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1 –
• Lionel Bart – b. 1930; composer: Music: As Long as He Needs Me; Be Back Soon; Consider Yourself; Easy Going Me; From Russia with Love; I’d Do Anything; Where Is Love?
• Sam Charters – b. 1929; writer/producer
• Maria Cole (Ellington) – b. 1922; vocal
• Elmer Crumbley – b. 1908; trombone
• Kamil Hala – b. 1931; piano/composer/arranger
• Florian Ross – b. 1972; piano/composer
• Morris Stoloff – b. 1898; d. 4/16/1980; composer/conductor: Song Without End
• Mitch Watkins – b. 1952; guitar/producer

2 –
• David Binney – b. 1961; alto, soprano & tenor sax/electronics
• Roy Crimmins – b. 1929; trombone
• Natty Dominique – b. 1894; d. 8/30/1982; cornet
• Ted Harris – b. 1937; saxophone/piano
• Werner Muller – b. 1920; trombone/leader
• Big Nick Nicholas – b. 1922; d. 10/29/1997; tenor sax
• Carl Saunders – b. 1943; trumpet/leader
• Andy Secrest – b. 1907; d. 1997; trumpet/cornet
• Albert Stinson – b. 1944; d. 6/2/1969; bass
• Nana Vasconcelos – b. 1944; percussion/vocals

3 –
• Richard Adler – b. 1921; composer: Music: Hey There, You’ve Gotta Have Heart, Rags to Riches
• Oliver Alcorn – b. 1910; d. 3/21/1981; clarinet/tenor sax
• Harold Austin – b. 1944; saxophone
• Edythe Baker – b. 1895; d. 11/22/1965; piano
• Rudy Balliu – b. 1941; clarinet
• Tony Bennett – b. 1926 – Astoria, Queens, New York; vocal
• Lawrence Brown – b. 1907; d. 9/5/1988; trombone
• Lyn Christie – b. 1928; bass
• Hamid Drake – b. 1955; drums/percussion
• Ray Draper – b. 1940; d. 11/1/1982; tuba
• Les Elgart – b. (or 8/31. 1918; trumpet/leader
• Gordie Fleming – b. 1931; d. 8/31/2002; accordion
• Eddie Jefferson – b. 1918; d. 5/9/1979; vocal
• Roscoe Mitchell – b. 1940; reeds/flute
• Greg Osby – b. 1960; alto & soprano saxes/flute/clarinet/piano/keyboards/vocals
• Dom Um Romao – b. 1925; d. 7/26/2005; percussion
• Charlie Shavers – b. 1917; d. 7/8/1971; trumpet
• Enrique Villegas – b. 1913; d. 7/20/1986; piano
• Vic Vogel – b. 1935; piano/leader
• Cedric Wallace – b. 1909; d. 4/19/1985; bass
• Jack Wilson – b. 1936; piano

4 –
• Eric Alexander – b. 1968; tenor sax
• Louis Armstrong – b. 1901; d. 7/6/1971; trumpet/vocal
• Salvatore Bonafede – b. 1962; piano
• Stumpy Brady – b. 1910; trombone
• Terry Lyne Carrington – b. 1965; drums
• Bill Coleman – b. 1904; d. 8/24/1081; trumpet
• Lew Davis – b. 1903; trombone
• Hank DeVega – b. 1930; clarinet
• Herb Ellis – b. 1921; d. 3/28/2010 – Alzheimer’s; guitar
• Jeff Hamilton – b. 1953; drums
• Mel Henke – b. 1915; piano
• Billy Hodges – b. 1928; d. 6/1/2003; trumpet
• Ken Mackintosh – b. 1919; d. 11/22/2005; leader/alto sax
• Howie Mann – b. 1927 – New York City; drums
• Don Prell – b. 1929; bass
• David Raksin – b.1912′ d. 8/9/2004; composer/arranger/conductor
• Moacir Santos – b. (or 4/8 or 7/26 – 1924; arranger/composer/alto & baritone sax
• Sonny Simmons – b. 1933; alto sax/English Horn
• Bobo Stenson – b. 1944; piano
• Earl Swope – b. 1922; d. 1/3/1968; trombone
• Thomas Talbert – b. 1924; d. 7/2/2005; composer/arranger/piano
• August “TNT” Tribble – b. 1921; drums/vocal
• John Webber – b. 1965; bass

5 –
• Don Albert – b. 1908; d. 1/1980; trumpet/leader
• John Armatage – b. 1929; drums
• Lennie Breau – b. 1941; d. 8/12/1984; guitar
• Ernestine “Tiny” Davis – b. 1907; d. 1/30/1994; trumpet/vocals
• Damita Jo – b. 1930; d. 12/25/1998; vocal
• Otto Lington – b. 1903; d. 12/15/1992; violin
• Jemeel Moondoc – b. 1951; alto, soprano & tenor sax/flute
• Airto Moreira – b. 1941; percussion
• Chuck Riggs – b. 1951; drums
• Sigi Schwab – b. 1940; guitar
• Jeri Southern – b. 1926 – Royal, Nebraska; vocal/piano
• Phil Wachsmann – b. 1944; violin

6 –
• Dorothy Ashby – b. 1932; d. 4/13/1986; harp, 1932 (d. Apr. 13, 1986)
• Lillian Boutte – b. 1949; vocal
• Lennie Breslaw – b. 1930 – England; drums
• Regina Carte – b. 1966; violin
• Jean-Louis Chautemp – b. 1931; alto & tenor sax/flute/composer
• Buddy Collette – b. 1921; d. 9/20/2010 – Los Angeles; alto & tenor sax/flute, clarinet
• Ravi Coltrane – b. 1965; tenor & soprano sax
• Micky Cooke – b. 1945; trombone
• Philippe Deschepper – b. 1949; guitar/composer
• Vic Dickenson – b. 1906; d. 11/16/1984; trombone
• Joe Diorio – b. 1936; guitar/composer
• Mary Ann Douglas – b. 1947; vocals
• Ferdinando Farao – b. 1959; drums/percussion
• Frankie Froeba – b. 1907; d. 2/18/1981; pianist
• Victor Goines – b. 1961; soprano, tenor & baritone sax/clarinet/bass clarinet
• Pierre Gossez (Gate) – b. 1928; clarinet
• Norman Granz – b. 1918; d. 11/22/2001; producer/label owner/concert promoter/manager
• Charlie Haden – b. 1937; bass/leader
• Martin Hathaway – b. 1969; alto, soprano & tenor sax/clarinet/flute
• Allan Holdsworth – b. 1946 or 1948; guitar
• Lem Johnson – b. 1909; d. 4/1/1989; tenor sax/clarinet
• Egil Kapstad – b. 1940; piano/arranger
• Byard Lancaster – b. 1942; alto sax/flute
• Marc Levin – b. 1942; cornet/flute
• Abbey Lincoln – b. 1930; d. 8/15/2010; vocal
• Ramon Lopez – b. 1961; percussion/conga
• Reese Markewich – b. 1936; piano/flute
• Eddie McFadden – b. 1928; guitar
• Hendrik Meurkins – b. 1957; harmonica/vibraphone
• Tony Parenti – b. 1900; d. 4/17/1972; clarinet/leader
• Jack Parnell – b. 1923; drums/percussion/vocal
• Roberto Baden Powell – b. 1937; d. 9/26/2000; guitar
• Luis Russell – b. 1902; d. 12/11/1963; piano/leader
• Phil Todd – b. 1956; reeds

7 –
• Harry Arnold – b. 1920; d. 2/11/1971; saxophone/arranger/leader/clarinet/bass clarinet/vocals
• Jeno Beamter – b. 1912; d. 1/11/1984; drums/vibes/marimba/percussion
• George Bohannon – b. 1937; trombone
• Warren Covington – b. 1921; d. 8/24/1999; trombone
• Howard Johnson – b. 1941; tuba/baritone sax
• Rahsaan Roland Kirk – b. 1936; d. 12/5/1977; reeds/flute
• Luckey Roberts – b. 1887; d. 2/5/1968; piano
• Marcus Roberts – b. 1963 (or 9/7); piano
• Freddie Slack – b. 1910; d. 8/10/1965; piano/leader
• A.B. Spellman – b. 1935; critic/author
• Idrees Sulieman – b. 1923; d. 7/23 or 25/2002; trumpet/alto sax
• Jerry Tachoir – b. 1955; vibes/marimba/glockenspiel/cymbals/percussion
• George Van Eps – b. 1913; d. 11/29/1998; guitar

8 –
• Owen Bryce – b. 1920; trumpet/cornet
• Don Burrows – b. 1928; reeds/flute
• Benny Carter – b. 1907; d. 7/12/2003; alto sax/trumpet/composer/arranger
• Rupert Cole – b. 1909; alto & baritone sax/clarinet
• Vinnie Dean – b. 1929; alto sax
• Edward Ellington, II – b. 1944; guitar
• Frankie Froeba – b. 1907; d. 2/18/1981; piano
• Charlie Gaines – b. 1900; trumpet
• Urbie Green – b. 1926; trombone
• Lennart Jansson – b. 1920; d. 12/3/2005; alto & baritone sax
• Lucky Millinder – b. 1900; d. 9/28/1966; vocal/leader
• Peter Packay – b. 1904; d. 12/26/1965; trumpet
• Knocky Parker – b. 1918; d. 9/3/1986; piano
• Tom Pickering – b. 1921; clarinet/tenor sax/leader/composer
• John Richardson – b. 1932; drums/percussion
• Axel Stordahl – b. 1913; d. 8/30/1963; leader/conductor/composer: I Should Care, Day by Day
• Nat Story – b. 1904; d. 11/21/1968; trombone
• Frank Traynor – b. 1927; d. 2/22/1985; trombone
• Jimmy Witherspoon – b. 1920; d. 9/18/1997; vocal
• Victor Young – b. 1900 or 1901; d. 11/11/1956; composer/arranger/leader: Music: When I Fall in Love, My Foolish Heart, Street of Dreams, Golden Earrings, Stella by Starlight, Love Letters

9 –
• Peter Compo – b. 1932; d. 4/28/2003; violin/bass
• Jack DeJohnette – b. 1942; drums/piano/leader
• Edsel Gomez – b. 1962; piano
• Bobby Hales – b. 1934; trumpet/leader
• Nat Jaffe – b. 1918; d. 8/5/1945; piano
• Bill Napier – b. 1926; d. 4/30/2003; clarinet
• Hugh Ragin – b. 1951; trumpet/flugelhorn/piccolo trumpet/pocket trumpet
• Martin Williams – b. 1924; d. 4/13/1992; writer

10 –
• Patti Austin – b. 1948; vocal
• Arnett Cobb – b. 1918; d. 3/24/1989; tenor sax
• Robert De Kers – b. 1906; d. 1/16/1987; trumpet/leader
• Bert Howard – b. 1915; piano/bass
• Chuck Israels – b. 1936; bass
• Bill Johnson – b. 1872 or 1874; d. 12/3/1972; bass
• Brian Lawrence – b. 1907; d. 9/11/1983; violin/bass/banjo/vocal/leader
• Jennifer Leitham (John Leitham) – b. 1953; bass
• Lea Mathews – b. 1909; vocal
• Michael Mantler – b. 1943; trumpet/composer
• Andy Martin – b. 1960; trombone
• Dan Minor – b. 1909; d. 4/11/1982; trombone
• Al Morgan – b. 1908 – New Orleans; clarinet/drums/bass
• Sal Pace – b. 1910; clarinet/saxophone
• Claude Thornhill – b. 1909; d. 7/1/1965; piano/leader
• Nat Towles – b. 1905; d. 1/1963; bass/leader

11 –
• Max Abrams – b. 1907; d. 11/5/1995; drums, vibes, 1907 (d. Nov. 5, 1995)
• Johnny Claes – b. 1916; trumpet/cornet/leader/arranger
• Paul Cram – b. 1952; tenor sax/clarinet
• Bruz Freeman – b. 1921 – Chicago; drums
• Kenny Gamble – b. 1943; Music & Lyics: Me and Mrs. Jones, If You Don’t Know Me by Now, The Love I Lost, Break Up to Make Up
• Bill Heid – b. 1948; piano/organ/keyboards/vocals
• June Hutton – b. 1918 or 1921; d. 5/2/1973; vocalist
• Peter King – b. 1940; alto sax
• Hugh Martin – b. 1914; Music & Lyrics: The Trolley Song, The Boy Next Door, An Occasional Man, Ev’ry Time
• Donny McCaslin – b. 1966; soprano & tenor sax/flute/clarinet
• Russell Procope – b. 1908; d. 1/21/1981; alto, soprano & tenor sax/clarinet
• Johnny Rae – b. 1934; d. 9/4/1993; vibes/drums/percussion
• Johannes Rediske – b. 1926; d. 1/22/1975; guitar
• Jorgen Ryg – b. 1927 – Denmark; trumpet
• Jess Stacy – b. 1904; d. 1/5/1994; piano
• Johnny Van Derrick – b. 1926; d. 5/15/1995; violinist
• Vikku Vinayakram – b. 1942; percussion

12 –
• Andy Anderson – b. 1912; d. 1982; trumpet
• Zinn Arthur – b. 1912; d. 3/11/2003; leader
• Bent Axen – b. 1925; piano
• Gladys Bentley – b. 1907; d. 1/18/1960; vocal
• Peter Boe – b. 1954; piano
• Lester Boone – b. 1904; d. 1989; alto sax
• Jack Caldwell –
• Earl Coleman – b. 1925; d. 7/14/1005; vocal
• Mike Cotton – b. 1939; trumpet
• Billy Douglas – b. 1912; d. 4/14/1978; trumpet/vocal
• Roy Gaines – b. 1934; guitar
• Dennis Gonzales – b. 1954; trumpet
• Thurman Green – b. 1940; d. 6/18/1997; trombone
• Stan Grieg – b. 1930; piano
• Dave Lee – b. 1930; piano
• Pat Metheny – b. 1954; guitar
• Harold “Doc” West – b. 1915; d. 5/4/1951; drums

13 –
• Nico Assumpcao – b. 1954; bass/arranger/composer
• Benny Bailey – b. 1925; d. 4/14/2005; trumpet/flugelhorn
• Patrick Bacqueville – b. 1950; trombone/vocal
• Allan Blairman – b. 1940; drums
• Danielle D’Agaro – b. 1958; tenor sax/clarinet/bass clarinet
• Ivon De Bie – b. 1914; piano/leader
• Charlie Galbraith – b. 1920; d. 1/16/1997; trombonist
• Dale Jones – b. 1902; d. 6/1970; bass
• Nate Kazebier – b. 1912; d. 10/22/1969; trumpet
• Freeman Lee – b. 1927; trumpet/piano/vocal
• Mulgrew Miller – b. 1955; piano
• Russell “Big Chief” Moore – b. 1912; d. 12/15/1983; trombone
• Guy Paquinet – b. 1903; d. 1981; trombone
• Joe Puma – b. 1927; d. 5/31/2000; guitar
• Tony Remy – b. 1962; guitar
• George Shearing – b. 1919; d. 2/15/2011; piano/accordion/vocal/composer
• Michael Smith – b. 1938; keyboards/composer/leader

14 –
• Stanley Adams – b. 1907; d. 1/27/1994; Lyrics: What a Difference a Day Makes; Spellbound; There Are Such Things; Little Old Lady; La Cucaracha
• Lee Adams – b. 1924; Lyrics: Put on a Happy Face, This Is the Life, A Lot of Livin’ to Do, The Mating Game, Applause, Once Upon a Time, Those Were the Days
• Lorez Alexandria – b. 1929; d. 5/22/2001; vocals
• Ray Beckenstein – b. 1923; alto, tenor, & soprano sax/clarient/bass clarinet/flute
• Don Bennett – b. 1941; piano/bass
• Walter Blanding (Jr.) – b. 1971; tenor sax
• Jean-Pierre Catoul – b. 1963; d. 1/22/2001; violin/keyboards/composer
• Jeannie Cheatham – b. 1937; pianist/vocalist
• Eddie Costa – b. 1930; d. 6/28/1962; piano/vibes
• Frank Devito – b. 1930; drums
• Jack Gardner – b. 1903; d. 11/26/1957; piano
• Buddy Greco – b. 1926; vocal/piano/organ/vibes/arranger/composer
• Mikio Masuda – b. 1949; piano/leader
• Bobby Naret – b. 1914; alto sax
• Curtis Prince – b. 1940; drums/percussion
• Ben Sidran – b. 1943; vocals/writer
• Stuff Smith – b. 1909; d. 9/25/1967; violin
• Jerry Underwood – b. 1956; d. 8/3/2002; tenor & soprano saxophone/flute

15 –
• Harry Akst – b. 1894; d. 3/31/1963; Music: Travelin’ Light, Am I Blue, Baby Face
• Les Carew – b. ; trombone/bass trombone/vocal
• Joe Castro – b. 1927; piano
• Sidney Clare – b. 1892; Lyrics: You’re My Thrill, Please Don’t Talk about Me When I’m Gone, Keeping Myself for You
• Lorraine Desmarais – b. 1956; piano/composer
• Bill Dowdy – b. 1933; drums
• Morey Feld – b. 1915; d. 3/28/1971; drums
• Eddie Gale – b. 1941; trumpet/soprano sax/recorder/percussion
• Georgy Garanyan – b. 1934; alto sax
• Joe Garland – b. 1903; d. 4/21/1977; baritone, bass, & tenor sax/composer/arranger
• Dennis Gonzalez – b. 1956; trumpet/pocket trumpet/flugelhorn/percussion/vocal
• Monk Hazel – b. 1903; d. 3/5/1968; drums/cornet
• Stix Hooper – b. 1938; drums
• George Morrow – b. 1925; d. 5/26/1992; bass
• Bobby Orr – b. 1928; drums
• Tommy Pederson – b. 1920; trombone
• Oscar Peterson – b.1925; piano/organ/leader
• Terry Pollard – b. 1931; piano/vibes
• Gail Reese – b. c. 1914; vocal
• Crickett Smith – b. 1883; d. 1947?; cornet/trumpet
• Gunter “Baby” Sommer – b. 1943; drums
• Charles Tobias – b. 1898; d. 7/7/1970; composer
• Ned Washington – b. 1901; d. 12/20/1976; Lyrics: I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You, My Foolish Heart, Love Is the Thing, When You Wish upon a Star, The Nearness of You
• Jim Webb – b. 1946; Music & Lyrics: Up, Up, and Away, Didn’t We, MacArthur Park, By the Time I Get to Phoenix
• Val Wiseman – b. 1942; vocal
• Dieter Zimmerle – b. 1916; editor – Jazz Podium

16 –
• Tony Almerico – b. 1905; d. 12/5/1961; trumpet/cornet/vocal/eader
• Cecil Brooks III – b. 1959 or 1961; drums
• Randy Eckert – b. 1948; trumpet
• Serge Ermoll – b. 1943; piano
• Ellery Eskelin – b. 1959; tenor/cabassa
• Bill Evans – b. 1929; d. 9/15/1980; piano/leader/composer
• Lennie Felix – b. 1920; d. 12/29/1980; piano
• Al Hibbler – b. 1915; d. 4/24/2001; vocals
• Kitty Lester – b. 1934; vocal
• Howard Lucraft – b. 1916; guitar/vocal/leader
• Emil Ludvik – b. 1917; piano/arranger/composer/leader
• Murray McEachern – b. 1915; d. 4/28/1982; trombone/alto & tenor sax/trumpet/clarinet
• Danny Moss – b. 1927; saxophone
• Carl Perkins – b. 1928; d. 3/17/1958; piano
• A. J. Piron – b. 1888; d. 2/17/1943; bandleader/composer/violin
• Alvin Queen – b. 1950; drums
• Joe Sealy – b. 1939; piano
• Dick Shreve – b. 1928; piano
• Mary Stallings – b. 1939; vocal
• Mal Waldron – b. 1926; d. 12/2/2002; piano/composer

17 –
• Rabih Aboud-Khalil – b. 1957; flute/vocal/harmonica
• Grazyna Auguscik – b. 1955; vocal
• Sam Butera – b. 1027; tenor sax
• Michel Camicas – b. 1933; trombone
• Larry Clinton – b. 1909; d. 5/2/1985; bandleader/composer/trombone
• Laurie Deniz – b. 1924; guitar
• Maria Pia De Vito – b. 1960; vocal
• George Duvivier – b. 1920; d. 7/11/1985; bass
• Arv Garrison – b. 1922; d. 7/30/1960; guitar
• Georgia Gibbs – b. 1920; vocals
• Everette Harp – b. 1961; alto & soprano sax
• George Melly – b. 1926 – Liverpool, England; d. 7/5/2007piano/vocal/writer
• Duke Pearson – b. 1932; d. 8/4/1980;
piano/composer/leader/arranger/producer
• Ike Quebec – b. 1918; d. 1/16/1963; tenor sax
• Jimmy Sherman – b. 1908; d. 10/11/1975; piano
• Derek Smith – b. 1931; piano
• Jack Sperling – b. 1922; d. 2/26/2004; drums
• Robert Stewart – b. 1969; tenor sax
• Gloria Van – b. 1920; d. 12/24/2002; vocals

18 –
• Bill Apps – b. 1908; d. 4/1993; saxophone/clarinet/flute/piccolo
• David Benoit – b. 1953; piano/keyboards/arranger
• Oscar Brashear – b. 1944; trumpet
• Zinky Cohn – b. 1908; d. 4/26/1952; piano
• Chuck Connors – b. 1930; d. 12/11/1994; trombone
• Gus Edwards – b. 1879; d. 11/7/1945; composer: By the Light of the Silvery Moon; In My Merry Oldsmobile; Orange Blossom Time; School Days; Way Down Yonder in the Cornfield; Your Mother and Mine
• Otto Harbach – b. 1873; d. 1/24/1963; lyricist: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Who, The Touch of Your Hand, Yesterdays, The Night Was Made for Love
• Charlie Kunz – b. 1896; d. 3/17/1957; piano/leader
• Don Lamond – b. 1920; d. 12/23/2003; drums
• Adam Makowicz – b. 1940; piano
• Frank Parker – b. 1919; d. 1/23/2001; drums
• Eddie Shu – b. 1918; d. 7/4/1986; alto & tenor sax/clarinet/trumpet/ accordion/harmonica

19 –
• Ginger Baker – b. 1939; drums
• Lionel Belmondo – b. 1963; soprano & tenor sax/flute
• Dean Brown – b. 1955; guitar/electric bass
• Marc Ducret – b. 1957; guitar
• Eddie Durham – b. 1906; d. 3/6/1987; trombone/guitar/composer/arranger
• Ron Eschete – b. 1948; guitar
• Brian Godding – b. 1945; guitar/keyboards
• Alan Gowen – b. 1947; keyboards
• Tim Hagans – b. 1954; trumpet
• Manzie Johnson – b. 1906; d. 4/9/1971; drums
• Dill Jones – b. 1923; d. 1/22/1984; piano
• Peter Leitch – b. 1944; guitar
• Harry Mills (Mills Brothers) – b. 1913, Piqua, OH; d. 6/28/1982, Los Angeles, CA; vocal
• Danny Mixon – b. 1949; piano
• Al Morgan – b. 1908; d. 4/14/1974; bass
• Lyle “Spud” Murphy – b. 1908; d. (Aug. 5, 2005); arranger/composer/alto sax/educator
• Michael Naura – b. 1934; piano
• Jimmy Rowles – b. 1918; d. 5/28/1996; piano
• Jack(ie) Sharpe – b. 1930; alto, tenor & baritone sax/clarinet & bass clarinet
• Clive Wilson – b. 1942; trumpet/leader
• Doug Willson – b. 1935; d. 3/14/2002; bassist

20 –
• Billy Amstell – b. 1911; d. 12/19/2005; alto & tenor sax; clarinet
• Frank Capp – b. 1931; drums/leader
• Terry Clarke – b. 1944; drums
• John Clayton – b. 1952; bass
• Art Drelinger – b. 1916; tenor sax
• Milford Graves – b. 1941; drums/percussion
• Joe Mares – b. 1908; clarinet
• Freddie Moore – b. 1900; d. 11/3/1992; drums
• Jimmy Raney – b. 1927; d. 5/10/1995; guitar
• Enrico Rava – b. 1943; trumpet/flugelhorn
• Frank Rosolino – b. 1926; d. 11/26/1978; trombone
• Joya Sherrill – b. 1927; vocal
• Byron Stripling – b. 1961 – Atlanta, Georgia; trumpet/flugelhorn/vocals
• Jack Teagarden – b. 1905; d. 1/15/1964; trombone/vocal
• Jiggs Whigham – b. 1943; trombone

21 –
• Peter Apfelbaum – b. 1960; soprano, tenor, & bass sax/flute/piano/organ/ drums
• Count Bill Basie – b. 1904; d. 4/26/1984; piano/organ/leader
• Savannah Churchill – b. 1920; d. 4/19/1974; vocal
• Tom Coster – b. 1941; keyboards
• Benny Davis – b. 1895; Music: I’m Nobody’s Baby, I Still Get a Thrill, With These Hands, There Goes My Heart
• Bruce Eisenbeil – b. 1968; guitar
• Addison Farmer – b. 1928; d. 3/20/1963; bass
• Art Farmer – b. 1928; d. 10/4/1999; trumpet/flugelhorn/flumpet
• Marlon Jordan – b. 1970; trumpet
• Christiane Legrand – b. 1930; vocal
• Carolyn Leigh – b. 1926; d. 11/19/1983; Lyricist: Hey Look Me Over, Witchcraft, The Best Is Yet to Come, Young at Heart, The Rules of the Road
• Vess Ossman – b. 1868; d. 12/8/1923; banjo
• Leon Parker – b. 1965; drums
• Rodney Richardson – b. 1917; d. 10/29/2005; bass
• Steve Smith – b. 1954; drums
• Bob Summers – b. 1944 – Sacramento, California; trumpet/flugelhorn
• Malachi Thompson – b. 1949; d. 7/16/2006; trumpet/leader/composer

22 –
• Tony Aless – b. 1921; d. 9/23/1985; piano/leader
• Claude Barthelemy – b. 1956; guitar
• Rolf Billberg – b. 1930; d. 8/17/1966; alto sax
• Eric Boeren – b. 1959; trumpet/cornet/alto horn/melodica
• Lou Columbo – b. 1927; trumpet/flugelhorn/cornet
• Warren Daly – b. 1943; drums/composer/arranger/leader
• Malachi Favors – b. (or 8/27/1927 or 1937; d. 1/30/2004; bass
• Bob Flanigan – b. 1926; trombone/bass/vocal
• Brick Fleagle – b. 1906; d. 4/15/1992; guitar
• Lex Humphries – b. 1936; d. 7/11/1994; drums
• Bumps Myers – b. 1912; d. 4/9/1968; alto, tenor & baritone sax
• Jack Payne – b. 1899; d. 12/4/1969; leader/vocal
• Kim Parker – b. 1946; vocal
• Vernon Reid – b. 1958 – London, England; guitar/banjo/synthesizer/voice
• Alan Wilkinson – b. 1954; soprano, alto & baritone saxes/vocal

23 –
• Danny Barcelona – b. 1929; d. 4/1/2007; drums
• Kjeld Bonfils – b. 1918; d. 10/13/1984; piano/vibes
• Bruno Chevillon – b. 1959; bass
• Gil Coggins – b. 1928; d. 2/15/2004; piano
• Raul DeSouza – b. 1934; trombone, 1934
• Valdemar Eiberg – b. 1892; d. 7/4/1965; alto sax/leader
• Carl Erca – b. 1921; d. 11/1/1999; trumpet/leader
• John Lindsay – b. 1894; d. 7/3/1950; basstrombone
• German Luk’yanov – b. 1936; trumpet
• Brad Mehldau – b. 1970; piano
• Nathen Page – b. 1937; d. 3/8/2003; guitar
• Fred Rose – b. 1897; d. 12/1/1954; drums
• Terje Rypdal – b. 1947; guitar/composer
• Pete Siers – b. 1961; drums
• Martial Solal – b. 1927; piano
• Will Taylor – b. 1968; violin/viola
• Bobby Watson – b. 1953; alto sax/leader

24 –
• Zinn Arthur- b. 1912; d. 3/11/2003; leader (or 8/12)
• Steve Berry – b. 1957; bass
• Freddie Brocksieper – b. 1912; d. 1/16/1990; drums
• Jesus Caunedo – b. 1934; clarinet/sax/flute
• Malcolm Creese – b. 1959; bass
• George Devens – b. 1931; vibes
• Keno Duke – b. 1927; drums
• Phil Gomez – b. 1919; clarinet
• Murray Grand – b. 1919; Music: Guess Who I Saw Today; Music & Lyrics: Come by Sunday, Thursday’s Child
• Wynonie Harris – b. 1915; d. 6/14/1969; vocal
• Ron Holloway – b. 1953; tenor sax
• Claude Hopkins – b. 1903; d. 2/19/1984; piano/leader
• Joni Janak – b. 1944 – Amarillo, Texas; vocal
• Al Philburn – b. 1902; d. 2/29/1972; trombone
• Eddie Phyfe – b. 1929; drums
• Bob Sedergreen – b. 1943; piano
• Buster Smith – b. 1904; d. 8/10/1991; alto sax/clarinet/piano/guitar/bass/ arranger
• Ruby Smith – b. 1903; d. 3/24/1977; vocal
• Bryan Spring – b. 1945; drums
• Alphonse Trent – b. 1905; d. 10/14/1959; piano/leader
• Paul Webster – b. 1909; d. 5/6/1966; trumpet/cornet

25 –
• Sandor Benko – b. 1940; alto sax/clarinet/leader
• Leonard Bernstein – b. 1918; d. 10/14/1990; composer/conductor: Music: West Side Story; Maria; America; I Feel Pretty; It’s Love; Lucky to be Me; New York, New York; Some other Time; Tonight; Something’s Coming
• Charlie Burse – b. 1901; d. 12/20/1965; ukelele/guitar/mandolin/vocal
• Bob Crosby – b. 8/23/1913 – Spokane, Washington; d. 3/9/1993 – LaJolla, California; lead/vocal
• Michel Donato – b. 1942; bass
• Charles Fambrough – b. 1950; bass
• Mike Freeman – b. 1959; vibraphone/marimba
• Louis King Garcia – b. 1905; d. 4/9/1983; trumpet
• Leonard Gaskin – b. 1920; bass
• Rune Gustafsson – b. 1933; guitar
• Freddie Kohlman – b. 1918; d. 9/29/1990; drums
• Pat Martino – b. 1944 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; guitar
• Billy Moore, Jr – b. 1917 – Parkersburg, West Virginia; composer/piano
• Caughey Roberts – b. 1912; soprano, alto & baritone saxes/clarinet
• Wayne Shorter – b. 1933; tenor & soprano saxes/composer
• Carrie Smith – b. 1941; vocal
• Henry Southall – b. 1931; trombone
• Keith Tippett – b. 1947; piano/keyboards

26 –
• Peter Appleyard – b. 1928; vibraphone
• Norman Bates – b. 1927; bass
• Jim Beard – b. 1960; piano/keyboards
• Mickey Bloom – b. 1906; trumpet
• David Finck – b. 1958; bass
• Ernie Fields – b. 1905; d. 5/16/1997; alto & baritone saxes/leader
• Clifford Jarvis – b. 1941; d. 11/26/1999; drums
• Virgil Jones – b. 1939; trumpet/flugelhorn
• Sonny Lee – b. 1904; trombone
• Branford Marsalis – b. 1960; alto, tenor & soprano saxes

• Jimmy Rushing – b. 1902; d. 6/8/1972; vocal
• Bob Short – b. 1911; d. 4/4/1976; trumpet/cornet/tuba/bass
• Valerie Simpson – b. 1948; Music & Lyrics: I’m Every Woman, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Your Precious Love, Count Your Blessings
• Mickey Simonetta – b. 1926; drums
• Frances Wayne – b. 1924; d. 2/6/1978; vocal

27 –
• Rez Abbasi – b. 1965; guitar
• Alice (McLeod) Coltrane – b. 1937; d. 1/13/2007; piano/organ/harp
• Tony Crombie – b. 1925; d. 10/18/1999; drums
• Rudolf Dasek – b. 1933; guitar
• Jack Delaney – b. 1930; d. 9/22/1975; trombone
• Bill English – b. 1925; drums
• Malachi Favors – b. or 8/22/1937 or 1927; (d. 1/30/2004, Chicago; bass
• Med Flory – b. 1926; alto,tenor & baritone sax/clarinet/arranger/vocals/leader
• Dickie Hawdon – b. 1927; trumpet
• Roland Prince – b. 1946; guitar
• Sonny Sharrock – b. 1940; d. 5/26/1994; guitar
• Bob Thomas – b. 1898; trombone
• Lester Young – b. 1909; d. 3/15/1959; tenor sax/clarinet

28 –

• Tony Aless – b. 1921; d. 9/23/1985; piano
• Victor Assis Brasil – b. 1945; d. 4/14/1981; alto sax
• Mutt Carey – b. 1891; trumpet/cornet
• George Clarke – b. 1911; tenor sax/flute
• Kenny Drew – b. 1928; d. 8/4/1993; piano
• Ernie Fields – b. 1904; trombone/saxes/leader
• Larry Goldings – b. 1968; organ
• Rowland Greenberg – b. 1920; trumpet
• Michael Gregory Jackson – b. 1953; guitar
• John Marshall – b. 1941; drums
• Jim Rotondi – b. 1962; trumpet/flugelhorn
• Hal Russell – b. 1926; d. 9/1992; soprano & tenor sax/vibes/trumpet/cornet/ zither/drums/conga
• Phil Seaman – b. 1926; d. 10/13/1972; drums
• Don Shelton – b. 1934; vocals/saxes/flute/clarinet

29 –
• Les Allen – b. 1902; d. 6/25/1996; alto & tenor sax/clarinet/vocal
• Jimmy Bell – b. 1910; d. 12/31/1987; piano/violin/bass
• Roberto Carcasses – b. 1928; piano/keyboard/arranger
• Jerry Dodgion – b. 1932; alto & soprano saxes/flute
• Rolf Ericson – b. 1922; d. 6/16/1997; trumpet/flugelhorn
• Ron Hearn – b. ; writer/music historian
• Red Kelly – b. 1927; d. 6/9/2004; bass
• Bennie Maupin – b. 1946; tenor & soprano sax/flute/bass clarinet
• Charlie Parker – b. 1920; d. 3/12/1955; alto & tenor sax
• Dave Peck – b. 1954; piano
• Doug Raney – b. 1956; guitar
• Trevor Richards – b. 1945; drums
• Ellyn Rucker – b. 1937; piano/vocal/arranger
• Gilbert Rovere – b. 1939; bass
• Jimmy Strong – b. 1906; d. after 1940; clarinet/tenor sax
• Brian Trainor – b. 1950; piano
• Dinah Washington – b. 1924; d. 12/14/1963; vocal
• Mark Wood – b. 1954; guitar

30 –
• Placide Adams – b. 1929; d. 3/29/2003; bass
• Danny Alguire – b. 1912; d. 7/8/1992; trumpet
• Gerald Albright – b. 1957; alto & tenor sax/keyboards/bass
• Floyd Bean – b. 1904; d. 3/9/1974; piano
• Detlev Beier – b. 1957; bass
• Jewel Brown – b. 1937; singer
• Olive Brown – b. 1922; d. 1982; vocal
• Willie Bryant – b. 1908; d. 2/9/1964; vocal/leader
• Anthony Coleman – b. 1955; piano/organ
• Francis Davis – b. 1946; writer-critic
• Kenny Dorham – b. 1924; d. 12/5/1972; trumpet/composer
• Maffy Falay – b. 1930; trumpet
• Conny Jackel – b. 1931; trumpet
• Rodney Jones – b. 1956; guitar
• Herman Lubinsky – b. 1896; d. 3/16/1974; record producer/label founder
• Kid Rena – b. 1898; d. 4/25/1949; trumpet
• Bronislaw Suchanek – b. 1948; bass
• John Surman – b. 1944; baritone & soprano sax/clarinet/ keyboards
• Tony Thorpe – b. 1900; d. 12/12/1972; trombone

31 –
• May Alix – b. 1904;, vocal
• Stefano Battagial – b. 1965; piano
• Laudric Caton – b. 1910; d. 2/1999; guitar/banjo/bass/saxophone
• Leroy Cooper – b. 1928; baritone sax
• Les Elgart (or 8/3 – b. 1918; d. 7/29/1995; trumpet/ leader
• Wilton Felder – b. 1940; tenor sax/ bass
• Frank Froeba – b. 1907; d. 2/18/1981; piano/ celeste
• Gunter Hampel – b. 1937; vibraphone/ piano/flute/clarinet/composer
• Alan Jay Lerner -, lyricist, 1918 (d. June 14, 1986)
• Todd Rhode – b. 1900; d. 6/4/1965; piano/vibes/ leader/arranger
• Herman Riley- b. 1933; d. 4/14/2007; tenor sax
• Edgar Sampson – b. 1907; d. 1/16/1973; alto sax, violin, compose/arranger
• Mark Sanders- b. 1960; drums, percussion
• Andy Stein- b. 1948; violin, saxophone, cello, viola, trumpet/vocals
• Roy Willox – b. 1929; saxes, flutes, piccolo
• Paul Winter- b. 1939; alto & soprano saxes