A look at the influence of the visits of Duke Ellington before and after World War II.
Sue MacGregor reunites five women who ruled the world of pop in the 1960s.
Singer-songwriter Adele's spectacular career is profiled by Colin Paterson.
Adele's producer Paul Epworth on making 21.
Miles Davis chosen by Adrian Utley of Portishead.
Mark Coles profiles the Queen of Soul.
A look at the remarkable life and music of Aretha Franklin who has died aged 76.
Talking to Mark Lawson on Front Row on 19 February 2007
Stuart Maconie looks at the career of the durable maverick pop duo Sparks.
When a David Bowie tribute act hears his idol has died, a strange week unfolds.
Journalist Jonathan Coffey re-opens the secret FBI files on Leonard Bernstein
On Christmas Day 1989, Leonard Bernstein conducted Beethoven's Choral Symphony.
Acclaimed conductor Marin Alsop remembers her mentor, the great Leonard Bernstein.
Singer and actress Pauline Black chooses a jazz legend, the singer Billie Holiday.
Billie Holiday's centenary is celebrated by four leading jazz musicians and her biographer
An exploration of the spiritual side of the music of Bob Dylan.
An exploration of the spiritual side of the music of Bob Dylan as the singer turns 70.
A musical portrait of how the jazz trumpeter Miles Davis became a painter in later life.
A cast of musicians, writers and poets reflect as Bob Dylan turns 70.
Memories of the night when Bob Dylan dropped into a pub in London to sing his songs.
The actress and singer talks about how she captured the spirit of Billie Holiday on stage
Jacob Anderson on the similarities he shares with his character, the Anansi Boys hero.
Ken Clarke and Soweto Kinch discuss the relationship between two jazz pioneers.
Jim Coleman managed Chet Baker's touring schedules for the last four years of his life.
Charles Hazlewood and Debbie Wiseman with the BBC CO on composing for the cinema.
Cerys Matthews celebrates one of her musical heroines, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.
Cerys Matthews celebrates the life of gospel singer Mahalia ('Halie') Jackson.
James Naughtie considers the influence of the musical innovator and trendsetter.
John Wilson talks to David Bowie in New York. This is an uncut version of the interview.
Colleagues and fellow artists reflect on the life of David Bowie.