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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

22 –
• 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

23 –
• 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

24 –
• 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

25 –
• 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

26 –
• 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

27 –
• 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

28 –
• 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

29 –
• 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

30 –
• 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