Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

"Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong recording the album "Ella and Louis," 1956 © Phil Stern / Staley-Wise Gallery New York

”What I can say is that for may years jazz musicians had to go to Europe, for instance, to be respected and to be sort of treated not in a discriminatory way. I don’t think there is anything...

Sonny Rollins, the Saxophone Colossus.The Saxophone is one of the most sexiest instruments.

janis joplin...oh the joy, the passion, the energy!

Janis Joplin music-for-my-soul

Roberta Cleopatra Flack is an American singer, and musician who is notable for jazz, Pop, RB, and folk music.  Born February 10, 1937 in Black Mountain, NC.

Roberta Flack is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who is notable for Jazz, R&B/Soul and Folk music.

Aretha Franklin

Todays hair & make up inspiration from the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin (born March It's hard to believe she is 72 today.

Whitney and Michael

The King and Queen - Whitney Houston & Michael Jackson

Charlie Parker  1954  |  “Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom.  If you don’t live it, it won’t come out your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.” -Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker, 1954 by Dennis Stock

child of wild jewelry

Jimi Hendrix on Drums, Monterey Pop Festival, 1967 by Jim Marshall -

Django Reinhardt: Jazz guitarist extraordinaire.

Django Reinhardt: Jazz guitarist extraordinaire and legend.

Jazz and Blues History Lesson Plans

Louis Armstrong (August 1901 – July nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana.