Kenny G may be one of the most successful artists of all time, but did you know he couldn’t even make his high school band? He reveals how he overcome this early disappointment and how it fueled him to learn all he could about making music.
What do you get when you take some outrageous jazz licks and mash ’em up with some righteous funk? You get the one and only Herbie Hancock!
In 1979, her debut hit, “Chuck E.’s in Love” was the song on everyone’s lips. A Grammy win and a Rolling Stone quickly followed, but fame made Rickie Lee Jones uneasy. So she pushed it all away. We catch up with of music’s all-time greats.
Few singers have had careers as long or as successful as Rita Coolidge. For more than four decades, her music has been the soundtrack of our lives, and she’s still finding new ways to make songs uniquely hers.
Just days before his death, jazz icon Sam Rivers gave Growing Bolder what would turn out to be his final interview. In it, he reflects on playing with the greats, turning down Jimi Hendrix and creative aging.
Nolan Shaheed lives a double life. He’s one of the top jazz musicians in the world, performing with artists like Stevie Wonder and Duke Ellington, and he’s also a world-record-holding track and field superstar.
For 45 years, saxophonist Les Lieber has gathered his friends at a New York City bar for the weekly Jazz at Noon jam. And Les is still taking the stage every week too — at the age of 99. Find out how long he wants to play.
It’s never too late to live an active and vibrant life. Just ask Phyllis Sues. She dances the tango, composes and performs tango and jazz music, does trapeze and starts each morning with yoga. And she’s 88 years old.
Who says there’s no such thing as second acts? Jazz singer Elli Fordyce is living proof that it’s never too late to realize your dreams.
Jacqueline Jones was a beloved jazz singer, when suddenly everything fell apart. She suffered a brain aneurysm, had both knees replaced and her son and husband died. Life throws challenges at us all. She faced hers head-on.