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All in the Jazz Family

By Published: March 4, 2004
  • Fest: Manfredo (p) and his classical father Phil (p)
  • Finch: blues-saxophonist Otis sr. was most probably the father of Otis jr. "Candy" (dm)
  • Fischer: William S. (comp & sax & fl & key & synth & all string instruments) is the grandson of Robert (g & bjo)
  • Fitzgerald: Ella (voc) and her husband Ray Brown (b)
  • Flack: Robert (voc & p) was married to Steve Novosel (b)
  • Floyd: Reuben (tp) was married to bluesinger Victoria Soivey
  • Fol: french saxophonist Hubert is the older brother of Raymond (p)
  • Fontana: Carl (tb) is the son of Callie (sax)
  • Ford: Sam (tp) was the uncle of Paul Francis Webster (tp)
  • Ford: Mary - née Colleen Summers - (voc) was the wife of Les Paul (g)

  • Forrest: Jimmy (ts) was the son of St.Louis based bandleader Eva Dowd (organ)
  • Fosdick: Dudley (mellophone) and Gene (sax & cl) were brothers
  • Foster: George Murphy "Pops" (b) was the younger brother of Willie (violin & bjo & g)
  • Fowler: Bruce (tb) osthe son of Dr.William L. (educator & g)
  • Francesco: the european Fred Astaire, the dancer, singer and musician Silvio (g & voc & cl) was the brother of singer Catharina Valente
  • Freeman: Bud (ts) had an older brother Arnie (dm), who became a noted actor, and he was the brother-in-law of Rod Cless (cl)
  • Freeman: Von (ts) brother of George (g) and Bruz (dm) and father of Chico (ts)
  • Friedman: Don (p) is the uncle of Janice (p)
  • Gabriel: the "noted musician" Martin Joseph "Manny" (violin) was the father of Percy (b), Clarence (p & bjo) and Martin Manuel "Manny" (cl) who were the uncles of Clarence Ford (sax)
  • Gaines: Charlie (tp) was the father of Stanley (b) and Charlie jr. (tp)

  • Galloway: the scottish-born soprano-sax master Jim (also ts & bs) was married to Rosemary (b)
  • Garland: Joseph Copeland "Joe" (saxophones & arr & comp) was the brother of Moses (tp)
  • Garner: the brothers Erroll and Linton and their sisters Martha, Ruth and Berniece (all - p)
  • Garrett: Donald (b & reeds & bamboo-fl) is the husband af Zusaan Fasteau (voc & cello & non-western-instruments)
  • Gaspard: Tom "Oke" (b) was the older brother of Vic (tb) and Edward (dm)
  • Gee: Matthew sr. (b) was the father of Matthew jr. and Herman (both - tb)
  • Geller: Herb (as) married Lorraine (p) - nee Walsh
  • Gibbs: Arthur (p) was the brother of Jerome "Romie" Bourke (dm)
  • Giese: the late Cornelia Giese (voc) was the step-daughter of Fritz Pauer (p) and the wife of Hans Strasser (b)
  • Gilberto: Astrud (voc) and Joao (voc & g & comp) are a couple.
  • Gilberto: Bebel (voc) is the daughter of João Gilberto (voc & g & comp) and Miúcha (voc).
  • Gillespie: John Birks "Dizzy" (tp & voc) is the father of Jeanie Bryson (voc)
  • Girard: harpist Adele was married to Joe Marsala (cl)
  • Glenn: Evans "Tyree" (tb & vibes & voc) was the father of Tyree jr. (ts & vibes) and Roger (vibes & fl)
  • Goldberg: drummer Richie was the husband of Vi Redd (voc & ss &as)

  • Golden: Jimmy (p) and Alease (organ) were a couple, their nephew is Clifford Edward Thornton III (co & v-tb & perc)
  • Goldie: Don - real name: Donald Elliot Goldfield - (tp) is the son of Harry Goldfield (co)
  • Golson: Benny (ts & arr & comp) is a distand cousin of Wilbur Little (b)

  • Gomez: Johnny (g) was the nephew of Ernie (cl & bs) and his brothers Emilio (violin) and Pinero (tp & p) Caceres
  • Gonzales: singer Babs was a cousin of Humphrey J. "Teddy" Brannon (p & arr & comp)
  • Gonzi: Carlo (b) was the father of Art Farmers drummer Mario
  • Goodman: Benny (cl & sax & tp & voc) and his brothers Harry (b) and Irving (tp)
  • Goodwin: Henry Clay (tp) was the son of Blossom Harrison (p & voc)
  • Gorham: Georgia (p & leader) was the mother of John Collins (g)
  • Grah: Bill (p & vibes) and his younger brother Heinz (b) moved from Cologne to Vienna, and their father Willi (p)

  • Graves: "Blind" Roosevelt and Uaroy (both - g & voc) were half-brothers
  • Green: Bennie (tb & comp) was the brother of Elbert (ts)
  • Grey: Al & his son Mike (both - tb)
  • Grey: Carolyn (voc) was married to the 2nd drummer of the Krupa-Bigband Joe Dale
  • Grossman: Steve and Hal (both - sax) are brothers
  • Grubbs: Carl G. (ss & as) and his late brother Earl (ts)
  • Grusin: Dave (p) and his younger brother Don (keyboards)
  • Guarnieri: John A. "Johny" (p & comp) was the brother of Leo (b)
  • Gulda: Friedrich was married to Yuko and his sons Paul & Rico (all - p)
  • Guy: be-bop pioneer Joe (tp) was married to Billie Holiday (voc)
  • Haden: Charlie (b) is married to Ruth Cameron (voc)

  • Hall: Al and Sam Jones were cousins (both - b)
  • Hall: Edward sr. (cl) was the father of Robert (cl & sax), Edmond "Ed" (cl) - he was the most famous one of the family -, Clarence (sax & g & bjo) and the youngest brother Herb (cl)
  • Hall: Alfred "Tubby" was the older brother of Ram "Minor" (both - dm)
  • Hall: Archie "Skip" (p & organ & arr) was the brother-in-law of Sy Oliver (tp & arr)
  • Hamilton: James "Jimmy" (cl & ts & arr) was married to Vivian - née Jones - (voc) who recorded under the name: Vivian Smith
  • Hampel: Gunter (vibes & b-cl & p & fl) was married to Jeanne Lee (voc)


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