Esperanza Spalding by Jazz in Black 'n White (et autres choses...), via Flickr

Esperanza Spalding Jazz Sous les Pommiers 2008 - Thanks to PBS or I wouldn't have heard of her. Love her voice

Jazz great Duke Ellington at the piano- playing one of his songs for jazz band on the piano! So much fun!!

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over compositions. Born: April Washington, D. Died: May New York

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, 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 fusion.

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 1926 was a very versatile and innovative American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential American born musicians of the century.

Melba Liston, Jazz musician (1926-1999) American jazz trombonist, musical arranger, and composer

Melba Liston, Jazz musician American jazz trombonist, musical arranger, and composer ~Via Carmen Lundy

The great lady Day - Billie Holiday #music #jazz #musicians

Procol Harum performing A Whiter Shade of Pale with the Danish National Concert Orchestra and choir at Ledreborg Castle, Denmark in August 2006

Benny Goodman - first to bring jazz to Carnegie Hall. Goodman had character drawbacks, too.

Benny Goodman - 1929 / The "King of Swing" 10 years later, one the prime movers integrating Jazz with the hiring of Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Charley Christian and others

John Coltrane by Debra Hurd

John Coltrane by Debra Hurd John Coltrane is my idol when it comes to music.

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