December Birthdays

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1 –
• Ted Brown – b. 1927; tenor sax
• John Bunch – b. 1921; d. 3/30/2010 – New York City – cancer; piano
• Hadley Caliman – b. (or 1/12), 1932; tenor, soprano & alto sax/flute/educator/percussion
• Leo Cuypers – b. 1947; piano
• Armen Donelian – b. 1950; piano/educator
• Dave Ellis – b. 1967; tenor sax
• Carlos Garnett – b. 1938; tenor sax
• Ray Henderson – b. 1896; d. 12/31/1970; composer: Music: The Best Things in Life Are Free, It All Depends on You, Birth of the Blues, Bye Bye Blackbird, The Thrill Is Gone
• Lurlean Hunter – b. 1928; vocal
• Wessel Ilcken – b. 1923; d. 7/13/1957; drums
• Ike Isaacs – b. 1919; d. 1/11/1996; guitar
• Dick Johnson – b. 1925; alto sax/flute/clarinet
• Jimmy Lyons – b. 1933; d. 5/19/1996; alto & soprano saxes
• Jimmy Lytell – b. 1904; d. 9/28/1972; clarinet
• Jaco Pastorius – b. 1951; d. 9/21/1987; electric bass
• Mika Pohjola – b. 1971; piano/keyboards/composer/arranger
• Lou Rawls – b. 1934; d. 1/6/2006; vocal
• Brian White – b. 1934; clarinet/alto sax/vocal

2 –
• Henry Bridges – b. 1908 or 1915 – Oklahoma City, OK; d. 1986 – Paris, TX;tenor sax
• Raymond Court – b. 1932; trumpet
• Joe Derise – b. 1925; d. 7/24/2002; piano/guitar/vocals
• Adolph Green – b. 1915; d. 7/24/2002; lyricist: Lyrics: Never Never Land, The Party’s Over, Just in Time, Make Someone Happy
• Wynton Kelly – b. 1931; d. 4/12/1971; piano
• Fate Marable – b. 1890; d. 1/16/1947; piano/leader
• Fay Claassen – b. 1969; vocals
• Ronnie Mathews – b. 1935; piano
• Mike Mosiello – b. 1896; d. 6/3/1953; trumpet/cornet/eader
• P. J. Perry – b. 1941; alto sax
• Gene Russell – b. 1932; d. 5/3/1981; piano
• Eddie Sauter – b. 1914; d. 4/21/1981; composer/arranger/trumpet/leader
• Rob Swope – b. 1926; d. 1/9/1967; trombone
• Sylvia Syms – b. 1917; d. 5/10/1992; vocal
• Charlie Ventura – b. 1916; d. 1/17/1992; alto, soprano, tenor, bass & baritone saxes/leader

3 –
• Fred Assunto – b. 1929; d. 4/21/1966; trombone
• Olvind Bergh – b. 1909; d. 1/25/1987; violin
• Connee Boswell – b. 1907; d. 10/11/1976; vocal
• Corky Cornelius – b. 1914; d. 8/3/1943; trumpet
• Joe Deninzon – b. 1974; violin
• Barry Finnerty – b. 1951; guitar
• Tommy Goodman – b. 1924; piano/composer
• Brad Gowans – b. 1903; d. 9/8/1954; trombone/valve trombone/clarinet/cornet/alto sax, arranger
• Ronnie Gubertini – b. 1899; d. 1960s; drums
• Toivo Karki – b. 1915; piano/accordion/arranger/leader/composer
• Lester Koenig – b. 1918; d. 11/20/1977; producer/label owner
• Paul Lingle – b. 1902 – Denver, Colorado; d. 10/30/1962; piano
• Pat Riccio – b. 1918 – Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada; alto * baritone sax/flute/clarinet/
• Klaus Salmi – b. 1908; trombone/leader
• Dana Suesse – b. 1911; d. 10/16/1987; composer/songwriter/piano
• Joe Thomas – b. 1902; d. 2/18/1981; clarinet
• Webster Young – b. 1932; d. 12/13/2003; cornet/trumpet
4 –
• Herman Autrey – b. 1904; d. 6/14/1980; trumpet
• Ernie Carson – b. 1937; cornet
• Denis Charles – b. 1933; d. 3/24/1998; drums
• Frank Flynn – b. 1916; drums/vibes
• Jim Hall – b. 1930 – Buffalo, NY; d. 12/10/2013 – New York City; guitar/composer/arranger
• Eddie Heywood – b. 1915; d. 1/2/1989; piano/leader/composer
• Russell Jacquet – b. 1917; d. 2/28/1990; – Broussard, LA. Brother of Illinois Jacquet; trumpet/vocal
• Bjorn Kjellemeyer – b. 1950; bass/electric bass/bass guitar
• John Lamb – b. 1933; bass
• Andy LaVerne – b. 1947; piano
• Dick Miller – b. 1944; reeds/composer
• Michael Moore – b. 1954; alto sax/clarinet/bass clarinet
• Don “Pixie” Roberts – b. 1917; clarinet/tenor & baritone sax/bagpipes/vocals
• Frank Tiberi – b. 1928; tenor sax

5 –
• Gene Allen – b. 1928; d. 2/14/2008; baritone sax
• Totti Bergh – b. 1935; soprano & tenor saxes/clarinet
• Anders Bergcrantz – b. 1961 – Malmoe, Sweden; trumpet/flugelhorn/cornet
• Adulyadej Bhumibol – b. 1927; clarinet/saxes/piano/composer
• Stefano Bollani – b. 1972; piano
• Brian Bromberg – b. 1960 – Tucson, Arizona; bass/electric bass/guitar/ keyboards/arranger
• Mike Bukovsky – b. 1947; trumpet/flugelhorn
• Art Davis – b. 1934; d. 7/29/2007; bass/educator
• Art Davis – b. 1934; trumpet, flugelhorn
• Kay Davis – b. 1920; vocal
• Kansas Fields – b. 1915; d. 8/3/1995; drums
• Egberto Gismonti – b. 1947; guitar/piano
• Oliver Johnson – b. 1944 – Oakland, California; d. 3/6/2002 – Paris, France; drums
• Johnny Pate – b. 1923; bass/arranger/producer
• Enrico Pieranunzi – b. 1949; piano
• Alvin “Red” Tyler – b. 1925; d. 4/3/1998; tenor & baritone saxes
• Corey Weeds – b. 1973; alto & tenor Sax; club owner

6 –
• Robin Michael Aspland – b. 1961; piano/organ/keyboards
• Bill Ashton – b. 1936; leader
• Uli Beckerhoff – b. 1947; trumpet
• Dave Brubeck – b. 1920; piano/composer/leader
• Bob Cooper – b. 1925; d. 8/5/1993; tenor sax
• Frankie Dunlop – b. 1928; drums
• Dave Ellis – b. 1943; bass
• Ira Gershwin – b. 1896; d. 8/17/1983; lyricist: Lyrics: ‘S Wonderful, Embraceable You, I’ve Got a Crush On You, The Man I Love, Fascinating Rhythm, Someone to Watch over Me, But Not for Me, Soon, Who Cares?, They All Laughed
• Eddie Gladden – b. 1937; d. 8/25/2003; drums
• Della Griffin – b. 1925; vocals
• Armand Hug – b. 1910; d. 3/19/1977; piano
• Joseph Lamb – b. 1887; d. 9/3/1960; piano/composer
• Jay Leonhart – b. 1940; bass/vocal
• Slats Long – b. 1906; d. 3/12/1964; clarinet/alto & tenor sax
• Norio Maeda – b. 1934; piano/composer
• Fulton McGrath – b. 1907; d. 1/1/1958; piano
• Azira Miyazawa – b. 1927; d. 7/6/2000; tenor sax
• Wayne Peet – b. 1954; piano/organ/keyboards/electronics
• Mike Smith – b. 1943; d. 1/2/2006; drums
• Harvie Swartz – b. 1948; bass
• Steve Swell – b. 1954; trombone
• Miroslav Vitous – b. 1947; bass

7 –
• Mike Carr – b. 1937; organ
• Blind John Davis – b. 1913; d. 12/12/1985; piano
• Bent Fabricius-Bjerre – b. 1924; piano/leader/arranger
• Rudolf Friml – b. 1879; d. 11/12/1972; composer/piano
• Wolfgang Haffner – b. 1965; drums/percussion/keyboards/programming
• Teddy Hill – b. 1909; d. 5/19/1978; tenor sax/leader
• Cecil Irwin – b. 1902; d. 5/3/1935; tenor, soprano sax/saxello/clarient/arranger
• George James – b. 1906; d. 1/30/1995; soprano, baritone,bass & alto sax/clarinet/leader
• Billy Moore – b. 1917; d. 1989; piano/arranger
• Sonny Phillips – b. 1936; organ/piano/keyboards/arranger
• Louis Prima – b. 1911; d. 8/24/1978; trumpet/voca/leader/composerl
• Matthew Shipp – b. 1960; piano
• Rosemary Squires – b. 1928; vocal
• Dick Sutton – b. 1928; trumpet/composer/leader
• Mads Vinding – b. 1948; bass
• Valerie Wilmer – b. 1941; photographer/writer

8 –
• Johnny Board – b. 1919; d. 112/15/1989; tenor sax
• Cleo Brown – b. 1909 ( or 1903); d. 4/15/1995; piano/vocal
• William J. Gollan – b. 1906; d. 1/2/1982; piano/organ
• Mathias Ruegg – b. 1952; arranger/composer/conductor/piano/keyboards/vocal/leader
• Jimmy Smith – b. 1925; d. 2/8/2005; organ
• Larry Vuckovich – b. 1936; piano/composer
• Jimmy Wisner – b. 1931; piano
• Sol Yaged – b. 1922; clarinet

9 –
• Byron Allen – b. 1939; alto sax
• Bob Baldwin – b. 1960; keyboards
• Rob Blakeslee – b. 1952; trumpet/flugelhorn/cornet/percussion
• Donald Byrd – b. 1932; trumpet/composer
• Wolfgang Engstfeld – b.1950; tenor & soprano sax
• Benny Green – b. 1927; d. 6/22/1998; writer
• Matty Malneck – b. 1903; d.2/25/1981; violin/viola/arranger/leader/composer: Music: Goody Goody, I’m Through with Love, Stairway to The Stars, I’ll Never Be the Same
• Jimmy Owens – b. 1943; trumpet
• Gil Rodin – b. 1906; d. 6/10 or 17/1974; alto & tenor saxes
• Bob Scobey – b. 1916; d. 6/12/1963; trumpet/leader
• Elsie Smith – b. 1932; tenor sax/clarinet
• Earle Spencer – b. 1926; d. 9/23/1991; leader/trombone
• Don Stratton – b. 1928; trumpet
• Cedric West – b. 1918; guitar/trombone

10 –
• Harold Adamson – b. 1906; d.8/17/1980; lyricist: Lyrics: This Is a Lovely Way to Spend an Evening, It’s a Most Unusual Day, Time on My Hands, How Blue the Night, Everything I Have Is Yours
• Erkki Aho – b. 1918; trumpet
• Ken Albers – b. 1924; d. 4/19/2007; vocal/trumpet/fluegelhorn/mellophone
• Franco Ambrosetti – b. 1941; flugelhorn/trumpet
• Lew Brown – b. 1893; d.2/5/1958; lyricist: Music: Birth of the Blues, Lucky in Love, That Old Feeling, The Best Things in Life Are Free, Button Up Your Overcoat, Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries
• Gary Carden – b. 1937; d. 7/22/2003; trumpet/fluegelhorn
• Eugenio Colomb – b. 1953; soprano sax/flute
• Archie Craig – b. 1914; d. 10/1988; trumpet
• Bob Cranshaw – b. 1932; bass/electric bass
• Irving Fazola – b. 1912; d. 3/20/1949; clarinet
• Jim Ferguson – b. 1950; bass/guitar/vocals
• John Goldsby – b. 1958; bass; Louisville KY
• Morton Gould – b. 1913; d. 2/21/1996; composer/piano
• Mike Lang – b. 1941; piano/keyboards
• Stuart MacKay – b. 1909; woodwinds
• Pat Moran – b. 1934; piano/vocals
• Ray Nance – b. 1913; d. 1/28/1976; trumpet/violin/vocals/dancer
• Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky – b. 1933; reeds/flute
• Pekka Poyry – b. 1939; d. 8/4/1980; alto/tenor & sop saxes/clarinet/flute/piano/vocal
• Diane Schuur – b. 1953; vocals
• Don Sebesky – b. 1937; trombone/composer/arranger
• Guitar Slim – b.
• Fritz Trippel – b. 1937; piano/organ/vocal
• George Tucker – b. 1927; d. 10/10/1965; bass

11 –
• Eddie Johnson – b. 1920; tenor sax
• Darryl Jones – b. 1961; bass
• Marky Markowitz – b. 1923; d. 11/11/1986; trumpet
• Cindy McLeod – b. 1956; vocal
• Bill McGuffie – b. 1927; d. 3/22/1987; piano/composer
• Bat Mosly – b. 1893; d. 1965; drums
• Perez Prado – b. 1916; d. 9/14/1989; piano/arranger/composer/leader
• Jack Purvis – b. 1906; d. 3/30/1962; trumpet
• Anker Skjoldborg – b. 1903; d. 4/3/1986; tenor sax/leader
• McCoy Tyner – b. 1938; piano

12 –
• Juhani Aaltonen – b. 1935; alto & tenor saxes/flute
• Alex Acuna – b. 1944; drums
• Toshiko Akiyoshi – b. 1929; piano/composer/arranger/leader
• Eddie Barefield – b. 1909; d. 1/4/1991; soprano/alto/tenor sax & baritone sax/clarinet
• Gary Barone – b. 1941; trumpet
• Michael Carvin – b. 1944; drums
• Bruce Ditmas – b. 1946; drums
• Bob Dorough – b. 1923; vocal/piano/composer: Music & Lyrics: I’ve Got Just about Everything, But for Now, There’s Never Been a Day. Music: Devil May Care, Nothing Like You
• Fred Elizalde – b. 1907; d. 1/161972 or 1979; piano/leader
• Chris Gage – b. 1927 – Regina, Saskatchiwan; d. 12/27/1964 – Vancouver, British Columbia; piano/organ
• Richard Galliano – b. 1950; bandoneon/accordion/composer
• Nelson Harrison – b. 1940; trombone
• Tim Hauser – b. 1941 – Troy, New York; vocals (Manhattan Transfer)
• Jeff Johnson – b. 1954 – Minneapolis, MN; bass
• Lars Lystedt – b. 1925; trombone/valve trombone/trumpet/leader
• Fate Marabel – b. 1880, Paducah, KY; d. 1/16/1947, St. Louis, MO;
• Dodo Marmarosa – b. 1925; d. 9/17/2002; piano
• Mark Mondesir – b. 1964; drums
• Leighton Noble – b. 1925; d. 3/6/1994; leader/vocal
• Frank Sinatra – b. 1915; d. 5/14/1998; vocal
• Don Stovall – b. 1913; d. 11/20/1970; alto sax
• Sebi Tramontana – b. 1960; trombone/electronics/vocals
• Grover Washington, Jr. – b. 1943; d. 12/17/1999; alto/tenor & soprano saxes
• Tim Whitehead – b. 1950; tenor sax
• Joe Williams – b. 1918; d. 5/29/1999; vocal
• Tony Williams – b. 1945; d. 2/23/1997; drums

13 –
• Wayne Bennett – b. 1933; d. 11/28/1992; guitar
• Borah Bergman – b. 1933; piano
• Betty Bradley – b. 1916; d. 1988; vocal
• Jackie Davis – b. 1920; d. 11/2/1999; organ
• Mark Elf – b. 1949; guitar
• Sonny Greer – b. 1895; d. 3/23/1982; drums
• Tiger Haynes – b. 1907 or 1914; d. 2/15/1994; guitar
• Bill Hood – b. 1924; d. 12/1/1992; baritone sax
• Reggie Johnson – b. 1940; bass
• Raymond Jones – b. 1958; keyboards
• Russ Little – b. 1941; trombone/arranger
• Lou Mucci – b. 1909; trumpet
• Mickey Sheen – b. 1927; drums
• Ben Tucker – b. 1930; bass

14 –
• Ovie Alston – b. 1906 – Washington, D.C.; d. 1989; trumpet/vocals
• Dan Barrett – b. 1955; trombone/cornet
• Gustavo Bergalli – b. 1940 – Buenos Aires, Argentina; trumpet
• Ted Buckner – b. 1913; d. 4/12/1976; alto & soprano saxes
• Jerome Cooper – b. 1946; drums/percussion
• Stanley Crouch – b. 1945; writer/drums
• Martha Davis – b. 1917; piano/vocal
• Wallace W. Eckhardt – b. 1924; bass
• Chuck Gentry – b. 1911; baritone sax
• Budd Johnson – b. 1910; d. 10/20/1984; alto/tenor/soprano & baritone saxes/clarinet/piano/ composer/arranger
• Nikolay Levinovsky – b. 1944; piano/composer/arranger
• Phineas Newborn, Jr – b. 1931; d. 5/26/1989; piano
• Cecil Payne – b. 1922; baritone sax/flute
• Bob Rolontz – b. 1920; producer/writer
• Aura Rully – b. 1946; vocal
• Clark Terry – b. 1920; trumpet/flugelhorn/vocal
• Aleksandr Tsfasman – b. 1906; d. 2/20/1971; piano/leader/composer
• Viola Wells (aka “Miss Rhapsody”) – b. 1902; d. 1984; vocal
• Leo Wright – b. 1933; d. 1/4/1991; alto sax/clarinet/flute

15 –
• Ed Allen – b. 1897; d. 1/28/1974; cornet/trumpet/vocals
• Billy Butler – b. 1924 or 1925; d. 3/20/1991; guitar
• Buddy Cole – b. 1916; d. 11/5/1964; piano/organ
• Curtis Fuller – b. 1934; trombone
• Bruce Gertz – b. 1952 – Providence, Rhode Island; bass
• John Hammond – b. 1910; d. 7/10/1987; producer
• Barry Harris – b. 1929; piano
• Stan Kenton – b. 1911; d. 8/25/1979; piano/composer/leader
• Toshinori Kondo – b. 1948; trumpet
• Jimmy Nottingham – b. 1925; d. 11/11/1978; trumpet
• Eddie Palmieri – b. 1936; piano/arranger/composer/leader
• Gene Quill – b. 1927; d. 1/1989; alto sax
• Dannie Richmond – b. 1935; d. 3/16/1988; drums
• Krzysztof Sadowski – b. 1936; piano/organ
• Ernest Stevens – b. 1894; d. 4/6/1981; piano/arranger/leader

16 –
• John Abercrombie – b. 1944; guitar
• Ron Anthony – b. 1933 – Pittsburgh; guitar
• Noel Coward – b. 1899; d. 3/26/1973; songwriter/vocal; Music & Lyrics: A Room with a View, Mad about The Boy, If Love Were All, Poor Little Rich Girl
• Jim Dvorak – b. 1948; trumpet
• Joe Farrell – b. 1937; d. 1/10/1986; tenor & soprano saxes/flute
• Bernard Flood – b. 1907; trumpet
• Joe Fonda – b. 1954; bass
• Robben Ford – b. 1951; guitar
• Mladen “Bobby” Gutesha – b. 1923; composer/leader/trombone
• Johnny Hammond (Smith) – b. 1933; d. 6/4/1997; organ
• Radu Malfatti – b. 1943; trombone/composer
• Rene McLean – b. 1946; alto/soprano & tenor saxes/flute/percussion/shakuchachi, vocals
• Sam Most – b. 1930; flute/tenor sax/clarinet
• Turk Murphy – b. 1915; d. 5 30/1987; trombone/leader
• Peter Rasmussen – b. 1906; trombone/leader
• Andy Razaf – b. 1895; d. 2/3/1973; lyricist: Lyrics: Ain’t Misbehavin’, S’posin, Honeysuckle Rose, Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You?, Stompin’ at the Savoy
• Clois “Cubby” Teagarden – b. 1915; d. 1969; drums

17 –
• Tommy Banks – b. 1936; leader/piano/composer
• Carlos Barbosa-Lima – b. 1944 – Sao Paulo, Brazil; guitar
• Walter Booker, Jr. – b. 12/17/1933; d. 11/24/2006 – bass
• Ronnie Boykins – b. 1935; d. 4/20/1980; bass
• John Casimir – b. 1898; d. 1/12/1963; clarinet/leader
• Bob Drasnin – b. 1927; alto sax/flute/clarinet
• Vyacheslav Ganelin – b. 1944; piano
• Kurt Henkels – b. 1910; d. 7/12/1986; violin/leader
• Yoshiko Katori – b. Osaka, Japan; vibes/xylophone/piano/programming
• Louis Mitchell – b. 1885; d. 9/12/1957; drums/leader
• Ray Noble – b. 10-3; d. 4/2/1978; leader/composer/arranger
• Sy Oliver – b. 1910; d. 5/28/1988; trumpet/vocal/arranger/composer
• John Ore – b. 1933; bass
• Sonny Red (Sylvester Kyner) – b. 1932; d. 3/20/1981; alto sax
• Sonelius Smith – b. 1942; piano
• Al Williams – b. 1919; piano
• Buddy Williams – b. 1952; drums

18 –
• Willis Conover – b. 1920; d. 5/17/1996; broadcaster
• Alyrio Lima Cova – b. 1949; percussion
• Elios Ferre – b. 1956 – Paris, France; guitar
• Allen Franks – b. 1924 – England; d. 1992; trumpet/flugelhorn
• Barry Galbraith – b. 1919; d. 1/13/1983; guitar
• Ira Gitler – b. 1928; writer
• Dick Grove – b. 1927; composer/arranger/piano/educator
• Don Heckman – b. 1932; Reading, Pennsylvania; alto sax/clarinet/writer/critic
• Fletcher Henderson – b. 1897; d. 12/29/1952; piano/composer/arranger/leader
• Ellen Joy Johnson – b. 1954; vocals
• Al Jones – b. 1930; d. 1976; drums
• Jeanette Kimball – b. 1908; piano/vocal
• Jacek Kochan – b. 1955 – Krakow, Poland; drums/composer/arranger/producer
• Harold Land – b. 1928; d. 7/27/2001; tenor sax
• Lawrence Lucie – b. 1907; guitar
• Galt McDermot – b. 1929; composer
• Clarence “Big” Miller – b. 1922; d. 6/9/1992; trombone/vocal
• Al Molina – b. 1935; trumpet/flugelhorn
• Sam Morgan – b. 1887; d. 2/25/1936; trumpet/cornet/leader
• Bill Reichenbach – b. 1923; drums
• Wadada Leo Smith – b. 1941; trumpet/flugelhorn/pocket trumpet/flute/vocals
• Nick Stabulas – b. 1929; d. 2/6/1973; drums
• Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson – b. 1917; d. 7/2/1988; alto sax/vocal
• James M. Walker – b. 1915; d. 6/27/1990; flute

19 –
• Roger Blank – b. 1938 – New York City, New York; drums
• Bob Brookmeyer – b. 1929; valve trombone/piano/composer/arranger
• Morris Charlap – b. 1928; composer: Music: You Only You, I Won’t Grow Up, Great Day in the Morning, I Gotta Crow, Love Eyes, Young Ideas
• Jeff Davis – b. 1952; trumpet
• Cornell Dupree – b. 1942; guitar
• Clarence Ford – b. 1929; d. 8/9/1994; clarinet/alto, tenor & baritone saxes
• Harry Harman – b. 1927; bass/tuba
• Milcho Leviev – b. 1937; piano
• Eric Marienthal – b. 1957; alto, soprano & tenor sax/flute
• Santos Miranda – b. 1928; conga/timbales/drums
• Pete Strange – b. 1938; trombone
• Erskine Tate – b. 1895; d. 12/17/1978; violin/leader
• Bobby Timmons – b. 1935; d. 3/1/1974; piano/composer
• Lu Watters – b. 1911; d. 11/5/1989; trumpet/leader
• Don Weller – b. 1947; tenor sax
• Lenny White – b. 1949; drums
• Vincent Wolfe – b. 1966; vocal
• Aziza Mustafa Zadeh – b. 1969; piano/vocal

20 –
• Bobby Colomby – b. 1944; drums
• Ralph Dollimore – b. 1930; d. 8/25/1988; piano/arranger/composer
• Arne Domnerus – b. 1924; alto sax/clarinet
• Walter Eichenberg – b. 1922 – Grossburchia, Germany; trumpet
• Sam Falzone – b. 1933; tenor sax
• Ted Fio Rito – b. 1900; d. 7/22/1971; leader/songwriter
• John Hardee – b. 1918; d. 5/18/1984; tenor sax
• Cousin Joe (Pleasant) – b. 1907; d. 10/2/1989; piano/vocal)
• Reinhold Svensson – b. 1920; d. 11/23/1968; piano
• Efrem Towns – b. 1960; trumpet
• Paul Francis Webster – b. 1907; d. 3/22/1984; piano/lyricist: Lyrics: I’ve Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good, The Shadow of Your Smile, Baltimore Oriole, Secret Love, Jump for Joy, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
• Larry Willis – b. 1940; piano
• Benny Winestone – b. 1906; tenor sax/clarinet

21 –
• David Baker – b. 1931; trombone/cello/educator
• Alex Blake – b. 1951; bass/composer/leader
• Cameron Brown – b. 1945; bass/composer/educator
• Marshall Brown – b. 1920; d. 12/13/1983; trombone/educator/arranger
• Hank Crawford – b. 1934; d. 1/29 /2009; alto, tenor & baritone saxes/piano/keyboards/arranger
• Jerome Darr – b. 1910; d. 10/29/1986; guitar
• Jack Dieval – b. 1920 – Douai, France; piano
• James Emery – b. 1951 – Youngstown, Ohio; guitar
• Panama Francis – b. 1918; d. 11/13/2001; drums/eader
• Louis Freichel – b. 1921; piano/keyboards/vibes/tuba/guitar/composer/arranger
• John Hicks – b. 1941; d. 5/10/2006; piano
• Sal Marquez – b. 1943; trumpet/flugelhorn
• Harry Revel – b. 1905; d. 11/3/1958; composer: Music: There’s a Lull in My Life, Stay as Sweet as You Are, And So to Bed, Never in a Million Years
• Rita Reys – b. 1924; vocal
• Matt Ross – b. 1924; piano/organ/guitar
• Marilyn Scott – b. 1949; vocal
• George Treadwell – b. 1919; d. 5/14/1967; trumpet/manager
• Denny Vaughn – b. 1921; d. 10/2/1972; pianist/singer/leader
• Wilmer Wise – b. 1936; trumpet
• Frank Zappa – b. 1940; d. 12/4/1993; guitar/composer/eader

22 –
• Red Balaban – b. 1929; bass/tuba/electic bass/guitar/banjo/vocal/leader
• Ronnie Ball – b. 1927; piano
• Warren Benbow – b. 1954 (or ’51) – New York, New York; drums
• Tish Bray – b. 1924; reeds/flute
• Dudley Brooks – b. 1913; piano/arranger
• Nick Ceroli – b. 1939; d. 8/11/1985; drums
• Art Christmas – b. 1905; d. 9/24/1961; alto, tenor & baritone sax/clarinet/vocals
• Frank Gambale – b. 1958; guitar
• Lil Green – b. 1919, Chicago, IL; d. 4/14/1954, Chicago, IL; vocals
• Beb Guerin – b. 1941 – La Rocelle, France; bass
• Bill Hitz – b. 1922; alto & tenor sax/clarinet
• Mal Jennings – b. 1944; trumpet/cornet/vocal
• Reunald Jones – b. 1910; d. 2/26/1989; trumpet
• John Patitucci – b. 1959; bass/composer
• Danny Polo – b. 1901; d. 7/11/1949; clarinet/saxophones
• Dan Terry – b. 1924; trumpet/composer/arranger/leader
• Joe Lee Wilson – b. 1935; vocal

23 –
• Tom Albert – b. 1877; d. 1968; trumpet
• Muhammad Ali – b. 1936 – Philadelphia, Pennsylanvia; drums; (No not that Muhammad Ali)
• Chet Baker – b. 1929; d.5/13/1988; trumpet/flugelhorn/vocal
• Ralph Bowen – b. 1961 – Guelph, Ontario, Canada; alto, tenor & soprano sax/flute/arranger
• Henry Cuesta – b. 1931; d. 12/17/2003; clarinet/baritone
• John Drew – b. 1927; bass
• Ed Finckel – b. 1917; d. 5/12/2001; piano/arranger/composer
• Freddy Gardner – b. 1910; d. 7/26/1950; alto, tenor, soprano & bari sax/clarinet
• John Gordon – b. 1966 – New York City, New York; alto sax
• Ron Gowans – b. 1912; reeds/flute/piano
• Joe Harris – b. 1926; drums
• Laurence Hobgood – b. 1959; piano
• Mike Jackson – b. 1888; d. 6/21/1945; piano/vocal
• Pinnochio James – b. 1927; vocal
• Jeanie Lambe – b. 1940; vocals
• Chris McNulty – b. 1953; vocals
• Frank Morgan – b. 1933; alto & soprano sax
• Esther Phillips – b. 1935; d. 8/7/1984; vocal
• Herman Schoonderwalt – b. 1931; saxophones/clarinet
• Joe Thomas Jr. – b. 1908; tenor sax

24 –
• Mitchell Ayres – b. 1910; d. 9/5/1969; leader
• Dave Bartholomew – b. 1920; trumpet/vocals/arranger/producer/songwriter/leader
• Damon Brown – b. 1965; trumpet/flugelhorn/piano
• Ray Bryant – b. 1931; piano
• Jimmy Campbell – b. 1928; d. 1998; drums
• Henry Coker – b. 1919; d. 11/23/1979; trombone, 1919 (d. Nov. 23, 1979)
• John Critchinson – b. 1934; piano
• Baby Dodds – b. 1898; d. 2/14/1959; drums
• Al Drootin – b. 1916; clarinet/tenor sax
• Sid Feller – b. 1916; d. 2/16/2006; leader/trumpet/arranger/conductor
• Volker Kriegel – b. 1943; d. 6/15/2003; guitar
• Ralph Marterie – b. 1914; d. 1978; trumpet/leader
• Chris McGregor – b. 1936; d. 5/26/1990; piano/leader
• Ralph Moore – b. 1956; tenor sax
• Fumio Nanri – b. 1910; d. 8/4/1975; trumpet
• Paul Nilssen-Love – b. 1974; drums
• Rune Ofwerman – b. 1932; piano
• Michael Ray – b. 1962; trumpet
• Bernt Rosengren – b. 1937; soprano/alto & tenor sax/oboe/clarinet/flute/piano/accordion
• Heinz Sauer – b. 1932 (or Dec. 25); soprano/alto/tenor & baritone sax/electronics
• Moe Schneider – b. 1919; trombone
• Woody Shaw – b. 1944; d. 5/10/1989; trumpet
• Jabbo Smith – b. 1908; d. 1/16/1991; trumpet
• Tatsuya Takahashi – b. 1931; reeds/leader/arranger/conductor
• Harry Warren – b. 1893; d. 9/22/1981; composer: Music: At Last, Jeepers Creepers, There Will Never be Another You, This Heart of Mine, I Only Have Eyes for You, September in the Rain, The More I See You

25 –
• Ernie Andrews – b. 1927; vocal
• Dale Barlow – b. 1959; tenor sax
• Steve Barta – b. 1953; piano
• Meritt Brunies – b. 1895; d. 2/5/1973; cornet/trombone
• Joe Butler – b. 1907; d. 6/19/1982; bass
• Cab Calloway – b. 1907; d. 11/18/1994; vocal/leader
• Wayman Carver – b. 1905; d. 5/6/1967; saxophones/clarinet/flute
• Louis Cottrell, Sr – b. 1878; d. 10/17/1927; drums
• Ronnie Cuber – b. 1941; baritone sax
• Ben Dixon – b. 1934 – Gaffney, South Carolina; drums
• Chris Ellis – b. 1928; vocal
• Rick Fay – b. 1926; d. 1999 – Evanston, Illinois; clarinetsaxophone
• Izzy Friedman – b. 1903; clarinet/tenor sax
• Eddie Gibbs – b. 1908; guitar/banjo/bass
• Bob James – b. 1939; piano/keyboards/arranger/composer
• Pat Jenkins – b. 1914; trumpet
• Harry Klein – b. 1928; alto & baritone sax/clarinet/arranger
• Harry Lawson – b. 1904; trumpet
• Carol Leigh – b. 1937; vocal
• Dmitri Matheny – b. 1965; flugelhorn/composer
• Chucho Merchán – b. 1953; bass/electric bass/percussion
• Oscar Moore – b. 1912; d. 10/8/1981; guitar
• Leighton Noble – b. 1912; d. 3/6/1994; leader/piano/vocal
• Kid Ory – b. 1886; d. 1/23/1973; trombone
• Don Pullen – b. 1941; d. 4/22/1995; piano
• Jerome Richardson- b. (or 11/15); d. 6/23/2000; saxophones/flute/clarinet
• Jim Robinson – b. 1892; d. 5/4/1976; trombone
• Pete Rugolo – b. 1915; composer/arranger
• Eddie Safranski – b. 1918; d. 1/10/1974; bass
• Heinz Sauer – b. or Dec. 24/1932; soprano, alto, tenor & baritone sax/electronics
• Nat Shilkret – b. 1899; d. 2/18/1982; piano/cornet/clarinet/leader/violin
• Herbie Spanier – b. 1928; d. 12/13/2001; trumpet/flugelhorn
• Rabon Tarrant – b. 1909; drums/vocal
• Chris Woods – b. 1925; d. 7/4/1985; alto sax

26 –
• Steve Allen – b. 1921; d. 10/30/2000; piano/vocal/composer/actor: Music & Lyrics: This Could Be the Start of Something Big, Impossible, Gravy Waltz, Pretend You Don’t See Her
• Dick Ball – b. 1903; d. 1978; bass/tuba/sousaphone
• Butch Ballard – b. 1917; drums
• Guy Barker – b. 1957; trumpet
• Billy Bean – b. 1933; guitar
• Tony Buck – b. 1962 – Sydney, Australia; drums
• Monty Budwig – b. 1929; d. 3/9/1992; bass
• Beldon Bullock – b. 1957 – Boston, MA; bass
• Brandon Fields – b. 1957 or 1958; soprano, alto, tenor & baritone sax/flute/ synthesizer
• Una Mae Carlisle – b. 1915; d. 11/7/1956; piano/vocals/composer
• Frank DeLaRosa – b. 1933; bass
• Dwight Dickerson – b. 1944; piano
• Doug Hammond – b. 1942 – Tampa, Florida; drums
• Brooks Kerr – b. 1951; piano
• Rupert Nurse – b. 1910; d. 3/18/2001; tenor sax/bass/arranger
• John Scofield – b. 1951; guitar
• Tom Stewart – b. 1931; tenor & baritone horn
• Quinn Wilson – b. 1908; d. 6/14/1978; tuba/bass/sousaphone/arranger

27 –
• Mike Altschul – b. 1945; tenor sax
• Mike Barone – b. 1936; trombone/leader/arranger
• Eric Breeze – b. 1912; d. ?; trombone/trumpet/vocal
• Daniel Carter – b. 1945 – Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania; trumpet
• Joe Cohn – b. 1956 – New York City, New York; guitar
• Peter Chapman – b. 1937; bass
• Sam Coslow – b. 1902; d. 4/2/1982; Music: Cocktails for Two, I’m In Love with the Honorable Mr. So and So, My Old Flame, Just One More Chance
• Bill Crow – b. 1927; bassist/author
• Dardanelle – b. 1917; d. 8/8/1997; piano/vocal/vibes/leader
• Willie Foster – b. 1888; d. ca. 1959; violin
• Johnny Frigo – b. 1916 – Chicago; d. 7/4/2007 – Chicago; bass/vocal/violin/leader/composer; Music: Detour Ahead, Seeing You Like This, I Told Ya’ I Love Ya’ Now Get Out
• Bunk Johnson – b. 1889; d. 7/7/1949; trumpet
• Gyula Kovacs – b. 1929; drums
• Oscar Levant – b. 1906; d, ; Music: Blame It on My Youth, Afterglow, Pardon My Love
• T. S. Monk – b. 1949; drums
• Walter Norris – b. 1931; piano
• Eddie Wilcox – b. 1907; d. 9/29/1968; piano/arranger
• Booty Wood – b. 1919; d. 6/10/1987; trombone

28 –
• Rene Compere – b. 1906; d. 4/24/1969; trumpet
• Bob Cunningham – b. 1934; bass
• Ray Foxley – b. 1929; d. 7/6/2002; piano
• Earl Hines – b. 1903; d. 4/22/1983; piano/leader
• Brian Kellock – b. 1962; piano
• Al Klink – b. 1915; d. 3/7/1991; alto, tenor & baritone saxes/clarinet/bass clarinet/flute
• Moe Koffman – b. 1928; d. 3/28/2001; alto & soprano saxes/clarinet/flute/piccolo
• Billy Mackel – b. 1910 or 1912; d. 5/5/1986; guitar
• Ted Nash – b. 1959; alto & tenor saxes
• Johnny Otis – b. 1921; drums/vibraphone/piano/vocals/leader
• Rebecca Parris – b. 1951; vocal
• Manuel Perez – b. 1871; d. 1946; cornet/leader
• Michel Petrucciani – b. 1962; d. 1/6/1999; piano
• Abner Silver – b. 1899; d. Nov. 24, 1966; Music: With These Hands, How Did He Look?, The Mood That I’m In, There Goes My Heart
• Lonnie Liston Smith – b. 1940; piano/keyboards
• Dick Sudhalter – b. 1938; cornet/writer
• Ed Thigpen – b. 1930; drums
• Leonard Ware – b. 1909; guitar/composer

29 –
• Derek (or Derrick) Abbott – b. 1922; d. 3/10/1977; trumpet
• Irving Ashby – b. 1920; d. 4/22/1987; guitar
• Brian Brown – b. 1933; tenor & soprano saxes/leader
• George Colligan – b. 1969; piano/organ/trumpet/drums
• Cutty Cutshall – b. 1911; d. 8/16/1968; trombone
• Thore Ehrling – b. 1912; trumpet/leader
• George Elrick – b. 1903; d. 12/15/1999; drums/percussion/vibes/vocal
• Holly F. Holverson – b. 1966 – Emmett, ID; piano/educator/arranger/composer
• Willie Humphrey – b. 1900; d. 6/7/1994; clarinet
• Jan Konopasek – b. 1931; baritone sax
• Joe Lovano – b. 1952; tenor, alto & soprano sax/flute/clarinet/bass clarinet/drums/percussion
• Clyde McCoy – b. 1903; d. 6/1/1990; leader/trumpet
• Snub Mosley – b. 1905; d. 7/21/1981; trombone/slide saxophone
• Dave Pearson – b. 1928; drums
• Danilo Perez – b. 1966; piano/composer
• George Schuller – b. 1958; drums/percussion/composer/arranger/leader

30 –
• Ron Affif – b. 1965; guitar
• Charlie Creath – b. 1890; d. 10/23/1951; trumpet/leader
• Wolfgang Dauner – b. 1935; piano/keyboards/composer/vocals/percussion
• Jerry Granelli – b. 1940; drums
• Thomas Heidepriem – b. 1953; bass/electric bass/keyboards/piano
• Paul Jackson, Jr. – b. 1959; guitar
• Jimmy Jones – b. 1918; d. 4/29/1982; piano
• Vincent Lopez – b. 1895 or 1898; d. 9/20/1975; piano/leader
• Jim Loughnan – b. 1928; reeds
• Gene Mayl – b. 1928; tuba/bass/leader
• Jack Montrose – b. 1928; tenor sax/composer/arranger
• Frank Motley – b. 1923; trumpet/leader
• Earl Murphy – b. 1923; bass
• Lewis Nash (or Oct. 30) – b. 1958; drums
• Brooke Sofferman – b. 1972; drums/percussion
• Stan Tracey – b. 1926; piano
• Fred Van Eps – b. 1878; d. 11/22/1960; banjo
• Frank Vignola – b. 1965; guitar
• Albert Warner – b. 1890; d. 1966; trombone

31 –
• Ross Barbour – b. 1928; vocal
• Simon Brehm – b. 1921; d. 2/11/1967; bass
• Wilber Harden – b. 1924; d. 1969; trumpet/flugelhorn
• Michael Hedges – b. 1953; d. 12/2/1997; guitar
• Peter Herbolzheimer – b. 1935; trombone/composer/arranger/leader
• Cedric Heywood – b. 1914; d. 1969 – Houston, Texas; piano
• Jonah Jones – b. 1909; d. 4/30/2000; trumpet
• John Kirby – b. 1908; d. 6/14/1952; bass/tuba/leader
• Klaus Konig – b. 1959; trombone/piano/composer/conductor
• Harvey Leonard – b. 1924; piano/composer
• Edgar Leslie – b. 1885; d. ; Lyrics: A Little Bit Independent, For Me and My Gal, Among My Souvenirs, Lost in a Dream
• Gil Melle – b. 1931; d. 10/28/2004; tenor & baritone saxes/composer
• Odetta (Gordon) – b. 1930; vocal/guitar
• Bernie Senensky – b. 1944; piano/composer
• Jule Styne – b. 1905; d. 9/20/1994; Music: Just in Time, Guess I’ll Hang My Tears out to Dry, People, Time after Time, It’s You or No One, Three Coins in the Fountain, It’s Magic, The Music That Makes Me Dance
• Billy Taylor, Jr. – b. 1925; d. 2/1/1977; bass