Music: Celebrating Jazz & Global Music

ESSENTIAL JAZZ

Ella Fitzgerald

Great Lady...Grand Duchess of Jazz, a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, was an L.A. Times award winner. This standing tribute is for all of those who love Ella madly.

Other featured jazz legends are Count Basie and Duke Ellington. More details.

BOPNICITY...UNIQUELY JAZZ CULTURE

Thelonius Monk

Thelonius Sphere Monk personifies bopnicity, uniquely jazz culture, as do the other icons in this exclusive sphere such as John Coltrane, Rhasaan Roland Kirk and Sun Ra. More details.

CONTEMPOJAZZ INSPIRATIONS

ContempoJazz masterfully blends classic jazz with other styles of music, r&b, blues, soul, to offer contemporary interpretations of the original American form.

Regina Carter and her cousin, James Carter, are examples of artists who creatively explore and blend traditional and contemporary jazz. More details.

POLYRHYTHM MOODS

Carlos Santana

PolyRhythms are many rhythms. They are soul, r&b, funk, quiet storm, hip hop, rock and roll, pop, and more.

Carlos Santana embodies and embraces rhythms, cultures and kindred musics makers from around the globe with deferential honor and respect. He is definately representative of PolyRhythm artists. More details.

EXALTATION

Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson, gospel legend and queen of gospel, was called the most important figure in gospel music. Mahalia was a gospel icon, trail blazer and trendsetter.

Find out more about Mahalia and the traditional and contemporary gospel artists who are making a joyful noise. More details.

BLUES...WITH A FEELING

B.B. King

B.B. King was the reigning king of the Blues. In his long illustrous career B. B. was admired globally by fans, bluesmen, R&B artists and rockers.

From the Mississippi Delta to urban Chicago environs and beyond, bluesmen are the keeping the blues tradition going strong. More details.

GLOBAL BEAT

Bob Marley

Robert Nesta Marley was a gifted, creative reggae composer, performer, and reggae ambassador. His legacy is monumental, and his musical presence and influence still reverberate globally.

Global Beat features Bob Marley's and that of talented artists around the world. More details.