Count Basie is one of the most important bandleaders of the swing era. Basie's orchestra was characterised by a light, swinging rhythm section that he led from the piano, lively ensemble work, and generous soloing.
In 1987, smooth jazz saxophonist Kenny G performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival. After starting his career in the Love Unlimited Orchestra, he brought his own band to this hypnotic performance.
Of the major soul-jazz pioneers, Jimmy McGriff was the bluesiest and often insisted that he was more of a blues musician than a jazz artist. Regardless, he remained eclectic enough to blur the lines of genres.
In 1962, the American pianist and composer Erroll Garner performed at the Singer Concertzaal in Laren. The concert featured drummer Kelly Martin and bassist Eddie Calhoun.
Since its opening in 1992, Moods jazz club has developed into one of Zurich's largest and most important cultural venues. The club's performers, Shai Maestro, Ari Bragi Karason, Rick Rosato and Arthur Hnatek quartet play dreamy music.
The French big band `Le Sacre du Tympan' was founded by bassist and composer Fred Pallem. Pallem's oeuvre is strongly influenced by the music of as diverse a range of composers as André Popp, Charles Ives, Duke Ellington and Neil Young. The wide variety of his musical sources of inspiration can b...
A performance hosted in Bremen, Germany from a talented jazz trio consisting of Canadian saxophonist François Carrier, percussionist Michel Lambert and British bassist John Edwards.
The Modern Jazz Quartet was composed of Milt Jackson on vibraphone, John Lewis on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay on drums.
Two vocalists, one from Paris and the other from Bern, were brought together by a chance encounter in 2014. They both do more than just sing well. Leïla Martial and Andreas Schaerer stretch their vocal boundaries.
One of the bands taking part in this series is the Salomão Soares Trio, which consists of Salomão Soares on piano, Paulo Almeida on drums, and Thiago Alves on bass.
BIGYUKI's is New York City's secret musical weapon. His unprecedented sound has attracted the attention of many, including Grammy Award-winning and nominated artists such as Q-Tip, Bilal, Talib Kweli, Harvey Mason, and Marcus Strickland.
The Australian-born singer-songwriter Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, simply known as Sia, is one of the most unique artists in today's popular music scene. However, her path to stardom has been nothing but rocky.
Performances by and interviews with Steve McCraven, Oona Guino, Rodolphe Lauretta, and many others.
Daryl Hall and John Oates took to the stage at Sydney's Entertainment Centre.
Moondog, a gaunt, mysterious and extravagantly-garbed blind street musician, was celebrated among New Yorkers for two decades before gaining acclaim in Europe as an avant-garde composer conducting orchestras before royalty.
Indie artists, blues veterans and jazz stars perform at the Paradox Tilburg jazz club in the Netherlands, an intimate performance space with an audience devoted to the very best in music.
Portraits of artists, concerts and festivals that offer a window into the world of jazz.. Features artists of varied fame and offers insights into their life, work and own musical interests.
Hashima is not only the name of a Japanese island, but also that of a Belgrade jazz quartet. This foursome is made up of tenor saxophonist Srđan Mijalković, drummer Aleksandar Hristić, bassist Vanja Todorović and guitarist Igor Mišković.
A 1957 jazz performance at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam featuring a range of artists. Includes Ella Fitzgerald and an ensemble performance of `It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)'.
Swedish jazz pianist Martin Tingvall and his trio perform original pieces. During their performance, the band reveal their connections to rock and hip-hop as well as the Cuban heritage of double bass player Omar Rodriguez Calvo.
Music from an original duo consisting of pianist Salman Gambarov and sheng player Wu Wei.
Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba at Münchner Klaviersommer. Together with Reinaldo Melian on trumpet, Felipe Cabrera on bass and Julio Barreto on drums. Rubalcaba showcases his talent as a pianist and composer.
Marie Krüttli's trio synthesizes the strengths of Swiss jazz in a unique fashion.
The international trade fair, exhibition, and festival, `Jazzahead!', is one of the most important events in the jazz community. Hosted annually in Bremen, Germany, it brings together musicians, agents, organisers, jazz experts and music enthusiasts.