Artist Biographies

Many of these bios are of artists who spotlighted in this edition of Jazz Roots Rhythms.

Essential Jazz Features

Featured artists are Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Duke Ellington.

Classic Jazz

Classic jazz legends and today's classic jazz standard bearers.

ContempoJazz Inspirations

Outstanding contemporary artists of different genres with classic jazz roots or inspiration.

Regina Carter

Andra Day

China Moses

PolyRhythm Moods

R & B, soul, retro soul, rock and roll and more

Leon Bridges

Sharon Jones

Corinne Bailey Rae

Carlos Santana

Marlena Shaw

Blues...With a Feeling

Blues Legends and legends in the making.

Charles Bradley

B. B. King

Taj Mahal


Gospel's best that are making a joyful noise.

Mahalia Jackson

Global Beat

Great, diverse music from the four corners of the globe.

Angelique Kidjo

Bob Marley

Peter Tosh

Bunny Wailer

Classical Moments

Composers and classical artists swinging classically and jazzily

Marian Anderson

Jean-Yves Thibaudet