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All in the Jazz Family

By Published: March 4, 2004
  • Wilber: Bob (cl & ss & as & ts) is married to Joanne "Pug" Horton (voc)
  • Wilde: the singers Lee & Lyn were twin-sisters and also sisters-in-law - they married Jimmy (tp) and Tom (?) Cathcart
  • Wiley: Lee (voc) was the wife of Jess Stacy (p)
  • Williams: David "Happy" is the son of Buddy (both - b)
  • Williams: Dennis (b) was the father of Clarence (p) who was married to singer Eva Taylor
  • Williams: John Towner (p & comp) was the son of Johnny (dm)
  • Williams: Mary Lou - née Mary Elfrieda Scruggs and working under the name of her step-father Burleigh or Burley - (p & arr) was married to John W. (as & leader) and to Harold "Shorty" Baker (tp)
  • Williams: Skippy (ts & cl) was the younger brother of Pinky (bs)
  • Williams:Stanley "Fess" Williams (cl & as & leader) was the uncle of Charles Mingus (b & leader), the brother of Rudolph (sax) and the father of Rudy & Phil (both - sax) and Estella (p & voc)
  • Williamson: Claude (p) and his younger brother Stu (tp & valve-tb)
  • Wilson: Gerald (arr & leader & tp) is the cousin of Chuck Carter (dm) and the father of Anthony (g & arr & comp)
  • Wilson: Phillip Sanford (dm & vibes & p & comp) isthe grand-son of Ira Kimball (dm)
  • Wilson: Teddy (p) was the older brother of Gus (tb) and the father of Teddy jr (dm)
  • Wink: George (g) is the uncle of Derek Bailey (g)
  • Winstone: the british singer Norma is married to drummer Ted Humphrey
  • Woode: Jimmy (b) is the son of the composer Henry ("Broadway") (bariton-horn) and the father of Shawn Monteiro-Woode (voc)
  • Woods: Chris(topher) Columbus (as & bs & cl & comp) is the cousin of Bob Mabane (ts)
  • Wormworth: James Edward III "Jimmy" (dm) is the nephew of Dick Mariani (ts)
  • Wright: Clyde "Fats" (p) is the uncle of Don Pullen (p)
  • Wright: Lammar sr. was the father of Lammar jr. and Elmon (all - tp)
  • Wright: the late Leo Nash (as) was the husband of Elly - née Petronella Vasicek - (voc)
  • Wright: Margery (p) was the wife of Nathan (comp) and the mother of Tom Scott (sax)
  • Wuerzl: Alfons (cl & ss & voc) is the brother-in-law of Walter Terharen (tb & p)
  • Yancey: Bluespianist Jimmy was married to Estella "Mama" (voc) and the brother of Alonzo (p)
  • Young: Bill (dm) is married to Jean Hoffmann (e-p & voc)
  • Young: Lester (ts) and his brother Lee (dm) were the sons of W.H.Young (leader & multi-instrumentalist)
  • Young: Eugene Edward "Snooky" and Granville "Catfish" were brothers (both - tp)
  • Zahn: Christian (vibes & dm) and Heinz Altwirth (tp & b) and Norbert Vas (tb & b) were brothers-in-law
  • Zawadi: Kiane (tb) is the sister of Hal McKinney (p)
  • Zorn: John (as) and Ikue Mori ?
  • Zottola: Bob and Glenn are brothers (both - tp)
  • Zwingenberger: Boogie-Woogie player Axel is the older brother of Torsten (dm)


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