The music of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey and more.
A showcase of music associated with jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie.
Katie Derham visits Rio to explore the story behind Brazil's most famous, enduring song.
Jools Holland and his band celebrate big band music from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Singer Laura Mvula visits New York to explore the Nina Simone songs that mean most to her.
A stellar line-up of artists perform a mix of classical, jazz and contemporary repertoire.
A recreation of the great 1930s and 40s swing bands of Count Basie and Duke Ellington.
With Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie, Wes Montgomery and many more.
With Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie.
Film about singer Nat King Cole using his journals and interviews with family and friends.
The five finalists comprise three saxophonists, a trumpeter and double bassist.
With Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Wynton Marsalis, Acker Bilk and more.
Documentary celebrating some of the greatest female jazz singers of the 20th century.
Michael Parkinson presents the John Wilson Orchestra in a celebration of festive music.
Biographical study of one of the greatest of American jazz divas, Anita O'Day.
New Orleans clarinettist George Lewis with Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band.
Classics from the archives, including performances from Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone.
Profile of the influential jazz pianist Dave Brubeck as he approaches his 90th birthday.
Investigation into the extraordinary life of Gershwin's classic composition, Summertime.
Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia at the Bracknell Jazz Festival, plus a 2005 performance.
Jazz saxophonist/composer Barbara Thompson's creative struggle with Parkinson's disease.
With Count Basie, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson, Stan Tracey, Duke Ellington and others.
Documentary about the saxophonist Sonny Rollins, built around his 80th birthday concert.
Newly-discovered film footage of tenor sax legend Sonny Rollins at Ronnie Scott's in 1974.
Ol' Blue Eyes in concert in his 1960s, 70s and 80s prime from a variety of US TV specials.
Tribute to the jazz musician and composer, featuring a variety of performances.
Documentary on the London venue opened in 1959 and now the heartbeat of British jazz.
A look at 1959 albums by Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Charles Mingus and Ornette Coleman.