April Birthdays

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1 –
• Don Butterfield – b. 1923; d. 11/30/2006; tuba
• Harry Carney – b. 1910; d. 10/8/1974; baritone sax
• Bobby Gebert – b. 1944 – Adelaide, Australia; piano/organ
• Alan Haven – b. 1935 – Manchester, Lancashire, England; piano/organ/sythesizer/vocals
• Alberta Hunter – b. 1895; d. 10/17/1984; singer
• Duke Jordan – b. 1922; d. 8/8/2006 – Copenhagen, Denmark; piano/composer
• John LaPorta – b. 1920; d. 5/12/2004; alto/tenor sax/clarinet
• Art Lund – b. 1915; d. 5/30/1990; vocals/actor
• Steve Race – b. 1921; piano/broadcaster
• Antoine Roney – b. 1963; soprano/alt
• Harry Sheppard b. 1928; vibraphone/tenor sax/bass clarinet
• Jorge Lopez Ruiz – b. 1935; bass
• Harry Sheppard b. 1928; vibraphone
• Kathy Stobart – b. 1925; tenor sax
• Bob Strasen – b. 1928; vocals
• Frank Tusa – b. 1947; bass
• Leszek Zadlo – b. 1945; tenor sax

2 –
• Cag Cagnolatti – b. 1911; d. 4/7/1983; trumpet
• Larry Coryell – b. 1943; guitar/piano
• Hakan Von Eichwald – b. 1908; d. 1964; leader
• Max Greger – b. 1926; tenor sax
• Booker Little – b. 1938; d. 10/5/1961; trumpet
• Oleg Lundstrem – b. 1916; leader
• Marty Marsala – b. 1909; d. 4/27/1975; trumpet
• Leon Russell – b. 1941; Music & Lyrics: A Song For You, Delta Lady, This Masquerade, Rainbow In Your Eyes
• Dave McRae – b. 1940; piano
• Herbert Mills (Mills Brothers) – b. 1912, Piqua, OH; d. 4/12/1989, Las Vegas, NV; vocals
• Dick Oatts – b. 1953; alto tenor/soprano sax/clarinet/flute
• Roy Palmer – b. 1892; d. 12/22/1963; trombone
• Boomie Richman – b. 1921; d. 1996; tenor sax
• Hymie Shertzer – b. 1909; d. 3/22/1977; alto sax

3 –
• Paul Abler – b. Saginaw, MI,1957; guitar/composer
• Ervin Drake – b. 1919; Music: It Was a Very Good Year, I Believe. Lyrics: Good Morning Heartache, Perdido
• Bill Finegan – b. 1917; arranger/leader
• Stan Freeman – b. 1920; d. 1/13/2001; piano/celeste/vocal/arranger
• Art Harris – b. 1927; piano/French horn/vocals/arranger
• Kenny Kersey – b. 1916; d. 4/1/1983; piano
• Eric Kloss – b. 1949; soprano, alto and tenor sax, 1949
• Scott LaFaro – b. 1936; d. 7/6/1961; bass
• Dennis Mackrel – b. 1962; drums
• Jimmy McGriff – b. 1936; d. 5/24/2008 – Voorhees, NJ; organ
• Bubber Miley – b. 1903; d. 5/20/1932; trumpet
• Bob Mitchell – b. 1920; trumpet
• Walter “Fats” Pichon – b. 1906; d. 2/26/1967; piano/vocal
• Bill Potts – b. 1928; d. 2/16/2005; piano, arranger
• Martin Speake – b. 1958; alto saxophone
• Scott Stroman – b. 1958; trombone
• Billy Taylor – b. 1906; d. 9/2/1986; bass/tuba/arranger
• Harold Vick – b. 1936; d. 11/13/1987; tenor/soprano saxes/flute

4 –
• Elmer Bernstein – b. 1922; composer/conductor
• Michel Camilo – b. 1954; piano
• Buster Cooper – b. 1929; trombone
• Benny Green – b. 1963; piano
• Jake Hanna – b. 1931; drums
• Ole Kock Hansen, b. 1945; piano
• Arne Hulphers – b. 1904; d. 7/24/1978; piano/leader
• Hugh Masekela – b. 1939; trumpet, flugelhorn, vocal
• Gene Ramey – b. 193; d. 12/8/1984; bass
• Bob Shoffner – b. 1900; d. 3/5/1983; trumpet
• Gary Smulyan – b. 1956; baritone sax
• Danny Thompson – b. 1939; bass
• Muddy Waters – b.

5 –
• Ken Baldock – b. 1931; bass
• Lord Buckley, b. 1906; d. 11/12/1960; comedian
• George Faye – b. 1914; trombone
• Herb Flemming – b. 1898 or 1900; d. 10/3/1976; trombone
• Jerry Fuller – b. 1939; d. 7/13/2002; drums
• Jerome Harris, guitar, bass, 1953
• Stan Levey – b. 1925; d. 4/19/2005; drums
• Evan Parker – b. 1944; tenor/soprano saxes
• Nabil “Nobby” Totah – b. 1930; bass
• Stanley Turrentine – b. 1934; d. 9/12/2000; tenor sax

6 –
• Gerard Badini – b. 1931; tenor sax/clarinet
• Gene Bertoncini – b. 1937, New York City; guitar
• Dorothy Donegan – b. 1924, Chicago, IL; d. 5/19/1998, Los Angeles, CA; piano
• Bob Efford – b. 1928 – London, England; bari sax/all woodwinds
• Bill Hardman – trumpet; b. 1933 (d. Dec. 5, 1990)
• Jude Hibler – b. 1943, Portland, OR; writer/photographer/videographer/concert/CD producer & performer
• Noah Howard – b. 1943; alto sax
• Eddie Hubble – b. 1928; trombone
• Paula Kelly – b. 1919; d. 2/2/1992; vocalist
• Rosy McHargue – b. 1902; d. 6/8/1999; clarinet
• Gerry Mulligan – b. 1927; d. 1/20/1996; baritone sax/composer/arranger
• Gerry Niewood – b. 1943; alto soprano/tenor sax, flute/piccolo
• John Pizzarelli – b. 1960; guitar/vocal,
• Andre Previn – b. 1929; piano/conductor/composer
• Paul Ricci – b. 1914; clarinet/saxophone/guitar
• Leo Robin – b. 1885 or 1900; d. 12/20/1984; Lyrics: Easy Living, If I Should Lose You, With Every Breath I Take, My Ideal, Thanks For The Memory
• Charlie Rouse – b. 1924; d. 11/30/1988; tenor sax
• Snookum Russell – b. 1913; piano/leader
• Richard Tabnik – b. 1952; alto saxophone
• Horace Tapscott – b. 1934; d. 2/27/1999; piano
• Arthur Taylor – b. 1929; d. 2/6/1995; drums
• Randy Weston – b. 1926; piano/composer

7 –
• Bob Berg – b. 1951; d. 12/5/2002; tenor/soprano saxes
• Victor Feldman – b. 1934; d. 5/12/1987; piano/vibraphone/drums/percussion/compose;
• Ralph Flanagan – b. 1919 – Lorain, OH; composer/leader/piano
• Al Hayse – b. 1921; d. 5/1982
• Billie Holiday – b. 1915; d. 7/17/1959; vocals/composer
• Freddie Hubbard – b. 1938; d. 12/29/2008 – Los Angeles; trumpet/flugelhorn/composer
• Peanuts Hucko – b. 1918; d. 6/19/2003; clarinet/tenor sax
• Pat La Barbera – b. 1944; tenor/soprano saxes/conductor
• Pete La Roca (Sims) – b. 1938; drums
• Jack Lawrence – b. 1912; Lyrics: Tenderly, A Handful of Stars, Beyond The Sea, What Will I Tell My Heart. Music: All Or Nothing At All.
• Isaiah Morgan – b. 1887; d. 5/11/1966; cornet
• Mongo Santamaria – b. 1922; conga/percussion
• Johnny Simmen – b. 1918; writer
• Alexander Von Schlippenbach – b. 1938; piano/leader

8 –
• Christian Bellest – b. 1922; trumpet
• George Dixon – b. 1909; d. 8/1/1994; trumpet/saxophone/arranger
• Fred Ebb – b. 1933; Lyrics: Theme From New York New York, Maybe This Time, All That Jazz, My Coloring Book.
• Derek Hogg – b. 1928; drums
• Paul Jeffrey – b. 1933; tenor sax
• Eiji Kitamura – b. 1929; clarinet
• Phil Lee – b. 1943; guitar
• Tom Lellis – b. 1946; vocal/piano/songwriter
• Carmen McRae – b. 1920 – New York City, NY; d. 11/10/1994 – Beverly Hills, CA; vocals/piano
• E. Y. “Yip” Harburg – b. 1896; d. 3/5/1981; lyricist: Lyrics: April in Paris, Over the Rainbow, What Is There to Say, It Is Only a Paper Moon, Then I’ll be Tired of You, Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe
• Mark Patterson – b.1960 – Highland Park, IL; trombone/composer/arranger
• Wesley Prince – b. 1907; bass
• Moacir Santos – b. (or 7/26 or 8/4) 1924; d. 8/6/2006; arranger/composer/alto & baritone sax)
• Victor Schertzinger – b.1880; d. 10/26/1941; composer: Music: One Night of Love, I Remember You, I Don’t Cry Any More, Kiss The Boys Goodbye
• Monty Sunshine – b. 1928 – London, England; clarinet/soprano sax/leader

9 –
• Sharkey Bonano – b. 1902 or 1904; d. 3/27/1972; trumpet
• Arthur Briggs – b. 1899; d. 7/15/1991; trumpet
• Julian Dash – b. 1916; d. 2/25/1974; tenor sax
• Clement Doucet – b. 1994; d. 9/9/1950; piano
• Carl Fischer – b. 1912; Music: We’ll Be Together Again, You’re Just The Kind, You’ve Changed, It Started All Over Again. Teddy Roy
• Steve Gadd – b. 1945; drums
• Al Gafa – b. 1941; guitar
• Michael Hashim – b. 1956; soprano, alto and tenor sax
• Toshiyuki Honda – b. 1957; alto/soprano/ tenor saxes; flute/keyboards/piano/vocal/arranger
• Edmund Thornton Jenkins – b. 1894; d. 9/12/1926; reeds, composer, leader
• Bobby “Lips” Levine – b. 1923; d. 9/7/1997; clarinet
• Teddy Roy – b. 1905; d. 8/31/1966; piano
• Art Van Damme – b. 1920; accordion
• George D. Weiss – b. 1921; Music & Lyrics: Too Close For Comfort, That Sunday That Summer, Mr. Wonderful, Rumors Are Flying. Lyrics: Lullaby of Birdland.
• Reuben Wilson – b. 1935; organ

10 –
• Claude Bolling – b. 1930; piano/ composer/leader
• Morty Corb – b. 1917; d. 1/13/1996; bass
• Joey DeFrancesco – b. 1971; organ/piano/keyboards/trumpet/vocals
• Kai Ewans – b. 1906; d. 4/3/1988; alto sax/leader/clarinet/vocals
• George Freeman – b. 1927; guitar
• Barbara Lea – b. 1929; vocal
• Fud Livingston – b. 1906; d. 3/25/1957; clarinet/ tenor & alto sax/composer/arranger: MUSIC: I’m Through with Love
• Fraser MacPherson – b. 1928; d. 9/28/1993; tenor & alto sax/clarinet/flute
• Phil Mason – b. 1940; trumpet/cornet
• Jerzy Matuszkiewicz – b. 1928; saxophone/ clarinet/composer/leader
• Henry “Butch” Stone – b. 1913; alto, tenor, baritone sax/clarinet/vocals
• Fess Williams – b. 1894; d. 12/17/1975; clarinet/ alto sax/leader
• Denny Zeitlin – b. 1938; piano

11 –
• Ralph Blaze – b. 1922; guitar
• Nick La Rocca – b. 1889, New Orleans, LA; d. New Orleans, 2/22/1961; cornet
• Anita Gravine – b. 1946; vocals
• John Levy – b. 1912; bass
• Jimmy Lewis – b. 1918; bass
• Emil Mangelsdorff – b. 1925; alto sax
• Frank Mantooth – b. 1947; d. 1/30/2004; piano, arranger, leader, composer, educator
• Nevil Skrimshire – b. 1923; guitar, 1923
• Frank Vicari – b. 1931; d. 10/20/2006; tenor sax, clarinet, flute
• Dave Wilborn – b. 1904; d. 4/25/1982; banjo, guitar

12 –
• Johnny Dodds – clarinet; b. 1892, New Orleans, LA; d. Chicago IL, 8/8/1940
• Helen Forrest – b. 1917; d. 7/11/1999; vocal
• Russ Garcia – b. 1916; composer/arranger/trumpet
• Peter Giger – b. 1939; percussion
• Herbie Hancock – b. 1940; piano/composer
• Ryan Kisor – b. 1973; trumpet
• Marty Krystall – b. 1951; tenor sax/bass clarinet
• Dick Marx – b. 1924; d. 1997; piano
• Tullio Mobiglia – b. 1911; d. 7/24/1991; alto sax/ leader
• Sal Nistico – b. 1940 – Syracuse, NY; d. 3/3/1991, Berne, Switzerland; tenor sax

13 –
• Teddy Charles – b. 1928; piano/xplophone/marimba/vibraphone/composer/arranger/leader
• Mike Daniels – b. 1928; trumpet/leader
• Frank Emilio Flynn – b. 1921 – Havana, Cuba; d. 8/23/2001; piano/composer
• Bud Freeman – b. 1906; d. 3/15/1991; tenor sax
• Rusty Jones – b. 1931; drums
• Slick Jones – b. 1907; d. 11/2/1969; drums
• Henryk Majewski – b. 1936; trumpet
• Eddie Marshall – b. 1938; drums
• Thom Rotella – b. 1951; guitar
• Shelly Rusten – b. 1938; drums/percussion
• Kirk Stuart – b. 1934; d. 12/17/1982; piano
• John Williams – b. 1905; d. 11/24/1996; saxophone/clarinet

14 –
• Gene Ammons – b. 1925; d. 8/6/1974; tenor sax
• Steve Davis – b. 1967; trombone
• Gil Fuller – b. 1920; composer/ arranger
• Bill Harris – b. 1925; d. 12 6 or 17, 1988; guitar
• Jimmy Namaro – b. 1915 or 1919; vibes/marimba/ leader
• Lucy Reed – b. 1921 or 1924; vocal
• Shorty Rogers – b. 1924; d. 11/7/1994; trumpet/ composer/arranger/leader
• Monty Waters – b. 1938; alto sax

15 –
• Bernard Addison – b. 1905; d. 12/22/1990; guitar
• Eden Ahbez – b. 1908; d. 3/4/1995; songwriter
• Bjorn Alke – b. 1938; bass
• Paul Booth – b. 1977 – England; alto/soprano & tenor sax/melodica

• Gene Cherico – b. 1935; 8/12/1994; bass
• Richard Davis – b. 1930; bass/educator
• Sy Johnson – b. 1930; arranger/composer
• Herbie Jones – b. 1907; d. 3/14/1988; trumpet
• Herb Pomeroy – b. 1930; trumpet/leader/teacher
• Casper Reardon – b. 1907; d. 3/9/1941; harp
• Bessie Smith – b. 1894; d. 9/26/1937; vocal
• Charlie Smith – b. 1927; d. 1/15/1966; drums
• Jim Timmens – b. 1920; arranger/director/conductor/percussion
• J.J. Wiggins – b. 1956; bass
• Vern Yocum – b. 1909; d. 9/13/1991; clarinet/alto/baritone saxes/vocal

16 –
• Gerard Badini – b. 1931; tenor sax/clarinet
• Boyce Brown – b. 1910; d. 1/30/1959; alto sax
• Walt Dickerson – b. 1931; vibes
• Joe Farreras – b. 1916; drums
• Bennie Green – b. 1923; d. 3/23/1977; trombone
• Bobby Henderson – b. 1910 (or 3/15); d. 1969; piano/vocal/trumpet
• Erling Kroner – b. 1943; trombone
• Butch Lacy – b. 1947; piano/composer
• Henry Mancini – b. 1924; d. 6/14/1994; Music: The Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, Mr. Lucky, Peter Gunn
• Herbie Mann – b. 1930; d. 7/1/2003; flute/tenor sax/ bass clarinet
• Junko Onishi – b. 1967; piano
• Alton Purnell – b. 1911; d. 1/14/1987; piano
• Tony Rizzi – b. 1923; guitar
• Alexandre Stellio – b. 1885; d. 7/24/1939; clarinet/ leader
• Esborg Svensson – b. 1964; piano
• Jukka Tolonen – b. 1952; guitar
• Ray Ventura – b.1908; d. 3/30/1979; bandleader
• Ulf Wakenius – b. 1958; guitar

17 –
• David Axelrod – b. 1936; producer/composer
• Chris Barber (Donald Christopher) – b. 1930, Welwyn Garden City, England; trombone/bandleader;
• Whitney Balliett – b. 1926; d. 2007; writer
• Chris Barber – b. 1930; trombone/leader
• Han Bennink – b. drums
• (James) Chief Bey – b. 1913; d. 4/18/2004; percussion/vocal
• Russell Bowles – b. 1909; d. 7/15/1991; trombone
• Warren Chiasson – b. 1934; vibraphone
• Art Ellefson – b. 1932; tenor sax
• Jan Hammer – b. 1948; keyboards
• Sam Noto – b. 1930; trumpet
• Bill Ramsey – b. 1931; vocals/guitar
• Joe Romano – b. 1932; alto/tenor sax
• Johnny St. Cyr – b. 1890; d. 6/17/1966; banjo/guitar
• Paul Smith – b. 1922; piano
• Buster Williams – b. 1942; bass

18 –
• Jorge Anders – b. 1939; sax
• Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown – b. 1924; d. 9/10/2005; vocals
• Laurie Chescoe – b. 1933; drums
• Ken Colyer – b. 1928 – Great Yarmouth, England; d. South of France, 3/8/1988; trumpet/guitar
• Gus Galbraith – b. 1939; trumpet/flugelhorn
• Hal Galper – b. 1938; piano
• Danny Gottlieb – b. 1953; drums
• Freddie Hill – b. 1932; trumpet
• Walt Levinsky – b. 1929; d. 12/14/1999; clarinet/alto sax
• Little Brother Montgomery – b. 1906; d. 9/6/1985; piano/vocal
• Tony Mottola – b. 1918; d. 8/10/2004; guitar
• Leo Parker – b. 1925; d. 2/11/1962; alto/baritone saxes
• James Rivers – b. 1937; alto/tenor sax
• James Rowser – b. 1926; bass
• Fred Stride – b. 1953; composer/leader/teacher

19
• Don Barbour – b. 1927; vocals
• Czeslaw Bartkowski – b. 1943; drums
• Tommy Benford – b. 1905; d. 3/24/1994; drums
• Alex Hill – b. 1906; d. 2/1/1937; piano
• Alexis Korner – b. 1928; d. 1/1/1984; guitar/vocal
• Glauco Masetti – b. 1922; alto sax/clarinet
• Dudley Moore – b. 1935; d. 3/27/2002; piano
• Dick Pearce – b. 1951; trumpet, 1951

20 –
• Vera Auer – b. 1919; d. 8/2/1996; vibraphone/accordion
• Ran Blake – b. 1935; piano
• Joe Bonner – b. 1948, Rocky Mount, NC;
• Sonny Brown – b. 1936; drums
• Avishai Cohen – b. 1971; bass/piano
• Emile Christian – b. 1895; d. 12/3/1973; trombone/clarinet/sax/bass
• Lionel Hampton – b. 1908, Birmingham, AL; d. 8/31/2002, New York City; vibraphone/drums/piano/ vocal/leader
• Beaver Harris – b. 1936; d. 12/22/1991; drums
• Holly Hofmann – b. 1956, Painesville, OH;
• Billy James – b. 1936; drums
• Cy Laurie – b. 1926; clarinet
• Charlie Lourie – b. producer, label owner (d. Dec. 31, 2000)
• Tito Puente – b. 1923, New York City; d. 5/31/2000; percussion/drums/timbales/vibes/piano/saxophone/leader
• Henri Renaud – b. 1925; d. 10/16/2002 piano/producer
• Issi Rozen – b. 1967; guitar
• Ashley Slater – b. 1961; trombone

21 –
• Leo Adde – b. 1904; d. 3/1942; drums
• Sonny Berman – b. 1925; d. 1/16/1947; trumpet
• Johnny Blowers – b. 1911; drums
• Ian Carr – b. 1933; trumpet/author
• Joe Dixon – b. 1917; d. 1998; clarinet/alto sax
• Zilas Gorling – b. 1911; d. 4/11/1960; tenor sax
• Don Habib – b. 1935; bass
• Slide Hampton – b. 1932; trombone/composer/arranger
• Pawel Jarzebski – b. 1948; bass
• Peter Kowald – b. 1944; d. 9/21/2002; bass
• Alfred Lion – b. 1908; d. 2/2/1987; producer/label owner – Blue Note records founder
• Mundell Lowe – b. 1922; guitar
• Jimmie Noone Jr. – b. 1938; d. 3/29/1991; clarinet/tenor sax/vocal
• Carline Ray – b. 1925; bass
• Pat Rebillot – b. 1935, Louisville, OH; piano/organ/harpsichord/compser/arranger
• Alan Skidmore – b. 1942, London, Englad; tenor/soprano saxes/flute/alto flute
• Roger Smith – b. 1959; guitar
• Lorenzo Tio, Jr. – b. 1893; d. 12/24/1933; clarinet, tenor sax
• Walt Yoder – b. 1914; d. 12/2/1978; bass, 1914
• Clara Ward – b. 1924, Philadelphia, PA (some sources have her birthdate listed as August 21, 1924.); d. 1/16/1973; gospel singer

22 –
• Nico Bunink – b. 1936; d. 12/26/2001; piano
• Candido Camero – b. 1921; bongos/congas
• Paul Chambers – b. 1935; d. 1/4/1969; bass
• Buzzy Drootin – b. 1910; d. 5/27/2000; drums
• Don Grusin – b. 1941; keyboards
• Barry Guy – b. 1947; bass
• Kid Howard – b. 1908; d. 3/28/1966; trumpet
• Bull Moose Jackson – b. 1919; d. 7/31/1989; alto & tenor sax/flute/eader
• Jan Kaspersen – b. 1948; piano
• Don Menza – b. 1936; tenor sax/flute
• Charles Mingus – b. 1922; d. 1/5/1979; bass/piano/leader/composer
• Lou Stein – b. 1922; piano
• Tommy Turrentine – b. 1928; d. 5/13/1997; trumpet
• William “Brother” Woodman – b. 1919; tenor sax

23 –
• Leonard Barnard – b. 1929; drums
• Thilo Berg – b. 1959; drums/leader/producer
• Alan Broadbent – b. 1947; piano/arranger/composer
• Pierre Courbois – b. 1940; drums
• Cow Cow Davenport – b. 1894; d. 12/3/1955; piano
• Michael Flagstad – b. 1930; tenor sax/clarinet
• Bunky Green – b. 1935; alto sax
• Simon Hale – b. 1964; piano/keyboards
• Benny Harris – b. 1919; d. 5/11/1075; trumpet
• Joe Lippman – b. 1915, Boston MA; piano
• Jimmie Noone – b. 1895; d. 4/19/1944; clarinet
• Bobby Rosengarden – b. 1924; d. 2/27/2007; drums
• Kendra Shank – b. 1958; vocal/guitar
• Narada Michael Walden – b. 1952; drums/producer

24 –
• Vernon Andrade – b. 1902; d. 2/8/1966; violin/leader
• Aaron Bell – b. 1922; d. 7/28/2003; bass
• Rube Bloom – b. 1902; d. 3/30/1976; Music: Fools Rush In, Give Me The Simple Life, Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me, Day In-Day Out
• Jimmy “Spanky” De Brest – b. 1937; d. 3/2/1973; bass
• Fatty George – b. 1927; d. 3/20/1982; clarinet
• Johnny Griffin – b. 1928 – Chicago; d. 7/25/2008 – Availles-Limouzine, France; tenor sax
• Joe Henderson – b. 1937; d. 6/30/2001; tenor sax
• Horacio Hernandez – b. 1963; drums/percussion
• Ray Leatherwood – b. 1914; d. 1/29/1996; bass
• Stafford James – b. 1946; bass
• Joe Segal – b. 1926; promoter/nightclub owner
• Eldon Shamblin – b. 1916; d. 8/4/1998; guitar
• Frank Strazzeri – b. 1930; piano
• Collin Walcott – b. 1945; d. 11/8/1984; sitar/percussion
• Nan Wynn – b. 1918; vocals

25 –
• Carl Allen – b. 1961; drums
• Earl Bostic – b. 1913; d. 10/28/1965; alto sax/leader
• Ella Fitzgerald – b. 1917 or 1918; d. 6/15/1996; vocals
• Sal Franzella – b. 1915; clarinet/bassclarinet/altosax
• Rick Henderson – b. 1928; alto sax
• Willis “Gater” Jackson – b. 1928; d. 10/25/1987; tenor sax
• Harold Land, Jr. – b. 1950; piano
• Jerry Leiber – b. 1933; Music & Lyrics: Is That All There Is, Kansas City, I’m a Woman, On Broadway, Spanish Harlem.
• Harry Miller – b. 1941; d. 12/16/1983; bass
• Bob Russell – b. 1914; Lyrics: Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Ballerina, Crazy He Calls Me, Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me, You Came A Long Way From St. Louis, Time Was.

26 –
• Bill Byrne – b. 1942; baritone sax
• Rudiger Carl – b. 1944; sax/clarinet/accordian
• Alex Dorner – b. 1964; trumpet/piano
• Fred Dutton – b. 1928; bass/bassoon
• Teddy Edwards – b. 1924; d. 4/20/2003; tenor sax
• Edward Eliscu – b. 1902, New York City; d. 6/18/1998 in Newtown, CT; Lyrics: More Than You Know, Something To Live For, Without a Song, You Forgot Your Gloves. Playwright/producer/actor/lyricist
• Andy Farber – b. 1969; tenor sax/clarinet/composer/leader/arranger
• Herman Foster – b. 1928; piano
• Alessandro Galati – b. 1966; piano
• Karl George – b. 1913; trumpet
• Jimmy Giuffre – b. 1921; d. 4/24/2008; clarinet/tenor/baritone saxes/composer
• Francis Lai – b. 1932; composer
• Preston Love – b. 1921; d. 2/12/2004; alto sax
• Dave Pomeroy – b. 1956; bass
• Ma Rainey – b. 1886; d. 12/22/1939; vocal
• Lakshminarayana Shankar – b. 1950; violin/composer
• Dave Tough – b. 1907 or 1908; d. 12/6 or 9/1948; drums

27 –
• Denzil Best – b. 1917; d. 5/24/1965; drums
• Larry Fotine – b. 1911; arranger/conductor
• Connie Kay – b. 1927; d. 11/30/1994; drums
• Krzysztof Komeda – b. 1931; d. 4/23/1969; piano/composer
• Matty Matlock – b. 1907; d. 6/14/1978; clarinet/alto sax/arranger
• Sal Mosca – b. 1927; piano
• Calvin Newborn – b. 1933; guitar
• Kim Prevost – b. 1968; vocal
• Ruth Price – b. 1938; vocal
• Scott Robinson – b. 1959; soprano/alto/tenor/baritone saxes/bassax/flute/clarinet/bass clarinet
• Tommy Smith – b. 1967; tenor sax
• Freddie Waits – b. 1943; d. 11/18/1989; drums

28 –
• Cesarius (Bothelo) Alvim – b. 1950; bass/piano/composer
• Everett Barksdale – b. 1910; d. 1/29/1986; guitar
• Mario Bauza – b. 1911; d. 7/11/1993; trumpet/composer/arranger
• Willie Colon – b. 1950; trombone/vocals/percussion/composer/leader
• Blossom Dearie – b. 1926; vocal/piano/songwriter
• Raymond Fol – b. 1928; d. 5/1/1979; piano
• Oliver Jackson – b. 1933; d. 5/29/1994; drums
• Steve Khan – b. 1947; guitar
• George E. Lee – b. 1896; d. 10/31/1958; baritone sax/leader/vocals
• Russ Morgan – b. 1904; d. 8/8/1969; trombone/leader
• Leni Stern – b. 1952; guitar
• Karl Suessdorf – b. 1921; Lyrics: Moonlight In Vermont, I Wish I Knew.

• Norma Teagarden.
• John Tchicai – b. 1936; alto/tenor saxes
• Mickey Tucker – b. 1941; piano
• Glenn Zottola – b. 1947; trumpet

29 –
• George Rufus Adams – b. 1940; d. 11/9/2003; tenor sax/flute/vocal
• Ray Barretto – b. 1929; d. 2/17/2006; conga/percussion
• Phillipe Brun – b. 1908; d. 1/14/1994; trumpet
• Errol Buddle – b. 1928′ tenor sax
• Jacques Butler – b. 1909; trumpet/vocals
• Ira Coleman – b. 1956; bass
• Lonnie Donegan – b. 1931; d. 11/3/2002; vocal/guitar
• Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington – b. 1899, Washington, DC; d. 5/24/1974 in New York City; piano/composer/leader. Music: Mood Indigo, Sophisticated Lady, I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good, Satin Doll, In a Mellotone, Solitude, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Rockin’ In Rhythm, I’m Beginning To See The Light, Caravan, Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’, Cotton Tail.
• Big Jay McNeely – b. 1928; tenor sax
• Donald Mills – b. 1915, Piqua, OH; d. 11/15/1999 in Los Angeles; vocals. Part of The Mills Brothers singing group.
• Russ Morgan – b. 1904 – Scranton, PA; d. 8/7/1969; trombone/leader
• Paul Nero – b. 1917; violin
• Claus Ogerman – b. 1930; piano/composer/conductor
• Ward Pinkett – b. 1906; d. 3/15/1937; trumpet
• Jack Reardon – b. 1934; Music & Lyrics: The Good Life, A Worried Guy, When, La Strada Del’ Amore
• Sammy Rimington – b. 1942; clarinet
• Andy Simpkins – b. 1932; d. 6/2/1999; bass
• Norma Teagarden – b. 1911; d. 6/5/1996; piano
• Jean “Toots” Thielemans – b. 1922, Brussels, Belgium; harmonica/guitar/composer
• Dave Balentin – b. 1954; flute

30 –
• Buddy Arnold – b. 1926; d. 11/9/2003; tenor sax/clarinet/bass clarinet
• Lawrence Duhe – b. 1887; d. 1960; clarinet/eader
• Sheldon Harnick – b. 1924; Music: Fiddler on the Roof, If I Were a Rich Man. Lyrics: Matchmaker Matchmaker, Sunrise Sunset
• Percy Heath – b. 1923; d. 4/28/2005; bass
• Rodney Kendrick – b. 1960; piano
• Hayes Pillars – b. 1906; tenor sax/leader
• Dick Twardzik – b. 1931; d. 10/21/1955; piano/composer
• Billy Ver Planck – b. 1930; arranger
• Abdul Wadud – b. 1947; cello
• Bea Wain – b. 1917; vocal
• Sid Weiss – b. 1914; d. 3/30/1994; bass
• Glenn Wilson – b. 1954; baritone saxA

flute/basson/composer

• Jim Lanigan – b. 1902; d. 4/9/1983; bass

• Bernie Leighton – b. 1921, West Haven, CT; d. 9/16/1994, New York City; piano

• Tony Levin – b. 1940; drums

• Hank Marr – b. 1927; d. 3/16/2004; organ

• Buddy Montgomery – b. 1930; piano/vibraphone

• Frank Weir – b. 1911; d. 5/12/1981; alto sax/clarinet/leader

31 –

• John Anderson – b. 1921; d. 8/18/1974; trumpet

• William Thornton (“Bill”) Blue – b. 1902 or 1905; d. 1968; alto sax/clarinet

• Garnett Brown – b. 1936; trombone

• Bruts Gonella – b. 1911; trumpet/vocal

• Bobby Hackett – b. 1915, Providence, RI; d. 6/7/1976, Chatham, MA; cornet/trumpet/guitar/ ukulele/vocal

• Joyce Hahn – b. 1929; vocals

• Jock Jacobsen – b. 1905 (exact birth date not known); drums/xylophone/organ

• Isham Jones – b. 1894; d. 10/19/1956; tenor sax/piano/leader/composer: Music: It Had To Be You, There Is No Greater Love, You’ve Got Me Crying Again, I’ll See You in My Dreams, The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)

• Jose Magalhaes – b. 1929; trumpet

• Tony Mann – b. 1942; drums

• Benny Morton – b. 1907, New York City; d. 12/28/1985, New York City; trombone

• Ottilie Patterson – b. 1932; vocal

• Clyde Reasinger – b. 1927; trumpet/leader

• Fred Rich – b. 1898; d. 9/8/1956; piano/leader

• Frank Ricotti – b. 1949; vibes

• Keshav Sathe – b. 1928; tabla

• Emanuel Sayles – b. 1907; d. 10/5/1986; banjo/ guitar/vocal

• John Splawn – b. 1931; trumpet

• Ron Weatherburn – b. 1934 – essex, UK; d. 5/26/1995; piano