The historic art form of jazz has long been a rich resource to be mined by documentary filmmakers.

The musicians are often as unique and interesting as the music they make. It can be riveting to be transported through time and space to see these artists in their element, making the records that have since been enjoyed by millions and playing the concerts that went down in music history. With the help of archival footage, photographs and interviews, we get a window into the life of an artist we’ve long idolized, and all of a sudden they become that much more human and real.

Behind every artist, there’s a story.

If you’re looking for a great way to pass the time at home, why not learn more about the music you love? Here are nine excellent jazz documentaries that you can watch online right now.