Concert Vault
  1. Jazz Happy Birthday, Pat Metheny! Jazz: Happy Birthday, Pat Metheny! Mesa Centennial Hall | Jul 26, 1982

    The guitarist and musical visionary turns 60 today. Hear him perform early tunes like "Phase Dance," "American Garage" and "Jaco" in 1982.

  2. Jazz Remembering Les Paul Jazz: Remembering Les Paul Iridium | Jun 9, 2003

    The inventor-guitarist, who died on this day in 2009, performs "I'm Confessin'" and "Let The Good TImes Roll" at his 88th birthday bash.

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

    The rising star guitarist showcases his stunning chops on "Shape of Jazz to Come" and "Straight No Chase" in this 1969 concert.

  4. Jazz Happy Birthday, Jack DeJohnette! Jazz: Happy Birthday, Jack DeJohnette! Great American Music Hall | Oct 11, 1975

    The multi-directional drummer-composer-bandleader turns 72 today. Hear him perform tunes from Cosmic Chicken in this 1975 concert.

  5. Jazz Relaxin' With Willie "The Lion" Smith Jazz: Relaxin' With Willie "The Lion" Smith Hampton Jazz Festival | Jun 27, 1968

    The ebullient stride pianist and raconteur was 74 at the time of this jaunty solo performance at the 1968 Hampton Jazz Festival.

  6. Jazz Marian McPartland in Central Park, '73 Jazz: Marian McPartland in Central Park, '73 Wollman Memorial Skating Rink | Jul 3, 1973

    The late pianist and longtime host of NPR's Piano Jazz performs an eclectic trio set ranging from "Royal Garden Blues" to "Giant Steps."

  7. Jazz A Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Playlist Jazz: A Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Playlist Bix Memorial Playlist

    Wild Bill Davison, Wingy Manone, Max Kaminsky and others pay tribute to the legendary trumpeter, who died on this day in 1931 at age 28.