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All in the Jazz Family

By Published: March 4, 2004
  • Skidmore: Jimmy is the father of Alan (both - ts) from England
  • Smith: Henry "Buster" (as & cl & g & arr) was the brother of Boszon (p)
  • Smith: Crickett (tp) was the uncle of Arthus Briggs (tp)
  • Smith: singer Dorothy Jacqueline "Keely" Smith was the wife of Louis Prima (tp & voc)
  • Smith: singer Dotty Dare was married to Billy Butterfield (tp)
  • Smith: Joe was the brother of Russel, Luke jr., George and Charlie (all - co & tp), their father Luke sr. was leader of a brassband, who was the uncle of Clarence (tp)
  • Smith: Leo (tp & flugelhorn & piccolo-tp & comp & asian-fl & Indian-fl & koto & Gamelan & keyboards & perc) is the son of Alex "Little Bill" Wallace (g & voc)

  • Smith: Lonnie Liston jr. (p & keyboards & comp & tp & tuba) is the son of Lonnie Liston sr. (voc) and the brother of Ray and Donald (both - voc)
  • Smith: Mae York (p) who played with Eubie Blake was the grand-greatmother of Marc Cary (p)
  • Smith: Vernon (tp) is the husband of Dolores Parker (voc) - both with Earl Hines
  • Smith: Warren jr. (perc & comp) is the son of Warren sr. (sax)
  • Soloff: Lew(is) Michael (tp & flugelhorn & piccolo-tp) is the son of Buddy (dancer)
  • Spann: Otis (p & voc) was the half-brother of blues-legend Muddy Waters (g & voc)
  • Spikes: Benjanim J. "Reb" (leader & sax) and Bob (sax) of the "So-Different Orchestra" were brothers

  • Spivak: bandleader & trumpet-player Charlie was married to singer Irene Daye
  • Spivey: Victoria (voc) was married to Reuben Floyd (tp) and the sister of Addie "Sweet Pea" (voc)
  • St.Cyr: Johnny (bjo & g) was the son of Jules Firmin (g & fl)
  • St.Louis Jimmy: the blues-singer was the uncle of Calvin Keys (g)
  • Stacy: Jess was the husband of Lee Wiley (voc)
  • Stafford: Singer Jo was married to Arranger Paul Weston (tp) and the sister of George (dm)
  • Stafford: Terell (tp) and his spouse Melissa Walker (voc)
  • Stevenson: George Edward (tb) was the brother of Cyrus (p) and the father of George jr. (tb)
  • Stobart: Kathy (all saxophones) was first married to canadian pianoplayer Art Thompson and then associated with John Burch (p) and married later Bert Courtley (tp)
  • Strasser: Hans Strasser (b) was married to the late Cornelia Giese (voc)
  • Sudhalter: Richard Merrill "Dick" (co & flugelhorn) is the son of Al (as)
  • Sugano: Kunihiko (p)is the husband of Junko Kimura (p)
  • Suggs: W.Percie (tp) was the father of Peter (dm & vibes)

  • Sullivan: singer and valve-trombonist Maxine - née Marietta Williams - was married to John Kirby (b & leader) and later to Cliff Jackson (p) and is the cousin of Ike Isaacs (b)
  • Sullivan: Charles Henry (tp & flugelhorn) is the nephew of Hubert & Herman James (both - tp)
  • Sun Ra: the avantgarde bandleader & keyboard-player was the brother-in-law of blues-trumpetist King Kolax - real name: William Little - from Chicago
  • Sutton: Ralph and his sister Barbara Sutton-Curtis (both - p)
  • Swope: George Robert "Rob" was the older brother of "Earl" Bowman (both - tb)
  • Tabackin: Lew Tabackin (ts) is married to Toshiko Akiyoshi (p)
  • Tate: Erskine (violin & multi-instrumentalist & leader) was the brother of James "Jimmy" (tp)
  • Taylor: Singer Eve - real name: Irene Gibbons - was married to Clarence Williams (p)
  • Taylor: Irene (voc) was married to Seger Ellis (p & voc)
  • Taylor: William "Billy" (b & tuba & comp) was the father of Billy jr. (b)


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