October Birthdays

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1 –
• Charlie Braugham – b. 1942; drums
• Graham Burbridge – b. 1933; d. 2003; drums
• Dr. George Butler – b. 1936; producer
• Paul Cheron – b. 1960; reeds
• Tony Dumas – b. 1955; bass
• Cliff Friend – b. 1893; d. 6/27/1974; composer
• Al Goyans – b. 1920; trumpet
• Richard Kazuo Hamada – b. 1907; d. 10/25/2003; saxophone
• Mark Helias – b. 1950; bass
• Dave Holland – b. 1946; bass
• Lamont Johnson – b. 1941; d. 10/21/1999; piano
• Ori Kaplan – b. 1969; alto/tenor/baritone saxes/leader
• Harry Lookofsky – b. 1913; d. 6/8/1998; violin/viola/tenor violin/producer
• Sherwood Mangiapane – b. 1912; bass/tuba/sousaphone
• Johnny Meyer – b. 1912; accordion
• Max Morath – b. 1926; pianist/vocals
• Andre Paquinet – b. 1926; trombone
• Ann Richards – b. 1935; d. 4/1/1982; vocal
• Wesley Wilson – b. 1893; d. 10/10/1958; vocal/piano

2 –
• Django Bates – b. 1960; piano/keyboards/trumpet/tenor horn
• Bob Corwin – b. 1933; piano
• Barbara Paris – b. 1954; vocal
• Howard Roberts – b. 1929; d. 6/28/1992; guitar
• Wally Rose – b. 1913; d. 1/12/1997; piano
• Ronnie Ross – b. 1933; d. 12/12/1991; baritone, tenor, & bass sax/clarinet/flute/arranger
• Phil Urso – b. 1925; alto, tenor & baritone sax/clarinet/arranger
• Bob Weinstock – b. 1928; d. 1/14/2006; producer/label owner

3 –
• Judy Bailey – b. 1935; piano/composer
• Rashid Bakr – b. 1943; drums
• Buddy Banks – b. 1909; d. 1991; tenor sax
• Edward “Puddinghead” Battle – b. 1907; d. 2/6/1977; trumpet/valve trombone/ alto sax/ composer/arranger
• Michael Bowie – b. 1961; bass
• Leon Breeden – b. 1921; educator/clarinet
• Johnny Burke – b. 1908 (d. Feb. 25, 1964); lyricist: LYRICS: Here’s That Rainy Day, Misty, Like Someone in Love, Polka Dots and Moonbeams, It Could Happen to You
• Mike Clark – b. 1946; drums
• Carsten Dahl – b. 1967; piano
• Niels Lan Doky – b. 1963; piano/composer/leader
• Gene Estes – b. 1931; vibes/drums/percussion/marimba/arranger
• Von Freeman – b. 1922 – Chicago, IL; tenor sax; d. 8/14/2012 – Chicag, IL
• Michel Godard – b. 1960; tuba/bass trombone/bass/serpent/composer
• Nancy Harrow – b. 1930; vocal
• Jacintha (Abisheganaden) – b. 1957; vocal
• Ronnie Laws – b. 1950; alto, soprano & tenor sax/flute/piccolo/drums/vocal
• Manuel Manetta – b. 1889; d. 10/10/1969; piano/cornet/saxophone
• David Mann – b. 1916; composer: Music: In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, There I’ve Said It Again, Don’t Go to Strangers, No Moon at All
• Paul Perry – b. 1916 – Wadena, SK Canada; d. 199?; tenor sax/leader
• Booker Pitman – b. 1909; d. 10/13/1969; alto & soprano sax/clarinet/arranger/vocal
• George Wein – b. 1925; piano/producer/vocals

4 –
• Marvin Ash – b. 1914; d. 1974; piano
• Walter Bishop, Jr. – b. 1927; d. 1/24/1998; piano
• Gary Brunotte – b. 1948; piano/keyboards
• Patti Cathcart – b. 1950; vocal
• Noel Chiboust – b. 1909; d. 1/16/1994; trumpet
• Buddy Featherstonhaugh – b. 1909; d. 7/12/1976; tenor sax/clarinet
• Eddie Gomez – b. 1944 (or Nov 4); bass
• Stan Hasselgard – b. 1922; d. 11/23/1948; clarinet
• Robert Hurst – b. 1964; bass
• Clay Jenkins – b. 1964; trumpet
• Mark Levine – b. 1938; piano
• Mat Maneri – b. 1969; violin/viola
• Charlie Norman – b. 1910; d. 8/11 or 12/2005; piano
• Chino Pozo – b. 1915; d. c. 1980; percussion
• Borge Roger Henrichsen – b. 1915; piano/trumpet/leader/composer
• Steve Swallow – b. 1940; bass
• Leon Thomas – b. 1937; d. 5/8 or 9/1999; vocal
• Greely Walton – b. 1904; d. 10/9/1993; tenor, baritone & bass sax/clarinet

5 –
• Clifton Anderson – b. 1957; trombone
• Dieter Antritter (or 10/6) – b. 1929; tenor sax
• Bob Astor – b. 1915; leader/trumpet/drums
• Donald Ayler – b. 1942; trumpet
• Jimmy Blanton – b. 1918; d. 7/30/1942
• Thomas Clausen – b. 1949; piano
• Alicia Cunningham – b. 1946; vocals
• Joe Cusatis – b. 1931; drums
• Bill Dixon – b. 1925; trumpet
• Kalle Engstrom – b. 1908; d. 1/17/1955 (or July 17,1955); clarinet/alto sax/leader
• John Geggie – b. 1960; bass/composer/teacher
• Frank Guarente – b. 1893; d. 7/21/1942; trumpet
• Ernst Hollerhagen – b. 1912; d. 7/11/1996; alto sax/clarinet
• Shep Meyers – b. 1936; piano
• Fred Norman – b. 1910; d. 2/19/1993; trombone/arranger/composer
• Dick Todd – b. 1914; d. 4/1973; vocalist
• Irvine “Pinky” Vidacovich – b. 1905; clarinet
• Arthur Whetsol – b. 1905; d. 1/5/1940; trumpet
• Les Wigfield – b. 1928, tenor sax/clarinet

6 –
• Milton Ager – b. 1893; d. 1979; composer: Music: Happy Days are Here Again, What Good Am I without You, Hard-Hearted Hannah, I’m Nobody’s Baby
• Dieter Antritter (or 10/5) – b. 1929; saxophone
• Jack Buck – b. 1911; d. 12/7/1997; trombone
• Alan Copeland – b. 1926; vocal
• Demas Dean – b. 1903; trumpet
• Carmen Mastren – b. 1913; d. 3/31/1981; guitar
• Bob Neal – b. 1917; d. 5/9/1983; drums
• Sammy Price – b. 1908; d. 4/14/1992; piano
• Masahiko Sato – b. 1941; piano/keyboards/composer
• Norman Simmons – b. 1929; piano/organ/arranger/conductor
• Mark Whitfield – b. 1966; guitar
• Pinky Williams – b. 1914; d. 8/17/1996; alto, tenor & baritone sax/clarinet

7 –
• Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones) – b. 1934; writer
• Sonny Costanzo – b. 1932; d. 12/30/1993; trombone/leader
• Marty Flax – b. 1924; d. 5/3/1972; baritone sax
• George Girard – b. 1930; d. 1/18/1957; trumpet
• Andre Jaume – b. 1940; reeds/flute
• Jo Jones – b. 1911; d. 9/3/1985; drums
• Alton “Slim” Moore – b. 1908; d. 1978; trombone
• Miya Miyanoue – b. 1953; koto
• Wilson Myers – b. 1906; bass
• Beverly Peer – b. 1912; d. 1997; bass
• Ralph Rainger – b. 1900; d. 10/23/1942; composer: Music: If I Should Lose You, With Every Breath I Take, Ebb Tide, June in January, Easy Living
• Alvin Stoller – b. 1925; d. 10/19/1992; drums
• David Taylor – b. 1950; trombone
• George Young – b. 1937; alto & tenor saxes
• Larry Young – b. 1940; d. 3/30/1978; organ/piano

8 –
• Pepper Adams – b. 1930; d. 9/10/1986; baritone sax
• Flavio Ambrosetti – b. 1919; alto sax
• Jon Ballantyne – b. 1963; piano
• Steven Bernstein – b. 1961; trumpet
• John Betsch – b. 1945; drums
• Anatole Gerasimov – b. 1945; tenor sax
• J. C. Heard – b. 1917; d. 9/27/1988; drums
• Sonny Igoe – b. 1923; drums
• Ted Kooshian – b. 1961; keyboards
• Gerry Moore – b. 1903; piano
• Aladar Pege – b. 1939; d. c. 9/24/2006; bass
• Hal Singer – b. 1919; tenor sax/leader
• Bill Stegmeyer – b. 1916; d. 1968; clarinet
• Karel Vlach – b. 1911; d. 2/26/1986; leader
• George Webb – b. 1917; piano/leader
• Meyer Weinberg – b. 1914; d. 9/28/1970; clarinet/alto sax
• Clarence Williams – b. 1893 or 1898; d. 11/6/1965; piano/leader

9 –
• Andres Boiarsky – b. 1957; tenor sax
• Jackson Browne – b. 1948; composer: Music & Lyrics: That Girl Could Sing, Doctor My Eyes, Running on Empty, The Pretender
• Satoko Fujii – b. 1958; piano/synthesizer/conductor/composer/vocal
• Kenny Garrett – b. 1960; alto, soprano & tenor sax/flute/clarinet/keyboards
• Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand) – b. 1934; piano
• Hisao Ishikawa – b. 1931; tenor & soprano sax/flute
• Yusef Lateef – b. 1920; tenor sax/flute/oboe/etc
• John Lennon – b. 1940; d. ; composer: Music & Lyrics: Imagine, Fool On the Hill, Eleanor Rigby, Michelle, Penny Lane
• Dave Samuels – b. 1948; vibraphone/marimba
• Elmer Snowden – b. 1900; d. 5/14/1973; banjo/guitar/marimba/tenor sax
• Mynie Sutton – b. 1903; d. 6/17/1982; alto sax/leader
• Chucho Valdes – b. 1941; piano
• Lee Wiley – b. 1915; d. 12/11/1975; vocal
• Ed Xiques – b. 1939; reeds/flute

10 –
• Ed Blackwell – b. 1929; d. 10/8/1992; drums
• Lee Blair – b. 1903; d. 10/15/1966; banjo/guitar
• Cecil Bridgewater – b. 1942; trumpet/flugelhorn
• Oscar Brown, Jr. – b. 1926; d. 5/29/2005; vocal/songwriter
• Alex Bugnon – b. 1958; piano
• Bobby Byrne – b. 1918; trombone/vocal/leader
• Vernon Duke – b. 1903; d. 1/16/1969; composer: Music: April in Paris, I Can’t Get Started, What Is There to Say, Taking a Chance on Love. Music & Lyrics: Autumn in New York
• Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison – b. 1915; d. 7/27/1999; trumpet
• Johnny Green – b. 1908; d. 5/17/1989; composer/arranger/leader/piano: Music: Body and Soul, I Cover the Waterfront, Out of Nowhere, You’re Mine You, Coquette
• Fats Heard – b. 1923; drums
• Harold Holmes – b. 1913; bass
• Paul Humphrey – b. 1935; drums
• Freddie Jenkins – b. 1906; d. 1978; trumpet
• Ed Kirkeby – b. 1891; d. 6/12/1978; leader/manager
• Roy Kral – b. 1921; d. 8/2/2002; piano/vocal
• Les Lambert – b. 1906; d. 12/24/1966; trumpet
• Milt Larkin – b. 1910; d. 8/31/1996; trumpet/valve trombone/leader
• Junior Mance – b. 1928; piano
• Leo Mathiesen – b. 1906; d. 12/16/1969; arranger/piano/accordion/leader/composer/goofus/vocals
• Thelonious Monk – b. 1917; d. 2/17/1982; piano/composer/leader: Music: ‘Round Midnight, Straight No Chaser, Ruby My Dear, Well You Needn’t, Off Minor
• Monk Montgomery – b. 1921; d. 5/20/1982; electric bass
• Johnny O’Neal – b. 1956; piano
• Howard Reay – b. 1930 – Seamham Harbour, England; drums
• Billy Ternent – b. 1899; d. 3/23/1977; violin/saxophone/arranger/eader
• Julius Watkins – b. 1921; d. 4/4/1977; French horn

11 –
• John Adriano Acea – b. 1917; d. c. late 1980s; piano/trumpet/tenor sax
• Mose Alison – b. 1927; piano/vocals/composer
• Curtis Amy – b. 1929; d. 6/5/2002; tenor sax & soprano sax
• Art Blakey – b. 1919; d. 10/16/1990; drums/leader
• Mwata Bowden – b. 1947; tenor & baritone sax/clarinet & bass-clarinet/sopranino-cl/ vocal
• Lester Bowie – b. 1941; d. 11/8/1999; trumpet/flugelhorn/composer
• Loys Choquart – b. 1920; clarinet/soprano & alto sax/leader
• Bobby Dukoff – b. 1918; tenor sax
• Billy Higgins – b. 1936; d. 5/3/2001; drums
• Fred Hopkins – b. 1947; d. 1/7/1999; bass
• Ludak Hulan – b. 1929; d. 2/22/1979; bass
• Tony Kinsey – b. 1927; drums
• Nicki Leighton-Thomas – b. 1967; vocals
• Doug Lawrence – b. 1956; tenor sax
• Sunny Skylar – b. 1913; composer: Music & Lyrics: You’re Breaking My Heart, Waitin’ for the Train to Come In, Are These Really Mine?, Gotta be This or That
• Peter Sprague – b. 1955; guitar
• Teddy Weatherford – b. 1903; d. 4/25/1945; piano

12 –
• Harry Allen – b. 1966; tenor sax
• Jimmy Archey – b. 1902; d. 11/16/1967; trombone
• Chris Botti – b. 1962; trumpet
• Ed Cherry – b. 1957; guitar
• William Claxton – b. 1927; photographer
• Tubby Hall – b. 1895; d. 5/13/1946; drums
• Sandra King – b. 1950; vocals
• Yoshiaki Masuo – b.1946; guitar
• Sleepy Matsumoto – b. 1926; d. 2/29/2000; soprano, alto & tenor sax/flute
• Mike Mossman – b. 1959; trumpet
• Billy Novick – b. 1951; clarinet/alto & soprano saxes
• Mel Rhyne – b. 1936; organ
• Daryl Runswick – b. ; bass, electric bass/guitar/percussion/arranger
• Jimmy Watson – b. 1922; trumpet/cornet/arranger/vocal

13 –
• Eddie Baker – b. 1927; piano
• Ray Brown – b. 1926; d. 7/2/2002; bass
• Scoville Browne – b. 1915; d. 10/4/1994; alto sax
• Prince Cooper – b. 1927; d. 1/4/1998; piano/vocal
• Jack Fallon – b. 1913 – London, England; d. 5/22/2006 – London; bassist/violinst/agent
• Alexej Fried – b. 1922; trumpet/composer/arranger
• Terry Gibbs – b. 1924; vibraphone
• Albert Hague – b. 1920; composer: Music: Young and Foolish, Just for Once
• Lee Konitz – b. 1927; alto, tenor, baritone & soprano saxes/clarinet/flute/piano/vocals
• Joseph Kosma – b. (or October 22), 1905; d. 8/7/1969; composer
• Alexksey Kozlov – b. 1935; alto & soprano sax
• Johnny Lytle – b. 1932; d. 12/15/1995; vibraphone
• Gerald Marks – b. 1900; d. 1/27/1997; composer
• Jocelyn Menard – b. 1961; saxophone
• Orphy Robinson – b. 1960; vibraphone/marimba/soprano sax/guitar/bass/percussion
• Pharoah Sanders – b. 1940; tenor & soprano saxes
• Geoff Simkins – b. 1948; alto, soprano & baritone sax
• Paul Simon – b. 1941; composer: Music & Lyrics: Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover, The Sound of Silence, Bridge over Troubled Waters, Mrs. Robinson, Still Crazy after All These Years
• Art Tatum – b. 1910; d. 11/5/1956; piano
• Alan Wakeman – b. 1947; soprano/tenor & baritone saxes/clarinet
• Tommy Whittle – b. 1926; tenor sax/clarinet & bass clarinet/flute

14 –
• Garrison Fewell – b. 1953; guitar
• Dusko Goykovic – b. 1931; trumpet/flugelhorn/composer/arranger
• John Graas – b. 1924; d. 4/13/1962; French horn
• Colin Hodgkinson – b. 1945; bass & el-bass/guitar/vocals
• Chris Karan – b. 1939; drums
• Red McKenzie – b. 1899; d. 2/7/1948; vocals/comb/leader
• Jan Morks – b. 1925; d. 9/4/1984; clarinet/soprano & tenor sax/drums
• Alan T. Nash – b. 1922; trumpet & flugelhorn/vocals
• Fritz Pauer – b. 1943; piano
• Pierre Vaiana – b. 1955; tenor & soprano saxes
• Kazumi Watanabe – b. 1953; guitar
• Spencer Williams – b. 1889; d. 7/14/1965; composer: Music: Squeeze Me, I Found a New Baby, Basin Street Blues, I Ain’t Got Nobody

15 –
• Fela Anikulapo-Kuti – b. 1938; d. 8/2/1997; singer/songwriter/trumpet/sax/keyboard/leader
• Mickey Baker – b. 1925; guitar
• Bill Charlap – b. 1966; piano
• Herman Chittison – b. 1908; d. 3/8/1967; piano
• Bent Clausen – b. 1952; drums/vibes/composer
• Freddy Cole – b. 1931; piano/vocal
• Palle Danielsson – b. 1946; bass
• Alan Elsdon – b. 1934; trumpet & flugelhorn/leader
• Betty Farmer – b. 1938; d. 9/11/2001; vocals
• Thore Jederby – b. 1913; d. 1/10/1984; bass
• Al Killian – b. 1916; d. 9/5/1950; trumpet
• Nellie Lutcher – b. 1912 or 1915; d. 6/8/2007 – Los Angeles; piano/vocal
• Henrik Bolberg Pedersen – b. 1960; trumpet & flugelhorn
• John Plonsky – b. 1926; trumpet
• Charles Remue – b. 1903; d. 2/5/1971; alto sax/clarinet
• Joe Roccisano – b. 1939; d. 11/9/1997; saxophone/bandleader
• Joe Sanders – b. 1896; d. 5/14 or 15/1965; piano/bandleader
• Victoria Spivey – b. 1906; d. 10/3/1976; vocal
• Bo Stief – b. 1946; bass
• Paul Tanner – b. 1917; trombone
• Moe Wechsler – b. 1920; piano
• Robert Wells – b. 1922; composer/lyricist: Music: When Joanna Loved Me, Here’s to the Losers. Lyrics: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), Born to be Blue, From Here to Eternity

16 –
• Ray Anderson – b. 1952; trombone/tuba/trumpet/vocals
• Ben Aronov – b. 1932; piano
• Tim Berne – b. 1954; alto & baritone sax/composer
• Lenny Hambro – b. 1923; alto sax/clarinet/flute
• Roy Hargrove – b. 1969; trumpet
• Anthony Kerr – b. 1965; vibes/composer/leader
• Henry W. Ragas – b. 1891; d. 2/18/1919; piano
• Ron Simmonds – b. 1928; d. 10/24/2005; trumpet/arranger/vocal
• Neil J. B. Steeper – b. 1938; trumpet/valve trombone/leader/vocals
• Blanche Thomas – b. 1922; d. 4/21/1977; vocals
• Buck Washington – b. 1903; d. 1/31/1955; vocals/dancer/piano/trumpet/comic
• Big Joe Williams – b. 1903; d. 12/17/1982; guitar-singer

17 –
• Howard Alden – b. 1958; guitar
• David Bee – b. 1903; arranger
• Sathima Bea Benjamin – b. 1936; vocal
• Luiz Bonfa – b. 1922; d. 1/12/2001; guitar/vocal/composer
• Joseph Bowie – b. 1953; trombone
• John “Picket” Brunious – b. 1920; piano/trumpet
• Cozy Cole – b. 1906 or 1909; d. 1/29/1981; drums
• Lee Collins – b. 1901; d. 7/3/1960; trumpet
• Liz Gorrill – b. 1949; piano
• Jimmy Harrison – b. 1900; d. 7/23/1931; trombone
• Barney Kessel – b. 1923; d. 5/6/2004; guitar
• Jan Sima – b. 1911; arranger/leader
• Leslie Thompson – b. 1901; d. 12/26/1987; trumpet/trombone

18 –
• Mervyn Afrika – b. 1950; vocals/piano/synthesizer/keyboards/percussion
• Chris Albertson – b. 1931; writer
• Stump Evans – b. 1904; d. 8/29/1928; alto, soprano & baritone saxes/clarinet
• Allyn Ferguson – b. 1924; piano/arranger/composer
• Jack Peter “Jumping Jack” Gilbert – b. 1938; clarinet
• Michel Graillier – b. 1946; d. 2/18/2003; piano
• Annette Hanshaw – b. 1910; d. 3/13/1985; vocals
• Bent Jaedig – b. 1935; d. 6/9/2004; tenor sax
• Chris Kelly – b. 1885 or 1890; d. 8/19/1929; cornet
• Conrad Lanoue – b. 1908; d. 10/15/1972; piano
• Wynton Marsalis – b. 1961; trumpet
• J. C. Moses – b. 1936; d. 1977; drums
• Laura Nyro – b. 1948; composer: Music & Lyrics: Stoney End, And When I Die, Wedding Bell Blues, Eli’s Coming
• Anita O’Day – b. 1919; d. 11/23/2006; vocal
• Dave Rutledge – b. 1923; reeds/flute
• Marshall Stearns – b. 1908; d. 12/18/1966; writer/historian
• Bill Stewart – b. 1966; drums
• Johnnie Temple – b. 1906; d. 11/22/1968; vocal/bass
• Bross Townsend – b. 1933; d. 5/12/2003; piano
• Bobby Troup – b. 1918; d. 2/7/1999; piano/vocal/songwriter: Music & Lyrics: Route 66; Baby, Baby All the Time; You’re Lookin’ at Me; The Meaning of the Blues. Lyrics: Girl Talk
• Myron Walden – b. 1973; alto sax/composer
• George Washington – b. 1907; trombone

19 –
• Ronnie Burrage – b. 1959; drums/vibes/marimba/keyboards/vocals
• Pete Chilver – b. 1924; guitar
• John Crocker – b. 1937; clarinet/saxes/flute/harmonica/vocals
• Eddie Daniels – b. 1941; clarinet/tenor sax
• Tim Garland – b. 1966; tenor & soprano saxbass clarinet/flutes/synthsizer/arranger/director
• Jesse Graham – b. 1955; reeds/flute/arrnger/composer
• Ronnie Greb – b. 1938; drums
• Dave Guardala – b. 1959; saxophone/engineer
• Spike Hughes – b. 1908; d. 2/28/1987; composer/arranger/bass/piano/leader
• Art Jarrett – b. 1909; vocals/leader
• Tommy “Madman” Jones – b. 1922; tenor sax
• Roger Wolfe Kahn – b. 1907; d. 7/12/1962; leader/alto & tenor sax/composer
• Carol Kidd – b. 1948; vocal
• Sylvester Lewis – b. 1908; d. 1974; trumpet
• John Mills, Jr. – b. 1910; d. 1/24/1936; vocal
• Jack Noren
• Alphonse Picou – b. 1878; d. 2/4/1961; clarinet
• Red Richards – b. 1912; d. 3/12/1998; piano
• Leon Sash – b. 1922; accordion
• Jack Segal – b. 1918; composer/lyricist: Lyrics: When Sunny Gets Blue, Scarlet Ribbons, When Joanna Loved Me, Here’s to the Losers. Music & Lyrics: More Love
• Howard Smith – b.1910; piano

20 –
• Johnny Best – b. 1913; d. 9/19/2003; trumpet
• Anouar Brahem – b. 1957; oud
• Bill Chase – b. 1934; d. 8/9/1974; trumpet/leader
• Tom Dowd – b. or Jan 1/1925; d. 10/27/2002; engineer/producer
• Dick Gibson – b. 1925; d. ; promoter
• Russell Gunn – b. 1971; trumpet
• Adelaide Hall – b. 1904; d. 11/7/1993; vocal
• Mal Hallett – b. 1893; d. 11/20/1952; leader
• Eddie Harris – b. 1934; d. 11/5/1996; tenor sax
• Willie Jones – b. 1929; drums
• Carl Kress – b. 1907; d. 6/10/1965; guitar
• Ray Linn – b. 1920; d. 11/8/1996; trumpet
• Jon Lloyd – b. 1958; soprano & alto sax
• Dado Maroni – b. 1962; piano/bass
• Jelly Roll Morton – b. 1884 or 1890 or 9/13; d. 7/10/1941; piano/vocal/composer
• Edward O. “Poggy” Pogson – b. 1904; d. 1/31/1980; reeds/violin/ocals
• Craig Scott – b. 1956; bass
• Daniel Stokart – b. 1960; alto & soprano saxes/flute
• Martin Taylor – b. 1956; guitar

21 –
• Rob Amster – b. 1964; bass
• Jerry Bergonzi – b. 1947; tenor sax
• Don Byas – 1912 (d. Aug. 24, 1972); tenor sax
• Gus Clark – b. 1913; d. 4/10/1979; piano
• Cosimo DiCeglie – b.1913 (d. 1980)
• Don Elliot – 1926; d. July 5,1984; vibraphone/mellophonium/trumpetvocal
• Bobby Few – b. 1935; piano
• Dizzy Gillespie – b. 1917; d. 1/6/1993; trumpet/leader/composer/vocals
• John Michael Healy – b. 1945; bass
• Fred Hersch – b. 1955; piano
• Marc Johnson – b. 1953; bass
• Fran Landesman – b. 1927; lyricist: Lyrics: Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most, Ballad of the Sad Young Men, There Are Days When I Don’t Think of You at All, This Life We’ve Led, Nothing Like You
• Don Rader – b. 1935; trumpet/educator
• Ali Ryerson – b. 1952, New York City; flute/alto flute
• Crown Prince Waterford – b. 1919; vocal
• Cleveland Watkiss – b. 1959; vocals
• David Weiss – b. 1964; trumpet & flugelhorn/composer/arranger
• Chauncey Leon “Lord” Westbrook – b. 1921; guitar

22 –
• Jacques Berrocal – b. 1946; trumpet/flute/cornet/trombone/valve trombone/vocals & percussion
• Cyril Blake – b. 1897; d. 112/3/1951; trumpet/guitar/vocals/lader
• Jane Bunnett – b. 1956; soprano sax/flute
• Sylvia Dee – b. 1914; lyricist: Lyrics: My Sugar Is So Refined, Too Young, A House with Love in It
• Frank Donnison – b. 1921; bass
• Jesse Drakes – b. 1926; trumpet; d. 5/1/2010
• Ursula Dudziak – b. 1943; vocal
• Clare Fischer – b. 1928; piano/organ/arranger
• Giorgio Gaslini – b. 1929; piano/composer
• Tyrone Hill – b. 1948; trombone
• Peck Kelley – b. 1898; d. 12/26/1980; piano
• Joseph Kosma – b. or Oct 12/1905; d. 8/7/1969; composer
• Boris Midney – b. 1937; clarinet/alto & tenor sax
• John Neves – b. 1930; d. 1988; bass
• Ralph Yaw – b. 1898; arranger/composer

23 –
• William Alsop – b. 1905; alto sax/clarinet
• Betty Bennett – b. 1921; vocal
• Sonny Criss – b. 1927; d. 11/19/1977; alto sax
• Jimmy Dale – b. 1935; piano/organ
• Frank Hewitt – b. 1935; d. 9/5/2002; piano
• Tristan Honsinger – b. 1949; cello
• Geoffrey William Kitchen – b. 1929; reeds/leader/compose/arranger
• Gary McFarland – b. 1933; d. 11/3/1971; vibraphone/arranger/composer
• Bernard Peiffer – b. 1922; d. 9/7/1976; piano/composer
• Dianne Reeves – b. 1956; vocal
• Fats Sadi (Lallemand) – b. 1927; vibraphone/percussion
• Samuel “Sammy” Sharp – b. 1919; trumpet/trombone/leader/arranger
• Speckled Red (Rufus Perryman) – b. 1892; d. 1/2/1973; piano
• Jean Warland – b. 1926; bass/arranger/composer
• Ernie Watts – b. 1945; alto & tenor saxes/flute
• Roy Zimmerman – b. 1913; piano

24 –
• Jay Anderson – b. 1955; bass/composer
• Louis Barbarin – b. 1902; d. 5/12/1997; drums
• Stella Brooks – b. or 11/24, 1915; d. 12/13/2002; vocalist
• Ralph “Cricket” Brown – b. 1901; d. 1972; bass/leader/tuba
• Tony Carr – b. 1930; percussion
• Anthony Cox – b. 1954; bass
• Rein De Graaff – b. 1942; piano
• Andre Ekyan – b. 1907; d. 8/9/1972; alto & tenor sax/clarinet/vocal
• Banu Gibson – b. 1947; vocal
• Kristian Hauger – b. 1905; d. 10/18/1977; piano
• Rick Margitza – b. 1961; tenor sax
• Lawrence Marrero – b. 1900; d. June 5 or 6, 1959; banjo
• Wendell Marshall – b. 1920; d. 2/6/2002; bass
• Dan Morgenstern – b. 1929; writer
• Seppo Paakkunainen – b. 1943; tenor & baritone sax/flute
• Odean Pope – b. 1938; tenor sax/leader
• Jimmy Powell – b. 1914; alto & tenor sax/clarinet/flute
• Douglas “Dougle” Robinson -b. 1921; alto sax/clarinet/flute
• Sonny Terry
• Joe Watkins – b. 1900; d. 9/13/1969; drums
• Sandy Williams – b. 1906; d. 3/25/1991; trombone

25 –
• Franck Amsallem – b. 1961; piano
• Don Banks – b. 1923; d. 9/5/1980; composer/piano/educator
• Sascha Burland – b. 1927; vocal
• Dave Dallwitz – b. 1914; piano/trombone/cornet/composer/arranger
• Don Davis – b. 1938; alto sax
• Robin Eubanks – b. 1955; trombone
• Ray Gelato – b. 1961; tenor sax/vocal/leader
• Jimmy Heath – b. 1926; tenor & soprano saxes/flute/composer/leader
• Terumasa Hino – b. 1942; trumpet
• Chubby Jackson – b. 1918; d. 10/1/2003; bass
• Eddie Lang – b. 1902; d. 3/26/1933; guitar
• Sam M. Lewis – b. 1885; d. 11/22/1959; lyricist: Lyrics: Gloomy Sunday, For All We Know, Just Friends, I’m Sitting on Top of the World
• Kasper Delmar “Kas” Malone – b. 1909; bass
• Bob McKinney – b. 1924; d. 7/9/2002; trombone/bass/piano
• Earl Palmer – b. 1924; drums
• Marilyn Middleton Pollock – b. 1947; vocal
• Reuben Reeves – b. 1905; d. 9/8/1975; trumpet
• Edmond Doc Souchon – b. 1897; d. 8/24/1968; guitar/banjo/vocal

26 –
• Charlie Barnet – b. 1913; d. 9/4/1991; tenor & soprano saxes/leader
• John Cocuzzi – b. 1964; drums/vibes/piano/electric piano/vocals leader
• Sterling Conaway – b. 1900; d. 1973; banjo/guitar/mandolin
• Hank Duncan – b. 1896; d. 10 6 or /7/1968; piano
• Eddie Henderson – b. 1940; trumpet
• Mahalia Jackson – b. 1911; d. 1/27/1972; vocal
• Ranee Lee – b. 1942; vocals/tenor sax/drums
• Jacques Loussier – b. 1934; piano
• Warne Marsh – b. 1927; d. 12/18/1987; tenor sax
• Milton Nascimento – b. 1942; vocals/guitar/piano
• Kenny O’Brien – b. 1928; bass
• Tony Pastor – b. 1907; d. 10/31/1969; tenor sax, vocal, leader

27 –
• Arild Anderson – b. 1945; bass, 1945
• Scotty Barnhart – b. 1964; trumpet
• Ben Besiakov – b. 1956; piano
• Wendell Brunious – b. 1954; trumpet
• Igor Butman – b. 1961; saxophone
• Phillip Catherine – b. 1942;, guitar
• Sonny Dallas – b. 1931; bass
• Gordon Delamont – b. 1918; d. 1981; composer/leader/teacher
• Folke Eriksberg – b. 1910; d. 6/11/1976; guitar
• Ken Filiano – b. 1952; bass
• Babs Gonzales – b. 1919; d. 1/23/1980; vocal
• David Hazeltine – b. 1958; piano
• Ivan Jullien – b. 1934; trumpet
• Nisse “Bagarn” Lind – b. 1904; d. 10/25/1941; accordion/piano
• Loumel Morgan – b. 1922; piano
• Barre Phillips – b. 1934; bass
• Boyd Raeburn – b. 1913; d. 8/2/1966; soprano, tenor, baritone & bass saxes/arranger/leader
• Ernest Rogers – b. 1897; d. 1967; drums
• Jay Thomas – b. 1949; trumpet/flugelhorn/soprano, alto, & tenor saxes
• Gosta Torner – b. 1912; d. 11/11/1982; trumpet
• George Wallington – b. 1924; d. 1993; piano
• Carl “Bama” Warwick – b. 1917; trumpet
• Elmon Wright – b. 1929; d. 1984; trumpet
• Joh Yamada – b. 1967; alto sax

28 –
• Arthur Altman – b. 1912; composer: Music: All or Nothing at All, The Green Years, American Beauty Rose
• Tuck Andress – b. 1952; guitar
• Harold Batiste – b. 1931; soprano, alto & tenor sax/piano/arranger/producer
• Andy Bey – b. 1939; vocal/piano
• Graham John Clifton Bond – b. 1937; d. 5/8/1974; alto sax/organ/piano/vocal
• Jay Clayton – b. 1941; vocal
• Elton Dean – b. 1945; d. 2/8/2006; alto sax
• Bill Harris – b. 1916; d. 8/21/1973; trombone
• Dink Johnson – b. 1892; d. 11/29/1954; piano/clarinet/drums
• Kent Jordan – b. 1958; flute
• Julie Kelly – b. 1947; vocal
• Cleo Laine – b. 1927; vocal
• Glen Moore – b. 1941; bass/piano
• Chico O’Farrill – b. 1921; d. 6/27/2001; composer/arranger
• Michel Pilz – b. 1945; bass clarinet
• Rudy Powell – b. 1907; d. 10/30/1976; alto sax/clarinet
• Kurt Rosenwinkel – b. 1970; guitar
• Barbara Sfraga – b. 1956; vocal

29 –
• John Adams – b. 1938; piano
• Hadda Brooks – b. 1916; d. 11/21/2002; piano/vocal
• Siggy Busch – b. 1943; bass
• David Chesky – b. 1956; keyboards/arranger/producer
• Rollie Culver – b. 1908; d. 12/8/1984; drums
• Walter Dobschinski – b. 1908; d. 1996; trombone/arranger/leader/composer
• King Errisson – b. 1941; percussion
• Mats Gustafsson – b. 1964; saxophones
• Neal Hefti – b. 1922; trumpet/composer/arranger
• Pim Jacobs – b. 1934; d. 7/3/1996; piano
• John Charles Patrick – b. 1931; piano/arranger/composer/leader
• Zoot Sims – b. 1925; d. 3/23/1985; tenor, alto & soprano saxes
• Dr. Michael White – b. 1954; clarinet
• Jens Winther – b. 1960; trumpet/flugelhorn/composer/conductor
• Jimmy Woods – b. 1934; soprano, alto & tenor sax/leader

30 –
• Clifford Brown – b. 1930; d. 6/26/1956; trumpet
• Tom Browne – b. 1954; trumpet
• Charlie Burchell – b. 1925; d. 1986; tenor & baritone sax/flute
• Ray Crane – b. 1930; d. 6/20/1994; trumpet/piano
• Charles Fox – b. 1940; d. 5/9/1991; writer
• Trilok Gurtu – b. 1951; percussion
• Bobby Jones – b. 1928; d. 3/6/1980; altos, soprano & tenor sax/clarinet/flute
• Bob Koester – b. 1932; producer/label owner
• Teo Macero – b. 1925; alto, tenor & baritone saxes/flute/drums/composer/producer
• John Murtaugh – b. 1927; reeds/synthesizer
• Lewis Nash – b. or 12/30/1958; drums
• Errol Parker – b. 1925 or 1930; d. 6/2/1998; piano/drums
• Poncho Sanchez – b. 1951; percussion
• Noah Young – b. 1944; bass

31 –
• Bob Belden – b. 1956; tenor sax/composer/arranger/producer
• Chappy – b. 1905; d. 3/28/1973; drums/leader
• Ray Crane – b. 1930 (or 10/30); d. 8/31/1970; trumpet
• Booker Ervin – b. 1930; d. July or August 31/1970; tenor sax
• Sherman Ferguson – b. 1944; d. 1/22/2006; drums
• Vincent Gardner – b. 1972; trombone
• Bob Graettinger – b. 1923; d. 3/12/1957; composer/arranger/alto & baritone sax
• Chris Griffin – b. 1915; d. 6/18/2005; trumpet
• John Guerin – b. 1939; d. 1/5/2004; drums
• Illinois Jacquet – b. 1922; d. 7/22/2004; tenor & alto sax/bassoon/vocals/arranger/leader
• Jane Jarvis – b. 1915; piano/organ
• Denise King – b. 1954; vocal
• Julia Lee – b. 1902; d. 12/8/1958; vocal/piano
• Toshiyuki Miyama – b. 1921; clarinet & bass clarinet/alto & tenor sax/flute/piccolo/leader
• Melvin Moore – b. 1917; trumpet/vocal
• Ted Nash – b. 1922; alto & tenor saxes/piano
• Dave Parlato – b. 1945; bass & electric bass/piano/percussion
• Marcello Sebastiani – b. 1955; bass
• Ken Sims – b. 1935; trumpet/eader
• Les Tomkins – b. 1930; writer
• Reimer Von Essen – b. 1940; clarinet/leader
• Ethel Waters – b. 1896; d. 9/1/1977; vocal
• Johnny Williams – b. 1936; saxophone
• Tommy Watt – b. 1925; d. 5/20/2006; pianist/leader/arranger/composer; piano