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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."

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…

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, band leader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop,modal jazz, and jazz […]

Ella Jane Fitzgerald , also known as the “First Lady of Song” “Queen of Jazz” and “Lady Ella,” was an American jazz and song vocalist. With a vocal range spanning three octaves, she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a “horn-like” improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. She […]

At a blues concert in the East Room of the White House, President Barack Obama once again showed off his pipes. During a performance of “Sweet Home Chicago,” President Obama, who wowed many when he sang a few words from “Let’s Stay Together” at a Harlem event, was coaxed to deliver a few lines. ”Come […]

Sidney Bechet,jazz clarinetist and saxophonist, was born in New Orleans, LA, on May 14,1897.Bechet died May 14,1959.   TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PERSON VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ella Fitzgerald, famed jazz singer known for her “skat” style of singing, was born in Newport News, VA, on this date in 1918. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ella Fitzgerald was born in 1917 and raised in Yonkers, a New York suburb.  She got into singing by accident.  At the age of 15, she entered an amateur night talent […]

Earl “Fatha” Hines, famed jazz musician and “father” of modern jazz piano, was born in Pennsylvania on December 28 1903. **************************************************************** Earl Kenneth “Fatha” Hines was born on December 28, 1903, in Duquesne, Pennsylvania, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hines. His mother died when he was only three-years-old. Hines was raised by his father and […]