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NAME OCCUPATION SUMMARY BORN DIED  
Cannonball Adderley Jazz Musician Alto sax blower 15-Sep-1928 08-Aug-1975 DEAD
Red Allen Jazz Musician Jazz trumpeter 07-Jan-1908 17-Apr-1967 DEAD
Louis Armstrong Jazz Musician Jazz trumpeter 04-Aug-1901 06-Jul-1971 DEAD
Albert Ayler Jazz Musician Far-out sax blower 13-Jul-1936 05-Nov-1970 DEAD
Chet Baker Jazz Musician Jazz trumpeter, The Chet Baker Quartet 23-Dec-1929 13-May-1988 DEAD
Sidney Bechet Jazz Musician Jazz saxophonist 14-May-1897 14-May-1959 DEAD
Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Musician Celebrated jazz cornetist 10-Mar-1903 06-Aug-1931 DEAD
George Benson Jazz Musician Prominent jazz guitarist and vocalist 22-Mar-1943 TBD ADD
Bunny Berigan Jazz Musician Jazz trumpeter great 02-Nov-1908 02-Jun-1942 DEAD
Eubie Blake Jazz Musician Ragtime jazz pianist 07-Feb-1883 12-Feb-1983 DEAD
Jimmy Blanton Jazz Musician Bassist, The Duke Ellington Orchestra 05-Oct-1918 30-Jul-1942 DEAD
Buddy Bolden Jazz Musician Ragtime, pre-Jazz cornetist 06-Sep-1877 04-Nov-1931 DEAD
Chris Botti Jazz Musician Night Sessions 12-Oct-1962 TBD ADD
Lester Bowie Jazz Musician Influential jazz trumpeter 11-Oct-1941 09-Nov-1999 DEAD
Anthony Braxton Jazz Musician Inventive jazz multi-instrumentalist 04-Jun-1945 TBD ADD
Peter Brötzmann Jazz Musician Free jazz saxophonist, Machine Gun 06-Mar-1941 TBD ADD
Dave Brubeck Jazz Musician Take Five 06-Dec-1920 05-Dec-2012 DEAD
Gary Burton Jazz Musician Jazz vibraphonist 23-Jan-1943 TBD ADD
Charlie Byrd Jazz Musician Brought the Bossa Nova to America 16-Sep-1925 30-Nov-1999 DEAD
Donald Byrd Jazz Musician Hard bop trumpeter 09-Dec-1932 04-Feb-2013 DEAD
Cab Calloway Jazz Musician King of Hi-De-Ho 25-Dec-1907 18-Nov-1994 DEAD
Benny Carter Jazz Musician Jazz and big bandleader 08-Aug-1907 12-Jul-2003 DEAD
Big Sid Catlett Jazz Musician Jazz/swing drummer 10-Jan-1910 25-Mar-1951 DEAD
Don Cherry Jazz Musician A founder of free-jazz, pocket trumpeter 18-Nov-1936 19-Oct-1995 DEAD
Stanley Clarke Jazz Musician Jazz fusion bassist 30-Jun-1951 TBD ADD
Cozy Cole Jazz Musician Topsy Part 2 17-Oct-1909 29-Jan-1981 DEAD
Denardo Coleman Jazz Musician Avant-jazz drummer 1956 TBD ADD
Ornette Coleman Jazz Musician Free Jazz innovator 19-Mar-1930 11-Jun-2015 DEAD
Alice Coltrane Jazz Musician Musician and widow of John Coltrane 27-Aug-1937 12-Jan-2007 DEAD
John Coltrane Jazz Musician Jazz tenor saxophonist 23-Sep-1926 17-Jul-1967 DEAD
Chick Corea Jazz Musician Jazz keyboardist 12-Jun-1941 TBD ADD
Scatman Crothers Jazz Musician Jazz musician and actor 23-May-1910 22-Nov-1986 DEAD
Wolfgang Dauner Jazz Musician Innovative jazz bandleader and pianist 30-Dec-1935 TBD ADD
Miles Davis Jazz Musician Jazz trumpeter, Kind of Blue 26-May-1926 28-Sep-1991 DEAD
Buddy DeFranco Jazz Musician Jazz clarinetist, led The Glenn Miller Orchestra 17-Feb-1923 24-Dec-2014 DEAD
Paul Desmond Jazz Musician Jazz alto saxophonist, Dave Brubeck Quartet 25-Nov-1924 30-May-1977 DEAD
Eric Dolphy Jazz Musician Jazz saxophonist, clarinetist 20-Jun-1928 29-Jun-1964 DEAD
George Duke Jazz Musician Jazz/Funk keyboardist 12-Jan-1946 05-Aug-2013 DEAD
Roy Eldridge Jazz Musician Swing-era jazz trumpeter 30-Jan-1911 26-Feb-1989 DEAD
Duke Ellington Jazz Musician It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing 29-Apr-1899 24-May-1974 DEAD
Don Ellis Jazz Musician Jazz trumpeter, The Don Ellis Orchestra 25-Jul-1934 17-Dec-1978 DEAD
Pee Wee Erwin Jazz Musician Jazz trumpeter 30-May-1913 20-Jun-1981 DEAD
Kevin Eubanks Jazz Musician Bandleader on The Tonight Show 15-Nov-1957 TBD ADD
Bill Evans Jazz Musician Jazz pianist 16-Aug-1929 15-Sep-1980 DEAD
Gil Evans Jazz Musician Jazz pianist and arranger 13-May-1912 20-Mar-1988 DEAD
Maynard Ferguson Jazz Musician Jazz bandleader and trumpeter 04-May-1928 23-Aug-2006 DEAD
Bill Frisell Jazz Musician Jazz guitarist 18-Mar-1951 TBD ADD
Kenny G Jazz Musician Easy-Listening Saxophonist 05-Jun-1956 TBD ADD
Slim Gaillard Jazz Musician Cee-ment mixer, put-ti put-ti 04-Jan-1916 26-Feb-1991 DEAD
Erroll Garner Jazz Musician Misty 15-Jun-1921 02-Jan-1977 DEAD
Max Geldray Jazz Musician Conks of The Goon Show 12-Feb-1916 02-Oct-2004 DEAD
Stan Getz Jazz Musician Jazz tenor saxophonist 02-Feb-1927 06-Jun-1991 DEAD
Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Musician Be-bop jazz trumpeter 21-Oct-1917 07-Jan-1993 DEAD
Jimmy Giuffre Jazz Musician Tangents in Jazz 26-Apr-1921 24-Apr-2008 DEAD
Benny Goodman Jazz Musician Bespectacled jazz clarinetist 30-May-1909 13-Jun-1986 DEAD
Dexter Gordon Jazz Musician Influential bop saxophonist 27-Feb-1923 25-Apr-1990 DEAD
Alan Gowen Jazz Musician Jazz-rock keyboardist 19-Aug-1947 17-May-1981 DEAD
Wardell Gray Jazz Musician Tenor sax bop-jazzman 13-Feb-1921 25-May-1955 DEAD
Bobby Hackett Jazz Musician Played with Glenn Miller, Jackie Gleason 31-Jan-1915 07-Jun-1976 DEAD
Charlie Haden Jazz Musician Jazz bassist 06-Aug-1937 11-Jul-2014 DEAD
Lionel Hampton Jazz Musician Jazz vibrophonist and bandleader 20-Apr-1908 31-Aug-2002 DEAD
Herbie Hancock Jazz Musician Innovative jazz/fusion composer and pianist 12-Apr-1940 TBD ADD
Coleman Hawkins Jazz Musician Jazz tenor saxophonist 21-Nov-1904 19-May-1969 DEAD
Fletcher Henderson Jazz Musician Pioneering swing and jazz bandleader 18-Dec-1897 29-Dec-1952 DEAD
Woody Herman Jazz Musician 1940s Big Band leader, jazz clarinetist 16-May-1913 29-Oct-1987 DEAD
J. C. Higginbotham Jazz Musician Jazz trombonist 11-May-1906 26-May-1973 DEAD
Billy Higgins Jazz Musician Leading free-jazz and bop drummer 11-Oct-1936 03-May-2001 DEAD
Earl Hines Jazz Musician Everything Depends on You 28-Dec-1903 22-Apr-1983 DEAD
Al Hirt Jazz Musician Dixieland trumpet player 07-Nov-1922 27-Apr-1999 DEAD
Johnny Hodges Jazz Musician Jazz alto saxophonist 25-Jul-1907 11-May-1970 DEAD
Freddie Hubbard Jazz Musician Hard-bop jazz trumpet soloist 07-Apr-1938 29-Dec-2008 DEAD
Charlie Hunter Jazz Musician 8-string jazz guitar virtuoso 23-May-1967 TBD ADD
Milt Jackson Jazz Musician Vibrophonist, The Modern Jazz Quartet 01-Jan-1923 09-Oct-1999 DEAD
Keith Jarrett Jazz Musician Jazz pianist and composer 08-May-1945 TBD ADD
Bunk Johnson Jazz Musician New Orleans jazz trumpeter 27-Dec-1889 07-Jul-1949 DEAD
J. J. Johnson Jazz Musician Jazz trombonist 22-Jan-1924 04-Feb-2001 DEAD
James P. Johnson Jazz Musician The father of stride piano 01-Feb-1894 17-Nov-1955 DEAD
Hank Jones Jazz Musician Jazz Piano Luminary 31-Jul-1918 16-May-2010 DEAD
Oliver Jones Jazz Musician Lights of Burgundy 11-Sep-1934 TBD ADD
Thad Jones Jazz Musician Jazz cornet/fluglehorn/trumpeter and bandleader 28-Mar-1923 20-Aug-1986 DEAD
Stan Kenton Jazz Musician Jazz bandleader 15-Dec-1911 25-Aug-1979 DEAD
Diana Krall Jazz Musician Sultry jazz sensation 16-Nov-1964 TBD ADD
Volker Kriegel Jazz Musician "Father of jazz-rock" 24-Dec-1943 15-Jun-2003 DEAD
Tommy Ladnier Jazz Musician Jazz trumpeter 28-May-1900 04-Jun-1939 DEAD
Ramsey Lewis Jazz Musician Ramsey Lewis Trio 27-May-1935 TBD ADD
Ted Lewis Jazz Musician Is Everybody Happy? 06-Jun-1892 25-Aug-1971 DEAD
Jimmie Lunceford Jazz Musician Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra 06-Jun-1902 13-Jul-1947 DEAD
Herbie Mann Jazz Musician Jazz flautist 16-Apr-1930 01-Jul-2003 DEAD
Branford Marsalis Jazz Musician Saxophonist 26-Aug-1960 TBD ADD
Wynton Marsalis Jazz Musician Trumpeter 18-Oct-1961 TBD ADD
John McLaughlin Jazz Musician Influential jazz/fusion guitarist 04-Jan-1942 TBD ADD
Jimmy McPartland Jazz Musician Chicago jazz cornetist 15-May-1907 13-Mar-1991 DEAD
Marian McPartland Jazz Musician Piano Jazz 20-Mar-1918 20-Aug-2013 DEAD
Al Di Meola Jazz Musician Jazz fusion guitarist 22-Jul-1954 TBD ADD
Pat Metheny Jazz Musician Jazz musician 12-Aug-1954 TBD ADD
Charles Mingus Jazz Musician Jazz bassist and legendary composer 22-Apr-1922 05-Jan-1979 DEAD
Thelonious Monk Jazz Musician Influential Bebop pianist and composer 10-Oct-1917 17-Feb-1982 DEAD
Wes Montgomery Jazz Musician Superb jazz guitarist 06-Mar-1925 15-Jun-1968 DEAD
Lee Morgan Jazz Musician The Sidewinder 10-Jul-1938 19-Feb-1972 DEAD
Jelly Roll Morton Jazz Musician Jazz composer, pianist 20-Oct-1890 10-Jul-1941 DEAD
Gerry Mulligan Jazz Musician Greatest jazz baritonist of all time 06-Apr-1927 20-Jan-1996 DEAD
Sunny Murray Jazz Musician Jazz free style drummer 21-Sep-1936 TBD ADD
Fats Navarro Jazz Musician Be-bop jazz trumpeter 24-Sep-1923 07-Jul-1950 DEAD
Red Nichols Jazz Musician Red Nichols and His Five Pennies 08-May-1905 28-Jun-1965 DEAD
Jimmie Noone Jazz Musician New Orleans jazz clarinetist 23-Apr-1895 19-Apr-1944 DEAD
Red Norvo Jazz Musician Jazz xylophonist 31-Mar-1908 06-Apr-1999 DEAD
King Oliver Jazz Musician King Oliver Creole Jazz Band 11-May-1885 10-Apr-1938 DEAD
Kid Ory Jazz Musician Trombonist, Ory's Creole Jazz Band 25-Dec-1886 23-Jan-1973 DEAD
Charlie Parker Jazz Musician Be-bop jazz musician 29-Aug-1920 12-Mar-1955 DEAD
Evan Parker Jazz Musician Free improv saxophonist 05-Apr-1944 TBD ADD
Jaco Pastorius Jazz Musician Bassist for Weather Report 01-Dec-1951 21-Sep-1987 DEAD
Art Pepper Jazz Musician Alto saxophonist 01-Sep-1925 15-Jun-1982 DEAD
Carl Perkins Jazz Musician Blue Suede Shoes 09-Apr-1932 19-Jan-1998 DEAD
Oscar Peterson Jazz Musician Maharajah of the keyboard 15-Aug-1925 24-Dec-2007 DEAD
Oscar Pettiford Jazz Musician Jazz double bassist 30-Sep-1922 08-Sep-1960 DEAD
Jean-Luc Ponty Jazz Musician Electric jazz violinist 29-Sep-1942 TBD ADD
Sun Ra Jazz Musician Jazz musician from Saturn 22-May-1914 30-May-1993 DEAD
Django Reinhardt Jazz Musician Gypsy jazz guitarist 23-Jan-1910 16-May-1953 DEAD
Lee Ritenour Jazz Musician Jazz-fusion guitarist 01-Nov-1952 TBD ADD
Malachi Ritscher Jazz Musician Musician who self immolated for peace 13-Jan-1954 03-Nov-2006 DEAD
Max Roach Jazz Musician Enduring jazz drummer 10-Jan-1924 16-Aug-2007 DEAD
Shorty Rogers Jazz Musician Shorty Rogers and His Giants 14-Apr-1924 07-Nov-1994 DEAD
Sonny Rollins Jazz Musician Tenor sax master 07-Sep-1930 TBD ADD
Frank Rosolino Jazz Musician Jazz trombonist, Turn Me Loose! 20-Aug-1926 26-Nov-1978 DEAD
Pee Wee Russell Jazz Musician Jazz clarinet virtuoso 27-Mar-1906 15-Feb-1969 DEAD
Pharoah Sanders Jazz Musician The Creator Has A Master Plan 13-Oct-1940 TBD ADD
George Shearing Jazz Musician George Shearing Quintet 13-Aug-1919 14-Feb-2011 DEAD
Archie Shepp Jazz Musician Jazz tenor saxophonist 24-May-1937 TBD ADD
Matthew Shipp Jazz Musician Free jazz pianist 07-Dec-1960 TBD ADD
Wayne Shorter Jazz Musician Influential sax player and jazz composer 25-Aug-1933 TBD ADD
Horace Silver Jazz Musician Song For My Father 02-Sep-1928 18-Jun-2014 DEAD
Zoot Sims Jazz Musician Tenor and soprano saxophonist 29-Oct-1925 23-Mar-1985 DEAD
Zutty Singleton Jazz Musician New Orleans jazz drummer 14-May-1898 14-Jul-1975 DEAD
Jimmy Smith Jazz Musician Master of the Hammond B3 organ 08-Dec-1925 08-Feb-2005 DEAD
Joe Smith Jazz Musician Cool jazz trumpeter 28-Jun-1902 02-Dec-1937 DEAD
Johnny Smith Jazz Musician Eclectic guitarist, Walk, Don't Run 25-Jun-1922 11-Jun-2013 DEAD
Willie "The Lion" Smith Jazz Musician Stride pianist, Finger Buster 25-Nov-1897 18-Apr-1973 DEAD
Phoebe Snow Jazz Musician Jazz vocalist 17-Jul-1952 26-Apr-2011 DEAD
Muggsy Spanier Jazz Musician Muggsy Spanier and His Ragtime Band 09-Nov-1906 12-Feb-1967 DEAD
Dave Stewart Jazz Musician Jazz/prog keyboardist 30-Dec-1950 TBD ADD
Sonny Stitt Jazz Musician Jazz saxophonist 02-Feb-1924 22-Jul-1982 DEAD
Steve Swallow Jazz Musician Prolific jazz bassist 04-Oct-1940 TBD ADD
Gabor Szabo Jazz Musician Innovative jazz guitarist 08-Mar-1936 26-Feb-1982 DEAD
Art Tatum Jazz Musician Greatest jazz pianist of all time 13-Oct-1909 05-Nov-1956 DEAD
Billy Taylor Jazz Musician I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free 24-Jul-1921 28-Dec-2010 DEAD
Cecil Taylor Jazz Musician Avant-garde jazz pianist 15-Mar-1929 TBD ADD
Jack Teagarden Jazz Musician Virtuoso trombonist and jazz bandleader 20-Aug-1905 15-Jan-1964 DEAD
Toots Thielemans Jazz Musician Blues harmonica player 29-Apr-1922 22-Aug-2016 DEAD
Henry Threadgill Jazz Musician Jazz saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist 15-Feb-1944 TBD ADD
Billy Tipton Jazz Musician Transgender bandleader 29-Dec-1914 21-Jan-1989 DEAD
Cal Tjader Jazz Musician Latin-jazz bandleader 16-Jul-1925 05-May-1982 DEAD
James Blood Ulmer Jazz Musician Tales of Captain Black 02-Feb-1942 TBD ADD
Kazutoki Umezu Jazz Musician Japanese jazz and improv reed player 1949 TBD ADD
Collin Walcott Jazz Musician Jazz sitar player 24-Feb-1945 08-Nov-1984 DEAD
Fats Waller Jazz Musician Influential jazz pianist 21-May-1904 15-Dec-1943 DEAD
Teddy Weatherford Jazz Musician Jazz ambassador to the Far East 11-Oct-1903 25-Apr-1945 DEAD
Chick Webb Jazz Musician The Chick Webb Orchestra 10-Feb-1905 16-Jun-1939 DEAD
Cootie Williams Jazz Musician Cootie Williams and His Orchestra 10-Jul-1910 15-Sep-1985 DEAD
Lester Young Jazz Musician Jazz tenor saxophoneist 27-Aug-1909 15-Mar-1959 DEAD