The Karnofsky family loaned a young Louis Armstrong money for his first cornet, helping to launch his iconic career, according to the National Park Service.
What we can learn about American history—and race, class and culture—from Duke Ellington's life story.
Juliette Ashby recalls growing up with the musical icon in London and the pain of her friend's death 10 years ago.
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The iconic jazz guitarist/singer chats about his latest release, recorded last year at the historic London club Ronnie Scott's.
"Terminal Boredom," which comes out April 2021, will mark the first time the author's work will be available in English.
Basketball makes it return tonight, after a four-month hiatus due to the coronavirus lockdown. These are the narratives that we're most excited to see play out.
The "American Idol" judge and bassist has played on a number of albums since the 1980's for artists in a variety of genres.
The 1975's long-awaited "Notes on a Conditional Form" drops today, as we're still reeling from surprise releases from Jeff Rosenstock and Carly Rae Jepsen.
The popular music festival is a huge system of support for Louisiana culture.
"My biggest obsession is to show Africans and the world who the people of Africa really are," Masekela once said.
"We would like to apologize to those who were hurt," the festival says after the white-directed show prompted outrage, protests and an open letter signed by 1,500 people.
DAMN is the first hip-hop or contemporary music of any style to win the award.
The guard had been arguing with officials.
The best-selling author of 'The Martian' on writing his second book, why he chose a female lead, and who might play his characters in the film.
In reimagining jazz, Adjuah is both honoring and saving it.
Steely Dan blew through thousands of dollars—and as many as eight guitar players—just to nail down one solo. This is the inside story of the hit song "Peg."
Putin welcomed the audience to the 15th annual jazz festival in Crimea—an event that his annexation drove out of the region.
In 1959, Thelonious Monk recorded a historic soundtrack. It was never released. Until now.
"My biggest worry is a stupid war based on Trump's ego."
A new song by Marcus Roberts addresses "the controversy that has always surrounded Hillary Clinton."
New documentary dives deep into W. Eugene Smith's rediscovered jazz loft photographs.
The New Orleans songwriter and pianist's contributions to popular music and jazz in the 20th century were incalculable.
Porter is sought after by both Wynton Marsalis and Disclosure.