5/8/22 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ: Dexter Gordon – Jazz Icon 63 & 64

Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, bandleader and actor. He was among the most influential early bebop musicians, which included other greats such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Powell. Continue reading

4/10/22 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ: Dexter Gordon Jazz Icons Live in “63 & 64”

Dexter Gordon was a jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and actor. He was among the most influential early Bebop musicians, which included other greats such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Powell. Continue reading

3/20/22 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Sarah Vaughan – live Sweden ’58, Holland ’58, & Sweden ’64


The Divine One, Sarah Vaughan, winner of four Grammy Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award. Critic Scott Yanow wrote that she had “one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century. 
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2/13/22 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Count Basie and his Orchestra- North Sea Jazz Festival (13-07-1979)

The second concert of bandleader/pianist William ‘Count’ Basie and his Count Basie Orchestra at the North Sea Jazz Festival 1979 features great solos by bassist John Clayton and drummer Butch Miles. Basie did two concerts at the festival, one month before his 75th birthday. Continue reading

2/6/22 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Billie Holiday on Stars of Jazz (1956)


Billie Holiday featured on Stars of Jazz on August 13, 1956, a TV program hosted by Bobby Troup. Here, she sings in order 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.

Billie Holiday on Stars of Jazz (1956)

11/14/21 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Miles Davis Quintet, Teatro dell’Arte, Milan, Italy, October 11th, 1964 (Colorized)

Trumpet- Miles Davis, Bass- Ron Carter, Piano- Herbie Hancock, Saxophones- Wayne Shorter, Drums- Tony Williams. Continue reading

8/29/21 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ:Grover Washington Jr. – Newport Jazz Festival

Grover Washington Jr.  was a jazz-funk, soul-jazz saxophonist. Along with Wes Montgomery and George Benson, he is considered by many to be one of the founders of the smooth jazz genre. He wrote some of his material and later became an arranger and producer. Continue reading

11/15/20 SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ COINCERT: Christian Scott-Christian aTunde Adjuah: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Christian aTunde Adjuah is a two-disc studio album by fellow African-American jazz artist Christian Scott released on July 31,2012 by Concord Records. Continue reading

9/27/20 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Chet Baker Live – Blue In Green

Chesney Henry “Chet” Baker Jr. jazz artist and a vocalist. He is known for major innovations within the cool jazz subgenre leading him to be nicknamed the prince of cool. Continue reading

9/13/20 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ: Untamed Elegance – Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Watch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis commemorate the Jazz Age with Untamed Elegance a suite composed by master saxophonist and veteran JLCO member Victor Goines. Continue reading