1. Dee Dee Bridgewater Records 'House of the Rising Sun' for New Orleans Tribute Album: Exclusive Video

    August 06, 2015 2:53 PM EDT Dee Dee Bridgewater , whose career spans four decades and includes Grammy- and Tony Award-winning performances, returns to New Orleans on her upcoming album Dee Dee's Feathers . Born in Memphis and raised in Flint, Mich., the singer and producer's attachment to the city is based on…

  2. Jazz Legend Horace Silver Dead at 85

    June 18, 2014 6:15 PM EDT Jazz pianist Horace Silver , a progenitor of the style known as hard bop and whose piano riff in "Song for My Father" was the backbone of Steely Dan's biggest hit, died June 18 at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y. He was 85. Working with the drummer Art Blakey, he co-founded the…

  3. Freddie Hubbard 'Jazz Wave' Performances Unearthed

    May 07, 2009 7:03 AM EDT For his first posthumous release, famed jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard will resurface on June 2 with "Without a Song: Live In Europe 1969." Hubbard, who died last December at age 70, will join the ranks of Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane, and Horace Silver in a…

  4. Billboard Bits: Mariah, Collective Soul, Keith Jarrett

    December 11, 2008 2:50 PM EST Eighteen of Mariah Carey's best-known ballads have been compiled for an album appropriately titled "The Ballads." Due Jan. 20 via Columbia/Legacy, the project features such hits as "Hero," "One Sweet Day," "Vision of Love," "Always Be My Baby…

  5. Chart Beat

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Mariah Carey, Flo Rida's "Low," Keyshia Cole and more! STRAIT IN AT NO. 19: Even veteran artists can find new mountains to climb. George Strait's 108th chart entry on Hot Country Songs is the highest-debuting title of his 27-year career. "I Saw God…

  6. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, N.Y. The man worked as a bodyguard at Kiss the Cactus Productions, where the 2006 - A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the…

  7. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, N.Y. The man worked as a bodyguard at Kiss the Cactus Productions, where the 2006 - A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the…

  8. Saxophonist Michael Brecker Dies After Leukemia Fight

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Michael Brecker, a versatile and influential tenor saxophonist who won 11 Grammys over a career that spanned more than three decades, died Saturday. He was 57. Brecker died in a hospital in New York o Michael Brecker, a versatile and influential tenor saxophonist who won 11 Grammys over a…

  9. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Tim Kelly, guitarist for Slaughter, dies from injuries suffered in a collision on a remote highway in Arizona. Kelly, 34, is driving on State Route 96 when an 18-wheel tractor-trailer ja 2003 - Legendary Czech crooner Karel Gott announces that he would consider…

  10. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Legendary Czech crooner Karel Gott announces that he would consider running for president of the Czech Republic, to replace playwright and former dissident Vaclav Havel, whose term in of 2003 - Legendary Czech crooner Karel Gott announces that he would consider…

  11. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Luna Pop wins four prizes in the first-ever edition of the FIMI-organized Italian Music Awards, held at the Auditorium in Milan. The pop band _ whose members have an average age of 21 _ 2001 - Luna Pop wins four prizes in the first-ever edition of the FIMI-organized…

  12. Sax Great Joe Henderson Dies

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson died Saturday after a long bout with emphysema. He was 64. Widely acknowledged as having the ideal tone for a tenor player, Henderson possessed a lyrical, melodic styl Tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson died Saturday after a long bout with emphysema. He was 64.…