January Birthdays

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1 –

• Helmut Brandt – b. 1931; d. 7/26/2001; baritone sax

• Oscar “Papa” Celestin – b. 1884; d. 12/15/1954; trumpet/leader

• Leonid Chizhik – b. 1947; piano

• Holly Cole – b. 1963; vocals/piano

• Israel Crosby – b. 1919;

• Neville Dickie – b. 1937; piano

• Tom Dowd – b. or October 20, 1925; d. 10/27/2002; engineer/producer

• Teddy Foster – b. 1908; d. 1/5/1984; trumpet/vocal

• Slim Gaillard – b. or January 4, 1916; d. 2/26/1991; vocal, piano, guitar

• Andy Gonzales – b. 1951; bass

• Sonny Greenwich – b. 1936; guitar

• Eiichi Hayashi – b. 1960; alto sax

• Yoshio Ikeda – b. 1942; bass

• Milt Jackson – b. 1923; d. 10/9/1999; vibraphone/piano/guitar

• Howard Johnson – b. 1908; d. 12/28/1991; alto sax

• Urs Leimgruber – b. 1952; saxophones/bass clarinet

• Susannah McCorkle – b.1946; (d. May 19, 2001) vocals

• Al McKibbon – b. 1919; d. 7/29/2005; bass

• Manny Oquendo – b. 1931; percussion

• T .C Pfeiler – b. 1958; organ

• Chris Potter – b. 1971; alto & tenor saxes

• Jasper Taylor – b. 1894; d. 11/7/1964; drums/washboard

• Kevin Toney – b. 1953; keyboards

• Ack Van Rooyen – b. 1930; trumpet/flugelhorn

2 –

• Ann Dupont – b. 1915; clarinet/leader

• Ron Falson – b. 1928; trumpet

• Nick Fatool – b. 1915; d. 9/26/2000; drums

• Henry Goodwin – b. 1910; d. 7/2/1979; trumpet

• Bob Laine – b. 1910; d. 12/30/1997; piano

• John McLevy – b. 1927; trumpet

• Clarence Palmer – b. 1919; vocal

• Judd Proctor – b. 1933; guitar/mandolin/vocals

• Arthur Prysock – b. 1929; d. 6/21/1997; vocals

• Isao Suzuki – b. 1946; bass

3 –

• Maxene Andrews – b. 1916; d. 10/21/1995; vocal

• Al Belletto – b. 1928; alto sax

• James Carter – b. 1969; saxophones/bass clarinet

• Noel Crow – b. 1938; clarinet/leader

• Joe Haider – b. 1936; piano

• Motohiko Hino – b. 1946; d. 5/13/1999; drums

• Christopher Hollyday – b. 1970; alto sax

• Ian Hunter-Randall – b. 1938; trumpet

• Preston Jackson – b. 1902; d. 11/12/1983; trombone

• John Jenkins – b. 1931, d. 7/12/1993; alto sax

• Musa Kaleem (Orlano Wright) – b. 1921; tenor saxophone/flute

• Trudy Kerr – b. 1963; vocal/arranger

• Harold “Geezil” Minerve – b. 1922; d. 6/4/1992; alto sax/flute

• Herbie Nichols – b. 1919; d. 4/12/1963; piano/composer

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

• Brian Smith – b. 1939; saxophone/flute

• Floyd Standifer – b. 1929 – Wilmington, North Carolina; d. 1/22/2007 – Seattle, Washington; trumpet/flugelhorn/tenor sax/vocal

4 –

• Norman “Buddy” Baker – b. 1918; d. 7/26/2002; composer/arranger/trombone/euphonium

• Roger Bell – b. 1919; trumpet/cornet/clarinet/washboard/drums/vocal

• Eugene Chadbourne – b. 1954; guitar/banjo/harmonica/vocals

• Alex Cline – b. 1956; drums/composer

• Nels Cline – b. 1956; guitar

• Robert Dick – b. 1950; composer/flute

• Al Dreares – b. 1929; drums

• Slim Gaillard – b. (or January 1) 1916; d. 2/26/1991; vocal/piano/guitar

• Carroll Gibbons – b. 1903; d. 5/10/1954; leader/piano/conductor

• Nigel Hitchcock – b. 1971; alto sax

• Ken James – b. 1944; alto, tenor & soprano saxes/flute/percussion/leader

• David Lee – b. 1941; drums

• Sydney Lipton – b. 1904; d. 7/19/1995; violin/leader

• Alan Littlejohn – b. 1928; d. 11/12/1995; trumpet

• John McLaughlin – b. 1942; guitar

• Joe Marsala – b. 1907 – Chicago, Illinois; d. 3/3/1978 – Santa Barbara, California; clarinet/alto & tenor saxophone/vocal/composer/leader: Don’t Cry, Joe

• Noro Morales;

• Ted Nettelbeck – b. 1936; piano

• Frank Newton – b. 1906, d. 3/11/1954; trumpet

• Lionel Newman – b. 1916; d. 2/3/1989; arranger/composer: Music: Again; I Met Her on Monday; Never; Just Try Me

• Boris Rose – b. 1918; d. 12/31/2000; producer/engineer

• Pavel Smetacek – b. 1940; clarinet/alto & soprano sax/arranger/tuba/leader

• Ray Starling – b. 1933; trumpet/flugelhorn/mellphonium/piano/arranger

• Ron Webber – b. 1928; drums

• Frank Wess – b. 1922; alto and tenor saxophones, flute

5 –

• Arthur Baron – b. 1950; trombone/mandolin/didjeridoo/recorder/leader

• Piotr Baron – b. 1961; soprano & tenor sax/clarinet/keyboards

• John Bates – b. 1936; trombone/tuba/vocals

• Jack Brokensha – b. 1926; vibraphone/drums

• George Brown – b. 1949; drums

• Andre Ceccarelli – b. 1946; drums

• Wild Bill Davison – b. 1906; d. 11/14/1989; cornet

• Roger Quincy Dickerson – b. 1898; d. 1/21/1951; trumpet

• Chuck Flores – b. 1935; drums

• Lennie Hastings – b. 1927; d. 7/14/1978; drums

• Alan Richard Jackson – b. 1940; vocal

• Bob Keene – b. 1922; clarinet/leader/producer/label owner

• Oscar Klein – b. 1930; d. 12/12/2006; trumpet/guitar/clarinet/harmonica/flute/taragato

• David McLeod – b. 1960; piano/vocals

• Myra Melford – b. 1957; piano/composer

• Woolf Phillips – b. ; trombone/reeds/composer/leader

• Dizzy Reece – b. 1931; trumpet

• Dal Richards – b. 1918; alto sax/leader

• Mike Riley – b. 1904; d. 9/2/1984; trombone/leader/vocal

• Cees See – b. 1934; d. 12/9/1985; drums

• Louis Stewart – b. 1944; guitar

• Paul Wertico – b. 1953; drums

6 –

• Lee Abrams – b. 1925; drums

• Barry Altschul – b. 1943; drums

• Jacques Bolognesi – b. 1947; trombone/accordion

• Vernon Brown – b. 1907; d. 5/18/1979; trombone

• John Burch – b. 1932; d. 4/18/2006; piano

• Jean-Paul Céléa – b. 1951; bass

• Keith Christie – b. 1931; d. 12/16/1980; trombone

• Paolo Conte – b. 1937 – Asti, Piedmont, Italy; vocal/piano/vibes/arranger/composer

• Bruno Henriksen – b. 1910 – Copenhgen; d. 2/27/1984; piano/bandleader

• Chris Laurence – b. 1949; bass

• Alex Maguire – b. 1959; piano/organ/keyboards/composer

• Danny Moore – b. 1941; d. 2/14/2005; trumpet

• Don Sickler – b. 1944; trumpet/arranger/composer/record producer

• Harvey Silver – b. 1917; piano

• Bobby Stark – b. 1906; d. 12/29/1945; trumpet

• Jack Varney – b. 1918; banjo/guitar/vibes/piano

7 –

• Henry ‘Red’ Allen – b. 1908; d. 4/17/1967; trumpet/vocal

• Archie Alleyne – b. 1933; drums

• Al Bowlly – b. 1899; d. 4/17/1941; vocal/guitar/ukelele

• John Colianni – b. 1963; piano/arranger/conductor/leader

• Kenny Davern – b. 1935; d. 12/12/2006; clarinet/soprano sax

• George Kahn – b. 1952; piano/arranger/synthesizer/composer

• Horry King – b. 1925; reeds

• Herb Magidson – b. 1906; Lyrics: The Masquerade is Over, I’ll Buy That Dream, Music Maestro Please, The Continental, Gone With the Wind;

• Don Payne – b. 1933; bass

• Chano Pozo – b. 1915; d.12/2/1948; conga/vocal

• Keg Purnell – b. 1915; d. 6/25/1965; drums

• Dave Schildkraut – b. 1925; d. 1/1/1998; alto & tenor saxes

• Keith Sterling – b. 1938 – Melbourne, Austrailia; d. 2003; trumpet

• Christine Tobin – b. 1963 – Dublin, Ireland; vocal

• Sam Woodyard – b. 1925; d. 9/20/1988; drums

• Eldee Young – b. 1936; bass/cello

8 –

• Thurman Barker – b. 1948; drums/percussion

• Bobby Battle – b. 1944; drums/percussion

• Dick Charlesworth – b. 1932; clarinet/vocal

• Andy Cleyndert – b. 1963; bass

• Wendell Culley – b. 1906; d. 6/1983; trumpet

• Bill Goodwin – b. 1942; drums/producer

• Marilyn Mazur – b. 1955; drums/percussion

• Tomasz Szukalski – b. 1948; tenor & soprano sax/bass clarinet

• Bobby Tucker – b. 1923; piano

• Dave Weckl – b. 1960; drums

• Bobby Worth – b. 1949; drums

• Marvin Wright – b. 1911; d. 12/7/1980; piano

9 –

• Walter Bishop, Sr. – b. 1905; d. 1/8/1984; piano

• Bernard Brightman – b. 1921; d. 11/9/2003; producer/label owner

• Malcolm Cecil – b. 1937; bass/cello/piano/synthesizer

• Kenny Clarke – b. 1914, Pittsburgh, PA; d. 1/26/1985, Montreuil-sous-Bois, France; drums

• Nick Evans – b. 1947; trombone

• Chinee Foster – b. 1900; d. 9/12/1962; drums/vocal

• Ed Garland – b. 1885; d. 1/22/1980; bass

• Ed Gaston – b. 1929; bass

• Roger Guerin – b. 1926; trumpet

• Charlie Harris – b. 1916; d. 9/13/2003; bass

• Dick Jurgens – b. 1910; d. 10/5/1995; leader

• Jimmy Maxwell – b. 1919; d. 7/20/2002; trumpet

• Vic Mizzy – b. 1922; Music: There’s a Faraway Look in Your Eyes, My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time, Take It Easy;

• Billy O’Connor – b. 1914; d. 11/18/2001; piano/leader

• Bucky Pizzarelli – b. 1926; guitar

• Betty Roche – b. 1920; d. 2/16/1999; vocal

• Carson Smith – b. 1931; d. 11/2/1997; bass

• Mel Stitzel – b. 1902; d. 12/31/1952; piano

• Benny Strickler – b. 1917; d. 1946; trumpet

• Buddy Weed – b. 1918; d. 5/25/1997; piano

10 –

• Aaron Bridgers – b. 1918; d. 2003; piano

• George Chisholm Jr. – b. 1947; trombone

• Gwen Cleveland – b. 1929; d. 6/21/2002; vocal

• Willie Dennis – b. 1926; d. 7/8/1965; trombone

• Allen Eager – b. 1927; d. 4/13/2003; tenor sax

• Donald Fagen – b. 1948; Music & Lyrics: Deacon Blues, Walk Between Raindrops, Hey Nineteen, Third World Man, FM (No Static At All), Black Friday, Century’s End, Snowbound

• Haywood Henry – b. 1913 (or January 7); d. 9/15/1994; soprano & baritone sax/clarinet

• Buddy Johnson – b. 1915; d. 2/9/1977; piano/leader/songwriter

• Arthur Johnston – b. 1898; d. 5/1/1954; Music: Pennies from Heaven, Just One More Chance, My Old Flame, Song of the South, Cocktails for Two

• William Parker – b. 1952; bass

• Waymon Reed – b. 1940; d. d. 11/25/1983; flugelhorn/trumpet

• Lyle Ritz – b. 1930; bass/ukulele

• Max Roach – b. 1924; d. 8/16/2007 – New York City; drums/leader

• Mike Stern – b. 1953; guitar

• Gianluigi Trovesi – b. 1944; clarinet/saxophone

• Jimmy Weinstein – b. 1960; drums

11 –

• Eden Atwood – b. 1970; vocal

• Rene Bertschy – b. 1912; bass/vocal/violin

• Johnny Cowell – b. 1926; trumpet/composer

• Wilbur DeParis – b. 1900; d. 1/3/1973; trombone

• Bob Enevoldsen – b.1920; d. 11/23/2005; trombone/valve trombone/alto tenor & baritone sax/clarinet/bass-clarinet/bass/arranger

• Wilton “Bogey” Gaynair – b. 1927; d. 2/13/1995; tenor sax

• Art Hallman – b. 1910; d. 1995; singer/arranger/sax/piano/vocal coach/leader

• Egil Johansen – b. 1934; d. 12/4/1998; drums

• Osie Johnson – b. 1923; d. 2/10/1966; drums

• Cal Massey – b. 1927; d. 10/25/1972; composer/trumpet

• Jack Nimitz – b. 1930; baritone sax

• Lee Ritenour – b. 1952; guitar

• Ed Schuller – b. 1955; bass

• Bud Scott – b. 1890; d. 7/2/1949; guitar/banjo/vocal

• Tab Smith – b. 1909; d. 8/17/1971; alto, soprano & tenor saxes/clarinet/arranger/vocal/ leader

12 –

• Jane Ira Bloom – b. 1955; soprano saxophone

• Ruth Brown – b. 1928 (0r 1930); d. 11/17/2006; vocal

• Hadley Caliman – b. 1932 (or 12/1/1932); tenor, soprano, & alto sax/bass clarinet.flute/percussion

• Olu Dara – b. 1941; trumpet/guitar

• Edgar DeLange – b. 1904; d. 7/13/1949; leader/vocal/lyricist; Lyrics: Lost April, Darn That Dream, Solitude, Moonglow, Deep In a Dream

• George Duke – b. 1946; piano/keyboards

• John Etheridge – b. 1948; guitar

• Ronald Shannon Jackson – b. 1940; drums

• Ingrid Jensen – b. 1966; trumpet/flugelhorn/composer

• Dill Katz – b. 1946; guitar/bass

• Guy Lafitte – b. 1927; d. 6/10/1998; tenor sax

• Gene Lake – b. 1966; drums

• Jay “Hootie” McShann – b. 1916; d. 12/7/2006; piano/vocal

• Raimond Pauls – b. 1936; piano

• Ivo Perelman – b. 1961; tenor sax

• Harry Roy – b. 1900; d. 2/1/1971; clarinet/vocal/composer/leader

• Bert Thomas – b. 1907 – Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales; banjo/guitar

• Trummy Young – b. 1912; d. 9/10/1984; trombone/vocal

13 –

• Danny Barker – b. 1909; d. 3/13/1994; guitar/banjo/vocal

• Steve Brown – b. 1890; d. 9/15/1965; bass/tuba

• Edward Burke – b. 1909; d. 4/19/1988; trombone

• Putney Dandridge – b. 1902; d. 2/15/1946; piano/vocal

• Bill Easley – b. 1946; alto & tenor saxes/flute/clarinet

• Simon Fell – b. 1959; bass/composer

• Percy Humphrey – b. 1905; d. 7/22/1995; trumpet

• Quentin ‘Butter’ Jackson – b. 1909; d. 10/2/1976; trombone

• Otis Johnson – b. 1910; trumpet

• Eero Koivistoinen – b. 1941; tenor & soprano sax

• Melba Liston – b. 1926; d. 4/23/1999; trombone/arranger

• Andy McDevitt – b. 1914; d. 3/15/1980; alto & tenor sax/clarinet

• James Monaco – b. 1885; Music: There Will Never Be Another You, This Is My Night to Dream, You Made Me Love You, I’m Making Believe, I Can’t Begin To Tell You

• Vido Musso – b. 1913 (or 1/17); d. 1/9/1982; tenor saxophone

• Joe Pass – b. 1929, New Brunswick, NJ; d. 5/23/1994, Los Angeles, CA

• Nat Peck – b. 1925; trombone

• Dick Wetmore – b. 1927; d. 1/4/2007; violin

• Ian Wheeler – b. 1931 – Greenwich, London, England, UK; soprano, alto, & tenor sax/clarinet/flute/harmonica

14 –

• Charles Bellonzi – b. 1941; drums

• Charles Bocage – b. 1900; d. 11/4/1963; guitar/banjo/vocals

• Richard Busiakiewicz – b. 1963; piano

• Billy Butterfield – b. 1917; d. 3/18/1988; trumpet

• Jimmy Crawford – b. 1910; d. 1/28/1980; drums

• Don Cunningham – b. 1931; vocal/alto sax/vibes/percussion/leader/arranger

• Maxwell Davis – b. 1916; d. 9/18/1970; tenor sax/arranger/piano/vocal

• Wray Downes – b. 1931; piano

• Mark Egan – b. 1951; bass/keyboards/composer

• Siggi Gerhard – b. 1930; clarinet/violin/leader

• Jerome Hunter – b. 1942 – Spartansburg, South Carolina; bass

• Tony Inzalaco – b. 1938; drums

• Steve Jordan – b. 1919; d. 9/13/1993; guitar,

• Steve Jordan – b. 1957; drums

• Nguyen Le – b. 1959; guitar/synthesizer/zither

• Joe Muranyi – b. 1928; clarinet

• Seymour Simons – b.1896; d. 2/12/1949; composer: Music: All Of Me; Lyrics: Breezin’ Along with the Breeze, Honey

• Grady Tate – b. 1932; drums/vocal

• Caterina Valente – b. 1931 – Paris, France; guitar/vocal

• Kenny Wheeler – b. 1930; trumpet/flugelhorn/composer

• David Young – b. 1912; d. 12/25/1992; tenor sax

15 –

• Buddy Banks – b. 1927; d. 8/7/2005; bass

• Baikida Carroll – b. 1947; trumpet/flugelhorn

• Werner Dies – b. 1928; clarinet/alto & tenor sax/guitar

• Ronnie Free – b. 1936; drums

• Gene Krupa – b. 1909; d. 10/16/1973; drums/leader

• Dick Lammi – b. 1909; d. 1970; tuba/bass/banjo

• Alan Lomax – b. 1915; d. 7/19/2002; folklorist/engineer/vocals

• Bob Maize – b. 1945, San Diego, CA; d. 11/2004, Los Angeles, CA; bass

• Artie Shapiro – b. 1916; bass

• Jerry Wald – b. 1918 ( 1919); d. 1973; leader/clarinet

• Allie Wrubel – b. 1905; d. 12/13/1973; composer: Music: The Masquerade is Over, I’ll Buy That Dream, Music Maestro Please, As You Desire Me, Gone With The Wind

16 –

• Claude Abadie – b. 1920; clarinet/leader

• Sandy Block – b. 1917; bass

• Phil Guilbeau – b. 1926; trumpet

• (Granville) G. T. Hogan – b. 1929; d. 8.7.2004; drums

• Ulf Johansson – b. 1956; piano/organ/trombone/vocals

• Irving Mills – b. 1894; d. 4/21/1985; leader/manager/publisher/vocal/lyricist

• Stan Reynolds – b. 1926; trumpet/guitar/leader

• David Thomas Roberts – b. 1955; piano/composer/horn

• John Robichaux – b. 1886; d. 1939; violin/drums/leader

• Spike Robinson – b. 1930; d. 10/29/2001; tenor sax

• Aldo Romano – b. 1941; drums

• Charley Straight – b. 1891 – Chicago, Illinois; d. 9/21/1940 – Chicago; piano/ composer/arranger/director/leader

• Spike Wells – b. 1946; drums

17 –

• Kazumasa Akiyama – b. 1955; bass

• Jeff Berlin – b. 1953 – New York City, New York; bass

• Cheryl Bentyne – b. 1954; vocal/piano

• Big Sid Catlett – b. 1910; d. 3/25/1951; drums

• Cyrus Chestnut – b. 1963; piano

• Ted Dunbar – b. 1937; d. 5/28/1998; guitar

• George Handy – b. 1920; d. 1/8/1997; piano/composer/arranger

• Billy Harper – b. 1943; tenor sax

• Harry Hines – b. 1898 – Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, UK; d. 12/31/1971; alto & baritone sax/clarinet

• Issei Igarashi – b. 1965; trumpet

• Vido Musso – b. 1913; d. 1/9/1982; tenor saxophone/clarinet

• Johnny Porazzo – b. 1915; guitar/banjo

• Harry Reser – b. 1896; d. 9/27/1965; banjo/guitar/leader

• Tommy Reynolds – b. 1917; clarinet/leader

• Yves Robert – b. 1958; trombone

• Clifford Solomon – b. 1931; tenor sax

• Larry Sonn – b. 1924; trumpet/leader

• Cedar Walton – b. 1934; piano, composer, 1934

• Morris White – b. 1911; d. 11/1986; banjo/guitar

• Bob Zurke – b. 1912, Detroit, MI; d. 2/16/1944; piano/composer

18 –

• Pat Britt – b. 1940; alto sax/label owner (Catalyst)

• Bobby Broom – b. 1961; guitar

• Bernie Cash – b. 1935; bass/educator

• Johnny Costa – b. 1922; d. 10/11/1996; piano/arranger/composer

• Charles Delaunay – b. 1911; d. 2/16/1988; writer/discographer

• Peter Epstein – b. 1967; soprano/alto/tenor sax

• Al Foster – b. 1944; drums

• Steve Grossman – b. 1951; tenor & soprano saxes

• Paul Gunther – b. 1915; d. 1996; drums

• Art Kassel – b. 1896; d. 2/3/1956 or 1965; alto & tenor sax/clarinet/eader

• Christian Kellens – b. 1925; trombone/bass trombone/baritone horn/tuba

• Irene Kral – b. 1932; d. 8/15/1978; vocal

• Frits Landesbergen – b. 1961; vibes/drums/percussion

• Min Leibrook – b. 1903; d. 6/8/1943; bass sax/bass/tuba

• Chuck Metcalf – b. 1931; bass/violin/piano/composer

• Andy Panayi – b. 1964; reeds/flute/composer/arranger

• Roman Schwaller – b. 1957; tenor sax

• Ray Sims – b. 1921; trombone/trombonium/vocals

• Don Thompson – b. 1940; bass/piano/vibraphone/drums

19 –

• Sam Brown – b. 1939; d. 12/28/1977; guitar

• Albert “Abbie” Brunies – b. 1900; d. 10/2/1978; cornet

• Israel Crosby – b. 1919; d. 8/11/1962; bass

• Ray Eberle – b. 1919; d. 8/25/1979; vocal

• John “Streamline” Ewing – b. 1917; d. 2/1/2002; trombone

• Joe Johnson – b. 1942; bass

• Joe Magnarelli – b. 1960; trumpet/flugelhorn/trombone

• J. R. Monterose – b. 1927; d. 9/26/1993; tenor & soprano saxes

• Hod O’Brien – b. 1936; piano

• Horace Parlan – b. 1931; piano

• Ray Pizzi – b. 1943; tenor & soprano saxes/flute/bassoon

• Shep Shepherd – b. 1917; drums/arranger

• Steep Wade – b. 1918; piano/alto sax

20 –

• Jeff Andrews – b. 1960; bass/electric bass/guitar/keyboards/percussion

• Ray Anthony – b. 1922; trumpet/leader

• Jimmy Cobb – b. 1929; drums

• Riccardo Del Fra – b. 1956; bass

• Chuck Domanico – b. 1944; d. 10/17/2002; bass

• (Juan Garcia) Esquivel – b. 1918; d. 1/3/2002; piano/composer/arranger/leader

• James Genus – b. 1966; bass

• Connie Haines – b. 1922; vocal

• Johnny Hawksworth – b. 1924; bass/piano/composer

• Antoine Herve – b. 1959; piano/keyboards/synthesizer/vibes/vocal/arranger/composer

• Jimmie Johnson – b. 1930; drums

• Bill LeSage – b. 1927; d. 10/31/2001; vibraphone/piano/leader

• Jorge Navarro – b. 1940; piano

• Valery Ponomarev – b. 1943; trumpet/leader

• Andy Sheppard – b. 1957; tenor & soprano saxes/flute

• Giovanni Tommaso – b. 1941; bass

• Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts – b. 1960; drums

21 –

• Vincent (Jimmy) Abato – b. 1919; clarinet/alto & baritone sax

• Smith Ballew – b. 1902; d. 5/2/1984; vocals/guitar/banjo/mandolin/leader

• Rudi Blesh – b. 1899; d. 8/25/1985; writer/broadcaster

• Steve Gilmore – b. 1943; bass

• Erwin Helfer – b. 1936; piano/keyboards/synthesizer

• Billy Maxted – b. 1917; piano/arranger/leader

• Shigeharu Mukai – b. 1949; trombone

• Steve Potts – b. 1945; tenor, alto & soprano sax/flute

• Bruce Squires – b. 1910; d. 5/8/1981; trombone

• Hank Wayland – b. 1906; bass

• Bob Whitlock – b. 1931; bass

• Robert “Juice” Wilson – b. 1904; clarinet/violin

22 –

• Mouse Alexander – b. 1909

• Maarten Altena – b. 1943; bass

• Sid Bass – b. 1913; d. 6/19/1993; arranger/conductor

• Pud Brown – b. 1917; d. 5/27/1996; clarinet/saxophone/trumpet

• Tony Campise – b. 1943; alto, soprano, tenor & baritone saxes/flute/vocal

• Jim Delney – b. 1957 – Billi, Australia; flute/alto & tenor sax/drums/vocal

• Buddy DeSylva – b. 1895; Lyrics: The Best Things in Life Are Free, Sunny Side Up, Birth of the Blues, Somebody Loves Me, It All Depends On You

• Milo Fine – b. 1952; piano/drums

• André Hodeir – b. 1921; writer/composer/arranger/critic

• J. J. Johnson – b. 1924; d. 2/4/2001; trombone/composer/arranger/leader

• Phillip Johnston – b. 1955; alto, tenor & soprano saxes

• Ekkehard Jost – b. 1938; reeds

• Ed Lewis – b. 1909; d. 9/18/1985; trumpet

• Teddy McRae – b. 1908; d. 3/4/1999; tenor sax

• Pete Minger – b. 1943; d. 4/13/2000; trumpet/flugelhorn

• Gene Norman – b. 1922; producer/label & club owner

• Harry Parry – b. 1912; d. 10/18/1956; clarinet/sax/ vocals/composer

• Irving “Mouse” Randolph – b. 1909; d. 12/12/1997; trumpet

• Fred Selden – b. 1945; alto sax/flute/clarinet

• Charlie Short – b. 1921; d. 12/22/1998; bass

• Alan Silva – b. 1939; bass/keyboards/cello/violin/viola/piano/vibes/vocals

• Teddy Smith – b. 1932; d. 4/24/1979; bass

• Eva Taylor – b. 1895; d. 10/31/1977; vocal

• Juan Tizol – b. 1900; d. 4/23/1984; valve trombone/composer

• Michal Urbaniak – b. 1943; violin/soprano & tenor sax/keyboards/arranger

• Jean-Louis Viale – b. 1933; d. 5/10/1984; drums

• Eberhard Weber – b. 1940; bass/leader/composer

• Melle Weersma – b. 1908; composer/arranger/leader

• Lizz Wright – b. 1980; vocal/songwriter

23 –

• Ray Abrams – b. 1920; tenor sax

• Lori Andrews – b. 1958; harp/vocal

• Fred Beckett – b. 1917; d. 1/30/1946; trombone

• Dave Black – b. 1928; d. 12/4/2006; drums

• Jerry Blake – b. 1908; d. 12/31/1961; saxophone/clarinet/arranger/vocal 1961)

• Gary Burton – b. 1943; vibraphone/piano

• Scoops Carry – b. 1915; d. 8/4/1970; alto sax/clarinet

• Gianni Coscia – b. 1931; accordion/harmonica

• Curtis Counce – b. 1926; d. 7/31/1963; bass

• Richie Crabtree – b. 1934; piano

• Raymond Droz – b. 1938? or 1934? or 1935?; d. 6/23/2000; trombone/alto horn/arranger

• Ken Errair – b. 1930; vocal

• George Evans – b. 1963; vocal

• Bob Freedman – b. 1934; composer/piano/alto & baritone sax

• Erich Kleinschuster – b. 1930; trombone

• Jack Kluger – b. 1912; d. 5/26/1963; leader

• Fapy Lafertin – b. 1950; guitar

• Teddy Napoleon – b. 1914; d. 7/5/1964; piano

• Harold Ousley – b. 1929; tenor sax

• Marty Paich – b. 1925; d. 8/12/1995; piano/arranger/leader

• Django Reinhardt – b. 1910; d. 5/16/1953; guitar

• David Stahl – b. 1949; trumpet

• Michel Warlop – b. 1911; d. 5/20/1947; violin

• Benny Waters – b. 1902; d. 8/11/1998; clarinet/alto, tenor & soprano saxes/arranger

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• Joe Albany – b. 1924; d. 1/12/1988; piano

• Bob Degen – b. 1944; piano

• Duane Eubanks – b. 1969; trumpet

• Mitchel Forman – b. 1956; piano

• Jimmy Forrest – b. 1920; d. 8/26/1980; tenor sax

• Julius Hemphill – b. 1938; d. 4/2/1995; alto, tenor & soprano saxes/flute/arranger/composer

• James Kok – b. 1902; d. 10/18/1976; leader/violin/saxophone/clarinet/piano

• Lennie McBrowne – b. 1933; drums

• Mick Mulligan – b. 1928; d. 12/20/2006; trumpet/leader

• Avery Parrish – b. 1917; d. 12/10/1959; piano

• Bobby Pratt – b. 1927; d. 6/5/1968; trumpet/trombone/piano/vocal

• Marcus Printup – b. 1967; trumpet/flugelhorn

• Bobby Scott – b. 1937; d. 11/5 or 12/1990; piano/vocal/composer/arranger/producer

• Bobby Wellins – b. 1936; tenor sax

• Tiny Winters – b. 1909; d. 2/7/1996; bass

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• Leny Andrade – b. 1943; vocal

• Reg Arnold – b. 1919; d. 1/15/1963; trumpet/cornet

• Wellman Braud – b. 1891; d. 10/27 or 29/1966; bass

• Barbara Carroll – b. 1925; piano/vocals/arranger

• Sophia Domancich – b. 1957; piano/keyboards

• David Doruzka – b. 1980; guitar

• Lloyd Ellis – b. 1920; guitar

• Gennady (L’vovich) Gol’shteyn – b. 1938; clarinet

• Benny Golson – b. 1929; tenor sax/composer/arranger: Music: Killer Joe, I Remember Clifford, Stablemates, Along Came Betty, Whisper Not

• D. D. Jackson – b. 1967; piano

• Etta James – b. 1938; vocal

• Antonio Carlos Jobim – b. 1927; d. 12/8/1994; piano/composer/arranger: Music: Desifinado, Meditation, Girl From Ipanema. Music & Lyrics (Port.): Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars, One Note Samba, Waters of March

• Harry Link – b. 1896; d. 7/5/1956; composer: Music: These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You), I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling, By My Side

• Graeme Lyall – b. 1942; reeds

• Pete Magadini – b. 1942; drums

• Truck Parham – b. 1911; d. 6/5/2002; bass

• Bebe Ridgley – b. 1882; trombone

• Floyd Smith – b. 1917; d. 3/29/1982; guitar

• Dave Storrs – b. 1950; drums

• Jimmy Wyble – b. 1926; guitar

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• Alice Babs – b. 1924; vocal

• Stan Butcher – b. 1920; d. 1987; piano/arranger/conductor

• Page Cavanaugh – b. 1922; d. 12/19/2008 – Los Angeles; piano/vocal

• Gary Crosby – b. 1955; bass

• Talib Dawud – b. 1923; d. 7/9/1999; trumpet

• Steve Dobrogosz – b. 1956; composer/piano/keyboards/lyricist

• Stephane Grappelli – b. 1908; d. 12/1/1997; violin/piano

• Ulrich “Uli” Gumpert – b. 1945; piano

• Jamey Haddad – b. 1952; drums

• Dick Nash – b. 1928; trombone

• Stan Puls – b. 1916; d. 4/20/1998; bass

• Ronnie Stephenson – b. 1937; d. 8/8/2002; drums

• Aki Takase – b. 1948; piano/koto

• Jimmy Van Heusen – b. 1913; d. 2/7/1990; composer: Music: Here’s That Rainy Day, Polka Dots and Moonbeams, Like Someone In Love, Walking Happy, It Could Happen To You, Darn That Dream, Imagination, Aren’t You Glad You’re You?

• Mark Vinci – b. 1960; soprano, alto & tenor sax/flute/piccolo/clarinet

• Terry Waldo – b. 1944; piano/leader

• Crawford Wethington – b. 1908; alto, tenor & baritone sax/clarinet, 1908

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• Abe (Alvin) Aaron – b. 1910; d. 1/31/1970; saxophone

• Pheeroan AkLaff – b. 1955; percussion/drums

• Jimmy Bond – b. 1933; bass

• Jeff Castleman – b. 1946; bass

• Will Marion Cook – b. 1869; d. 7/18, 19, or 29/1944; violin/composer/conductor

• George Gard “Buddy” DeSylva – b. 1895; d. 7/11/1950: songwriter: Lyrics: Alabamy Bound, The Birth of the Blues, April Showers, I’ll Build a Stariway to Paradise, Keep Smiling at Trouble, The Thrill Is Gone, You’re an Old Smoothie, Look for the Silver Lining, The Best Things in Life Are Free, California, Here I Come

• Will Marion Cook – b. 1869; d. 7/19/1944; violin/composer/conductor

• Skitch Henderson – b. 1918; d. 11/1/2005; piano/arranger/conductor/leader

• Charlie Holmes – b. 1910; 9/12 or 19/1985; alto sax

• Bobby Hutcherson – b. 1941; vibraphone/marimba

• Jerome Kern – b. 1885; d. 11/11/1945; composer: Music: In Love in Vain, Nobody Else But Me, All The Things You Are, Pick Yourself Up, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, The Way You Look Tonight, A Fine Romance, The Song is You

• Monia Liter – b. 1905; d. 10/5/1988; piano/accordion/arranger/composer

• Dick Meldonain – b. 1930; alto. tenor & baritone saxes/clarinet/flute

• Bob Mintzer – b. 1953; tenor & soprano sax/bass clarinet/flute/arranger

• Hot Lips Page – b. 1908; d. 11/5/1954; trumpet/vocals

• Milt Raskin – b. 1916; d. 10/16/1977; piano

• Harry Ruby – b. 1895; d. 2/232/1974; composer/piano: Music: Nevertheless (I’m in Love With You), Give Me the Simple Life, Who’s Sorry Now, Three Little Words

• Don Shirley – b. (or 1/29) 1927; piano

• Jimmie Smith – b. 1938; drums

• Henri Texier – b. 1945; bass

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• Julian Arguelles – b. 1966; reeds/flute

• Cliff Ball – b. 1927; bass/bass guitar

• Acker Bilk – b. (or 1/29)/1929; clarinet

• Niels Foss – b. 1916; bass

• John Gill – b. 1954; piano

• William Gottlieb – b. 1917; d. 4/23/2006; photographer

• Bob Hilliard – b. 1918; d. 2/1/1971; lyricist: Lyrics: In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning, How Do You Speak to An Angel, Dear Hearts and Gentle People, Our Day Will Come

• Henry Johnson – b. 1954; guitar

• Kent Kessler – b. 1957; bass

• Rolf Larsson – b. 1918; d. 5/5/1991; piano

• Kerry McCoy – b. 1958; piano

• Bob Moses – b. 1948; drums/percussion/keyboards/vocal/composer

• Louis “Big Eye” Nelson – b. 1880 or 1885; d. 8/29/1949; clarinet

• Mert Oliver – b. 1917; bass

• Zilner Randolph – b. 1899; d. 2/2/1994; trumpet/piano/arranger/composer/leader

• Bobby Sands – b. 1907; tenor sax

• Ronnie Scott – b. 1927; d. 12/23/1996; tenor sax/club owner/leader

• John Williams – b. 1929; piano

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• Frank Assunto – b. 1932; d. 2/25/1974; trumpet

• Derek Bailey – b. 1932; d. 12/25/2005; guitar

• Phil Bancroft – b. 1967; tenor, alto, & soprano sax/clarinet/background vocals

• Tom Bancroft – b. 1967; drums/percussion/vocals/bodhran

• Acker Bilk – b. (or 1/28)/1929; clarinet

• Leslie Bricusse – b. 1937; Music & Lyrics: What Kind of Fool Am I?, A Wonderful Day Like Today, Gonna Build a Mountain, Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)? Lyrics: If I Ruled the World

• Mark Cary – b. 1967; piano

• Franco Cerri – b. 1926; guitar/bass

• Jeff Clyne (or Cline) – b. 1937; bass

• Sacha Distel – b. 1933; d. 7/2004; guitar/vocal

• Paul Gayten – b. 1920; d. 3/26/1991; piano/producer/leader/vocals/songwriter

• Gilberto Gil – b. 1942; vocals/guitar/composer

• Robert Hall – b. 1889 or 1899; d. 3/8/2003; clarinet

• Ed Jackson – b. 1961; alto sax

• Beverly Kenney – b. 1932; d. 1960; vocal

• Jeanne Lee – b. 1939; d. 10/25/2000; vocal

• Ulysses Livingston – b. 1912; d. 10/7/1988; guitar

• Fred Ramsey – b. 1915; d. 3/18/1995; writer/producer

• Arnold Ross – b. 1921; d. 6/5/2000; piano

• Bobby Scott – b. or 1/24; d. 11/5/1990; piano/vocals/composer

• Jack Sels – b. 1922; d. 3/21/1970; tenor sax

• Ed Shaughnessy – b. 1929; drums

• Joan Shaw – b. 1930; vocal

• Don Shirley – b. (or 1/27)/1927; piano

• Albert Snaer – b. 1902; d. c. 1962; trumpet

• Earl Watkins – b. 1920; drums

• Homer Watson – b. 1912; d. 12/15/1997; vocal/leader

• Dave Young – b. 1940; bass

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• Ahmed Abdul-Malik – b. 1927; d. 10/2/1993; bass/oud

• Sam Allen – b. 1909; d. 9/19/1963; piano

• Ruth Brown – b. 1928, Portsmouth, VA; d. 11/17/2006; vocals

• Gregory Davis – b. 1957; trumpet

• Roy Eldridge – b. 1911, Pittsburgh, PA; d. 2/26/1989, Valley Stream, NY; trumpet

• Gene Gammage – b. 1931; drums

• Bob Harrington – b. 1912; piano/vibraphone/drums/arranger

• Tubby Hayes – b. 1935, London, England; d. 6/8/1973, London, England; tenor sax/flute/ vibraphone

• Ingfried Hoffman – b. 1935; piano/organ

• Roger Humphries – b. 1944; drums

• Horst Jankowski – b. 1936; d. 6/29/1998; piano/leader

• Ralph Lalama – b. 1951; tenor sax

• Mitch Leigh – b. 1928; 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

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• 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