Louis Armstrong receiving a trophy from Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington.
A number of the greatest jazz musicians in the world gathered last night 1/8/1971 at the Tropicana Htel in Las Vegas to pay tribute to the "grandaddy" of jazz, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. Seventy years old and still going strong, Armstrong received a trophy topped by a silver trumpet mouthpiece from two other all-time greats, Ella Fitzgerald (L) and Duke Ellington (R).
U.S. jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald was honored with a Google Doodle on the search engine's homepage Thursday on what would have been her 96th birthday.
UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 25, 2013.
Claude Nobs, the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival held in Switzerland, has died from a cross-country skiing accident, festival organizers said. He was 76.
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
The Howard Theatre, a historic African-American arts landmark in Washington, is reopening this week after a $29 million renovation and 32-year hiatus.
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Tuesday named a Queens neighborhood -- which housed Jackie Robinson and James Brown -- a historic district.
Martin Drew, who spent three decades as a jazz drummer with Oscar Peterson's internationally acclaimed group, has died in London, his family said.
Singer-songwriter Bobby Hebb has died at Nashville's Centennial Medical Center, his family said. He was 72.
A California-based travel Web site picked Cork, Ireland, to top its list of "Five Surprising Cities for Jazz Lovers."
Washington Hall, where Fats Domino, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington played back when black performers weren't welcome in Seattle's white venues, is for sale.