April Birthdays

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.

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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 sax


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