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1 –
• Rashied Ali – b. 1935; drums
• Edward (Andy) Anderson – b. 1910; trumpet
• Lad(dy) Busby – b. 1920; trombone
• Leon “Ndugu” Chancler – b. 1952; drummer/percussion
• Ruth Olay – b. 1927; vocals
• Alvino Rey – b. 1911; d. 2/24/2004; steel guitar/leader
• Earle Warren – b. 1914; d. 6/4/1994; alto sax

2 –
• Mike Abene – b. 1942; piano
• Teodross Avery – b. 1973; tenor sax
• Garry Dial – b. 1954; piano
• Herbie Harper – b. 1920; trombone
• Jack Hylton – b. 1892; d. 1/29/1965; piano/leader
• Ahmad Jamal – b. 1930; piano
• Charlie Kennedy – b. 1927; alto & tenor sax
• Harlan Leonard – b. 1905; d. 1983; alto, baritone, & soprano sax/clarinet/leader
• Mat Marucci – b. 1945; drums
• Billy Usselton – b. 1926; d. 9/4/1994; tenor sax
• Tim Warfield – b. 1965; tenor sax
• Charlie Watts – b. (or 6/2) 1941; drums
• Richard Wyands – b. 1928; piano
• Pat Yankee – b. 1929; vocal

3 –
• Peter Bernstein – b. 1967; guitar
• John Blake – b. 1947; violin
• Ronnell Bright – b. 1930; piano
• Johnny Coles – b. 1926; d. 12/21/1997; trumpet
• Ron Collier – b. 1930; d. 10/22/2003; composer/arranger/leader
• Pete Fountain – b. 1930; clarinet
• Laszlo Gardony – b. 1956; piano
• Jerry Gray – b. 1915; d. 8/10/1956; composer/arranger/leader
• Corky Hale – b. 1931; harp
• Johnny Hartman – b. 1923 (or 7/13); d. 9/15/1983; vocal
• John Heard – b. 1938; bass
• Duffy Jackson – b. 1953; drums
• John Klemmer – b. 1946; saxophones/flute/keyboards/percussion/vocal
• Sakari Kukko – b. 1953; tenor & soprano sax
• Dick Robertson – b. 1903; vocal
• Michel Ruppli – b. 1934; Discographer
• Tommy Tedesco – b. 1930; d. 11/10/1997; guitar
• Melissa Walker – b. 1964; vocal

4 –
• Louis Armstrong: Please note that Louis Armstrong is not included as his birthday has been established as August 4th, not July 4th. Grove and AMG show the August date as does other sources. Long to be thought as being born on the 4th, a baptismal certificate was found after Louis’ death showing Aug. 4, 1901 as his birthday. – courtesy of Ron Hearn http://www.swingmusic.net/ArmstrongLouis.html, http://www.astrodatabank.com/NM/ArmstrongLouis.htm
• Conrad Bauer – b. 1943; trombone
• Carolyn Breuer, alto and soprano sax 1969
• Ham (Leonard) Davis, trumpet, 1905 (1957)
• Irving Caesar – b. 1895; d. 12/18/1996; Lyrics: Sometimes I’m Happy, Tea for Two, Crazy Rhythm, I Want to be Happy, Is It True What They Say about Dixie?
• (Champion) Jack Dupree – b. 7/4/1910 – New Orleans, Louisiana; piano/singer. During the Depression, he turned to boxing, hence the “Champion” nickname. he rec for Okeh, cutting over 20 sides in 1940-41. Referred to himself as the last of the barrelhouse pianos players.•
• Seger Ellis – b. 1904; d. 9/29/1955; vocal/leader
• Egon Esbensen – b. 1921; d. 3/21/1975; tenor sax
• William L. Fowler – b. 1917; educator/guitar
• Lloyd Lambert – b. (or 6/4) 1928; d. 10/31/1995; bass
• Harold McKinney – b. 1928; d. 6/20/2001; piano
• Butch Miles – b. 1944; drums
• Hernan Oliva – b. 1913; violin
• Timmie Rogers – b. 1915; vocal
• Aaron Sachs – b. 1923; tenor sax/clarinet
• Erik Tuxen – b. 1902; d. 8/28/1957; leader
• Fred Wesley – b. 1943 (or 1944) – trombone/arranger/keyboards/vocal
• Joe Young – b. 1889; d. 4/21/1939; Lyricist: I’m Sitting on Top of the World, Was That the Human Thing to Do?, Lullaby of the Leaves

5 –
• Vic Berton – b. (or 5/6) 1896; d. 12/26/1951; drums
• Larry Binyon – b. 1908; tenor sax
• Ray Biondi – b. 1905; d. 1/28/1981; guitar
• Arthur Blythe – b. 7/5/1940; alto sax. grew up in San Diego. worked with Chico Hamilton and Gil Evans; Lester Bowie, Chico Freeman, Jack DeJohnette.
• Mack David – b. 1912; d. 12/30/1993; Lyricist: Candy; Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White; Cinderella; I Don’t Care If the Sun Don’t Shine; Tara’s Theme; La Vie en Rose; Walk on the Wild Side
• Vern Friley – b. 1924; trombone
• Richard (Dick) Healey – b. Youngstown, Ohio – 1929; alto, tenor & baritone sax/clarinet/flute/piano. Worked with Bob Astor Orchestra; Burt Massingale; Al Belletto; Australian Jazz Quartet in 1954. Lived in Australia for a time and led the pit band for touring show.
• Billy Jenkins – b. 1956; guitar/keyboards
• Robbie Robertson – b. 1944; Music & Lyrics: The Weight, Up on Cripple Creek, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, It Makes No Difference, Between Trains, The Moon Struck One, Broken Arrow
• Richard Simon – b. 1949 – Kansas City, Missiouri; bass
• Bruce Turner – b. 1922; d. 11/28/1993; clarinet/alto, tenor & soprano saxes
• Eric Watson – b. 1955; piano

6 –
• Laverne Andrews – b. 1911; d. 5/8/1967; vocal
• Louie Bellson – b. 1924; drums; d. 2/13/2009 in Los Angeles
• Rick Braun – b. 1955; trumpet;keyboards
• Will D. Cobb – b. 1876; d. 1/20/1930; lyricist
• Redd Evans – b. 1912; Music & Lyrics: Don’t Go to Strangers, There I’ve Said It Again, No Moon at All, The Frim Fram Sauce
• Parke Frankenfield – b. 1929; leader/vocal
• Karen Gallinger – b. 1953; vocal
• Dick Kenney – b. 1920; trombone
• Karl Kiffe – b. 1927; drums
• Juno Lewis – b. 1931; d. 4/9/2002; percussion/vocal
• Della Reese – b. 1931 (or 1932); vocal
• Betty Smith – b. 1929; tenor sax
• Chris White – b. 1936; bass
• Jeff Williams – b. 1950; drums
• Jack Yellen – b. 1892; d. 4/17/1991; Lyrics: Are You Having Any Fun?, Happy Days Are Here Again, Something I Dreamed Last Night, Ain’t She Sweet

7 –
• Bill Bickford – b. 1956; guitar
• John Campbell – b. 1955; piano
• Otto Cesana – b. 1899 – Brescia, Italy; d. 12/9/1980 – New York, NY; Resident of California from 1908 to 1930. Composer
• Sue Evans – 1951; percussion/drums
• Mary Ford – b. 1928; d. 9/30/1977; vocal
• Tiny Grimes – b. 1916; d. 3/4/1989; guitar
• Michael Henderson – b. 1951; bass
• Sue Keller – b. 1952; piano/vocals
• Hank Mobley – b. 1930; d. 5/30/1986; tenor sax/composer
• Charles Redland – b. 1911 – Sodertalje, Sweden; d. 8/18/1994; saxophone/clarinet/trumpet/trombone/ vibes/xylophones/ccordion/composer/arranger/leader
• Frank Rehak – b. 1926; d. 6/26/1987; trombone
• Doc Severinsen – b. 1927; trumpet
• Bill Trujillo – b. 1930; tenor sax
• Kitty White – b. 1924; vocal
• Joe Zawinul – b. 1932; d. 9/11/2007 – Vienna, Austria; piano/keyboards/composer; Music: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy; Birdland

8 –
• Roy Babbington – b. 1940; bass
• Walter Barnes – b. 1905; d. 4/23/1940; clarinet/saxophone/leader
• Ignacio Berroa – b. 1953; drums/percussion
• Bill Challis – b. 1904; d. 10/4/1994; arranger
• Kevin Clark – b. 1965; trumpet
• Billy Eckstine – b. 1914; d. 3/8/1993; vocal/leader
• Ken Hanna – b. 1921; d. 12/10/1982; trumpet/arranger/leader
• Louis Jordan – b. 1908; d. 2/4/1975; alto sax/vocal
• Sakari Kukko – b. 1953; saxes/flute/piano/keyboards/vocal
• Johnny Mince – b. 1912; d. 12/23/1994; clarinet/saxophone
• Eric Mingus – b. 1964; vocal
• J. Russel Robinson – b. 1892; d. 9/30/1963; piano/composer
• Andy Russo – b. 1908 – Brooklyn, NY; d. 9/16/1958 – San Diego; trombone
• Ron Rubin – b. 1933; piano/bass
• Lembit Saarsalu – b. 1948; saxophone/composer
• Harry Von Tilzer – b. 1872; d. 1/10/1946; composer: All Alone; I Want a Girl Just Like You; In the Evening by the Moonlight; In the Sweet Bye and Bye; Wait ’til the Sunshines, Nellie

9 –
• Colin Bailey – b. 1934; drums
• Buddy Bregman – b. 1930; arranger/composer/leader
• Duke Burrell – b. 1920; d. 8/5/1993; piano
• Joe Darensbourg – b. 1906; d. 5/24/1985; clarinet/soprano & tenor sax/vocals
• Hal Gaylor – b. 1929; bass
• Earle Hagen – b. 1919; trombone/composer/arranger; composer of Harlem Nocture
• Irv Kluger – b. 1921; d. 2/28/2005; drums
• Joe Liggins – b. 1915; 8/1/1987; piano/vocal/leader
• John Lurie – b. 1952; alto & soprano sax
• Jose McLaughlin – b. 1948; piano/guitar/bass/flute
• June Richmond – b. 1915; d. 8/14/1962; vocal
• Peter Saberton – b. 1950; piano/keyboards/arranger/composer
• Alex Welsh – b. 1929; d. 6/25/1982; trumpet/vocal/leader
• John Wilson – b. 1926; trumpet
• Frank Wright – b. 1935; d. 5/17/1990; tenor sax

10 –
• Ivie Anderson – b. 1905; d. 12/28/1949; vocal
• Milt Buckner – b. 1915; d. 7/27/1977; piano/organ
• Dick Cary – b. 1916; d. 4/6/1994; piano/trumpet/alto horn/celeste/arranger
• Buddy Clark – b. 1929; d. 6/8/1999; bass/arranger
• Bela Fleck – b. banjo, 1958
• Bruce Fowler – b. 1947; trombone
• Major Holley – b. 1924; d. 10/25/1990; bass
• Arnie Lawrence – b. 1938; d. 4/22/2005; alto sax
• Jimmy McHugh – b. 1894; d. 5/23/1969; composer: Music: It’s a Most Unusual Day, I Won’t Dance, Sunny Side of the Street, Don’t Blame Me, I’m in the Mood for Love, Exactly Like You, How Blue the Night
• Jerry Herman – b. 1933; Music & Lyrics: Hello Dolly, Mame, If He Walked into My Life, Look over There
• Lee Morgan – b. 1938; d. 2/19/1972; trumpet
• Mitchell Parish – b. 1900; d. 3/31/1993; Lyrics: Star Dust, Deep Purple, Sweet Lorraine, Does Your Heart Beat for Me, Stars Fell on Alabama, Sophisticated Lady, Don’t be That Way
• Brian Priestley – b. 1946; writer/piano
• Noble Sissle – b. 1889; d. 12/17/1975; vocal, leader
• Hociel Thomas – b. 1904; d. 8/22/1952; vocal/piano

11 –
• Clyde Bernhardt – b. 1905; d. 5/20/1986; trombone/vocals/leader/arranger
• Patrice Caratini – b. 1946; bass/composer/leader/arranger
• Percy Gabriel – b. 1915; bass
• Andres Ingolfsson – b. 1935 – Iceland; accordion/clarinet/alto sax/tenor sax
• Blind Lemon Jefferson – b. 1897 – Wortham, Texas; guitar
• Henry Lowther – b. 1941; trumpet
• Tomasz Stanko – b. 1942; trumpet

12 –
• Eddie Allen – b. 1957; trumpet/flugelhorn
• Will Bradley – b. 1912; d. 7/15/1989; trombone/leader
• Jeff Brillinger – b. 1947; drums
• Conte Candoli – b. 1927; d. 12/14/2001; trumpet
• Charles Carter – b. 1939; drums
• Christian Chevalier – b. 1930; piano/organ/vibes/marimba/arranger/conductor
• Rusty Dedrick – b. 1918; trumpet/composer/arranger/leader/educator
• Brandon Evans – b. 1972; woodwinds
• Paul Gonsalves – b. 1920; d. 5/14/1974; tenor sax
• Oscar Hammerstein II – b. 1895; d. 8/23/1960; Lyrics: It Might as Well be Spring, The Folks Who Live on the Hill, People Will Say We’re in Love, The Gentleman Is a Dope, All The Things You Are, I’ll Take Romance, Hello Young Lovers, All in Fun, Why Was I Born?, The Song Is You, If I Loved You
• Jean-Francois Jenny-Clark – b. 1944; d. 10/5/1998; bass
• Alfred Laine – b. 1895; d. 3/1/1957; cornet/drums
• Chuck Loeb – b. 1955; guitar
• Steve Melling – b. 1959; piano/keyboards
• Big John Patton – b. 1935; d. 3/19/2002; organ/piano
• Mark Soskin – b. 1953; piano
• Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor – b. 1916; tenor sax
• Steve Tintweiss – b. 1946; bass
• Paul Villepigue – b. 1919; d. 6/19/1953; arranger/composer
• Donald Walden – b. 1938; tenor sax

13 –
• Albert Ayler – b. 1936; d. 11/5/1970; tenor/alto sax
• Al Bundy – b. 1918; d. 4/25/2000; piano
• Bill Carrothers – b. 1964; piano/vocal
• Greg Cohen – b. 1953; bass
• Ike Cole – b. 1927; d. 4/22/2001; piano/vocal
• Michel DeViller – b. 1926; d. 1992; saxophone/clarinet
• Pete Escovedo – b. 1935; vocals/percussion/leader
• Earl Grubbs – b. 1942; d. 10/6/1989; tenor sax
• Johnny Hartman (or 7/3) b. 1923; d. 9/15/1983; vocal
• Pedro Iturralde – b. 1929; tenor, alto, soprano & baritone saxophones/flute/clarinet/ composer/arranger
• George Lewis – b. 1900; d. 12/31/1968; clarinet
• Erik Parker – b. 1918; trumpet
• Tom Ranier – b. 1949; keyboards
• Adolph Sandole – b. 1925; piano/composer
• Gyorgy Szabados – b. 1939; piano/composer/arranger
• Leroy Vinnegar – b. 1928; d. 8/3/1999 – Portland, Oregon; bass
• Bengt-Arne Wallin – b. 1926; trumpet/arranger/composer

14 –
• Tony Archer – b. 1939; bass
• Doug Carn – b. 1948; organ
• Todd Coolman – b. 1954; bass
• Alan Dawson – b. 1929 – Marietta, Pennsylvania; d. 2/23/1996; drums/vibraphone
• Akua Dixon – b. c. 1950; cello
• Walter Gross – b. 1909; d. 11/27/1967; piano/composer: Music: Tenderly
• Woody Guthrie – b. 1912; Music & Lyrics: This Land Is Your Land, So Long (It’s Been Good to Know Yuh)
• Billy Hill – b. 1899; d. 12/24/1940; piano/vocals/composer
• Hank Johnson – b. 1949; piano/arranger/composer
• Bonnie King – b. 1905; d. ???; vocals
• Ted Koehler – b. 1894; d. 1/17/1973; Lyrics: Let’s Fall in Love, I’ve Got the World on a String, Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me, Stormy Weather, When the Sun Comes Out, Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams, Ill Wind
• Billy Kyle – b. 1914; d. 2/23/1966; piano
• George Lewis – b. 1952; trombone
• Sabu Martinez – b. 1930; d. 1/13/1979; percussion
• Kenny Napper – b. 1933; bass
• Stan Rubin – b. 1933; clarinet/saxes
• Claude Trenier – b. 1919; d. 11/17/2003; vocal
• Cliff Trenier – b. 1919; d. 3/2/1983; vocal
• Rubberlegs Williams – b. 1907; d. 10/17/1962; singer/dancer
• Dempsey Wright – b. 1929; d. 4/24/2001; guitar

15 –
• Dorothy Fields – b. 1905; d. 5/28/1974; Lyrics: Pick Yourself Up, I Can’t Give You Anything but Love, The Way You Look Tonight, Remind Me, Don’t Blame Me, A Fine Romance, Hooray for Love
• Ralph Gari – b. 1927 – New Castle, Pennsylvania; alto sax/clarinet/flute/piccolo/English horn
• Sadik Hakim (aka Argonne Thornton) – b. 1919; d. 6/20 or 22/1983; piano
• Joe Harriott – b. 1928; d. 2/2/1973; alto sax
• Philly Joe Jones – b. 1923; d. 8/30/1985; drums
• Ron Kaplan – b. 1953; vocal

16 –
• John Teddy Buckner – b. 1909; d. 9/22/1994; trumpet
• John Chilton – b. 1932; writer/trumpet/flugelhorn
• Ralph Escudero – b. 1898; d. 4/10/1970; bass/tuba
• Eddie Farley – b. 1904; trumpet/vocal
• Nat Pierce – b. 1925; d. 6/10/1992; piano/arranger/celeste/organ/leader
• Bobby Previte – b. 1957; drums
• Anton Schwartz – b. 1967; tenor sax
• Bola Sete – b. 1923; d. 2/14/1987; guitar
• Cal Tjader – b. 1925; d. 5/5/1982; vibraphone/drums/percussion
• Rene Urtreger – b. 1934; piano
• Andrea Vicari – b. 1965; piano
• Annie Whitehead – b. 1955; trombone/vocal
• Todd Williams – b. 1967; tenor sax/clarinet

17 –
• Danny Bank – b. 1922; baritone sax/bass clarinet
• George Barnes – b. 1921; d. 9/5/1977; guitar
• Nick Brignola – b. 1936; d. 2/8/2002; baritone, soprano & alto sax/flute
• Fud Candrix – b. 1908; d. 4/11/1974; tenor sax/clarinet/violin/arranger/leader
• Ray Copeland – b. 1926; d. 5/18/1984; trumpet
• Eddie Dougherty – b. 1915; drums
• Chico Freeman – b. 1949; tenor & soprano sax/bass clarinet.flute/keyboards/percussion
• Alvester Garnett – b. 1970; drums
• Vince Guaraldi – b. 1928; d. 2/6/1976; piano/composer
• Benny Krueger (or 6/17) – b. 1899; d. april or July 29, 1967; saxophone/leader
• Abe Laboriel – b. 1947; bass
• Jerry Lloyd – b. 1920; trumpet
• Wilfred Middlebrooks – b. 1933; bass
• John Mixon – b. 1926; d. 12/30/1996; bass
• Joe Morello – b. 1928; drums
• Sonny Morgan – b. 1936; percussion
• Mary Osborne – b. 1921; d. 3/4/1992; guitar
• Joanie Pallatto – b. 1954; vocal
• Ben Riley – b. 1933; drums
• Jimmy Scott – b. 1925; vocal
• Piero Umiliani – b. 1926 – Florence, Italy; d. 2/14/2001 – Rome, Italy; piano/composer.
• Byron Wallen – b. 1969; trumpet/flugelhorn
• Jack Washington – b. 1910; d. 11/28/1964

18 –
• Brian Auger – b. 1939; keyboards/vocals
• Don Bagley – b. 1927; bass/arranger
• Lou Busch – b. 1910 – Louisville, Kentucky; d. 9/19/1979 – Camarillo, California; piano/ leader/arranger
• Joe Comfort – b. 1917 or 1919; d. 10/29/1988; bass
• Wilton Crawley – b. 1900; d. c. 1948; clarinet
• Carl Fontana – b. 1928; d. 10/9/2003; trombone
• Bob Helm – b. 1914; d. 9/1/2002; clarinet/soprano sax
• Chris Hills – b. 1946; guitar/bass
• Richard Landrum – b. 1939; percussion
• Charlie LaVere – b. 1910; d. 4/28/1983; piano/trumpet/trombone/alto sax/vocals/arranger/compoer
• Buschi Niebergall – b. 1938; d. 1/8/1992; bass
• Karen Oberlin – b. 1966; vocals
• Dudu Pukwana – b. 1938; d. 6/28/1990; alto sax
• Lynn Seaton – b. 1957; bass
• Roger Sellars – b. 1939; drums
• Frank Tate – b. 1943; bass/electric bass
• Speed Webb – b. 1906; drummer/leader
• Pete Yellin – b. 1942; soprano, tenor & alto sax/flute/clarinet & bass clarinet/arranger

19 –
• David (Allen) Allyn – b. 1923 – Hartford, Conn; vocal
• Buster Bailey – b. 1902; d. 4/12/1967; clarinet
• Bobby Bradford – b. 1934 – Cleveland, MS; trumpet
• Carmen Bradford – b. 1960; vocal
• Eddie Brunner – b. 1912; d. 7/18/1960; alto & tenor sax/clarinet/piano/leader
• Dick Collins – b. 1924; trumpet
• Kenny Graham – b. 1924;2/17/1997; alto & tenor sax/composer/arranger
• Chris Greco – b. 1959; soprano, alto, tenor sax/clarinet/bass-clarinet/flute
• Cliff Jackson – b. 1902; d. 5/24/1970; piano
• Carmell Jones – b. 1936; d. 11/7/1996; trumpet
• Didier Levallet – b. 1944; bass
• Bill Prince – b. 1962; trumpet/arranger
• Ernie Shepard – b. 1916; d. 11/23/1965; bass
• Charlie Teagarden – b. 1913 – Vernon, Texas; d. 1984 – Las Vegas, Nevada; trumpet. Brother of Jack Teagarden and worked with him many years from 1929, in the bands of Ben Pollack, Red Nichols, Paul Whiteman and brother Jack. Also worked with Harry James, Jimmy Dorsey and had his own trio with Jess Stacy and Ray Bauduc.
• Phil Upchurch – b. 1941; guitar

20 –
• Johnny Almond – b. 1946; alto & tenor saxes/flute/keyboards/vibes
• Joachim Berendt – b. 1922; d. 2/4/2000; writer/producer
• Bill Dillard – b. 1911; d. 1/16 or Feb. 12/1995; trumpet
• Arnold Fishkin (d) – b. 1919; d. 9/8/1999; bass
• Steven Ganz – b. 1968; tenor sax
• Peter Ind – b. 1928; bass
• Art Jarrett – b. 1907; d. 7/23/1987; vocals/leader
• Teddy Kleindin – b. 1914; clarinet/alto sax
• Bernd Konrad – b. 1948; soprano, alto, tenor, baritone & bass sax/clarinet, bass & contrabass clarinet/flute
• Karel Krautgartner – b. 1922; d. 9/20/1982; clarinet/alto sax/arranger/composer/leader
• Lou Lanza – b. 1970; vocal
• Bob McHugh – b. 1946; piano
• Adrian Tilbrook – b. 1948; drums
• Charles Tyler – b. 1941; d. 6/27/1992; alto & baritone saxes
• Ernie Wilkins – b. 1922; d. 6/5/1999; composer/arranger/tenor sax

21 –
• Al (Zoot) Baker – b. 1944 – New Orleans, LA; trumpet/drums/percussion/composer
• Sonny Clark – b. 1931; d. 1/13/1963; piano/composer
• Pierre Cullaz – b. 1935; guitar
• Arthur Edgehill – b. 1926; drums
• Plas Johnson – b. 1931; tenor sax
• Orange Kellin – b. 1944; clarinet/tenor sax
• Franklin Kiermyer – b. 1956; drums
• Helen Merrill – b. 1929 or 1930; vocal
• Omer Simeon – b. 1902; d. 9/17/1959; clarinet & bass clarinet/soprano, alto tenor & baritone saxes
• Kay Starr – b. 1922; vocal
• George Syran – b. 1928; piano

22 –
• Johannes Bauer – b. 1954; trombone
• Keter Betts – b. 1928; bass
• Joshua Breakstone – b. 1955; guitar
• Jimmy Bruno – b. 1953; guitar
• Junior Cook – b. 1934; d. 2/3/1992 or 2/4/1992; tenor sax
• Al DiMeola – b. 1954; guitar
• Bob Downes – b. 1937; flute/sax
• Mark Edwards – b. 1949; drums/percussion
• Kramer Gorni – b. 1913; accordion/bass
• Al Haig – b. 1924; d. 11/16/1982; piano
• Lou McGarity – b. 1917; d. 8/28/1971; trombone
• Taps Miller – b. 1915; vocal/dancer
• Paul Moer – b. 1916; piano
• Don Patterson – b. 1936; d. 2/10/1988; organ
• Bill Perkins – b. 1924; d. 8/9/2003; tenor, alto, soprano & baritone saxes/clarinet & bass clarinet/flute
• Mario Rivera – b. 1939; saxophone/flute
• Hal Schaefer – b. 1925; piano
• Cassino Simpson – b. 1909; d. 3/27/1952; piano
• Margaret Whiting – b. 1924; vocal
• Dennis Wilson – b. 1952; trombone

23 –
• Charles Ables – b. 1943; d. Oct. 8, 2001; electric bass/bass/guitar
• Pedro Aznar – b. 1959; vocal/percussion
• Danny Barcelona – b. 1929 – Honolulu, HI; d. 4/1/2007 – Monterey Park, CA; drums
• Alan Barnes – b. 1959; alto & baritone saxes/clarinet
• Madeline Bell – b. 1942; vocals
• Emmett Berry – b. 1915; trumpet
• Marc Edwards – b. 1949; drums/percussion
• Jim Chapin – b. 1919; drums
• Clarence Holiday – b. 1898; d. 3/1/1937; guitar
• Khan Jamal – b. 1946; vibraphone
• Richie Kamuca – b. 1930; d. 7/22/1977; tenor sax
• Steve Lacy – b. 1934; d. 6/4/2004; soprano sax
• Bill Lee – b. 1928; bass
• Tony Lee – b. 1934; d. 2004; piano
• Claude Luter – b. 1923; clarinet/leader
• Loren Schoenberg – b. 1958; tenor sax/leader
• Janis Siegel – b. 1952; vocal
• L. Subramaniam – b. 1947; violin

24 –
• Druie Bess – b. 1906; trombone
• David Caceres – b. 1967; saxes/vocals
• Mick Carn – b. ; vocals
• Rudy Collins – b. 1934; d. 8/15/1988; drums
• Bob Eberly – b. 1916; d. 2/17/1981; vocal
• Jon Faddis – b. 1953; trumpet
• Robert Farnon – b. 1917; d. 4/23/2005; conductor
• Joe Giardullo – b. 1948; soprano, alto & tenor sax; bass-clarinet/flute/piccolo/electronics
• Herbie Haymer – b. 1915; d. 4/11/1949; tenor sax
• Tim Horner – b. 1956; drums
• Mick Karn – b. 1958; bass & electric bass/alto sax/clarinet & bass clarinet/cello/keyboards/ percussion
• Ronnie Lang – b. 1927; alto & baritone saxes/flute
• Len Lyons – b. 1942; writer
• Mike Mainieri – b. 1938; vibraphone
• Peggy Mann – b. 1919; vocals
• Charles McPherson – b. 1939; alto sax
• Konstantin (Georgyevich) Nosov – b. 1938; d. 6/29/1984; trumpet
• Benoit Quersin – b. 1927; bass
• Barry Romberg – b. 1959; drums
• Finn Savery – b. 1933; piano
• Jack Sohmer – b. 1930; d. 12/9/2001; writer
• Dr. Billy Taylor – b. 1921;d. 12/28/2010; piano/composer
• Joe Thomas – b. 1909; d. 8/6/1984; trumpet
• Leo Vauchant (Arnaud) – b. 1904; trombone
• Dick Whittington – b. 1936; piano
• Cootie Williams – b. 1908 or 1910 (or June 24 or July 10); d. 9/14/1985 or 5/1985; trumpet/composer

25 –
• Fletcher Allen – b. 1905; saxophone/ clarinet
• Brian Blade – b. 1970; drums
• Happy Caldwell – b. 1903; d. 12/29/1978; tenor sax
• Charles Christian – b. 1885; d. 6/11/1964; trombone
• Mike Clarke – b. 1950; drums
• Don Ellis – b. 1934; d. 12/17/1978; trumpet/leader
• Al Epstein (aka Al Young) – b. 1921; tenor sax/clarinet
• Jef Gilson – b. 1926; piano
• Norman Green – b. 1907; d. 9/28/1975; trombone
• Johnny Hodges – b. 1907; d. 5/11/1970; alto & soprano saxes
• Darnell Howard – b. 1895; d. 9/2/1966; clarinet/violin/alto sax
• Gunter Lenz – b. 1938; bass
• Annie Ross – b. 1930; vocal
• Bill Skeat – b. 1926; d. 7/4/1999; alto & tenor sax/clarinet/flute
• Hugh Watts – b. 1941 = Watford, England; trombone
• Johnny Wiggs – b. 1899; d. 10/9/1977; cornet/trumpet/vocals

26 –
• Gus Aiken – b. 1902; d. 4/1973; trumpet
• Ralph Blane – b. 1914; d. 11/13/1995; Music & Lyrics: The Trolley Song, The Boy Next Door, An Occasional Man, Ev’ry Time
• Fred Bohler – b. 1912; piano
• Patti Bown – b. 1931; piano
• Joanne Brackeen – b. 1938; piano
• Buddy Clark – b. 1912; vocal
• Bob Davis – b. 1927; piano
• Ruben Lopez Furst – b. 1937; piano
• Kevin Harris – b. 1955; tenor sax
• Erskine Hawkins – b. 1914; d. 11/12/1993; trumpet/leader
• Wayne Krantz – b. 1956; guitar
• Ray Mosca – b. 1932; drums
• Kitty Noble – b. 1928 – Youngstown, Ohio; vocals/guitar
• Charli(e) Persip – b. 1929; drums
• Moacir Santos – b. (or 4/8 or 8/4) 1924 (or 1926); arranger/composer/alto & baritone sax
• Jack Six – b. 1930; bass

27 –
• Karrin Allyson – b. 1962 – Great Bend, KS; piano/vocals
• Deirdre Cartwright – b. 1956; guitar
• Carl Grubbs – b. 1944; alto & soprano sax
• Einar Iversen – b. 1930; piano/flute
• Maureen McGovern – b. 1949; vocal
• Bob Morse – b. 1927 – Pasadena, California; singer
• Charlie Queener – b. 1921 or ’23; d. 7/1997; piano
• Michael Sagmeister – b. 1959; guitar
• Charlie Shoemake – b. 1937; vibraphone
• Bob Thiele – b. 1922; d. 1/30/1996; producer/label owner
• Pat Thomas – b. 1960; keyboards
• Barbara Thompson – b. 1944; saxophone/flute
• Jean Toussaint – b. 1957 or 1960; tenor sax
• Edward Wilkerson, Jr. – b. 1955; alto & tenor sax/clarinet/percussion
• Skippy Williams – b. 1916; d. 2/28/1994; tenor sax

28 –
• Corky Corcoran – b. 1924; d. 10/3/1979; tenor sax
• Hal Crook – b. 1950; trombone/piano/educator
• Nnenna Freelon – b. 1954; vocal
• Jim Galloway – b. 1936; tenor & soprano saxes/clarinet
• Michael Gassmann – b. 1964; trumpet
• Jim Hughart – b. 1936; bass
• Delfeayo Marsalis – b. 1965; trombone
• Leon Prima – b. 1907; trumpet
• Ikey Robinson – b. 1904; d. 10/25/1990; banjo/guitar
• A. K. Salim – b. 1922; arranger/composer
• Gerald Veasley – b. 1955; bass

29 –
• Nancie Banks – b. 1951; d. 11/2002; vocals/arranger/leader/composer
• Joe Beck – b. 1945; guitar
• Michel Benita – b. 1954; bass
• Jean-Charles Capon – b. 1936; cello
• Charlie Christian – b. 1916; d. 3/2/1942; guitar
• Pat Hawes – b. 1928; piano/vocal/washboard/celeste
• Gerald Hirt – b. 1924; trombone
• David Joel Horowitz – b. 1942; piano/keyboards
• Nick Jerret – b. 1921 – Sommerville, MA; clarinet/tenor sax/leader
• Alan Lee – b. 1936; vibes/leader
• Vic Lewis – b. 1919; leader/guitar/cornet/vocal
• Norman Payne – b. 1911; d. 2/11/1992; trumpet
• Don Redman – b. 1900; d. 11/30/1964; alto sax/clarinet/vocal/composer/arranger/leader
• Sigmund Romberg – b. 1887; d. 11/9/1951; composer: Music: Close As Pages in a Book, Lover Come Back to Me, The Night Is Young, Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
• Albert Wynn – b. 1907; d. 5/1973; trombone

30 –
• Paul Anka – b. 1941; Lyrics: My Way; Music & Lyrics: Crazy Love, Diana, Love Makes the World Go ‘Round
• Joe Daley – b. 1918; d. 3/5/1994; tenor sax/clarinet/flute/piccolo
• Benny Featherstone – b. 1912; d. 4/6/1977; trumpet
• Vernell Fournier – b. 1928; d. 11/7/2000; drums
• Jan Jankeje – b. 1950; bass
• Hilton Jefferson – b. 1903; d. 11/14/1968; alto sax
• Kevin Mahogany – b. 1958; vocal
• Dick McDonough – b. 1904; d. 5/25/1938; guitar/banjo
• Roy Porter – b. 1923; d. 1/25/1998; drums
• David Sanborn – b. 1945; alto, tenor, & soprano sax/flute
• Frank Smith – b. 1927; d. 2/18/1974; reeds
• Hal Smith – b. 1953; drums
• James Spaulding – b. 1937; alto sax/flute

31 –
• Roy Bargy – b. 1894; d. 1/16/1974; piano
• Charles Biddle – b. 1926; d. 2/4/2003; bass
• Peter Bocage – b. 1887; d. 12/3/1967; trumpet/violin
• Kenny Burrell – b. 1931; guitar/educator
• Bill Clark – b. 1925’ d. 7/30/1986; drums
• Ahmet Ertegun – b. 1917 or 1923; label owner/producer
• George “Chet” Forrest – b. 1915; d. 10/10/1999; songwriter: Always and Always; At the Balalaika; I’d Be Lost Without You; It’s a Blue World
• Stephanie Haynes – b. 1945; vocal
• Milt Holland – b. 1917; d. 11/4/2005; drums/percussion
• Hank Jones – b. 1918; d. 5/16/2010; piano
• Stanley Jordan – b. 1959; guitar
• George Kelly – b. 1915; d. 7/15/1985; tenor sax
• Gap Mangione – b. 1938; piano
• Roy Milton – b. 1907; d. 9/18/1983; drums/vocal/leader
• Bjarne (Arnulf) Nerem – b. 1923; d. 4/1/1991; tenor sax
• David Saxon – b. 1919; Music: Vagabond Shoes, There Must be a Way, Are These Really Mine, There’ll Soon be a Rainbow
• Mike Wolff – b. 1952; piano