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Costumes from Late Night With David Letterman to auction in New York. The costumes on offer include those worn by Letterman himself, along with his flamboyant bandleader Paul Shaffer, other cast members, and famous guests such as Bill Murray, Jacquin Phoenix and Martin Short | Just Collecting

Donald Byrd hones his skills on the subway en route to a Manhattan session #trumpet

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Miles Davis - very cool, and creator of one of the greatest of all works of art.

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If you’re looking for a relaxing, gentle album with beautiful melodies, then look no further than “Child of Somebody” the new album from composer, producer and bass player Ross McHenry. Known for his work as bandleader of The Shaolin Afronauts as well as his 2013 First Word release “Distant Oceans,” the young artist has been described as “The Future of Australian Jazz.”

Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer. As part of Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet, Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the "post-bop" sound. He was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace music synthesizers and funk music (characterized by syncopated drum beats).

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from Mail Online

Evolution of a community: One woman's stunning collection of lesbians throughout the past 150 years

Gladys Bentley, blues singer during the Harlem Renaissance

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Ken 'Snakehips' Johnson - He was killed in March 1941 in the London Blitz while performing with his band, The West Indian Orchestra. Johnson, came to Britain from Guyana at age fifteen and was on his way to changing the British music industry. He was well-established throughout the UK due to his regular appearances on BBC radio and was famous when he died at age 26.

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