Thelonious Monk (1959)  Rehearsing in a New York loft with saxophonists Phil Woods and Charlie Rouse.  Jazz: A History of America's Music; by Geoffrey C Ward and Ken Burns

Thelonious Monk Rehearsing in a New York loft with saxophonists Phil Woods and Charlie Rouse. Jazz: A History of America's Music; by Geoffrey C Ward and Ken Burns. Saw Monk at Longhorn Jazz Festival, Austin, July

Nina Simone in her dressing room at the Village Gate in Manhattan before a live recording session in March 1965. Photo by Sam Falk/New York Times Co./Getty Images.

Nina Simone in her dressing room at the Village Gate in Manhattan before a live recording session in March, 1965 (photo by Sam Falk, New York Times Co.

Louis Armstrong & Miles Davis - actually we love jazz just as much as what you 'd call urban music today.

Miles Davis & Louis Armstrong - What an amazing photo of Miles paying homage to the Master.

Sir Wynton Marsalis - one of the most talented musicians of the 21st century

Sir Wynton Marsalis - one of the most talented musicians of the century. A fairly uptight and prissy guy, he nevertheless manages to create some great music.

Billie Holiday by Don Hunstein,1957

Billie Holiday recording "Lady in Satin," New York City, December 1957 Don Hunstein © 2013 Sony Music Entertainment

Billie Holiday had such a beautiful, yet sorrowful voice. I love her music. There's such powerful lyrical content, and the intensity which she sang with, is unparalleled.

Billie Holiday - Given the title “First Lady of the Blues” she was widely considered to be the greatest and most expressive jazz singer of all time. Despite her early death at her unique voice and style helped define the jazz era.

Billy Holiday

Miss Billie Holiday was born Eleanora Fagan on April 1915 in Philadelphia PA. Her friend and musical partner Lester Young, nicknamed her “Lady Day”. Best known for her music influence on Jazz and Pop singing, Billie Holiday also co-wrote…Read more ›

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