly" in this '73 set.
The pianist-singer charms the Fort Adams State Park crowd with his "Twentysomething" and a rendition of Jimi Hendrix's "Wind Cries Mary."
The trumpet star, who died on this day in 2006, leads his orchestra on "Birdland," "St. Thomas" and "Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)."
The Belgian harmonica ace-guitarist-whistler died today at age 94. Hear him play his "Bluesette" and guest with Jaco Pastorius in 1982.
The Swing era bandleader, born on this day in 1904, drives his Cadillac of big bands through Newport in this swinging set from 1959.
The pianist was 94 years old at the time of this 1977 set from New Orleans. Hear him play his "Charleston Rag" and "Memories of You."
The pianist, composer and consummate accompanist, born on this day in 1918, plays with Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz.
The bebop pioneer serenades the hippies with his funky "Matrix," his classic "Kush" and an ode to Martin Luther King ("Brother K") in 1970.
The New Orleans-born trumpeter, a rising star at the time of this performance, plays his "Gumbo Nouveau" and Cedar Walton's "Bolivia."
See the rising star guitarist play "Benson's Rider" (his take on "C.C. Rider") in this Trumpet & Guitar Workshop from 50 years ago.
The pioneering Hammond organ player, who died on this day in 1995, peforms "Checkered Hat" and "Cubano Chant" in this 1974 trio set.
The brilliant pianist who brought a new harmonic sensibility to jazz was born on this day in 1929. Hear a great trio set at Carnegie Hall in 1976.
The vibraphonist-composer died yesterday at age 75. Hear him in a Vibes Workshop and with the John Handy Quintet at Newport '67.
The prodigious pianist, born on this day in 1925, dazzles on Clifford Brown's "Daahoud" and Dizzy Gillespie's bop anthem "Woody N' You."
The drummer and founding member of The Crusaders turns 78 today. Hear him groove on "Stomp and Buck Dance" the the group in 1974.
The pianist-composer premieres his 16-piece band on swinging renditions of "Lulu's Back in Town" and "Cheek to Cheek" in 1959.
The legendary guitarist-inventor died on this day in 2009. Hear him with a bevy of guest guitarists celebrating his 88th birthday at Iridium.