February Birthdays

1 -
• James Black - b. 1940; d. 8/30/1988; drums
• Ari Brown - b. 1944; alto, tenor & soprano saxes
• Tyrone Brown - b. 1940; bass
• Mike Campbell - b. 1954; vocal
• Jacqui Dankworth - b.1963, vocal
• Victor Herbert - b. 1859; d. 5/26/1924; composer: Music: Indian Summer, Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life, Gypsy Love Song, Moonbeams
• Langston Hughes - b. 1902, Joplin, MO, d. 5/22/1967; writer/poet
• Herman Hupfeld - b. 1894; d. 6/8/1951; songwriter: Music & Lyrics: As Time Goes By, Sing Something Sinple, Let's Turn Out The Lights and Go To Sleep
• James P. Johnson - b. 1891, New Brunswick, NJ; d. 11/7/1955, New York City; piano/composer
• Jason Lindner - b. 1973; piano
• Reuben McFall - b. 1931, Los Angeles, CA; trumpet
• Tricky Sam Nanton - b. 1904, New York City; d. 7/20/1948, San Francisco, CA; trombone
• Joshua Redman - b. 1969; tenor sax
• Joe Sample - b.1939, Houston, TX; piano/composer/keyboards
• Ray Santisi - b. 1933; piano/educator
• Mihaly Tabanyi - b. 1921; accordion
• Sadao Watanabe - b. 1933, Utsunomiga, Japan; alto & soprano sax
• Bugge Wesseltoft - b. 1964; piano/keyboards/label owner/producer
• Rick Wilkins - b. 1937; tenor sax/clarinet/flute/arranger/leader
• Pinky Winters - b. 193?; vocal

2 -
• Andrew Brown - b. 1900; d. 8/1960; reeds
• Bill Brunskill - b. 1920; d. 11/18/2002; trumpet
• Eva Cassidy - b. 1963; d. 11/2/1996; vocal
• Jodie Christian - b. 1932; piano
• Basil "Manenberg" Coetzee - b. 1944; d. 3/11/1998; tenor sax/flute/vocal
• Stan Getz - b. 1927, Philadelphia, PA; d. 6/6/1991, Malibu, CA; tenor sax
• Greg Gisbert - b. 1966, Mobile, AL; trumpet
• Tony Gould - b. 1940; piano
• Tony Gottuso - b.1917, New York City
• Godfrey Hirsch - b. 1907; d. 5/2/1992; vibraphone/drums/piano
• Alphonso Johnson - b. 1951; bass/electric bass/Chapman stick
• Louis Keppard - b. 1888; d. 2/18/1986; guitar/tuba
• Jonny King - b. 1965; piano
• Ernie Krivda - b. 1945, Cleveland, OH;
• Burton Lane - b. 1912; d. 1/5/1997; composer: Music: If This Isn't Love, Old Devil Moon, I Hear Music, On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever), You're My Thrill, Everything I Have Is Yours, Come Back To Me, How About You?.
• Joe Mondragon - b. 1920, Antonito, CO; d. 1987; bass
• Dave Newton - b. 1958; piano
• Emanuel Paul - b. 1904; d. 5/23/1988; tenor sax/clarinet/violin/banjo
• Mimi Perrin - b. 1926; vocal
• Red Prysock - b. 1926; d. 7/19/1993; tenor sax
• Louis Sclavis - b. 1953; tenor & soprano saxes/clarinet
• Sonny Stitt - b. 1924, Boston, MA; d. 7/22/1982, Washington, DC; alto, tenor & baritone sax
• James "Blood" Ulmer - b. 1942, St. Matthews, SC; guitar
• Vlady Bas (Wladimiro Bas "Vlady" Zabache) - b. 1929, Bilbao, Spain; alto sax/clarinet/ flute
• Ken Wray - b. 1927; trombone

3 -
• Chico Alvarez - b. 1920, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; d. 8/1/1992, Las Vegas, NV; trumpet
• Lil Hardin Armstrong - b. 1989, Memphis, TN; d. 8/27/1971, Chicago, IL; piano/composer/vocals
• Craig Bailey - b. 1960; alto sax/flute
• Artie Bernstein- b. (or 2/4)/1909; d. 1/1/1964; bass
• Dolly Dawn - b. 1919; d. 12/11/2002; vocal
• Bobby Durham - b. 1937, Philadelphia, PA; drums
• John Handy - b. 1933, Dallas, TX; alto & tenor sax/educator
• Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon - b. 1895; d. 1944; vocal
• Mabel Mercer - b. 1900; d. 4/20/1984; vocal
• Claude Ranger - b. 1941; drums
• Paul Knopf - b. 1927, New York City; piano/composer
• Greg Tardy - b. 19??; tenor sax/flute/ bass clarinet
• "Kid" Thomas Valentine - b. 1896; d. 6/16/1987; trumpet
• Leroy Williams - b. 1937; drums
• Bob Stewart - b. 1945, Sioux Falls, SD; tuba
• Snookie (Eugene) Young - b. 1919, Dayton, OH; trumpet

4 -
• Gil Bernal - b. 1931, Los Angeles, CA; tenor sax
• Arthur Bernstein - b. (or 2/3)/1909, Brooklyn, NY; d. 1/4/1964; bass
• Wally Cirillo - b. 1927, Huntington, Long Island, NY; d. 5/5/1977; piano/composer
• Harold Dejan - b. 1909; d. 7/5/2002; alto sax/leader/vocal
• Ray Evans - b. 1915; Lyrics: Mona Lisa, Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera), To Each His Own, Golden Earrings, Never Let Me Go.
• Tony Fruscella - b. 1927, Orangeburg, NJ; d. 8/14/1969; trumpet
• Jutta Hipp - b. 1925, Leipzig, Germany; d. 4/7/2003; piano
• Manny Klein - b. 1908, New York City; d. 5/31/1994; trumpet
• Wade Legge - b. 1934, Huntington, WV; d. 8/15/1963, Buffalo, NY; piano/bass
• Jim Plank - b. 1943, San Diego, CA; drums/percussion
• John Stubblefield - b. 1945, Little Rock, AR; d. 7/4/2005; tenor & soprano sax

5 -
• Robert Allen - b. 1928; Music: No Not Much, Chances Are, Moments To Remember, It's Not For Me To Say.
• Chris Biscoe - b. 1947; alto, tenor & soprano saxes
• Bill Bissonnette - b. 1937; trombone/label owner
• Rozelle Claxton - b. 1913, Memphis, TN; d. 3/30/1995; piano
• Carlton A. Coon - b. 1894; d. 5/3/1932; drummer/leader/vocalist
• Don Goldie - b. 1930, Newark, NJ; d. 11/25/1995; trumpet
• Keith Ingham - b. 1942; piano
• Bronislaw Kaper - b. 1902; d. 4/26/1983; composer: Music: Hi-Lili Hi-Lo, Invitation, On Green Dolphin Street, All God's Chillun Got Rhythm.
• Rick Laird - b. 1941; bass
• Art Lande - b. 1947; piano/composer/teacher
• Bill Mays - b. 1944; piano
• Bull (Wyatt) Ruther - b. 1923, Pittsburgh, PA; d. 10/23/1999; bass
• Gene Schroeder - b. 1915, Madison, WI; d. 2/16/1975; piano
• Will (Son Brimmer) Shade - b. 1898, Memphis, TN.
• Ron Spillett - b. 1935; bass trombone/trombone/tuba
• Clark Tracey - b. 1961; drums/vocal/leader
• June Tyson - b. 1936; d. 11/24/1992; vocals
• Eraldo Volonte - b. 1918; tenor sax/composer
• Derek Wadsworth - b. 1939; trombone/arranger

6 -
• Nelson Boyd - b. 1928, Camden, NJ; d.
• Georg Brunis - b. 1902, New Orleans, LA; d. 11/19/1974, Chicago, IL;
• Natalie Cole - b. 1950, Los Angeles, CA; vocals
• Don Fagerquist - b. 1927, Worcester, MA; d. 1/24/1974, Los Angeles, CA;
• Haven Gillespie - b. 1888; Lyrics: That Lucky Old Sun, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, You Go to My Head, Breezin' Along With the Breeze.
• Bernie Glow - b. 1926, New York City; d. 5/8/1982, Manhasset, NY;
• Conrad Gozzo - b. 1922, New Britain, CT; d. 10/8/1964, Burbank, CA;
• Howard McGhee - b. 1918, Tulsa, OK; d. 7/17/1987, New York City;
• John Pisano - b. 1931, Staten Island, NY.
• Ernie Royal - b. 1921 - Los Angeles; d. 3/16/1983 - New York City; trumpet

7 -
• Irving Aaronson - b. 1895; d. 5/10/1963; piano/leader
• Ray Alexander - b. 1925; d. 6/8/2002; vibes
• Carl Barriteau - b. 1914; d. 8/24/1998; clarinet)
• Eubie Blake - b. 1883, Baltimore, MD; d. 2/12/1983, New York City; piano/composer
• Eric Borchard - b. 1886; d. 7/30/1934; alto sax/clarinet/leader
• Norman Brownlee - b. 1896; d. ?; piano
• Raymond "Coco" Colignon - b. 1907; d. 2/10/1987?; piano
• Ray Crawford - b. 1924; d. 12/30/1997; guitar
• King Curtis (Ousley) - b. 1934; d. 8/13 or 14/1971; tenor & soprano saxes
• Chris Minh Doky - b. 1969; bass
• Marty Holmes - b. 1925, Brooklyn, NY
• Steve Huffsteter - b. 1936, Monroe, MI;
• Joe Maneri - b. 1927; tenor sax
• Dave Shepherd - b. 1929; clarinet/leader
• Wilbur Sweatman - b. 1882, Brunswick, MO; d. 3/9/1961, Washington, DC.; clarinet/ saxophone/leader
• Matt Wates - b. 1964; soprano, alto, tenor & baritone sax/bass clarinet/flute
• Barry Zweig - b. 1942; guitar

8 -
• Kerrie Biddell - b. 1947; vocal
• Dave Evans - b. 1942; drums
• Lonnie Johnson - b. 1889, New Orleans, LA; d. 6/16/1970, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; guitar/vocal
• Gene Lees - b. 1928; writer/lyricist
• Eddie Locke - b. 1930; drums
• Joe Maini - b. 1930, Providence, RI; d. 5/8/1964, Los Angeles, CA; alto & tenor sax/clarinet/piano/vocal
• Renee Manning - b. 1955; vocal
• Buddy (Muni "Moe" Zudekoff) Morrow - b. 1919, New Haven, CT; trombone/leader
• Jukka Perko - b. 1968; alto & soprano saxes
• Pony (Norwood) Poindexter - b. 1926, New Orleands, LA; d. 4/14/1988, Oakland, CA; alto& soprano saxes
• Jimmy Skidmore - b. 1942, London, England; d. 4/23/1998; tenor sax
• John Williams - b. 1932; piano/composer: Music: Can You Read My Mind (Theme from Superman); Themes from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Empire Strikes Back. E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars
• John Williams - b. 1941; baritone sax

9 -
• Erskine Butterfield - b. 1913; d. 5 or 7/11/1961; piano/organ
• Blanche Calloway - b. 1902; d. 12/16/1978; vocal/leader
• Bruno Carr - b. 1928; d. 10/25/1993; drums
• Pat Crumly - b. 1942; tenor sax
• Joe Dodge - b. 1922, Monroe, WI; drums
• Barbara Donald - b. 1942; trumpet
• Arthur Edwards - b. 1914; bass (blues)
• Bill Evans - b. 1958; tenor & soprano saxes
• Peanuts (Herbert Lee) Holland - b. 1910, Norfolk, VA; d. 2/7/1979, Stockholm, Sweden; trumpet/vocal
• Walter Page - b. 1900, Gallatin, MO; d. 12/20/1957, New York City; bass
• Len Skeat - b. 1937; bass
• Steve Wilson - b. 1961, Hampton, VA; tenor sax/flute

10 -
• Larry Adler - b. 1914, Baltimore, MD; d. 8/6/2001; harmonica
• Peter Allen - b. 1944; Music & Lyrics: Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do), I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love, I Honestly Love You, Don't Cry Out Loud
• Lou Breese (Calabrese) - b. 1900; d. 1/1969; trumpet/banjo
• Rahn (Ron) Burton - b. 1934; piano
• Bob Carroll - b. 1905; d. 1952; tenor sax
• Manu Dibango - b. 1934; sax
• Paolo Fresu - b. 1961; trumpet
• Snooks Friedman - b. 1906; d. 3/24/1993; drums/leader
• Jerry Goldsmith - b. 1929; d. 7/21/2004; composer
• Paul Grosney - b. 1923; trumpet
• Sir Roland Hanna - b.1932, Detroit, MI; d. 11/13/2002; piano
• Perry Lopez - b. 1924; guitar
• Leroy Kirkland - b. 1906; d. 4/6/1988; guitar/arranger/conductor
• Butch Morris - b. 1947; cornet/conductor
• Bert Niosi - b. 1909; d. 8/3/1987; clarinet/alto sax/leader
• Walter Perkins - b. 1932; d. 2/14/2004; drums/leader
• Ed Polcer - b. 1937; cornet
• Frank Potenza - b. 1950; guitar
• Rufus Reid - b. 1944, Atlanta, GA; bass
• Joseph Servello - b. 1924; d. 4/19/2003; trombone
• Foots (Walter Purl) Thomas - b. 1907, Muskogee, OK; d. 8/26/1981, Englewood, NJ; alto & tenor saxes
• Chick Webb - b. 1902, Baltimore, MD; d. 6/16/1939, Baltimore, MD; drums/leader
• Michael Weiss - b. 1958; piano

11 -
• Paul Ash - b. 1891; d. 7/13/1958; leader/violin
• Bob Carter - b. 1922, New Haven, CT; bass
• Bob Casey - b. 1909; d. 4/9/1986; bass
• Don Darcy D’Arcy - b. 1918; d. 4/12/1983; vocal
• Matt Dennis - b. 1914, Seattle, WA; d. 6/21/2002; piano/vocal/composer: Music: Violets For Your Furs, Will You Still Be Mine, Everything Happens To Me, Angel Eyes, Let's Get Away From It All, The Night We Called It A Day
• Martin Drew - b. 1944; drums
• Russ Freeman - b. 1960; guitar
• Henk Haverhoek - b. 1947; bass
• Jaromir Hnilicka - b. 1932; trumpet/mellophonium/harp/composer/arranger
• Conrad Janis - b. 1928; trombone
• Claude Jones - b. 1901; d. 1/17/1962; trombone
• Joe Jordan - b. 1882; d. 9/11/1971; trumpet
• Bobby Lamb - b. 1931; trombone/arrange/leader/composer
• Brian Lemon - b. 1937; piano
• Didier Lockwood - b. 1956; violin, 1956
• Sergio Mendes, piano, composer, arranger, 1941
• Conrad Janis - b. 1919, New York City
• John Mills, Sr. (Mills Brothers) - b. 1882, Bellefonte, PA; d. 12/8/1967, Bellefontine, OH; vocals
• Prentice Pilot - b. 1937; bass
• George Roumanis - b. ;
• Okey Temiz - b. 1939; drums/percussion
• Josh White - b. 1908, Greenville, SC;
• Bill Young - b. 1928, Salt Lake City, UT.

12 -
• Paul Bascomb - b. 1910, Birmingham, AL d. 12/2/1986; tenor sax;
• Tex (Gordon) Beneke - b. 1914, Fort Worth, TX; d. 5/30/2000; tenor sax/vocals
• Buddy Childers - b. 1926, St. Louis, MO; d. 5/20/2007 - Los Angeles; trumpet/leader
• Red Clark - b. 1894; d. ??; trombone
• Jim Creeggan - b. 1970; bass
• Matt Finders - b. 1960; trombone
• Cara Gleeson - b. 1989; alto sax/clarinet
• Omar Hakim - b. 1959; drums
• Leroy Harris - b. 1916; d. 2/16/2005; alto sax/clarinet
• Ernie Hayes - b. 1929; piano/organ
• Hans Koller - b. 1921, Vienna, Austria; d. 12/21/2003; tenor sax
• Ernst Landl - b. 1914; d. 12/4/1983; piano
• Bill Laswell - b. 1955; bass/keyboards/sythesizers/producer
• Art Mardigan - b. 1923, Detroit, MI; d. 6/6/1977, Detroit, MI; drums
• Michael McDonald - b. 1952; Music & Lyrics: Takin' It To The Streets, What a Fool Believes, Minute by Minute, It Keeps You Running
• Mel Powell - b. 1923, New York City; d. 4/24/1998, Sherman Oaks, CA; piano/composer
• Bernie Privin - b. 1919, Brooklyn, NY; d. c. 10/8/1999; trumpet
• Eddie Taylor - b. 1929, Oldham, Lancashire, England.
• Greg Waters - b. 1943; clarinet

13 -
• John Wolf Brennan - b. 1954; piano/composer
• Irv Cottler - b. 1918; d. 8/8/1989; drums
• Adam Cruz - b. 1970; drums
• Joan Edwards - b. 1919; d. 8/26/1981; vocals
• Wardell Gray - b. 1921, Oklahoma City, OK; d. 5/25/1955, Las Vegas, NV; tenor sax
• Lennie Hayton - b.1908, New York City; d. 4/24/1971, Palm Springs, CA; piano/arranger/conductor
• Buck Hill - b. 1927; tenor sax
• Les Hite - b. 1903, DuQuoin, IL; d. 2/6/1962, Santa Monica, CA; alto sax/bandleader
• Ron Jefferson - b. 1926, New York City; d. 5/12/2007 - NYC; drums
• Wingy (Joseph) Manone - b. 1904, New Orleans, LA; d. 7/9/1982, Las Vegas, NV; trumpet/vocal
• Keith Nichols - b. 1945; trombone/piano/tuba/soprano sax/accordion/keyboards/vocal/arranger (and more)
• Ferdinand Povel - b. 1947; tenor sax/flute
• Arthur Rollini - b. 1912, New York City; d. 12/30/1993, Florida; tenor sax.

14 -
• Philippe Baudoin - b. 1949; piano/leader
• Perry Bradford - b. 1893; d. 4/20/1970; piano/vocal/composer/leader
• Tommy Campbell - b. 1957; drums
• Alan Cooper - b. 1931; clarinet/bass
• Stefano DiBattista - b. 1969; soprano & alto sax
• Irving Gordon - b. 1915; d. 12/1/1996; sonwriter: Music & Lyrics: Unforgettable, What Will I Tell My Heart, Prelude to a Kiss.
• Gregory Hines - b. 1946; d. 8/9/2003; dancer/singer
• Elliott Lawrence - b. 1925; piano/leader
• Jack Lesberg - b. 1920; d. 9/17/2005; bass/violin
• Rob McConnell - b. 1935; valve trombone/arranger/leader
• Don Macaffer - b. 1911; d. 1979; trombone
• Dwike Mitchell - b. 1930; piano
• Maceo Parker - b. 1943; alto sax
• Chris Pyne - b. 1939; d. 4/12/1995; trombone
• Merl Saunders - b. 1934; organ
• Glenn Spearman - b. 1947; d. 10/8/1998; tenor sax
• Bertram Jay Turetzky - b. 1933; bass

15 -
• Harold Arlen - b. 1905, Buffalo, NY; d. 4/23/1986, New York; composer/vocal: Music: Stormy Weather, Over The Rainbow, I've Got the World On a String, Come Rain or Come Shine, Blues In the Night, Down With Love, My Shining Hour, The Man That Got Away, It's Only a Paper Moon, Last Night When We Were Young, Ill Wind.
• Eddie Bonnemere - b. 1921; d. 3/19/1996; piano
• Will Bradley, Jr (Bill Bradley) - b. 1938, New York City; drums
• Alan Cooper - b. 1931; clarinet/bass clarinet/soprano sax
• Nathan Davis - b. 1937, Kansas City, KS; tenor & soprano saxes
• Walter Donaldson - b. 1893; d. 7/15/1947; songwriter: Music: Makin' Whoopee, Love Me or Leave Me, My Buddy, After I Say I'm Sorry, My Blue Heaven, You're Driving Me Crazy, My Baby Just Cares For Me. 
• Ronnie Free - b. 1936; drums
• Walter Fuller - b. 1910, Dyersburg, TN; d. 4/27/2003; trumpet/vocal
• Frank Horrox - b. 1924; d. 2/21/1972; piano/organ/composer/arranger
• Taft Jordan - b. 1915, Florence, SC; d. 12/1/1981, New York City; trumper/vocal
• Kirk Lightsey - b. 1937; piano
• Marty Morell - b. 1944, New York City; drums
• Ralph Penland - b. 1953, Cincinnati, OH; drums
• Herlin Riley - b. 1957; drums
• Pekka Sarmanto - b. 1945; bass
• Henry Threadgill - b. 1944, Chicago, IL; soprano, alto, tenor, & baritone sax/flute/clarinet/leader
• Edward Vesala - b. 1945; d. 12/4/1999; drums/percussion

16 -
• Patti Andrews - b. 1920; vocal
• Benny Barth - b. 1929; drums
• Pete Christlieb - b. 1945, Los Angeles, CA; tenor sax
• Jeff Clayton - b. 1954, Los Angeles, CA; tenor & alto sax/flute/oboe
• Paul Crawford - b. 1925; d. 7/30/1996; trombone
• Buddy Deppenschmidt - b. 1936; drums
• Dena de Rose - b. 1956; vocal
• Bill Doggett - b. 1916; d. 11/13/1996; organ/piano
• Charlie Fowlkes - b. 1916; d. 2/9/1980; baritone sax
• Michel Herr - b. 1949; piano/composer
• Bert Kalmar - b. 1884; d. 9/18/1947; lyricist: Lyrics: Nevertheless (I'm in Love With You), A Kiss to Build a Dream On, Who's Sorry Now, Three Little Words.
• Machito - b. 1912, Tampa, FL; d. 4/15/1984, London, England; maracas/vocal/leader
• Eugen Malmsten - b. 1907; trumpet/vocal/leader
• Bobby "Knuckles" Peterson - b. 1950; d. 7/8/2002; piano/trumpet/flute/sax
• Jim Richardson - b. 1941; bass
• Howard Riley - b. 1943; piano
• Jerry Segal - b. 1931; drums
• Alec Wilder - b. 1907; d. 12/24/1980; piano/composer/author: Music: All the King's Horses; I'll Be Around; Is It Always Like This; It's So Peaceful in the Country; While We're Young. Lyrics: A Child Is Born (m. Thad Jones)

17 -
• Wallace Bishop - b. 1906; d. 5/2/1986; drums
• Hacke Bjorksten - b. 1934; tenor sax
• Bill Blakkestad (or Blackstad) - b.1929; drums
• Harvey Brooks - b. 1899; d. 6/17/1968; piano
• Chris Burke - b. 1936; clarinet
• John Coates, Jr. - b. 1938; piano
• Buddy De Franco - b. 1923, Camden, NJ; clarinet
• Will Davis - b. 1926, Chicago, IL; d. 3/24/1984, Detroit, MI; piano
• Harry Dial - b. 1907; d. 1/25/1987; drums
• Fred Frith - b. 1949; guitar/violin/bass/keyboards/composer/arranger
• Elmer Gill - b. 1926; d. 5/28 or 29/2004; piano/vibes/leader
• James F. Hanley - b. 1892; d. 2/8/1942; songwriter
• Spike Heatley - b. 1933; bass
• Ron Hockett - b. 1947; clarinet/alto sax
• Alex Hyde - b. 1898; d. 7/7/1956; violin/leader
• Karl Jenkins - b. 1944; keyboards/woodwinds
• Buddy Jones - b. 1924; d. 6/9/2000; bass
• Herbie Lewis - b. 1941; bass
• Jimmy Madison - b. 1947, Cincinnati, OH; drums
• Adrian "Lazy Ade" Monsbourgh - b. 1917; d. 7/19/2006; trumpet/clarinet/alto sax/leader
• Charlie Spivak - b. 1907; d. 8/24/2004; trumpet/leader
• Bill Stanley - b. 1923, Hll, Texas; tuba/bass
• Noble "Thin Man" Watts - b. 1926; d. 8/24/2004; tenor sax
• Klaus Weiss - b. 1942; drums
• Gail Wynters - b. 1942; vocal
• Ronnie Zito - b. 1939; drums

18 -
• Emile Barnes - b. 1892; d. 3/2/1970; clarinet
• Inge Brandenburg - b. 1929; vocal
• Roy Burrowes - b. 1930; d. 12/2/1998; trumpet
• Frank Butler - b. 1928; d. 7/24/1984; drums
• Lajos Dudas - b. 1941; clarinet/composer/teacher
• Walter Johnson - b. 1904; d. 4/26/1977; drums
• Harold Land - b. 2/18/1928; d. 2001; tenor sax
• Clyde Lombardi - b. 1922; d. c. 1975; bass
• Jim Billy Morris - b. 1916; d. 2/8/1985; alto & tenor saxes/arranger/composer
• Hazy Osterwald - b. 1922; vibraphone/trumpet/leader
• De De Pierce - b. 1904; d. 11/23/1973; trumpet/cornet/vocal

19 -
• Saul Chaplin - b. 1912; d. 11/15/1997; composer
• Johnny Dunn - b. 1897; d. 8/20/1937; trumpet
• Clarence Hall - b. 1903; d. 9/29/1969; alto & tenor sax/clarinet/piano/vocal
• Stan Kenton - b. 1911, Wichita, KS; d. 8/25/1979, Los Angeles, CA; piano/composer/leader
• Kid Shots (Louis) Madison - b. 1899, New Orleans, LA; d. 9/1948, New Orleans; trumpet
• Ron Mathewson - b. 1944; bass
• David Murray - b. 1955, Oakland, CA; tenor sax/bass clarinet
• Eddie Peabody - b. 1902; d. 11/7/1970; banjo
• Fred Van Hove - b. 1937; piano/accordion

20 -
• Oscar Aleman - b. 1909; d. 10/10/1980; guitar
• Iain Ballamy - b. 1964; reeds/flute/piano/guitar
• Walter Becker - b. 1950; Music & Lyrics: Aja, I've Got The News, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Do It Again, Kid Charlemagne, My Old School, Peg, Green Earrings.
• Anthony Davis - b. 1951; piano/composer
• Ricardo Del Fra - b. 1956; bass/composer/songwriter
• Richard Himber - b. 1907; d. 12/11/1966; leader
• Frank Isola - b. 1925; d. 12/12 or 13/2004; drums
• Jack Jackson - b. 1906; d. ?; trumpet/announces/leader/vocal
• Bobby Jaspar - b. 1926, Liege, Belgium; d. 3/4/1963, New York City; tenor sax/flute
• Leroy Jones - b. 1955; trumpet/flugelhorn/vocal
• Uwe Kropinski - b. 1952; guitar
• Charles Kynard - b. 1933; d. 7/8/1979; organ
• Phil Moore - b. 1918, Portland, OR; d. 5/13/1987, Los Angeles, CA; piano/arranger/composer
• Darek "Oles" Oleszkiewicz - b. 1963; bass
• Seymour Osterwall - b. 1908; d. 8/3/1981; tenor sax/leader
• Fred Robinson - b. 1901; d. 4/11/1984; trombone
• Jordan Sandke - b. 1946; trumpet
• Fred Robinson - b. 1901, Memphis, TN; d. 4/11/1984, New York City;
• Lew Solof - b. 1944, New York City; trumpet
• Nancy Wilson - b. 1937, Chllicothe, OH; vocals
• Buddy Wise - b. 1928, Topeka, KS; d. 7/15/1955, Las Vegas, NV; tenor sax
• Jimmy Yancey - b. 1898, Chicago, IL; d. 9/17/1951, Chicago; piano
• Krzysztof Zgraja - b. 1950; flute 1950

21 -
• Harry Archer - b. 1888; d. 4/23/1960; leader
• Henri Francois Chaix - b. 1925; d. 6/11/1999; pianist/bandleader/arranger
• Max Collie - b. 1931; trombone
• Graham Collier - b. 1937; composer
• Tadd Dameron - b. 1917, Cleveland, OH; d. 3/8/1965, New York City; piano/composer/arranger
• Eddie de Haas - b. 1930; bass/guitar
• Joe Farnsworth - b. 1968; drums
• Gregg Field - b. 1956; drums/recording engineer
• Hiroshi Fukumura - b. 1949; trombone
• Eddie De Haas - b. 1930, Bandoeng, Java (Indonesia);
• Ed Higgins - b. 1932, Cambridge, MA; piano
• Christian Howes - b. 1972; violin/guitar/vocal/arranger
• Chris Hunter - b. 1957; soprano, alto & tenor sax/clarinet/recorder/flute/piccolo
• Herb Robertson - b. 1951; trumpet/cornet/flugelhorn
• Akira Sakata - b. 1945; alto sax/bass clarinet
• Al Sears - b. 1910, Macomb, IL; d. 3/23/1990; tenor sax
• Nina Simone - b. 1933, Tryon, NC; d. 4/21/2003, Paris, France; vocal/piano
• Tommy Stevenson - b. 1914; d. 1944; trumpet
• Duncan Swift - b. 1943; d. 8/8/1997; piano/trombone
• Warren Vaché - b. 1951, Rahway, NJ; cornet/flugelhorn/trumpet
• Ronnie Verrell - b. 1921; d. 2/22/2002; drums

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• Napoleon "Snags" Allen - b. 1915; guitar
• Dave Bailey - b. 1926, Portsmouth, VA; drums
• Herb Nacio Brown - b. 1896; d. 9/28/1964: composer: Music: Singing In The Rain, Paradise, You Stepped Out of a Dream, Should I?.
• Marc Charig - b. 1944; cornet/trumpet/alto & tenor sax
• Roman Dylag - b. 1938; bass
• Henry "Bass" Edwards - b. 1898; d. 8/22/1965; tuba
• James Reese Europe - b. 1881, Mobile, AL; d. 5/10/1919, New York City; conductor/leader
• Tom Grant - b. 1946; keyboards
• Dave Jones - b. 1932; clarinet
• Joe LaBarbera - b. 1948, Dansville, NY; drums
• Harvey Mason - b. 1947; drums
• Whitey Mitchell - b. 1932; bass
• Thomas Moeckel - b. 1950; trumpet
• Al Sears - b. 1910, Macomb, IL;
• Rex Stewart - b. 1907; d. 9/7/1967; cornet
• Joe Tarto - b. 1902; d. 8/24/1986; tuba/bass
• Buddy Tate - b. 1915, Sherman, TX; d. 2/10/2001; tenor sax
• Billy Triglia - b. 1924; piano
• Joe Wilder - b. 1922, Colwyn, PA; trumpet
• Claude Williams - b. 1908; d. 4/25/2004; violin/guitar
• Bob Ysaguirre - b. 1897; d. 3/27/1982; bass/tuba

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• Richard Boone - b. 1930; d. 2/7/1999; trombone/vocal
• Sterling Bose - b. 1906; d. 6/1958; trumpet
• John Benson Brooks - b. 1917; d. 11/13/1999; piano/composer
• John Carisi - b. 1922; d. 10/8/1992; composer/arranger/trumpet
• Les Condon - b. 1930; trumpet
• Philip Neri Darois - b. 1919; bass/tuba
• Pete DeLuke - b. 1930; alto & tenor sax/clarinet/vocal
• Cie Frazier - b. 1904; d. 1/10/1985; drums
• Money Johnson - b. 1918; d. 3/28/1978; trumpet
• Harry Lim - b. 1919; d. 7/27/1990; producer
• Barry Martyn - b. 1941; drums
• Hall Overton - b. 1920; d. 11/24/1972; piano/composer/arranger

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• Charles Albertine - b. 1929; d. 5/18/1986; tenor sax/composer/arranger
• Steve Berrios - b. 1945; drums
• Jimmy Bertrand - b. 1900; d. 8/1960; drums
• Eddie Chamblee - b. 1920; tenor sax
• Vladimir Chekasin - b. 1947; reeds/keyboard
• Clyde Hart - b. 1910; d. 3/19/1945; piano
• Andrzej Kurylewicz - b. 1932; piano
• Michel Legrand - b. 1932; piano/composer/arranger/vocal: Music: How Do You Keep the Music Playing, The Windmills of Your Mind, Once Upon a Summertime, Watch What Happens.
• Bob Magnusson - b. 1947, New York City, NY; bass
• Roy Meriwether - b. 1943; piano
• Johnny Miller - b. 1915; d. 7/19/1988; bass
• Alun Morgan - b. 1928; writer
• David "Fathead'' Newman - b. 1933; d. 1/22/2009; soprano, alto, tenor & baritone saxes/flute/arranger/vocal
• Maggie Nicols - b. 1948; vocal
• Ralph Pena - b. 1927, Jarbridge, NV; d. 5/20/1969, Mexico City, Mexico; bass
• Freddie Robinson - b. 1939; guitar
• Mark Sabatella - b. 1965; piano
• Joanie Sommers - b. 1941; vocal
• Patti Wicks - b. 1945; vocal/piano

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• "Dutch" Andrus - b. 1912; d. 1989; trumpet
• Sandy Bull - b. 1941; d. 8/11/2001; guitar/banjo/electric bass
• Sandy Brown - b. 1929; d. 3/15/1975; clarinet
• Ida Cox - b. 1896; d. 11/10/1967; vocal
• Albert Gay - b. 1928; tenor sax/clarinet
• Larry Gelb - b. 1952; piano/arranger/composer
• Bill Green - b. 1928, Kansas City, KS; d. 7/29/1996; alto sax
• Lawrence Gushee - b. 1931; writer
• Ralph Hutchinson - b. 1925; trombone
• Fred Katz - b. 1919, New York City; cello
• Ryo Kawasaki - b. 1947; guitar
• Barry McRae - b. 1935; writer
• Tommy Newsom - b. 1929; alto & tenor sax/clarinet/arranger/composer
• Tiny Parham - b. 1900; d. 4/4/1943; piano/organ/celeste/composer
• Ray Perry - b. 1915; d. 1950; alto sax/violin
• Ake Persson - b. 1932; d. 2/5/1975; trombone
• Don Randi - b. 1937; piano
• Dieter Reith - b. 1938; organ/piano/keyboards/arranger
• Joe Saye - b. 1923; piano
• Rene Thomas - b. 1927; d. 1/3/1975; guitar
• Mike Wofford - b. 1938, San Antonio, TX; piano/composer

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• Chris Anderson - b. 1926; piano
• Johnny Cash - b. 1932; Music & Lyrics: Folsom Prison Blues, See Ruby Fall, Don't Take Your Guns to Town, I Walk The Line
• Fats Domino - b. 1928; piano/vocals/composer
• Teddy Edwards - b. ; tenor sax
• Charles Gayle - b. 1939; Buffalo, NY;
• Harry Gold - b. 1907; d. 11/13/2005; tenor & bass sax/leader
• Hardy Hagood - b. 1937, Angola, IN; d. 1/1/1997, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; vibraphone
• Chauncey Haughton - b. 1909; d. 7/1/1989; clarinet/alto, tenor & baritone saxophones/piano
• John Horler - b. 1947; piano/keyboards/composer/arranger
• Guy Klucevek - b. 1948; accordion/composer
• Keshavan Maslak, (“Kenny Millions”) - b. 1947; sax/clarinet/altered miniature guitar
• Dave Pell - b. 1925, Brooklyn, NY; tenor sax/record producer
• Flip Phillips - b. 1915, Brooklyn, NY; d. 8/17/2001; tenor sax
• Red Press - b. ??; clarinet/alto sax/flute
• Colin Purbrook - b. 1936; d. 2/5/1999; piano/organ/trumpet/bass/arranger
• Mike Richmond - b. 1948; bass
• Bill Russell - b. 1905; d. 8/9/1992; historian/record producer/violin
• Trevor Watts - b. 1939; alto & soprano saxes
• Lou Singer - b. 19??; drums/arranger/composer
• Yosuke Yamashita - b. 1942, Tokyo, Japan. piano/vocals

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• Mildred Bailey - b. 1907, Tekoa, WA; d. 12/12/1951, Poughkeepsie, NY; vocals
• Chester Boone - b. 1906; trumpet/vocal
• Joyce Breach - b. 1944; vocal
• Rob Brown - b. 1962; alto sax
• Joey Calderazzo - b. 1965; piano
• Clayton Cameron - b. 1959; drums
• Dexter Gordon - b. 1923; d. 4/25/1990; tenor sax
• Les Hooper - b. 1940; piano/composer/arranger
• Glenn Horiuchi - b. 1955; d. 6/3/2000; piano
• Harold Jones - b. 1940; drums
• Freddie Keppard - b. 1890; d. 7/15/1933; cornet
• Abe Most - b. 1920, New York City; d. 10/10/2002; clarinet
• Hugues Panassie - b. 1912; d. 12/8/1974; writer/record producer
• Jesse Powell - b. 1924, Fort Worth, TX; d. 10/19/1982, New York City; tenor sax
• Maxim Saury - b. 1928; clarinet
• Jun Shimizo - b. 1928; drums
• Leo Watson - b. 1898, Kansas City, MO; 5/2/1950, Los Angeles, CA; vocals/drums
• Chuck Wayne (Charles Jagelka) - b. 1923, New York City; d. 7/29/1997, Jackson, NY; guitar
• John B. Williams - b. 1941; bass

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• Svend Asmussen - b. 1916, Copenhagen, Denmark; violin
• Willie Bobo - b. 1924, New York City; d. 9/15/1983, Los Angeles, CA; percussion
• Lee Castle - b. 1915, New York City; d. 11/16/1990, Hollywood, FL; trumpet
• Edmund Cohanier - b. 1905; clarinet
• Pierre Dorge - b. 1946; guitar/composer
• Bill Douglass - b. 1923, Sherman, TX; d. 12/20/1994; drums
• Donald Garrett - b. 1932; d. 8/ 14 or 17/1989; bass/bass clarinet/clarinet/flute
• Charles Gayle - b. 1939; soprano & tenor sax/bass clarinet/clarinet/piano/violin/viola/ vocal
• Marty Grosz - b. 1930; guitar/banjo/vocal
• Tommy Gwaltney - b. 1921; d. 2/11/2003; clarinet
• Max Jones - b. 1917; d. 8/1/1993; writer
• Louis Metcalf - b.1905, Webster Groves, MO; d. 10/27/1981, New York City; trumpet.
• Josef Myrow - b. 1910; d. 12/24/1987; composer: Music: Somewhere in the Night, You Make Me Feel So Young, Autumn Nocturne, It Happens Every Spring
• Richard Sussman - b. 1946; keyboards
• Joseph Torregano - b. 1952; clarinet
• Roseanna Vitro - b. 1951; vocal

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• Richie Cole - b. 1948, Trenton, NJ; alto sax/leader
• Jimmy Dorsey - b. 1904, Shenandoah, PA; d. 6/12/1957, New York City; alto sax/clarinet/composer/leader
• Martin France - b. 1964; drums•
• Paul Rutherford - b. 1940; trombone


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