To commemorate that slavery started around 400 years ago in the USA, blues and gospel diva Liz McComb wants to bring together the musical heritage of her ancestors, like blues, gospel and jazz, and blend it with that of classical music, a music genre rooted in white European culture.
The three day event attracted some of the world's best known jazz legends from the 70s and 80s.
The man known as the “father of South African jazz”, who used his music to oppose racial segregation, has died aged 78.
British artist, Seal, best known for his 1990's soul and R&B hits, pays tribute to jazz and swing legends in his new album, 'Standards'.
The Azerbaijani capital hosted its 12th annual Jazz festival with concerts, exhibitions and workshops springing up across the city.
Georgia's eleventh Black sea Jazz Festival was bigger and bolder than ever this year at its beautiful beachside venue in Batumi.
Legendary 74 old American jazz-man George Benson performed for the 25th time at this year's Montreux Jazz festival, proving he still has the voice.
They may be very different in style, but both Sampha and Slaves got the crowds going at Montreux
The world of funk and jazz – with a twist.
Celebrated US jazz singer Al Jarreau has died at the age of 76.
Robin McKelle showcases "The Looking Glass" at the Madrid International Jazz Festival.
JazzMadrid continues to please the crowds with hot sets from O Sister! and John Scofield
The heart of Baku has been beating to the rhythm of its annual jazz festival.
Nine-time Grammy award winner Norah Jones is back with her sixth album ‘Day Breaks’.
She’s being hailed as the new voice of jazz.
Veronika Harcsa is one of the most popular singers in Hungary, especially among jazz aficionados.
At the age of 94, Belgian jazz musician and harmonica player Toots Thielemans has died in his sleep. He will be remembered as the Jazz Master.
Montreux this year includes veterans Randy Weston and John McLaughlin, new talent Alina Engibaryan and electro stars Petit Biscuit.
No conventional biopic: actor-director Don Cheadle chose to tap Miles Davis's years of self-imposed seclusion and musical muteness.
Istanbul in Morocco. The band that is – “Istanbul Sessions”. They were in the city of Rabat to present their work at the “Visa for Music” fair. And
Allen Toussaint, one of the giants of New Orleans music, has died after suffering a heart attack. The 77-year-old songwriter collapsed backstage
Lizz Wright has released her new album, Freedom and Surrender, and says it’s a blend of different styles although it’s still her own distinctive
One thing Hurricane Katrina could barely disturb was New Orleans’ Musical heartbeat. The flooding may have devastated the city a decade ago but
Sun, sea and sounds were on the menu at the Black Sea Jazz festival in Batumi. Every July the quiet seaside resort in Georgia is transformed into a
After three decades in the business Lionel Richie shows no sign of slowing up as his sold-out concert at the “Montreux Jazz Festival”
Over 250 local and international artists took the stage at the 22nd edition of the Istanbul Jazz Festival (June 27 – July 15, 2015). Joan Baez, Jools