Jazz

coleman hawkins






The tenor saxophone was not generally considered a jazz instrument when Coleman Hawkins took it up at the age of nine. At that time, around 1915, swing music was a […]

art_tatum






Some artists are born for their craft. Perhaps the greatest among musicians—whose very name has become synonymous with virtuosity and genius—is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This towering, Classical era composer demonstrated […]

john coltrane live






The late 50s and early 60s were a turbulent time in both American history, and in the history of jazz.  Much of the established culture was being subverted by civil […]

who is charles mingus






Perhaps the best bass player of all time and one of the most influential composers the jazz genre has ever seen, Charles “Chuck” Mingus successfully left a permanent imprint on […]

who is ella fitzgerald






First Lady Of Song Beautiful, talented, innovative, angelic, and inspirational are just a few of the words that have been used to describe Ella Fitzgerald’s trademark voice and novel singing […]