Concert Vault
  1. Jazz: Nancy Wilson Charms Newport Jazz Nancy Wilson Charms Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1987 Jazz: Nancy Wilson Charms Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 1987 watch video

    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.

  2. Jazz: Kamasi Washington Digs Deep Jazz Kamasi Washington Digs Deep Paste Studios Feb 23, 2016 Jazz: Kamasi Washington Digs Deep Paste Studios | Feb 23, 2016

    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.

  3. Jazz: The Headhunters at Winterland Jazz The Headhunters at Winterland Winterland May 9, 1975 Jazz: The Headhunters at Winterland Winterland | May 9, 1975 watch video

    The funk-fusion band (minus founder Herbie Hancock) plays "God Made Me Funky" and more from their 1975 debut, Survival of the Fittest.

  4. Jazz: Machito Meets Tito Jazz Machito Meets Tito Avery Fisher Hall Jun 24, 1978 Jazz: Machito Meets Tito Avery Fisher Hall | Jun 24, 1978

    Havana-born singer-percussionist-bandleader Machito joins "El Rey de los Timbales" Tito Puente on "Newport Jazz Latino 1978."

  5. Jazz: Thelonious Monk Meets Pee Wee Russell Jazz Thelonious Monk Meets Pee Wee Russell Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1963 Jazz: Thelonious Monk Meets Pee Wee Russell Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1963

    The idiosyncratic clarinetist sits in with the enigmatic pianist-composer on "Nutty" and "Blue Monk" at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival.

  6. Jazz: Duke Takes the A Train Jazz Duke Takes the A Train Municipal Auditorium New Orleans Apr 25, 1970 Jazz: Duke Takes the A Train Municipal Auditorium New Orleans | Apr 25, 1970

    On this day in 1941, Duke Ellington recorded Billy Strayhorn's most famous composition. Hear him play it in New Orleans, 1970.

  7. Jazz: Remembering George Shearing Jazz Remembering George Shearing Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959 Jazz: Remembering George Shearing Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1959

    The British pianist-composer, who died on this day in 2011, premieres his 16-piece Burnished Brass ensemble at the '59 Newport Jazz Festival.

  8. Jazz: John Scofield's Grammy Victories Jazz John Scofield's Grammy Victories Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1993 Jazz: John Scofield's Grammy Victories Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1993 watch video

    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.

  9. Jazz: R.I.P. Al Jarreau Jazz R.I.P. Al Jarreau Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2004 Jazz: R.I.P. Al Jarreau Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 10, 2004 watch video

    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.

  10. Jazz: Just Wild About Eubie Jazz Just Wild About Eubie Jazz: Just Wild About Eubie Eubie Blake Playlist

    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."

  11. Jazz: A Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau Reunion Jazz A Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau Reunion Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1993 Jazz: A Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau Reunion Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1993 watch video

    The saxophonist and pianist are up for a Grammy Award for their recent duo album, Nearness. See them together in a '93 Newport video.

  12. Jazz: The Jazzy Side of Kenny Rankin Jazz The Jazzy Side of Kenny Rankin Jazz: The Jazzy Side of Kenny Rankin Kenny Rankin Playlist

    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.

  13. Jazz: Video: Carlos Santana Meets Miles Davis Jazz Video: Carlos Santana Meets Miles Davis Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986 Jazz: Video: Carlos Santana Meets Miles Davis Giants Stadium | Jun 15, 1986 watch video

    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.

  14. Jazz: All Hail the B-3 King! Jazz All Hail the B-3 King! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1964 Jazz: All Hail the B-3 King! Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 5, 1964

    Organist Jimmy Smith, who died on this day in 2005, burns on Sonny Rollins' "Sunnymoon for Two" and his soul-jazz anthem "The Sermon."

  15. Jazz: A Salute to Jimmy Van Heusen Jazz A Salute to Jimmy Van Heusen Jazz: A Salute to Jimmy Van Heusen A Jimmy Van Heusen Playlist

    One of the most prominent names in the Great American Songbook died on this day in 1990. Hear his tunes interpreted in this playlist.

  16. Jazz: Oscar Brown Jr. at Newport, 1964 Jazz Oscar Brown Jr. at Newport, 1964 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1964 Jazz: Oscar Brown Jr. at Newport, 1964 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 5, 1964

    The singer-songwriter and social activist performs "Forty Acres and a Mule," Miles Davis' "All Blues" and the anti-war song "Muffled Dreams."

  17. Jazz: Remembering Mabel Mercer Jazz Remembering Mabel Mercer Jazz: Remembering Mabel Mercer A Mabel Mercer Playlist

    The British cabaret star, born on this day in 1900, sings standards like "I Remember April" and "My Romance" accompanied by Stan Getz.

  18. Jazz: Jack DeJohnette's Fowl Play Jazz Jack DeJohnette's Fowl Play Great American Music Hall Oct 10, 1975 Jazz: Jack DeJohnette's Fowl Play Great American Music Hall | Oct 10, 1975

    The drummer leads John Abercrombie, Mike Richmond and Alex Foster on "Eiderdown" and other tunes from Cosmic Chicken in this 1975 set.

  19. Jazz: Sonny Stitt's Urge to Burn Jazz Sonny Stitt's Urge to Burn Great American Music Hall Jun 15, 1977 Jazz: Sonny Stitt's Urge to Burn Great American Music Hall | Jun 15, 1977

    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.

  20. Jazz: A Stan Getz Birthday Playlist Jazz A Stan Getz Birthday Playlist Jazz: A Stan Getz Birthday Playlist A Stan Getz Birthday Playlist

    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."

  21. Jazz: Joshua Redman Goes 'Beyond' at Newport Jazz Joshua Redman Goes 'Beyond' at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1999 Jazz: Joshua Redman Goes 'Beyond' at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 1999 watch video

    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.

  22. Jazz: Bobby Hackett Channels Pops Jazz Bobby Hackett Channels Pops Jazz: Bobby Hackett Channels Pops Bobby Hackett playlist

    The Swing era trumpet star, born on this day in 1915, shows the influence of Louis Armstrong on "Herbie Jeebies" and "Blue Skies."

  23. Jazz: Remembering Roy Eldridge Jazz Remembering Roy Eldridge New Orleans Apr 1, 1977 Jazz: Remembering Roy Eldridge New Orleans | Apr 1, 1977

    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.

  24. Jazz: The Montgomery Brothers Take Newport Jazz The Montgomery Brothers Take Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1959 Jazz: The Montgomery Brothers Take Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1959

    Bassist Monk and pianist Buddy (aka The Mastersounds) play "Golden Earrings" and "Nica's Dream" with their quartet in this 1959 set.

  25. Jazz: Alice Babs Meets The Duke in Malmo Jazz Alice Babs Meets The Duke in Malmo Malmo Stadium Dec 11, 1973 Jazz: Alice Babs Meets The Duke in Malmo Malmo Stadium | Dec 11, 1973

    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.

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  1. Jazz: Stephane Grappelli's Sweet 'n' Hot Strings Jazz Stephane Grappelli's Sweet 'n' Hot Strings Great American Music Hall Mar 20, 1976 Jazz: Stephane Grappelli's Sweet 'n' Hot Strings Great American Music Hall | Mar 20, 1976

    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.

  2. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Benny Golson! Jazz Happy Birthday, Benny Golson! Newport Jazz Festival Jun 30, 1960 Jazz: Happy Birthday, Benny Golson! Newport Jazz Festival | Jun 30, 1960

    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.

  3. Jazz: Peggy Lee Charms Atlantic City Jazz Peggy Lee Charms Atlantic City Resorts Aug 9, 1984 Jazz: Peggy Lee Charms Atlantic City Resorts | Aug 9, 1984

    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.

  4. Jazz: Swinging with Anita O'Day Jazz Swinging with Anita O'Day Jazz: Swinging with Anita O'Day An Anita O'Day Playlist

    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.

  5. Jazz: Duke and His Orchestra at Newport, 1959 Jazz Duke and His Orchestra at Newport, 1959 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1959 Jazz: Duke and His Orchestra at Newport, 1959 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1959

    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.

  6. Jazz: A Gary Burton Birthday Playlist Jazz A Gary Burton Birthday Playlist Jazz: A Gary Burton Birthday Playlist A Gary Burton Playlist

    The vibraphonist-composer-bandleader and jazz educator turns 74 today. Hear him with Stan Getz, Bill Evans and leading his own groups.

  7. Jazz: Remembering David "Fathead" Newman Jazz Remembering David "Fathead" Newman Jazz: Remembering David "Fathead" Newman David "Fathead" Newman Playlist

    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.

  8. Jazz: Charles Lloyd's Song of Protest Jazz Charles Lloyd's Song of Protest Great American Music Hall Nov 24, 1974 Jazz: Charles Lloyd's Song of Protest Great American Music Hall | Nov 24, 1974

    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.

  9. Jazz: Carmen McRae at Newport, '65 Jazz Carmen McRae at Newport, '65 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1965 Jazz: Carmen McRae at Newport, '65 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1965

    The influential vocalist delivers an earthy rendition of "Sweet Georgia Brown" and swings Rodgers & Hart's "I Wish I Were in Love Again."

  10. Jazz: Jazz Meets the Met Jazz Jazz Meets the Met Jazz: Jazz Meets the Met A Classic Jazz Playlist

    On this day in 1944, the Metropolitan Opera House showcased jazz for the first time with an all-star concert featuring Louis Armstrong.

  11. Jazz: Video: Roy Hargrove at Newport Jazz Video: Roy Hargrove at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 11, 2001 Jazz: Video: Roy Hargrove at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 11, 2001 watch video

    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.

  12. Jazz: George Benson at Newport, 1969 Jazz George Benson at Newport, 1969 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1969 Jazz: George Benson at Newport, 1969 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1969

    The guitarist leads his organ group on interpretations of the pop tune "Shape of Things to Come" and Monk's "Straight No Chaser."

  13. Jazz: Keith Jarrett at Philharmonic Hall Jazz Keith Jarrett at Philharmonic Hall Philharmonic Hall Jun 30, 1973 Jazz: Keith Jarrett at Philharmonic Hall Philharmonic Hall | Jun 30, 1973

    As the pianist prepares for his upcoming solo concert at Carnegie Hall in February, listen to his uninterrupted flow of solo improv from 1973.

  14. Jazz: Benny Goodman's Historic Concert Jazz Benny Goodman's Historic Concert Carnegie Hall Jun 29, 1973 Jazz: Benny Goodman's Historic Concert Carnegie Hall | Jun 29, 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.

  15. Jazz: Remembering Jack Teagarden Jazz Remembering Jack Teagarden Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1959 Jazz: Remembering Jack Teagarden Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 5, 1959

    The trombonist-singer, who died on this day in 1964, plays his signature "Rockin' Chair" and a relaxed "Stars Fell On Alabama" in 1959.

  16. Jazz: The Solo Brilliance of Joe Pass Jazz The Solo Brilliance of Joe Pass Great American Music Hall Jan 26, 1980 Jazz: The Solo Brilliance of Joe Pass Great American Music Hall | Jan 26, 1980

    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.

  17. Jazz: Michael Brecker In Memoriam Jazz Michael Brecker In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1998 Jazz: Michael Brecker In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 1998 watch video

    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.

  18. Jazz: Remembering Alice Coltrane Jazz Remembering Alice Coltrane Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 Jazz: Remembering Alice Coltrane Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1966

    The pianist-harpist died on this day in 2007. Hear her alongside her husband John on "My Favorite Things" and "Welcome" at Newport '66.

  19. Jazz: Bright Moments from Rahsaan Roland Kirk Jazz Bright Moments from Rahsaan Roland Kirk Carnegie Hall Jul 4, 1975 Jazz: Bright Moments from Rahsaan Roland Kirk Carnegie Hall | Jul 4, 1975

    The remarkable reedman plays Trane's "Giant Steps," Duke's "Creole Love Call" and his "Echoes of Primitive Ohio and Chili Dogs" in 1975.

  20. Jazz: Bobby Short Crooning at the Carlyle Jazz Bobby Short Crooning at the Carlyle Carlyle Feb 15, 1982 Jazz: Bobby Short Crooning at the Carlyle Carlyle | Feb 15, 1982

    The quintessential classy Manhattan cabaret star performs standards like "Too Marvelous For Words," "As Tme Goes By" and others in 1982.

  21. Jazz: Max Roach Through the Decades Jazz Max Roach Through the Decades Jazz: Max Roach Through the Decades A Max Roach Playlist

    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.

  22. Jazz: A Bucky Pizzarelli Birthday Playlist Jazz A Bucky Pizzarelli Birthday Playlist Jazz: A Bucky Pizzarelli Birthday Playlist A Bucky Pizzarelli 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

  23. Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie at Newport Jazz Dizzy Gillespie at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1965 Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1965

    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.

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