1. Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Dies in New York

    August 15, 2010 9:29 AM EDT Abbey Lincoln , a jazz singer and songwriter known for her phrasing, emotion and uncompromising style, died Saturday in New York at age 80. She had been declining in health for the past year. Her death was confirmed by friend and filmmaker Carol Friedman, who has been working on a documentary…

  2. Jazz Piano Legend Hank Jones Dies At 91

    May 17, 2010 5:50 PM EDT Jazz pianist and composer Hank Jones , whose 70-year career included a stint as Ella Fitzgerald 's pianist and Marilyn Monroe's accompanist when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy, has died, his manager said Monday. He was 91. Jones, who won a Grammy…

  3. Recording Academy Salutes Four Tops, Autry

    February 08, 2009 2:35 PM EST One of the more emotional moments at the Recording Academy's Special Merit Awards ceremony last night (Feb. 7) occurred during the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to venerable soul/pop group the Four Tops. Joined at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre by relatives of deceased members…

  4. Autry, Blind Boys Get Lifetime Achievement Grammys

    December 22, 2008 2:25 PM EST Gene Autry, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Four Tops, Hank Jones, Brenda Lee, Dean Martin and Tom Paxton all will receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 7, and be acknowledged during the Grammy telecast the next evening. In addition, George…

  5. Latifah, Buble Lend New Covers To Ella Tribute Album

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Artists from Michael Buble to k.d. lang to Queen Latifah have leant their interpretations of Ella Fitzgerald songs to upcoming compilation "We All Love Ella: A Celebration of the First Lady of Song." Artists from Michael Buble to k.d. lang to Queen Latifah have leant their…

  6. Nocturne

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bass hero Charlie Haden has lately become a master of the jazz mood album—in the best sense of that phrase. Bass hero Charlie Haden has lately become a master of the jazz mood album—in the best sense of that phrase. Whether it's albums with Quartet West, duet discs with pianists Kenny…