Jazz

A documentary about the life and legacy of Louis Armstrong is in the works.

Jazz musician, McCoy Tyner, who was a cornerstone in the John Coltrane Quartet, has died at age 81.

Nancy Wilson's cameo appearance on "The Cosby Show" was being remembered after the jazz legend died this week.

Jarreau, most famous for the single “We're In This Love Together,” died in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 76 years old.

"It is a tremendous honor to even be considered for this very prestigious award," said Miranda in a statement. "To win today for Hamilton is beyond my wildest dreams."

President Obama will speak with Evan Smith, CEO & Editor in Chief of The Texas Tribune, to discuss the state of civic engagement in this day and age. They will focus on how technology can help overcome global issues. At a separate SXSW event, FLOTUS will talk about her Let Girls Learn initiative.

Jazz saxophonist Najee recently joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to talk about his career in music and his new album, Me, You and Forever. Melody Charles of SoulTracks.com highly recommends Najee’s new offering, saying: From spine-tingling slow jams (“Butterfly Girl,” the waltz and wedding-ready titile track) to the giddy, improvisational tracks “Spectrum” and “Jannah” (the latter is […]

Ornette Coleman, the legendary alto saxophonist and famed “free jazz” innovator, died at the age of 85 in Manhattan this morning, according to The New York Times. The jazz player and composer suffered from cardiac arrest. Coleman leaves behind a rarely paralleled legacy in jazz music as one of the main figures responsible for upheaving tradition in the […]

MORRO BAY, California  — James “Red” Holloway, a noted saxophonist who played with the greats from the big band era through bebop, blues, R&B and modern jazz, has died in California. He was 84. His manager, Linda Knipe, says the Cambria resident died on Saturday at a care home in Morro Bay from kidney failure […]

John Levy (pictured), a celebrated bassist who went on to manage the business affairs of a staggering list of prominent jazz musicians, has died at the age of 99. Levy’s wife, Devra Hall Levy, said that her husband died quietly in her arms on Friday in their home in Altadena, Calif., according to the Washington […]

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sam Rivers, an internationally-known jazz musician who played with Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, has died. He was 88. SEE ALSO: Bolivia Is McDonald’s-Free Monique Rivers Williams says her father died Monday night from pneumonia. The Oklahoma native was a saxophonist, flutist and composer. He started his career in Boston, where […]