Billie Holiday featured on Stars of Jazz on August 13, 1956, a TV program hosted by Bobby Troup. Her performance includes Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone, Billie’s Blues, and My Man. Louis McKay, Lady’s husband, also makes his TV debut. Continue reading
Lisa Simone, Dianne Reeves, Lizz Wright and Angélique Kidjo perform Nina Simone’s classic Four Women. Continue reading
John Coltrane Quartet performs My Favorite Things during the 1965 Comblain-la-Tour, Belgium. John Coltrane (1926-1967 saxophone); McCoy Tyner (piano); Jimmy Garrison (1934-1976 bass); and Elvin Jones (1927-2004 drums). Song written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Continue reading
On Christmas Eve, 2015, the Quantum of the Seas Orchestra performed the entire Duke Ellington version of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.
The 1996 PBS American Masters biography of icon Lena Horne. Continue reading
Sade, born Helen Folasade Adu in Ibadan the capital and most populous city of Oyo State, Nigeria. Her cool style and effortless delivery immediately distinguished her as the song stylist of her generation.
Jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington perform an intimate concert in Milan 1966. Continue reading
Jazz Scene USA with Nancy Wilson (1962) hosted by Oscar Brown, Jr. with Lou Levy on piano, Al McKibbon (bass) and Kenny Dennis on drums.
Alvin Ailey’s collaboration with jazz pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams, two artists who shared roots and memories in the southern church, is a deeply spirited theatrical experience.
Black Violin, the hip hop duo from South Florida comprising two classically-trained string instrumentalists, Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, who go by the stage names Kev Marcus and Wil B, respectively. Continue reading