January Birthdays 

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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


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