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Roy Eldridge was Little Jazz

Roy Eldridge was known as Little Jazz because he was only 5 feet 6 inches tall. It is a cliche, but true: The small man had a very large influence. NPR says...


Happy Birthday, Louie Bellson

Jazz drummer Louie Bellson was born on this day in 1924. His full (long) given name suggests that he was born in Italy. Not so. Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco...


Ella at 100

The classic jazz community is celebrating the centennial of Ella Fitzgerald, who was born on April 25, 1917. Fitzgerald, along with Billie Holiday and Sarah...