The trumpeter and jazz ambassador turns 53 today. Hear him with his septet and special guests Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson and B.B. King.
Oklahoman Kessel (born on this day in 1923) swings on "Seven Come Eleven" with Texan Ellis in this sizzling six-string summit from '75.
The founder of the Grammy-winning vocal group the Manhattan Transfer died yesterday at age 72. See them perform at '94 Newport.
The trumpet star, who turns 45 today, showcases his balladic side on "Never Let Me Go" and "You Go to My Head" and deals on "Depth."
The flamboyant drummer, who died on this day in 1973, ignites the bandstand with Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton and his own band.
One of the key contributors to the Great American Songbook died on this day in 1964. Hear him celebrated in song in this jazzy playlist.
The great guitarist performs brilliant versions of Jobim's "Wave," Ellington's "Satin Doll" and a burning "Secret Love" in this 1975 set.
The late, great bassist, born on this day in 1926, provides deep walking grooves behind Oscar Peterson in these Newport Jazz Festival concerts.
The popular trumpeter, who turns 52 today, performs Miles Davis' "Flamenco Sketches" and Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" with his quintet.
The late, great drummer and bandleader was born on this day in 1919. Hear him lead his Jazz Messengers in this concert from 40 years ago.
The enigmatic pianist-composer was born on this day in 1917. Hear him perform his classics "Blue Monk" and "Rhythm-a-ning" in 1959.
The late vibes master died on this day in 1999. Hear him performing with the Modern Jazz Quartet and with George Benson in this playlist.