Roy Eldridge was Little Jazz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcRekDhnzw0 Roy Eldridge was known as Little Jazz because he was only 5 feet 6 inches tall. It is a cliche, but...

Ella at 100

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6TmogXhOZ8 The classic jazz community is celebrating the centennial of Ella Fitzgerald, who was born on April 25,...
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Happy Birthday, Chick Webb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPMVO--zga4 Drummer William Henry (Chick) Webb, who died in 1939 -- at only 34 -- would be celebrating his 111th...

The Incomparable Sarah Vaughan

https://www.youtube.com/embed/389fPqjTi9M Sarah Vaughan is one of the big three of classic female jazz singers, alongside Ella Fitzgerald and...

Ray Brown: “Lady Be Good”

The beginning of NPR's bio of bassist Ray Brown does a good job of quickly defining who he was -- and the company he kept: Grammy...