The EBONY archives are filled to the brim with images of some of biggest names in Black entertainment and culture, documenting the lives of prominent and everyday people of color throughout the 20th century.

Here, we take a look back at some of our classic images of Jazz musicians that have not only influenced American music, but have inspired modern icons in the field, including Esperanza Spalding, Aaron Diehl and others.

Reminisce for Jazz Appreciation Month with Billie, Dizzy, Ella and many more above.