Ella started as a dancer in talent competitions. She became of the outstanding singers in the history of Jazz. You can apprecaite her range and control from this clip. The band are pretty sharp too!
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A Christmas treat from Gregory Porter and some very impressive friends.
If you can find a better duo offering Silent Night I would love to hear them. Kathleen was a top opera star and Wynton was possibly the best Jazz trumpet in the world at that point in time.
An old Carol The Carol of the Bell to a bright exciting new arrangement.
This is a great city of music as we can hear in this clip. It can also be a city of creative dance, even on the main streets. How does he do that?
Bruce Springsteen plays Chuck Berry and it is a treat to see the E Street Band stretched, then rising to the occasion. Everyone is enjoying themselves, just as they should.
Very few people (currently over 200) have seen this fine collaboration. The venue is the fine Edinburgh church in Stockbridge. New music and the dialogue between artists ands styles is important for us to keep evolving. I think...
What would the early performers make of this sophisticated Bob Fosse inspired dance routine? The photographers need a shout out also, so here it one for Josephine Bevan, for the Paris dance shot.
Chuck Berry broke new ground. His guitar playing style followed on gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe. She was a brilliant performer and Chuck was no slouch. Famous for writing whole stories in very short songs plus his...
John Coltrane helped Jazz cross one of the many rivers it has faced. He had a tremendous ability. You can hear him play in this clip: