Music photographer, Jim Marshall’s photographs immortalize the unique energy of the Newport and Monterey Fests of the '60s, including unguarded images of Monk, Coltrane, and Miles. Most have not been published before this.
Jazz pianist, Amad Jamal, and, vocalist, Nina Simone are Grammy 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award winners. Now in his eighties, Ahmad Jamal has continued to tours and record. There is much to discover about this jazz icon in every phase of his long career.
Al Jarreau, a versatile vocalist who sold millions of records and won a string of prestigious music awards and accolades for his work in pop and R&B as well as his first love, jazz, died on Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 76.
Although this unique vocalist made his initial mark in the jazz world, Mr. Jarreau’s style, and his audience, crossed stylistic barriers. Many will remember that his music incorporated elements of pop, soul, gospel, Latin and other genres. It was a mark of his eclecticism that he won him respect from his fellow musicans, along with six Grammys across three different categories: jazz, pop and R&B.
Larry Coryell, the jazz guitarist known as the "Godfather of Fusion," died suddenly Sunday night at a hotel in New York City, according to his publicist. He was 73.
Still performing more than 50 years after his first recordings, Coryell played at New York jazz club Iridium on Friday and Saturday night, and had plans for a summer tour with his fusion group The Eleventh House.
Jazz pioneer, Barbara Carroll has passed away at age 92. By all counts, an elegant jazz pianist, composer, and vocalist, Carroll has long been recognized as one of the premier players of swinging jazz piano and expressive vocals.
Her career began in 1947 when she played opposite Dizzy Gillespie. Carroll quickly established herself as a jazz pianist and one of the first women to play bebop piano. She formed a jazz trio, which featured Chuck Wayne on guitar and Clyde Lombardi on bass, worked briefly with Benny Goodman.