Mary Lyerly Alexander, who worked to preserve the legacy of her cousin John Coltrane and in the process became a pillar of the Philadelphia jazz scene, died on Aug. 31 at a nursing home in Philadelphia.
As one of the most beloved singers of the 20th century, Ella Fitzgerald was admired around the world. She was also one of the most acclaimed, earning a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master award;
Mario Davidovsky, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who opened up new vistas in chamber music by pairing live acoustic instruments with electronics, died on Friday at his home on the Upper West Side of
Clora Bryant, a trumpeter who was widely considered one of the finest jazz musicians on the West Coast — but who ran into gender-based limitations on how famous she could become — died on Aug. 25 in Los
In the first 20 minutes of the terrific new documentary “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool,” we see the jazz legend grow up in St. Louis, move to New York, enroll at Juilliard , join Charlie Parker’s band,