The great pianist-composer-entertainer died on this day in 1943. Hear a host of artists perform his timeless tunes in this memorial playlist.
The great jazz singer, who died on this day in 1963, swings "Pennies From Heaven" and "Teach Me Tonight" with the Max Roach Trio.
The Bay Area Latin jazz icon (father of percussionist Sheila E.) performs tunes from his album Mister E. with his 11-piece band in 1989.
The legendary pianist, who turns 76 today, was 40 at the time he performed this scintillating solo set at Carnegie Hall in 1978.
The great trumpeter, who turned 94 this week, plays "Struttin' With Some Barbecue" and "St. James Infirmary" at Newport in 2004.
The beloved and eminently swinging tenor saxophonist died on this day in 2010. Hear him 50 years ago with Dizzy Gillespie at '64 Newport.
The Hammond organ king, who was born on this day in 1925, burns on "Sonnymoon for Two" and his bluesy "The Sermon" at Newport in 1964.
The pianist-singer-bandleader died on this day in 2006. Hear him play jazz classics with special guest violinist Claude "Fiddler" Williams in '73.
The legendary pianist-composer, who died on this day in 2012, performed tunes from his album The Crossing with his new quartet.
The vocal jazz trio delivers a sublime version of Neal Hefti's "Lil' Darlin'" then sets a speed-singing record on a blazing "Holiday for Strings."
The two major forces in jazz engage in a free-flowing two-piano improvisation in this gala Carnegie Hall concert from 1978.
The Brooklyn-bred 'saloon singer,' who was born on this day in 1917, swings the Great American Songbook and a Fats Waller medley in 1975.