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Music genre that originated at the beginning of the 20th century, arguably earlier, within the African-American communities of the Southern United Statesadd

Category: Music (655)

Launched in 1950.

Countries: United States (64%), (8%), United Kingdom (8%)

Main connections: Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Jazz (Transformers)

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By the 1950s, Afro-Cuban jazz had been using modes for at least a decade, as a lot of it borrowed from Cuban popular dance forms, which are structured around multiple ostinatos with only a few chords add something


Despite the initial friction, by the 1950s bebop had become an accepted part of the jazz vocabulary add something


It emerged in New York City, and dominated jazz in the first half of the 1950s add something


Modal jazz is a development beginning in the later 1950s which takes the mode, or musical scale, as the basis of musical structure and improvisation add something


Mongo Santamaria and Cal Tjader further refined the genre in the late 1950s add something


Perhaps the most prominent manifestation of this resurgence was the emergence of trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, who strove to create music within what he believed was the tradition, rejecting both fusion and free jazz and creating extensions of the small and large forms initially pioneered by such artists as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington as well as the hard bop of the 1950s add something


Perhaps the most respected Afro-cuban jazz combo of the late 1950s was vibraphonist Cal Tjader's band add something


The first major stirrings came in the 1950s, with the early work of Ornette Coleman and Cecil Taylor add something


Through the 1950s and 1960s, Dixieland was one of the most commercially popular jazz styles in the US, Europe, and Japan, although critics paid little attention to it add something


Miles Davis - The most important Prestige recordings of this period (Dig, Blue Haze, Bags' Groove, Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants, and Walkin') originated mostly from recording sessions in 1951 and 1954, after Davis' recovery from his addiction.


The hard bop style coalesced in 1953 and 1954, paralleling the rise of rhythm and blues add something


Cal Tjader - Jazz pianist George Shearing recruited Tjader in 1953 when Joe Roland left his group.


Newport Jazz Festival - Miles Davis' 1954 performance of "Walkin'", at the first Newport Jazz Festival, announced the style to the jazz world add something


Django Reinhardt - Reinhardt has been the subject of several songs, most notably "Django" , a gypsy-flavoured piece that jazz pianist John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet wrote in honour of Reinhardt; numerous versions of the song have been recorded, including one on the 1973 Lindsey Buckingham/Stevie Nicks self-titled debut album; it appears on Joe Bonamassa's 2006 LP "You & Me"


Miles Davis - Back in New York and in better health, in 1955 Davis attended the Newport Jazz Festival, where his performance (and especially his solo on "'Round Midnight") was greatly admired and prompted the critics to hail the "return of Miles Davis".


Dizzy Gillespie - In 1956 he organized a band to go on a State Department tour of the Middle East which was extremely well received internationally and earned him the nickname "the Ambassador of Jazz".


Dave Brubeck - Jazz Impressions of the USA (1956, Morello's debut with the group), Jazz Impressions of Eurasia, Jazz Impressions of Japan, and Jazz Impressions of New York are less well-known albums, but all are brilliant examples of the quartet's studio work, and they produced Brubeck standards such as "Summer Song," "Brandenburg Gate," "Koto Song," and "Theme From Mr. Broadway.


Lester Young - In January 1956 he recorded two Granz-produced sessions featuring pianist Teddy_Wilson (who had led the Billie Holiday recordings with Young in the 1930s), trumpet player Roy Eldridge, trombonist Vic Dickenson, bassist Gene Ramey, and drummer Jo Jones - available on the Jazz Giants '56 and Prez and Teddy albums.


Max Roach - Roach expanded the standard form of hard-bop using 3/4 waltz rhythms and modality in 1957 with his album Jazz in 3/4 time.


Bossa nova was made popular by Elizete Cardoso's recording of "Chega de Saudade" on the "Canção do Amor Demais" LP. The initial releases by Gilberto and the 1959 film "Black Orpheus" achieved significant popularity in Latin America, and this spread to North America via visiting American jazz musicians add something


Cuban percussionist Mongo Santamaria first recorded his composition "Afro Blue" in 1959 add something


For example, on a 1959 live Tjader recording of "A Night in Tunisia", pianist Vince Guaraldi soloed through the entire form over an authentic mambo add something


Louis Prima - Keely received a Playboy Jazz Award in 1959.


Cal Tjader - Tjader and his band opened the second Monterey Jazz Festival in 1959 with an acclaimed "preview" concert.


Bill Evans - In December 1959, the band recorded its first album, Portrait in Jazz.


Ever since the 1960s various creative centers of jazz have been developing in Europe add something


In the 1960s and 1970s, many jazz musicians had only a minimum understanding of Cuban and Brazilian music add something


In the 1960s, performers included Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, Pharaoh Sanders, John Coltrane, and others add something


In the late 1960s and early 1970s the hybrid form of jazz-rock fusion was developed by combining jazz improvisation with rock rhythms, electric instruments and the highly amplified stage sound of rock musicians such as Jimi Hendrix add something


It was not uncommon during the 1960s and 1970s to hear a conga playing a Cuban tumbao, while the drumset and bass played a Brazilian bossa nova pattern add something


The album was a culmination of sorts of the "musique concrète" approach that Davis and producer Teo Macero had begun to explore in the late 1960s add something


There was a resurgence of interest in jazz and other forms of African American cultural expression during the Black Arts Movement and Black nationalist period of the 1960s and 1970s add something


Dizzy Gillespie - In 1960, he was inducted into the Down Beat magazine's Jazz Hall of Fame.


Max Roach - In a funeral tribute to Roach,-Lieutenant Governor of New York David Paterson compared the musician's courage to that of Paul Robeson, Harriet Tubman and Malcolm X, saying that "No one ever wrote a bad thing about Max Roach's music or his aura until 1960, when he and Charlie Mingus protested the practices of the Newport Jazz Festival.


Bill Evans - In early 1960, the trio began a tour that brought them to Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago.


Jaco Pastorius - Pastorius was most identified by his use of two well-worn Fender Jazz Basses from the early 1960s: a 1960 fretted, and a 1962 fretless.


Bill Evans - In May 1960, the trio performed at one of the Jazz Profiles concerts, organized by Charles Schwartz, and during the summer, they appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival.


Bill Evans - In May and August 1960, Evans appeared in Russell's album Jazz in the Space Age, while in late 1960, he performed in Jazz Abstractions.


Philip Larkin - His scepticism is at its most nuanced and illuminating in "Required Writing", a collection of his book reviews and essays, and at its most inflamed and polemical in his introduction to his collected jazz reviews, "All What Jazz", drawn from the 126 record-review columns he wrote for "The Daily Telegraph" between 1961 and 1971, which contains an attack on modern jazz that widens into a wholesale critique of modernism in the arts


Keter Betts - In 1962, together with Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, he was instrumental in introducing the bossa nova style to American audiences via their Jazz Samba recording.


Stan Getz - Teaming with guitarist Charlie Byrd, who had just returned from a U.S. State Department tour of Brazil, Getz recorded "Jazz Samba" in 1962 and it became a hit


Lenny Breau - Their music was featured in the 1962 National Film Board documentary "Toronto Jazz"


Don Ellis - In October 1962, Ellis traveled to Poland to take part in the 1962 Jazz Jamboree in Warsaw ; his quartet performance was partially documented on a Polish-only 10-inch EP. Ellis chronicled his experience in an article called Warsaw Diary, which was printed in the January 3rd, 1963 issue of Down Beat magazine.


Steve Allen - Allen's best-known songs are "This Could Be the Start of Something" and "The Gravy Waltz," the latter having won a Grammy award in 1963 for Best Jazz Composition


Stan Getz - Getz won the Grammy for Best Jazz Performance of 1963 for "Desafinado", from the same album


Don Ellis - In December, Ellis participated in the NDR's Jazz Workshop in Hamburg, and in early 1963, traveled to Stockholm , Sweden.


Art Tatum - In 1964, Art Tatum was inducted, posthumously, into the DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame


A series of recordings with the Classic Quartet in the first half of 1965 show Coltrane's playing becoming increasingly abstract, with greater incorporation of devices like multiphonics, utilization of overtones, and playing in the altissimo register, as well as a mutated return to Coltrane's sheets of sound add something


In June 1965, Coltrane and ten other musicians recorded "Ascension", a 40-minute long piece that included adventurous solos by the young avant-garde musicians , and was controversial primarily for the collective improvisation sections that separated the solos add something


After recording with the quartet over the next few months, Coltrane invited Pharoah Sanders to join the band in September 1965 add something


Don Ellis - Following this successful breakthrough performance, the band performed at the Pacific Jazz Festival in October 1966, and at Shelly's Manne Hole in March 1967, releasing segments of each on 1967's Live in 3 2/3 4 Time.


All Music Guide states that "until around 1967, the worlds of jazz and rock were nearly completely separate add something


Joe Venuti - In 1967 he was invited to perform at Dick Gibson’s Colorado Jazz Party, and was such a success that he would be asked to repeat his performances annually until his death in 1978.


Jean-Luc Ponty - In 1967, John Lewis of The Modern Jazz Quartet invited Ponty to perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival.


As Davis recalls: "The music I was really listening to in 1968 was James Brown, the great guitar player Jimi Hendrix, and a new group who had just come out with a hit record, "Dance to the Music," Sly and the Family Stone add something


Joe Venuti - In 1968 he was invited to the Newport Jazz Festival, and in 1969 he performed at the London Jazz Expo.


Dave Holland - In 1968, Miles Davis and Philly Joe Jones heard him at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, playing in a combo that opened for the Bill Evans Trio.


In 1969 Davis fully embraced the electric instrument approach to jazz with "In a Silent Way", which can be considered his first fusion album add something


Although jazz-rock fusion reached the height of its popularity in the 1970s, the use of electronic instruments and rock-derived musical elements in jazz continued in the 1990s and 2000s add something


Even the early-80s music of Miles Davis, although still recognisably fusion, adopted a far more conventional approach than his abstract work of the 1970s add something


However, by the end of the 1970s, a new generation of New York City musicians emerged who were fluent in both salsa dance music and jazz add something


In addition to using the electric instruments of rock, such as the electric guitar, electric bass, electric piano and synthesizer keyboards, fusion used the powerful amplification, "fuzz" pedals, wah-wah pedals, and other effects used by 1970s-era rock bands add something


Several musicians who had been prominent in the fusion genre during the 1970s began to record acoustic jazz once more, including Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock add something


The ECM record label began in Germany in the 1970s with artists including Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley, the Pat Metheny Group, Jan Garbarek, Ralph Towner, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, John Surman and Eberhard Weber, establishing a new chamber music aesthetic, featuring mainly acoustic instruments, and sometimes incorporating elements of world music and folk add something


While the 1970s had been dominated by the fusion and free jazz genres, the early 1980s saw a re-emergence of a more conventional kind of acoustic or straight-ahead jazz add something


Musicians who worked with Davis formed the four most influential fusion groups: Weather Report and Mahavishnu Orchestra emerged in 1971 and were soon followed by Return to Forever and The Headhunters add something


Bix Beiderbecke - Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival - In 1971, on the 40th anniversary of Beiderbecke's death, the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival was founded in Davenport, Iowa, to honor the musician


Gary Burton - Alone at Last (solo album/CD) Live cuts 1–3 Montreaux Jazz Festival 1971, Studio cuts 4–7.


The latter, from 1972, began Davis' foray into jazz-funk and was, he claimed, an attempt at reconnecting with the young black audience which had largely forsaken jazz for rock and funk add something


Grant Green - Grant left Blue Note again in 1974 and the subsequent recordings he made with other labels divide opinion: some consider Green to have been the 'Father of Acid Jazz', whilst others have dismissed them (Michael Cuscuna wrote in the sleeve notes for the album Matador that "During the 1970s he made some pretty lame records").


Don Ellis - In 1977, Ellis was signed to Atlantic Records, which promised to fund the Orchestra's upcoming trip for the band's performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux in exchange for a live recording of said performance.


Collier, 1978 Most of this group were originally Midwesterners, although there were a small number of New Orleans musicians involved add something


Bill Evans - Bill Evans performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival with his trio consisting of Marc Johnson, bass & Philly Joe Jones, drums, July 13, 1978.


Acid jazz developed in the UK in the 1980s and 1990s, influenced by jazz-funk and electronic dance music add something


In the early 1980s, a commercial form of jazz fusion called "pop fusion" or "smooth jazz" became successful and garnered significant radio airplay in "quiet storm" time slots at radio stations in urban markets across the U.S. This helped to establish or bolster the careers of vocalists including Al Jarreau, Anita Baker, Chaka Khan and Sade, as well as saxophonists including Grover Washington, Jr., Kenny G, Kirk Whalum, Boney James and David Sanborn add something


Jazz rap developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and incorporates jazz influence into hip hop add something


Frankie Laine - His career slowed down a little in the 1980s due to triple and quadruple heart bypass surgeries, but he continued cutting albums, including "Wheels Of A Dream" , "Old Man Jazz" and "The Nashville Connection"


Louie Bellson - Throughout the 1980s and 1990s he worked with territory bands like the Unifour Jazz Ensemble


Jimmy Earl - In 1983, he joined the group Tiger's Baku, which performed in the 1984 Newport Jazz Festival.


Tom Cora - Berlin Jazz Festival - In October 1983 Skeleton Crew joined Duck and Cover, a commission from the Berlin Jazz Festival, for a performance in West Berlin, followed by another in February 1984 in East Berlin


George Melly - Brecon Jazz Festival - In 1984 the Brecon Jazz Festival was conceived by a group of jazz enthusiasts who gained widespread support from the local community


Jimmy Earl - In 1986, Earl moved to New York, where on the recommendation of his friend Steve Hunt, he joined the Jazz Explosion.


Gil Evans - In 1986, Evans was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame.


Stan Getz - In 1986, he was inducted into the "Down Beat" Jazz Hall of Fame


Miles Davis - This changed after Marsalis appeared, unannounced, onstage in the midst of Davis' performance at the inaugural Vancouver International Jazz Festival in 1986.


In 1987, the US House of Representatives and Senate passed a bill proposed by Democratic Representative John Conyers, Jr. to define jazz as a unique form of American music stating, among other things, " add something


Louie Bellson - In 1987, at the Percussive Arts Society convention in Washington, D.C., Bellson and Harold Farberman performed a major orchestral work titled "Concerto for Jazz Drummer and Full Orchestra", the first piece ever written specifically for jazz drummer and full symphony orchestra


It passed in the House of Representatives on September 23, 1987 and in the Senate on November 4, 1987 add something


In 1988, Gang Starr released the debut single "Words I Manifest", sampling Dizzy Gillespie's 1962 "Night in Tunisia", and Stetsasonic released "Talkin' All That Jazz", sampling Lonnie Liston Smith add something


In a 1988 interview, trombonist J. J. Johnson said, "Jazz is restless add something


In the 1990s most M-Base participants turned to more conventional music, but Coleman, the most active participant, continued developing his music in accordance with the M-Base concept add something


In the 1990s, punk jazz and jazzcore began to reflect the increasing awareness of elements of extreme metal in hardcore punk add something


Jazz since the 1990s has been characterised by a pluralism in which no one style dominates but rather a wide range of active styles and genres are popular add something


Keith Jarrett has been prominent in defending free jazz from criticism by traditionalists in the 1990s and 2000s add something


Players emerging since the 1990s and usually performing in largely straight-ahead settings include pianists Jason Moran and Vijay Iyer, guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, trumpeters Roy Hargrove and Terence Blanchard, saxophonists Chris Potter and Joshua Redman, and bassist Christian McBride add something


Herbie Hancock - Johnette, Dave Holland and Pat Metheny in 1990 on their Parallel Realities tour, which included a memorable performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in July 1990.


Jack McDuff - Duff once again began a successful period of recordings, initially for Muse, on the Concord Jazz label from 1991.


Rap duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth incorporated jazz influences on their 1992 debut "Mecca and the Soul Brother" add something


Marcus Miller - He won a Grammy Award for Best RB Song in 1992, for Luther Vandross' "Power of Love" and in 2001 he won for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for his fourth solo instrumental album, M2.


Maynard Ferguson - In 1992, he was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame.


John Patitucci - Patitucci has won polls including: Best Jazz Bassist in Guitar Player Magazine's 1992, 1994 and 1995 Readers' Poll and Best Jazz Bassist in Bass Player Magazine's 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 Readers' Poll.


Beginning in 1993, rapper Guru's Jazzmatazz series used jazz musicians during the studio recordings add something


Davis' ex-bandmate Herbie Hancock returned to hip hop influences in the mid-nineties, releasing the album "Dis Is Da Drum" in 1994 add something


Louie Bellson - In January 1994, Bellson received the prestigious American Jazz Masters *award from the National Endowment for the Arts, a U.S. federal agency


Cab Calloway - Jazz, the Rough Guide by Ian Carr, Digby Fairweather and Brian Priestly; Penguin Books, 1995; pp.


Chick Corea - In 1996, Greek-Cypriot singer, Alexia Vassiliou recorded "Spain" with Chick Corea, in her Sony BMG Jazz Album, 'Alexia - In a Jazz Mood'.


Don Ellis - Pacific Jazz Festival - The 1998 CD reissue includes several other tunes from the concert; the CD's notes reveal that one number, "Concerto for Trumpet", was actually recorded a month later at a "Pacific Jazz Festival" in Costa Mesa


Adrian Rollini - In 1998, Adrian Rollini was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame


Even as late as 2000, in Mark Gridley's "Jazz Styles: History and Analysis", a bossa nova bass line is referred to as a "Latin bass figure add something


Maynard Ferguson - The Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz Studies at Rowan University was created in 2000, the same year Rowan bestowed Ferguson with his only Honorary Doctorate degree.


Ravi Coltrane - Newport Jazz Festival - The Coltrane Quartet played at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2001, the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival in 2004, and the Vienne Jazz Festival in 2005


Bill Evans - When the miniseries "Jazz" was released in 2001, it was criticised for neglecting Evan's work after his departure from Miles Davis's sextet


"The Cambridge Companion to Jazz", Edited by Mervyn Cooke and David Horn, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002 add something


Coleridge Goode - In 2002, his autobiography Bass Lines: A Life in Jazz, co-authored with his friend, the academic and jazz writer Roger Cotterrell, not only told his own story but provided poignant and vivid memories of the brilliant and tragic Harriott and of the birth of free form jazz in Britain.


Jimmy Earl - It was followed, in 2002, by Ford's first album with Concord Jazz, Blue Moon, on which Earl is credited with producing "Good to Love".


Lonnie Smith (jazz musician) - He was named the "Organ Keyboardist of the Year" in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, and 2009 by the Jazz Journalist Association.


George Shearing - In 2003, received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from BBC Jazz Awards.


Louie Bellson - In an interview in 2005 with Jazz Connection Magazine he credited Papa Jo Jones and Big Sid Catlett as influences as well as Chick Webb


Esperanza Spalding - Spalding was the 2005 recipient of the Boston Jazz Society scholarship for outstanding musicianship.


Christian McBride - Bride was named to the position of "Creative Chair for Jazz" with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, taking over from Dianne Reeves.


Dave Brubeck - Brubeck supported the Jazz Foundation by performing in their annual benefit concert "A Great Night in Harlem" in 2006.


Louie Bellson - In 2006 a new album appeared, "The Sacred Music of Louie Bellson and the Jazz Ballet"


Joe Locke - In 2006, 2008 and 2009 Joe Locke received the "Mallet Instrumentalist of the Year" Award, presented by the Jazz Journalist Association.


John Patitucci - The group won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album for the album Beyond the Sound Barrier in 2006.


Maynard Ferguson - At age thirteen, Ferguson first soloed as a child prodigy with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Orchestra and was heard frequently on the CBC, notably featured on a "Serenade for Trumpet in Jazz" written for him by Morris Davis.


Larry Carlton - At the beginning of 2007 Carlton released two CDs. A live recording together with blues guitarist Robben Ford, Live in Tokyo, and The Jazz King album.


Larry Carlton - The Jazz King project was initiated to celebrate the 60th anniversary of King Bhumibol's accession to the throne as well as his 80th birthday in 2007.


Art Tatum - Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson requested a live presentation, which he heard in an emotional re-performance in his home in March 2007


Chick Corea - Ferrin and Chick Corea, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2008In the early 1970s Corea took a profound stylistic turn from avant garde playing to a crossover jazz fusion style that incorporated Latin jazz elements.


Toots Thielemans - In October 2008, he was honored with the 2009 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Fellowship.


Charles Mingus - The music of Charles Mingus is currently being performed and reinterpreted by the Mingus Big Band, which, starting October 2008, plays every Monday at Jazz Standard in New York City, and often tours the rest of the U.S. and Europe


George Benson - In 2009, Benson was recognized by the National Endowment of the Arts as a Jazz Master, the nations highest honor in Jazz.


Herbie Hancock - Philharmonic's Next Creative Chair for Jazz, Jazz Times, August 5, 2009.


Arild Andersen - In January 2009 Andersen was named Musicien Europeen 2008 by the French Academie du Jazz.


Chick Corea - A concert DVD recorded during their performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival was released in May 2009.


Louie Bellson - In May 2009, Francine Bellson fascinated jazz fans when she told The Jazz Joy and Roy syndicated radio show, "I like to call 'how The Master used two maestros,'" adding, "When did his sacred concert back in 1965 with Louie on drums, he told Louie that the sacred concerts were based on 'in-the-beginning,' the first three words of the bible


Lonnie Liston Smith - He most recently appearing on the Jazz World Stage at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2009.


Jazz has proved to be very difficult to define, since it encompasses such a wide range of music spanning a period of over 100 years, from ragtime to the 2010-era rock-infused fusion add something


Gary Burton - Burton's available recordings, as of 2010, are mainly those from Atlantic Records, ECM Records, GRP Records and the Concord Jazz label.


Maynard Ferguson - The Sherman Jazz Museum in Sherman, Texas opened in 2010 and houses the extensive memorabilia of Ferguson's estate


Les Paul - On June 9, 2010, which would have been Les Paul's 95th birthday, a tribute concert featuring Jeff Beck, Imelda May, Gary U.S. Bonds and Brian Setzer among others, was held at the Iridium Jazz Club where Les Paul played nearly every week almost to the end of his life


Dave Brubeck - On July 5, 2010, Brubeck was *awarded the Miles Davis *award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival


Billy Bang - He had been scheduled to perform on the opening day of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival on June 10, 2011.


George Benson - He performed at the Java Jazz Festival March 4–6, 2011.


Christian McBride - McBride released his first big band album, titled "The Good Feeling" in 2011 for which he won the Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance


Chick Corea - The ban was not upheld, and in later years Corea performed in festivals in Germany, including several times at the government-supported International Jazz Festival in Burghausen, Altötting where he was awarded a plaque in Burghausen, Altötting's "Street of Fame" in 2011.


Dave Brubeck - "The New York Times" noted he had continued to play well into his old age, performing in 2011 and in 2010 only a month after getting a pacemaker, with "Times" music writer Nate Chinen commenting that Brubeck had replaced "the old hammer-and-anvil attack with something almost airy" and that his playing at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City was "the picture of judicious clarity"


Coleridge Goode - On 18 May 2011 Coleridge Goode was honoured with the Services to Jazz Award at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, held at the House of Commons.


Coleridge Goode - On 18 May 2011 Coleridge Goode was honoured with the Services to Jazz Award at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, held at the House of Commons


Billy Bang - He had been scheduled to perform on the opening day of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival on June 10, 2011


Esperanza Spalding - In November 2011, Spalding won "Jazz Artist of the Year" at the Boston Music Awards.


Toots Thielemans - In 2012, the Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts in New York celebrated his 90th birthday with Herbie Hancock, Eliane Elias, Kenny Werner, Marc Johnson, Oscar Castro-Neves, and Dori Caymmi


Gary Burton - Burton's available recordings, as of 2013, are mainly those from Atlantic Records, ECM Records, GRP Records, Concord Jazz, and Mack Avenue Records


Mose Allison - On January 14, 2013, Allison was honored as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts at a ceremony at Lincoln Center in New York


Joe Locke - His third release on the Motéma label, "Lay Down My Heart - Blues & Ballads Vol 1", reached the No. 1 position of the Jazz Week album charts in July 2013


In 2015, Kendrick Lamar released his third studio album, "To Pimp a Butterfly" add something