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Ella and Dizzy Revisited

BBC Proms: 2017, Ella and Dizzy Revisited

A showcase of music associated with jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie.

The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Bossa Nova and the Beach

The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Bossa Nova and the Beach

Katie Derham visits Rio to explore the story behind Brazil's most famous, enduring song.

A Blackpool Big Band Boogie: Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

A Blackpool Big Band Boogie: Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools Holland and his band celebrate big band music from the 1930s to the 1950s.

Nina Simone & Me with Laura Mvula

Secret Knowledge: Nina Simone & Me with Laura Mvula

Singer Laura Mvula visits New York to explore the Nina Simone songs that mean most to her.

Last Night at the Proms from around the UK

BBC Proms: 2014 Season, Last Night at the Proms from around the UK

A stellar line-up of artists perform a mix of classical, jazz and contemporary repertoire.

Proms on Four: Battle of the Bands

BBC Proms: 2014 Season, Proms on Four: Battle of the Bands

A recreation of the great 1930s and 40s swing bands of Count Basie and Duke Ellington.

Jazz 625 at the BBC

Jazz 625 at the BBC

With Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie, Wes Montgomery and many more.

Jazz Legends in Their Own Words

Jazz Legends in Their Own Words

With Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie.

Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark

Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark

Film about singer Nat King Cole using his journals and interviews with family and friends.

Jazz Award

8. BBC Young Musician: 2014, Jazz Award

The five finalists comprise three saxophonists, a trumpeter and double bassist.

Jazz Horns Gold

Jazz Horns Gold

With Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Wynton Marsalis, Acker Bilk and more.

Queens of Jazz: The Joy and Pain of the Jazz Divas

Queens of Jazz: The Joy and Pain of the Jazz Divas

Documentary celebrating some of the greatest female jazz singers of the 20th century.

Swingin' Christmas

Swingin' Christmas

Michael Parkinson presents the John Wilson Orchestra in a celebration of festive music.

Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer

Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer

Biographical study of one of the greatest of American jazz divas, Anita O'Day.

Jazz 625

Jazz 625

New Orleans clarinettist George Lewis with Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band.

Jazz Divas Gold

Jazz Divas Gold

Classics from the archives, including performances from Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone.

Dave Brubeck - In His Own Sweet Way

Arena: Dave Brubeck - In His Own Sweet Way

Profile of the influential jazz pianist Dave Brubeck as he approaches his 90th birthday.

Gershwin's Summertime: The Song That Conquered the World

Gershwin's Summertime: The Song That Conquered the World

Investigation into the extraordinary life of Gershwin's classic composition, Summertime.

Barbara Thompson in Concert

Barbara Thompson in Concert

Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia at the Bracknell Jazz Festival, plus a 2005 performance.

Barbara Thompson: Playing Against Time

Barbara Thompson: Playing Against Time

Jazz saxophonist/composer Barbara Thompson's creative struggle with Parkinson's disease.

Jazz Piano Gold

Jazz Piano Gold

With Count Basie, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson, Stan Tracey, Duke Ellington and others.

Sonny Rollins: Beyond the Notes

Arena: Sonny Rollins: Beyond the Notes

Documentary about the saxophonist Sonny Rollins, built around his 80th birthday concert.

Sonny Rollins '74: Rescued!

Arena: Sonny Rollins '74: Rescued!

Newly-discovered film footage of tenor sax legend Sonny Rollins at Ronnie Scott's in 1974.

Sinatra Sings

Sinatra Sings

Ol' Blue Eyes in concert in his 1960s, 70s and 80s prime from a variety of US TV specials.

Sir John Dankworth at the BBC

Sir John Dankworth at the BBC

Tribute to the jazz musician and composer, featuring a variety of performances.

Ronnie Scott and All That Jazz

Omnibus: Ronnie Scott and All That Jazz

Documentary on the London venue opened in 1959 and now the heartbeat of British jazz.

1959: The Year that Changed Jazz

1959: The Year that Changed Jazz

A look at 1959 albums by Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Charles Mingus and Ornette Coleman.