See Freddie Hubbard, Lee Ritenour, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Spyro Gyra and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at George Wein's annual clambake.
The guitarist, who turns 84 today, plays the Duke Ellington themes "Love You Madly" and "Take the A Train" with his trio in this '77 set.
The alto sax star performs "Benny" and "Full House" from Upfront and "Spooky" from Songs from the Night Before.
New Orleans drummer Vernell Fournier, who was born this week in 1928, showcases his signature groove on "Poinciana" at '59 Newport.
The great New Orleans drummer (aka Leo Morris) died on this day last year. Hear him fuel George Benson's swinging quartet at '69 Newport.
The combined bands of the Puerto Rican salsa king and the Afro-Cuban pioneer perform a searing set at Newport Jazz Latino 1978.
The legendary drummer leads a quintet featuring trumpeter Charles Tolliver, pianist Stanley Cowell and bassist Jymie Merritt at '67 Newport.
The Scottish singer and actress just turned 85. Hear her with vocalese masters Lambert, Hendricks & Ross at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival.
The vibraphonist-composer and bandleader premieres "Flying Colors," "Bamboot," "Sara's Touch" and other tunes from his album Wanderlust.
The late pianist-educator and Art Tatum protege was born this week in 1921. Hear him stretch on "Stella by Starlight" in this '73 solo set.
Hear the Manhattan Transfer vocalist blend with her fellow singers on jazz gems like "Jeanine," "Birdland" and "Four Brothers" in 1983.
The New Orleans trumpeter, who died this week in 1995, leads the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on "Ice Cream" and other tunes in a '73 set.
The fusion guitar hero unleashes his signature speed licks on tunes from Elegant Gypsy and Casino in this '78 set
The bassist-composer leads his potent fusion group on Return To Forever's "Beyond the Seventh Galaxy" and his signature "School Days."
In July of 1957, the prolific bassist-composer Charles Mingus recorded Tijuana Moods. Hear him at the 1977 Nice Jazz Festival.
The U.K. organist/fusion pioneer, who turns 76 today, plays "Freedom Jazz Dance" and "Compared to What" with his Oblivion Express.
Hear the legendary saxophonist perform searing renditions of "My Favorite Things" and "Leo" at '66 Newport.
The pioneering electric guitarist, who was born this week in 1921, swings hard with his trumpet playing partner Ruby Braff in this '73 set.
The guitarist-composer premieres his new band featuring Lyle Mays, Mark Egan and Danny Gottlieb at this concert in Portland, Maine.
The swinging drummer performs "Nardis," "Very Early" and "Some Other Time" in the great pianist's trio.
Hear the experimental trombonist-composer-theoretician in concert with Carla Bley and Anthony Braxton in the '70s.
Timbalero and Latin jazz pioneer Pete Escovedo just turned 80. See him lead his band on "Charango Sunrise" and "Mister E" in this '89 concert.
That alto sax great, who died on this day in 2003, plays "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Doozy" with his 19-piece Swing Masters band in this '72 set.
The self-described 'inventor of jazz' died on this day in 1941. Hear pianist Bob Greene perform several Jelly Roll tunes in this 1973 set.
Jazz piano master and tenor sax titan reach some ecstatic heights on a modal romp through "Have You Met Miss Jones?" at Newport '98.
The baritone singer and pioneering bebop bandleader was born on this day in 1914. Hear him sing his 1951 hit "I Apologize" in this '74 set.
The perennial poll-winning guitarist performs this week at Birdland in NYC. See him play "Little Walk" and other tunes from Meant to Be.
Art Blakey leads an early edition of the group featuring saxophonist Hank Mobley and trumpeter Lee Morgan on "Moanin'" and "M&M."
The keyboardist-composer, who was born on this day in 1932, leads his dynamic electric ensemble on "Madagascar" and "Carnavalito."
Trumpeter Marsalis honors the memory of the great Louis Armstrong, who died on this day in 1971, at the 1990 Newport Jazz Festival.
The '30s trumpet star died on this day 1983. Hear him perform big band faves like "Tuxedo Junction," "Caravan" and "Two O'Clock Jump."
The baritone-voiced crooner was born on this day in 1923. Hear his mellow renditions of "Sophisticated Lady" and "Lush LIfe" in this '75 set.
The late bass great, known for his deep, walking lines, died on this day in 2002. Hear him with the Oscar Peterson Trio from 1959-1965.
The innovative pianist turns 85 today. Hear him with his classic trio of drummer Vernel Fournier and bassist Israel Crosby at Newport '59.
The late free jazz drumming icon was born on this day in 1933. Hear him with the John Coltrane Quintet at the Newport Jazz Festival '66.
The saxophonist-composer, who died on this day in 2001, blows with ferocious abandon on his "Afro-Centric" and "Isotope" in this 1975 set.
The electric bass pioneer, who turns 64 today, performs Charles Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" and his own anthemic "School Days."
The guitarist just received the Miles Davis Award from the Montreal Jazz Festival. Hear him play tunes from Kiss My Axe and The Infinite Desire.
The Medeski, Martin & Wood keyboardist turns 50 today. See him with his colleagues on tunes by Mingus and Sun Ra in this 2005 video.
The master bassist and educator turns 78 today. Hear him with the Herbie Mann Quintet in 1967 and the Freddie Hubbard Quintet in 1974.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum in NYC is observing the 100th anniversary of his first gig at age 15. See him reminisce in this doc.
The fabled New York nightclub has showcased countless legends since opening in 1935. Hear Johnny Griffin and Nat Adderley there in 1981.
The composer-pianist leads an all-star ensemble featuring Thad Jones, Albert "Tootie" Heath and John Gilmore on "Stratosphunk" and others.
The stalwart bassist, who was born on this day in 1910, plays with Joe Williams, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry and Teddy Wilson in this playlist.
Charter members and fellow Texans Joe Sample and Wilton Felder lead the crossover group on their hits "Chain Reaction" and "Street Life."
The dynamic singer-songwriter performs "Blue Rose," "Afro Blue," "Walk With Me, Lord" and other tunes from her acclaimed debut album, Salt.
The guitarist-singer performs "Without a Song," "Skylark" and "On Green Dolphin Street" with the Count Basie Orchestra at Newport '90.
The tenor sax titan fills prestigious Philharmonic Hall with his robust tones on "Alfie's Theme," "Love Letters" and "There Is No Greater Love."