September Birthdays

1 -
• Bob Bates - b. 1923; d. 9/13/1981; bass
• Mike Danzi - b. 1898; d. 1986; banjo
• Essiet Essiet - b. 1956; bass
• Gene Harris - b. 1933; d. 1/17/2000; piano
• Wayne Horvitz - b. 1955; piano/keyboards/organ/bass/drums
• Bruce Johnstone - b. 1943; alto, soprano & baritone saxes/flute/clarinet
• Alex Kallao - b. 1932; piano
• Harry Leahey - b. 1935; d. 8/2/1990; guitar
• Paul Mertz - b. 1904; piano
• Velma Middleton - b. 1917; d. 2/10/1961; vocal
• Dave O’Higgins - b. 1964; reeds/flute/arranger
• Art Pepper - b. 1925; d. 6/1 or 15/1982; alto & tenor saxes/clarinet
• Willie Ruff - b. 1931; bass/french horn
• Mike Simpson - b. 1916; clarinet/saxophone/flute
• Ed Summerlin - b. 1928; d. 10/10/2006; tenor sax/composer
• Teri Thornton - b. 1936; d. 5/2/2000; vocals
• Sammy Weiss - b. 1910; d. 12/18/1977; drums
• Wolter Wierbos - b. 1957; trombone/voice

2 -
• Laurindo Almeida - b. 1917; d. 7/26/1995; guitar
• Walter Davis, Jr. - b. 1932; d. 6/2/1990; piano
• Jeff De Boeck - b. 1918; drums
• Frank Galbreath - b. 1913; trumptet/vocals
• Clifford Jordan - b. 1931; d. 3/27/1993; tenor & soprano sax/flute/piano/arranger
• Sherrie Maricle - b. 1963; drums/vibes/xylophone/arranger/leader
• Steve Masakowski - b. 1954; guitar
• Grachan Moncur II - b. 1912; d. 11/3/1996; bass
• Phil Napoleon - b. 1901; d. 9/30 or 10/1/1990; trumpet
• Gunnar Nilson - b. 1925; clarinet/vocals
• Mick Pyne - b. 1940; d. 5/24/1995; piano
• Emil Richards - b. 1932; vibraphone/percussion/drums/marimba
• Horace Silver - b. 1928; piano/composer/leader: Music & Lyrics: Song for My Father, Doodlin', The Preacher, Senor Blues, Sister Sadie
• Armando Trovajoli - b. 1917; piano
• Edith Wilson - b. 1896; d. 3/30/1981; vocal
• John Zorn - b. 1953; alto sax

3 -
• Trigger Alpert - b. 1916; bass
• Peter Bernstein - b. 1967; guitar
• Roy Brooks - b. 1938; d. 11/15/2005; drums
• Frank Joseph Christian - b. 1897; d. 11/27/1973; cornet/tuba/violin/leader
• Todd Cochran (aka Bayete) - b. 1951; piano
• Doc Cook - b. 1891; d. 12/25/1958; piano/arranger/leader
• Davell Crawford - b. 1975; piano/organ
• Jim Dapogny - b. 1940; piano
• Paul Degville - b. 1947; guitar
• Ilhan Ersahin - b. 1965; tenor sax
• Lawrence Feldman - b. 1950; soprano, alto & tenor sax/clarinet/flute
• Onaje Allan Gumbs - b. 1949; piano
• Ernie Henry - b. 1926; d. 12/29/1957; alto sax
• Clyde Hurley - b. 1916; d. 9/1963; trumpet
• Cab Kaye - b. 1921; d. 3/13/2000; piano/guitar/vocals
• Larry Ridley - b. 1937; bass
• Joe Rigby - b. 1940; soprano & alto sax
• Mickey Roker - b. 1932; drums
• David Sanchez - b. 1968; tenor sax
• Memphis Slim (John "Peter" Chatman) - b. 1915 - Memphis, Tennessee; d. 1988 - Paris, France blues piano
• Leith Stevens - b. or 9/13/1909; d. 7/23/1970; composer/leader/piano
• Paul Togawa - b. 1932; drums

4 -
• Gus Arnheim - b. 1895; d. 1/19/1955; composer/leader; Music: Sweet and Lovely, I Cried for You
• Johnny Bayersdorfer - b. 1899; d. 11/17/1969; trumpet/cornet/tenor sax/leader
• Michael Cochrane - b. 1948; piano/keyboards
• Kenny Davis - b. 1961; bass &, electric bass/guitar/percussion/arranger
• Bob Greene - b. 1922; piano
• Bireli Lagrene - b. 1966; guitar
• Sam Lanin - b. 1891; d. 5/5/1977; drums/vocal/leader)
• Meade 'Lux' Lewis - b. 1905; d. 6/7/1964; piano
• Dave Liebman - b. 1946; soprano & tenor saxes
• Virginia Maxey - b. 1923; vocal
• Tommy McQuater - b. 1914; trumpet
• Laurie Morgan - b. 1926; drums
• Al Norris - b. 1908; d. 12/26/1974; guitar
• Lonnie Plaxico - b. 1960; bass
• Michel Sardaby - b. 1934; piano
• Jan Savitt - b. 1913; d. 10/4/1948; leader
• Heiner Stadler - b. 1942; composer/arranger/leader
• Joe Viera - b. 1932; tenor sax/educator
• Gerald Wilson - b. 1918; trumpet/composer/arranger/leader
• Tommy Wolf - b. 1925; Music: Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most, Ballad of the Sad Young Men; Laugh, I Thought I'd Die; I've Never Been Anything, Say Cheese

5 -
• Karen Borca - b. 1948; bassoon
• Lars Danielsson - b. 1958; bass
• Lawrence Dixon - b. 1894; d. 1/1970; banjo/guitar
• Otis “Candy” Finch - b. 1932; d. 7/13/1982; drums
• Joki Freund - b. 1926; reeds/flute/piano/tuba/arranger
• Virgil Gonsalves - b. 1931; baritone sax/ flute
• Ford Leary - b. 1908; d. 6/4/1949; trombone
• Albert Mangelsdorf - b. 1928; d. 7/25/2005; trombone
• Richie Powell - b. 1931; d. 6/26/1956; piano
• Eddie Preston - b. 1928; trumpet
• Bertin Salnave - b. 1892; d. 1970s; flute/saxophone
• Charles "Bobo" Shaw - b. 1947; drums
• Hal Stein - b. 1928; alto & tenor sax

6 -
• Dave Bargeron - b. 1942; trombone/tuba
• Buddy Bolden - b. 1877; d. 11/4/1931; trumpet
• Bosse Broberg - b. 1937; trumpet
• Roger Dean - b. 1948; piano
• Angelo Di Pippo - b. 1929 - Providence, RI; accordion/conductor for The Godfather movies
• Eddie Duran - b. 1925; guitar
• Laurent Filipe - b. 1962; trumpet
• Henry Hagemann - b. 1910 - d. 4/5/1964; tenor sax
• Aleksey Kuznetsov - b. 1941; guitar
• Johnny Letman - b. 1917; d. 7/17/1992; trumpet
• John Malachi - b. 1919; d. 2/11/1987; piano
• Claire Martin - b. 1967; vocal
• Charles Moffett - b. 1929 (other sources say 9/11); d. 2/14/1997; drums/percussion/vibes/trumpet
• Bent Persson - b. 1947; cornet
• Sol Schlinger - b. 1926; baritone sax
• Bill Slapin - b. 1929; tenor sax
• Clifford Thornton - b. 1936; d. 1989; trumpet/cornet/trombone/valve trombone/piano/electric piano/percussion/arranger
• Lisa Thorson - b. 1957; vocal
• Andrew White - b. 1942; alto, soprano, & tenor saxes/English horn/oboe/electic bass/piano

7 -
• Alvin Alcorn - b. 1912; d. 7/17/2003; trumpet
• Nick Ayoub - b. 1926; tenor sax
• Rob Bargad - b. 1962; piano
• Bruce Barth - b. 1958; piano
• Graeme Bell - b. 1914; piano
• Ron Blake - b. 1965; tenor sax
• Francis Coppieters - b. 1930; piano
• Danny Doriz - b. (or 9/6) 1951; vibes
• Mark Isham - b. 1951; trumpet/flugelhorn/piano/keyboards/composer
• Max Kaminsky - b. 1908; d. 9/6/1994; trumpet
• Dave King - b. 1953; bass
• Irvin Mayfield - b. 1977; trumpet
• Makanda Ken McIntyre - b. 1931; d. 6/13/or 7/4/2001; alto & tenor saxes/oboe/bassoon/bass clarinet/flute
• Joe Newman - b. 1922; d. 7/4/1992; trumpet
• Alison Rayner - b. 1952; bass
• Marcus Roberts - b. 1963; piano
• Sonny Rollins - b. 1930; tenor sax/composer
(some sources say Sept. 9)
• Harry South - b. 1929; piano/arranger/composer
• Paul Tobey - b. 1962; piano
• Diane Warren - b. 1956; Music & Lyrics: Nothing Broken but My Heart, All I Want Is Forever, I'll Be Your Shelter, Blame It on the Rain

8 -
• Doc Anello - b. 1927; alto & soprano saxes/vocal
• Artie Anton - b. 1926; drums/percussion
• Dave Bowman - b. 1914; d. 12/28/1964; piano
• Marion Brown - b. 1935; alto sax
• James Clay - b. 1935; d. 1/6/1995; tenor sax/flute
• Gracie Cole - b. 1924; trumpet
• Howard Dietz - b. 1897; d. 1983; Lyrics: Dancing in the Dark, You and the Night and the Music, Alone Together, I See Your Face before Me, That's Entertainment, By Myself
• Alfio Grasso - b. 1912; d. c. 1962; violin/guitar/alto sax
• Will Lee - b. 1950 or 1952; bass/electric & piccolo bass/percussion/bass guitar
• Elmer Schoebel - b. 1896; d. 12/14/1970; piano/arranger/leader/composer
• Norris Turney - b. 1921; d. 1/17/2001; alto, tenor & soprano sax/flute/clrainet/piccolo/arranger
• Wilbur Ware - b. 1923; d. 9/9/1979; bass
• Butch Warren - b. 1939; bass
• Steve Waterman - b. 1960; trumpet/flugelhorn/arranger
• Phillip Wilson - b. 1941; d. 4/1/1992; drums
• Charles "Specs" Wright - b. 1927 - Philadelphia; d. 2/6/1963; drums

9 -
• Walter Zuber Armstrong - b. 1936; d. 3/1/1998; alto sax/clarinets/flute/piano/piccolo/percussion
• Tom Baker - b. 1952; d. 2001; trumpet/trombone/alto & tenor baritone sax/clarinet
• Walter Benton - b. 1930; d. 8/14/2000; tenor sax
• Michael Bublé - b. 1975; vocals
• Honore Dutrey - b. 1890; d. 2/21/1937; trombone
(reference books all disagree on Dutrey's birth and death dates)
• Arthur Freed - b. 1894; d. 4/12/1973; Lyrics: This Heart of Mine, I Cried for You, Singin' in the Rain, Should I?
• Martin Gabriel - b. 1898; cornet
• Earl Humphrey - b. 1902; d. 6/26/1971; trombone
• Elvin Jones - b. 1927; d. 5/18/2004; drums
• Randy Klein - b. 1949; vocal/piano/lyricist
• Barbara Morrison - b. ; vocal
• George Maycock - b. 1917; d. 8/20/1979; piano
• George Mraz - b. 1944; bass
• Zbigniew Namyslowski - b. 1939; alto sax
• Caecilie Norby - b. 1964; vocal/piano/lyricist
• Jean Omer - b. 1912; clarinet/alto sax
• Bradley Parker-Sparrow - b. 1954; piano/composer/ecording engineer
• Larry Stabbins - b. 1949; saxophone
• Fred Stone - b.1935; d. 12/10/1986; trumpet
• Eje Thelin - b. 1938 (or 6/9); d/ 5/18/1990; trombone
• Jim Tomlinson - b. 1966;tenor & baritone sax/clarinet

10 -
• Chie Ayado - b. 1957; vocalist
• Roy Ayers - b. 1940; vibraphone
• Bert Barnes - b. 1906; piano/arranger
• Tony Bazley - b. 1936; drums
• Joseph Breyre - b. 1912; trombone
• Campbell Burnap - b. 1939; trombone
• Dave Burrell - b. 1940; piano
• Frank Coughlan - b. 1904; d. 4/6 or 7/1979; trombone/leader
• Steve Davis - b. 1958; drums
• John Deinz - b. 1913; guitar
• Lorraine Feather - b. 1948 - New York City; vocal/composer/arranger
• T. J. Fowler - b. 1910; d. 1987; piano/leader
• Craig Harris - b. 1954; trombone/didjeridoo
• John Keating - b. 1927; composer/trombone/leader/arranger
• Prince Lasha - b. 1929; alto, soprano, & baritone sax/clarinet/flute
• Cliff Leeman - b. 1913; d. 4/26/1986; drums
• Doug MacDonald - b. 1953; organ
• Ken Rattenbury - b. 1920; trumpet/piano/arranger/leader
• Rod Rodriguez - b. 1906; piano
• Raymond Scott - b. 1908; d. 2/8/1994; composer/leader/piano
• Johann "Hans" Solomon - b. 1933; tenor & alto sax
• Putte Wickman - b. 1924; d. 2/14/2006; clarinet

11 -
• Alan Bergman - b. 1925; Lyrics: Like a Lover, The Way We Were, I'm a Stranger to Myself, Nice 'n' Easy, How Do You Keep the Music Playing
• Hiram Bullock - b. 1955; guitar
• Harry Connick, Jr. - b. 1967; piano/vocal
• Bert Courtley - b. 1929; d. 9/13/1969; trumpet
• Sidney Desvigne - b. 1893; d. 12/2/1959; trumpet
• Lorraine Geller - b. 1928; d. 10/10/1958; piano
• Ian Hamer - b. 1932; d. 9/3/2006; trumpet
• Oliver Jones - b. 1934; piano
• Dick Kress - b. 1928; d. 7/25/2002; sax/woodwinds
• Pat Longo - b. 1929; alto sax/clarinet/leacer
• Charles Moffett - b. 1929 (or 9/6); d. 2/14/1997; drums
• Peck Morrison - b. 1919; d. 2/25/1988; bass
• Stacy Rowles - b. 1955; trumpet/flugelhorn
• Thomas Stabenow - b. 1952; bass/composer/arranger/producer
• Baby Face Willette - b. 1933; d. 4/1/1971; organ

12 -
• Cat Anderson - b. 1916; d. 4/29/1981; trumpet
• Charles Bateman - b. 1921; piano
• Gus Cannon - b. 1893 - Red Banks, Mississippi; banjo/jug/singer
• Earl Coleman - b. 1925; d. 7/14/1995; vocal
• Furio DiCastri - b. 1955; bass
• Scott Hamilton - b. 1954; tenor sax
• Bill Jennings - b. 1919; guitar
• Joelle Leandre - b. 1951; bass/vocal/composer
• Joe Loyacano - b. 1893; d. 11/30/1967; bass/alto sax/trombone/drums/tuba
• Brian Lynch - b. 1956; trumpet
• Ella Mae Morse - b. 1924; d. 10/16/1999; vocal
• Maria Muldauer - b. 1943; vocal
• Gerard Presencer - b. 1972; trumpet/flugelhorn
• Bryce Benno Rohde - b. 1923; piano/composer
• Adam Rudolph - b. 1955; hand drums/percussion/vocal/composer
• Joe Shulman - b. 1923; d. 8/2/1957; bass
• Steve Turré - b. 1948; trombone/shells
• Sebastian Whittaker - b. 1966; drums

13 -
• Chu Berry - b. 1910; d. 10/30/1941; tenor sax
• Charles Brown - b. 1922; d. 1/24 or 21/1999; vocal/piano
• Elaine Delmar - b. 9/13/1939; vocal
• Bernard Ette - b. 1898; d. 9/26/1973; violin/leader
• Douglas Ewart - b. 1946; alto sax
• Leonard Feather - b. 1914 - London, England; d. 9/22/1992 - Sherman Oaks, California; critic/author/historian/producer/pianio/composer: Lyricist: Whisper Not; MUSIC: Evil Gal Blues; Blowtop Blues; Salty Papa Blues; How Blue Can You Get; I Remember Bird; Old Man Rebop
• Frank "Big Boy" Goudie - b. 1899; d. 1/9/1964; tenor sax/clarinet/trumpet
• Bengt Hallberg - b. 1932; piano
• Dick Haymes - b. 1916; d. 3/28/1980; vocal
• Michael James - b. 1932; d. 1/26/1998; British jazz critic
• Joe Morris - b. 1955; guitar
• Alex Riel - b. 1940; drums
• Larry Shields - b. 1893; d. 1953; clarinet
• Leith Stevens - b. (or 9/3/1909); d. 7/23/1970; piano/composer/conductor
• Mel Torme - b. 1925; d. 6/5/1999; vocals/piano/drums/composer: Music & Lyrics: Born to be Blue, Lament to Love, A Stranger in Town, Welcome to the Club, The California Suite (Entire Score) Music: The Christmas Song

14 -
• Tom Baker - b. 1952; d. 10/23/2001; trombone/trumpet/cornet/ alto/tenor/baritone sax/clarinet/tuba/ drums/vocal,
• Charlie Beal - b. 1908; d. 8/1991 - San Diego; piano
• Bill Berry - b. 1930; d. 11/13/2002; trumpet
• Pavel Blatny - b. 1931; piano/composer
• Michel Bonnet - b. 1962; trumpet
• Cachao (Israel Lopez) - b. 1918; bass
• Jay Cameron - b. 1928; d. 3/21/2001; baritone sax
• Joseph Jarman - b. 1937; reeds
• J. C. Johnson - b. 1896; d. 2/27/1981; piano/composer
• Oliver Lake - b. 1942; alto & soprano saxes/flute,
• Eddie Moore - b. 1940; d. 5/21/1990; drums
• Henry "Kid" Rena - b. 1900 - New Orleans; d. 4/25/1949 - New Orleans; trumpet/leader. Played in Kid Ory's Band in 1918; led his own band with Alphonse Picou in it in 1940.
• Jerry Valentine - b. 1914; d. 10/1983; composer/arranger/trombone
• Steve Watts - b. 1961; bass

15 -
• Cannonball Adderley - b. 1928; d. 8/8/1975; alto & soprano sax/leader
• Denys Baptiste - b. 1959 - London,England, United Kingdom; soprano & tenor sax
• Al Casey - b. 1915; d. 9/11/2005 - New York City; guitar
• Kid Sheik Colar - b. 1908; trumpet
• Tom Cora - b. 1953; d. 4/9/1998; cello/accordion
• Stanley Dance - b. 1910; d. 2/23/1999; writer
• Jerry Fuller - b. 1929; clarinet
• Ray Gilbert - b. 1912; Lyrics: Dindi, Once I Loved, Without You, Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
• Max Harris - b. 1918; piano/accordion/arranger/composer
• Gideon J. Honore - b. 1904; piano
• Don Joham - b. 1934; d. 12/15/2004; drums
• Bobby Nichols - b. 1924; trumpet
• Sammy Penn - b. 1902; drums/vocals
• Robert Lee "Bob" Petersen - b. 1925 - Davenport, Iowa; bass
• Roger "Ram" Ramirez - d. 1913; d. 1/11/1994; piano
• George Robert - b. 1960; alto sax
• Gene Roland - b. 1921; d. 8/11/1982; trumpet/mellophone/composer/arranger
• Ned Rothenberg - b. 1956; alto sax/bass clarinet
• Arvell Shaw - b. 1923; d. 12/5/2002; bass
• Bobby Short - b. 1924 or 1926; d. 3/20/2005; vocal/piano
• Robert J. (Bob or Muggsy) Sprecher - b. 1921; cornet
• Les Strand - b. 1924; organ/piano
• Eddie Summers - b. 1903; d. 10/27/1977; trombone
• Carla White - b. 1951 - Oakland, CA; d. 5/9/2007 - New York City; vocals

16 -
• Lisle Atkinson - b. 1940; bass
• Gordon Beck - b. 1936; piano
• Philip Bent - b. 1964;
• Toto Blanke - b. 1939; guitar
• Hamiet Bluiett - b. 1940; baritone sax
• Chick Bullock - b. 1908; d. 9/15/1981; vocal
• Charlie Byrd - b. 1925; d. 12/2/1999; guitar
• Chris Cheek - b. 1968; saxophone
• Gary Cox - b. 1934; sax/woodwinds
• Rodney Franklin - b. 1958; keyboards
• Graham Haynes - b. 1960; cornet
• Jon Hendricks - b. 1921; Lyrics: One Note Samba, Sermonette, Bijou, Four Brothers; Music & Lyrics: Gimme That Wine
• Jan Johansson - b. 1931; d. 11/9/1968; piano/organ/vibes/bass/guitar/celeste/percussion/accordion/composer/arranger
• Earl Klugh - b. 1954; guitar
• Rod Levitt - b. 1929; d. 5/8/2007 - Vermont; trombone/arranger
• Kelly Martin - b. 1914; drums
• Jean Paques - b. 1901; d. 4/19/1974; piano/composer
• Joe Reisman - b. 1924; d. 9/15/1987; tenor & baritone saxes/clarinet/conductor/arranger
• Leo Reisman - b. 1897; d. 12/18/1961; violin/leader
• Hans Rettenbacher - b. 1939 - Vienna, Austria; d.12/19/1989; bass/cello/piano/ercussion
• Steve Slagle - b. 1951; alto & soprano saxes
• Mamie Smith - b.
• Frank Szabo - b. 1952; trumpet
• Joe Venuti - b. 1903; d. 8/14/1978; violin
• Murray Wald - b. 1922; tenor sax
• Garland Wilson - b.

17 -
• Sil Austin - b. 1929; d. 9/1/2001; tenor sax
• Sam Butera - b.
• Floyd Campbell - b. 1901; d. 9/30/1993; drums/vocal
• Joe Cocuzzo - b. 1937; drums
• Theo Loevendie - b. 1930; tenor sax
• Earl May - b. 1927; bass
• Jack McDuff - b. 1926; d. 1/23/2001; organ
• Bill McKinney - b. 1895; d. 10/14/1969; drums/leader
• Leon Merian - b. 1923; d. 8/15/2007; trumpet
• Louis Nelson - b. 1902; d. 4/5/1990; trombone
• Curtis Peagler - b. 1929; d. 12/19/1992; alto sax
• Perry Robinson - b. 1938; clarinet
• Hubert Rostaing - b. 1918; d. 6/10/1990; clarinet
• Ralph Sharon - 1923; piano
• David Williams - b. 1946; bass
• Hank Williams - b. 1923; Music & Lyrics: Cold Cold Heart, Hey Good Lookin', Jambalaya, Your Cheatin' Heart, Honky Tonk Blues
• Timothy Williams - b. 1957; trombone

18 -
• Dee Barton - b. 1937; d. 12/3/2001; drums/trombone/composer
• Pia Beck - b. 1925; vocal
• Thomas Bramerie - b. 1965; bass
• Manfred Brundl - b. 1959; bass
• Alex Dalgleish - b. 1934; trumpet/composer/arranger
• John Fedchock - b. 1957; trombone/arranger/leader
• Eric Felten - b. 1964; trombone
• Bill Graham - b. 1918 - Kansas City, Missouri - raised in Denver; alto & baritone sax
• Teddi King - b. 1929; d. 11/18/1977; vocal
• Steve Marcus - b. 1939; d. 9/25/2005; tenor & soprano saxes
• Martin "Marty" Mooney - b. 1942; reeds
• Emily Remler - b. 1957; d. 5/4/1990; guitar
• Willard Robison - b. 1894; d. 6/24/1968; composer/vocal/leader Music: A Cottage for Sale, Old Folks, Now We Know; Music & Lyrics: Don't Smoke in Bed
• Steve Slagle - b. (or 9/16) 1951; alto & soprano sax
• Frank Socolow - b. 1923; d. 4/30/1981; alto & tenor sax
• Ray Stilwell - b. 1967; trombone/vocal/leader
• Sam Stept - b. 1897; d. 12/1/1964; composer/piano: Music: Comes Love, Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, Please Don't Talk about Me When I'm Gone, It Seems Like Old Times
• John Thomas - b. 1902; d. 11/7/1971; trombone
• Murray Lloyd Wilkins - b. 1945; bass

19 -
• Muhal Richard Abrams - b. 1930; piano/clarinet/vocal/percussion/arranger
• Fred Ahlert - b. 1892; d. 10/20/1953; composer: Music: Walkin' My Baby Back Home, Mean to Me, I'll Get By, I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter, I Don't Know Why
• Tatsu Aoki - b. 1957; bass
• Lovie Austin - b. 1887; d. 7/10/1972; piano
• Winston Clifford - b. 1965; drums/percussion/vocals
• Bruce Cox - b. 1959; drums
• Lol Coxhill - b. 1932; soprano & alto sax
• Candy Dulfer - b. 1969; alto sax
• Paul Hession - b. 1956; drums
• Henry Kaiser - b. 1952; guitar
• Wolfgang Lackershmid - b. 1956; vibes/percussion/composer
• Freda Payne - b. 1945; vocalist
• Ray Reed - b. 1942; saxes/flute
• Nino Rosso - b. 1926; cello/composer
• Alberto Socarras - b. 1908; flute/clarinet/alto sax
• Don "D.T. Thompson - b. 1932; d. 3/21/2004; tenor sax
• Glynn Walton - b. 1929; banjo
• Helen Ward - b. 1916; d. 4/21/1998; vocal
• Paul Williams - b. 1940; Music & Lyrics: We've Only Just Begun, I Won't Last a Day Without You, Rainy Days and Mondays, Watch What Happens, Evergreen (Love Theme from "A Star Is Born")

20 -
• Billy Bang - b. 1947; violin
• Harry Brooks - b. 1895; d. 1970; composer, piano, 1895 (d. 1970)
• Steve Coleman - b. 1956; alto sax
• John Collins - b. 1912 or 1913; d. 10/4/2001; guitar
• Rich Corpolongo - b. 1941; alto sax/flute
• Jim Cullum - b. 1941; cornet/leader
• Michael Cuscuna - b. 1948; producer
• Johnny Dankworth - b. 1927; alto sax/leader
• Bill De Arango - b. 1921; d. 1/2/2006; guitar
• Eric Gale - b. 1938; d. 5/25/1994; guitar
• Joe Guy - b. 1920; d. 1961 or 1962; trumpet
• John Harle - b. 1956; soprano sax
• Paul Howard - b. 1899; d. 2/18/1980; tenor sax/leader
• Steve McCall - b. (or 9/30)/1933; drums/percussion
• Red Mitchell - b. 1927; d. 11/8/1992; bass/piano/vocals
• Jelly Roll Morton - b. 1885; d. 7/10/1941; piano/composer/leader/vocal
• Jackie Paris - b. 1926; d. 6/17/2004; vocal
• (Jerome) Don Pasquall - b. 1902; d. 10/18/1971; alto & baritone saxes/clarinet
• Vi Redd - b. 1928; alto sax/vocal
• Peter Schmidli - b. 1937; banjo/guitar
• Joe Temperley - b. 1929; baritone sax/soprano, alto, & tenor sax/flute
• Roy Turk - b. 1892; d. 11/30/1934; Lyrics: Walkin' My Baby Back Home, Mean To Me, I'll Get By, I Don't Know Why
• Francis Williams - b. 1910; d. 10/2/1983; trumpet
• Monica Zetterlund - b. 1938; d. 5/12/2005; vocal

21 -
• Henry Butler - b. 1949; piano/keyboards/vocals/composer
• John Clark - b. 1944; French horn
• Leonard Cohen - b. 1934; Music & Lyrics: Bird on the Wire, Hey That's No Way to Say Goodbye, I'm Your Man, First We Take Manhattan, Dance Me to the End of Love
• Shafi Hadi (Curtis Porter) - b. 1920; alto & tenor saxes
• Jerry Hahn - b. 1940; guitar
• Albert Hall - b. 1929; d. 1/3/1980; trumpet/vocal
• Chico Hamilton - b. 1921; drums/leader 
• Haverstick, Neil - b. 1951 - St. Louis, MO; guitar, bass, banjo, oud
• Jean Hoffman - b. (or 10/22), 1930; vocal
• Fred Hunt - b. 1923; d. 4/25/1986; piano
• "Papa" Jack Laine - b. 1873; d. 6/1/1966; drums/leader
• Sunny Murray - b. 1937; drums
• Frank Orchard - b. 1914; d. 12/27/1983; trombone
• Tommy Potter - b. 1918; 3/5/1988; bass
• Don Preston - b. 1932; keyboards
• Bill Reinhardt - b. 1908; d. 1/23/2001; clarinet/french horn
• Dick Shearer - b. 1940; d. 9/20/1997; trombone
• Slam Stewart - b. 1914; d. 12/10/1987; bass
• Ward Swingle - b. 1927; vocal

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• Tony DaGradi - b. 1952; tenor sax, 1952
• Rio De Gregori - b. 1919; d. 5/22/1987; piano
• Jean Hoffman - b. (or 9/21 or 10/21)/1930; piano/vocals
• John Mumford - b. 1940; trombone
• Marlena Shaw - b. 1942; vocal
• Bill Smith - b. 1926; clarinet
• Fletcher Smith - b. 1913; d. 8/15/1993; piano
• Ken Vandermark - b. 1964; tenor sax/clarinet/bass clarinet
• Ray Wetzel - b. 1924; d. 8/17/1951; trumpet

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• Bardu Ali - b. 1910; d. 10/29/1981; leader/vocal
• Albert Ammons - b. 1907; d. 12/2 or 5/1949; piano
• Julius Baker - b. 1915; d. 8/6/2003; woodwinds
• Tiny Bradshaw - b. 1905; d. 11/26/1958; drums/vocal/leader
• Ray Charles - b. 1930; d. 6/10/2004; piano/vocal/alto sax
• John Coltrane - b. 1926; d. 7/17/1967; tenor & soprano saxes
• Dottie Dodgion - b. 1929; drums
• Gerd Dudek - b. 1938; tenor & soprano saxes
• Christian Escoude - b. 1947; guitar
• Frank Foster - b. 1928; alto & soprano & tenor sax/arranger/composer
• George Garzone - b. 1950; soprano, alto & tenor sax/clarinet/voice/flute
• Michel Gaudry - b. 1928; bass
• Don Grolnick - b. 1947; d. 6/1/1996; keyboards/composer/producer
• George Matthews - b. 1912; d. 6/28/1982; trombone
• Les McCann - b. 1935; piano/vocal
• "Wooden" Joe Nicholas - b. 1883; d. 11/17/1957; cornet/clarinet
• Irene Reid - b. 1930; vocals
• Bruce Springsteen - b. 1949 - b. 1949; Music & Lyrics: The River, Born In The U.S.A., Fire, Blinded by the Light, My Hometown
• Jeremy Steig - b. 1942 or 1943; flute
• Earl Turbinton - b. 1941; alto & soprano saxes
• John Warren - b. 1938; baritone sax/composer
• Norma Winstone - b. 1941; vocal
• Jimmy Woode - b. 1928; d. 4/23/2005; bass

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• Isadore Barbarin - b. 1872; d. 6/12/1960; alto sax
• Jimmy Butts - b. 1917; d. 1/8/1998; bass
• John Carter - b. 1929; d. 3/31/1991; clarinet/alto sax
• Johnny Catron - b. 1916; d. 10/31/1998; leader
• Bill Connors - b. 1949; guitar
• Jack Costanzo - b. 1922; bongos
• Taylor Eigsti - b. 1984; piano
• Wayne Henderson - b. 1939; trombone/producer
• Jay Hoggard - b. 1954; vibraphone
• Herb Jeffries - b. 1916; vocal
• Rebecca Kilgore - b. 1948; vocal/guitar
• Fats Navarro - b. 1923; d. 7/7/1950; trumpet
• Anthony Newley - b. 1931; d. ; Music & Lyrics: What Kind of Fool Am I?, Gonna Build a Mountain, Sweet Beginning, Look at That Face, Who Can I Turn To?
• Ben Oakland - b. 1907; d. 8/26/1979 - Beverly Hills, CA; Music: A Pink Cocktail for a Blue Lady, If I Love Again, I'll Take Romance
• Ahmed Ratip - b. 1905; guitar/leader/banjo/vocals
• Carl Sigman - b. 1909; d. 9/26/2000; lyricist: Music: Crazy He Calls Me, Ballerina; Lyrics: What Now My Love, Ebb Tide, It's All in the Game
• Nelson Symonds - b. 1933; guitar
• Horst Winter - b. 1914; d. 12/24/2001; clarinet/vocal

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• Roland Alexander - b. 19; d. 6/14/2006 - Brooklyn, NY; soprano & tenor sax/flute/piano/composer/arranger/educator
• Charlie Allen - b. 1908; d. 11/19/1972; trumpet
• Horace Arnold - b. 1937; drums
• Alex Bigard - b. 1899; d. 6/27/1978; drums
• Carol Bohlander - b. 1919; d. 6/5/2004; writer/trumpet
• Garvin Bushell - b. 1902; d. 10/31/1991; clarinet/alto sax/bassoon
• Barbara Dennerlein - b. 1964; organ
• George Gesslein - b. 1959; bass trombone
• Mike Gibbs - b. 1937; composer/arranger/trombone/piano/leader
• Craig Handy - b. 1962; alto, tenor & baritone sax/flute
• Bradford Hayes - b. 1959; alto & soprano sax
• Al Hoffman - b. 1902; d. 7/21/1960; composer: Music: I Saw Stars, I Apologize, The Story of A Starry Night, There's No Tomorrow
• Jaroslav Jezek - b. 1906; d. 1/1/1942; piano/composer/arranger/leader
• Anton Lada - b. 1890; d. 8/28/1944; composer/drums
• Bill Pierce - b. 1948; tenor & soprano saxes
• Sam Rivers - b. 1923; tenor & soprano saxes/flute/piccolo/piano
• John Taylor - b. 1942; piano
• Dave Wilkins - b. 1914; trumpet
• J. Mayo Williams - b. 1894; d. 1/2/1980; producer
• Shadow Wilson - b. 1919; d. 7/11/1959; drums

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• Gary Bartz - b. 1040; alto & soprano sax
• Gus Deloof - b. 1909; d. 5/8/1974; trumpet
• Marvin Fisher - b. 1916; d. 8/21/1993; Music: When Sunny Gets Blue, Strange, Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You, I Keep Going Back To Joe's, Love Is a Serious Thing
• George Gershwin - b. 1898; d. 7/11/1937; Music: The Man I Love, S' Wonderful, But Not for Me, A Foggy Day, Embraceable You, I Got Rhythm, Somebody Loves Me, Who Cares?, Love Is Here to Stay, I've Got a Crush on You, Summertime
• Dick Heckstall-Smith - b. 1934; soprano, alto, tenor & baritone sax
• Lynn Hope - b. 1926; tenor sax
• Vic Juris - b. 1953; guitar
• Gunter Kronberg - b. 1926; d.1977; alto sax
• Lynn Hope - b. 1926; tenor sax
• Julie London - b. 1926; d. 10/18/2000; vocals
• Romano Mussolini - b. 1927; piano
• Nicholas Payton - b. 1973 - New Orleans, LA; trumpet
• Ted Weems - b. 1901; d. 5/6/1963; leader/trombone
• Nelson "Cadillac" Williams - b. 1917; d. 1973

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• Guido Basso - b. 1937; trumpet/flugelhorn/leader
• Erhard Bauschke - b. 1912; d. 10/10/1945; alto sax/clarinet/violin/arranger/leader
• Sammy Benskin - b. 1922; d. 8/26/1992; piano/composer
• Teddy Brannon - b. 1916; d. 2/24/1989; piano
• Bill Dolney - b. 1931; drums
• Peter Ecklund - b. 1945; trumpet
• Lars Erstrand - b. 1936; vibes
• Ib Glindeman - b. 1934; trumpet/leader
• Skip Hall - b. 1909; d. 11/1980; piano/organ/arranger
• Hank Levy - b. 1927; d. 9/18/2001; composer/arranger/baritone sax
• Joseph McCarthy - b. 1885; d. ; Lyrics: You Made Me Love You, I'm Always Chasing Rainbows, You've Got Me out on a Limb
• Mike Nock - b. 1940; piano/composer
• Bud Powell - b. 1924; d. 7/31/8/1/1966; piano/composer
• Red Rodney - b. 1927; d. 5/27/1994; trumpet/flugelhorn/vocals
• Nat Shapiro - b. 1922; d. 1983; writer/producer
• Matt Wilson - b. 1964; drums
• Vincent Youmans - b. 1898; d. 4/5/1946; Music: Tea for Two, Sometimes I'm Happy, More Than You Know, Without a Song, Time on My Hands
• Mel Zelnick - b. 1924; drums

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• Jack Allen - b. 1929; d. 2/2/1995; clarinet
• Francois Biensan - b. 1945; trumpet
• John Gilmore - b. 1931; d. 8/20/1995; tenor sax/clarinet/bass clarinet/drums/percussion/vocals
• Wardell Gray - b. (or 2/13)/1921; d. 5/25/1955; tenor sax
• Kenny Kirkland - b. 1955; d. 11/12/1998; piano/keyboards
• Kenneth Knudsen - b. 1946; piano/keyboards/bass-guitar/percussion/composer
• Rod Mason - b. 1940; trumpet/leader
• Morris Nanton - b. 1929; piano
• Sirone (Norris Jones) - b. 1940; bass
• Mike Osbourne - b. 1941; alto sax/clarinet
• Ray Warleigh - b. 1938; alto & soprano sax/flute
• Lamar Wright, Jr - b. 1927; d. 7/8/1983; trumpet

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• Roy Campbell - b. 1952; trumpet
• Malcolm Griffiths - b. 1941; trombone
• Dave Kikoski - b. 1961; piano
• Rolf Kuhn - b. 1929; clarinet/leader
• Loonis McGlohon - b. 1921; d. 1/26/2002; piano/composer: Music: A Long Night, Blueberry Winter, South to a Warmer Place, Songbird
• Cecil Norman - b. 1897; d. 2/31/1988 or '89
• Jean-Luc Ponty - b. 1942; violin
• Dennis Sandole - b. 1913; d. 10/29/2000; guitar/composer/educator
• Ludwig Stimmler - b. 1940; d. 1/31/2003; bass

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• Cholly Atkins - b. 1913; d. 4/19/2003; dancer
• Basia - b. 1959; vocals/arranger
• Jon Eardley - b. 1928; d. 3/1991; trumpet/flugelhorn
• Scott Fields - b. 1952; guitar
• Fred Fisher - b. 1875; d. 1/14/1942; songwriter: Music: & Lyrics: Chicago, Peg O' My Heart, Whispering Grass, Dardanella
• Antonio Hart - b. 1968; alto sax
• Bill Johnson - b. 1912; d. 7/5/1960; alto sax/clarinet/arranger
• Carmen Leggio - b. 1927; reeds
• Steve McCall - b. 1933 (or 9/20); d. 5/24/1989; drums
• Joe Muddel(l) - b. 1920; bass/guitar
• Oscar Pettiford - b. 1922; d. 9/8/1960; bass/cello
• Buddy Rich - b. 1917; d. 4/2/1987; drums/leader
• Patrice Rushen - b. 1954; keyboards/vocal
• Thelma Terry - b. 1901; d. 5/30/1966; bass/vocals/leader

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