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All in the Jazz Family

By Published: March 4, 2004
  • Handy: "Captain" John (as & cl) was the brother of Sylvester (b) & Julius (g)
  • Harper: singer Edythe was married to Vernon Brown (tb)
  • Harper: Phillip (tp) and brother Winard (dm)
  • Harper: Rocquelle Toni (voc) as the niece of Buddy (g)
  • Harrington: Hohn David (cl & sax) was the brother of Seaton "Jew" (as)
  • Harris: Willard Palmer "Bill" (tb) was the half-brother of Bob Harris (b)
  • Harris: LeRoy sr. (bjo & g & fl) was the brother of Arville (cl & sax) and the father of LeRoy jr. (reeds & voc)
  • Harrison: Blossom (p & voc) was the mother of Herny Goodwin (tp)
  • Haughton: Chauncey (cl & sax &p) was the brother of John E. "Shorty" (tb) and Clifton (tp)

  • Hawkins: singer Marie became Mrs. Nat "King" Cole (p &voc)
  • Haynes: Cyril (p & arr) was the brother of Ronald (sax)
  • Haynes: Roy (dm) and his son Graham (dm)
  • Hayton: Lennie (p) was married to singer Lena Horne
  • Heath: Percy (b) and his younger brothers Jimmy (sax) and Albert "Tootie" (dm)
  • Hefti: The famous arranger Neal (tp) was married to singer Frances Wayne
  • Hegamin: Lucille - née Nelson - (voc) was married to William "Bill" (p)
  • Heitger: Ray (cl & leader) is the father of Duke (tp & co)
  • Henderson: Fletcher "Smack" was the older brother of Horace (both p & leaders & arrangers)
  • Hendricks: Jon and daughter Michelle (both voc)
  • Herbert: Arthur (dm) was the uncle of Herbie Lovelle (dm)

  • Heywood: Eddie (p & bandleader) is the father of Eddie jr. (p)
  • Higgins: Eddie (p) is married to singer Meredith D'Ambrosia (voc)
  • Hightower: Willie (tp) was married to Lottie (p)
  • Hilaire: Andrew (dm) was the cousin of Jimmy Betrand (dm & wb)
  • Hines: Joseph (co) was married to Mary (organ), their children were Earl "Fatha" Hines (p & leader) who was married to singer Marva Josie, and his sister Nancy (leader & p)
  • Hino: Terumasa (tp & flugelhorn) is the older brother of Motohiko (dm)
  • Hirt: Al(ois Maxwell) (tp & leader & voc) was the older brother of Gerald P. (tb)
  • Hiseman: John (dm & leader) is married to Barbara Thompson (sax & fl & leader)

  • Hodges: Johnny "Rabbit" (as) was the father of Johnny "Brother" (dm), and the brother-in-law of Don Kirkpatrik (p)
  • Hoffmann: Jean (e-p & voc) is married to Bill Young (dm)
  • Holiday: Billie (voc) and her father Clarence (g & bjo) - she was for some years married to Joe Guy (tp)
  • Holland: Herbert Lee "Peanuts" (tp & voc & comp) and his brother Charles (voc)
  • Honda: Takashi (p) has 2 brothers-in-law - Sadao Watanabe (sax) and Fumio Watanabe (dm)
  • Hood: Ernie (g & zither) was the older brother of William Harrison "Bill" (bs)
  • Hooper: Louis Stanley "Lou" (p & comp & organ & violin), Fred (tp) and Arnold (violin) are brothers
  • Hope: Elmo & his wife Bertha (both - p)

  • Hopkins: Sam "Lightning" and his older brothers John Henry and Joel (all - g & voc)
  • Horne: the beautiful Lena (voc) was married to Lennie Hayton (p)
  • Horton: singer Pug is married to Bob Wilber (cl & ss & as & ts)
  • Horvitz: Wayne (p) is the husband of Robin Holcomb (comp) and brother of Bill (g)
  • Howard: Darnell (cl) was a cousin of Benny Carter (as & tp & arr & leader) and of the legendary Cuban Bennet (tp) and the son of Sam (co & violin & p)
  • Hucko: Michael Andrew "Peanuts" Hucko (cl & ts) is married to ex-Goodman-singer Louise Tobin who was earlier Mrs. Harry James (tp)
  • Humphrey: Professor Jim (James B.) (tp) was the father of Willie (Eli) (cl) who was the father of Willie (cl) and his younger brothers Earl (tb) and Percy (tp)

  • Humphrey: Barbara Ann "Bobbi" (as & fl) is the cousin of Eddie Preston (tp)
  • Humphrey: drummer Ted is married to singer Norma Winstone
  • Huppertsberg: Lindy "Lady Bass" (b) was married to Agi (p) amd had later a long association with Ron Ringwood (voc & managment)
  • Hurley: Clyde (cp & tp) was the son of Esther B. Temple (voc & p)
  • Hutton: Marvel Ray (p) was the mother of band-leader Ina Rae who had a younger half-sister June (voc with Charlie Spivak & Tommy Dorsey) and was married to Randy Brooks (tp & leader)
  • Hutton: Marion (voc with Glenn Miller) was married to Vic Schoen (arr & leader) and had a younger sister Betty (voc with Vincent Lopez) who became a movie-star
  • Ilcken: the dutch drummer Wessel Ilcken or Ilken married the dutch singer Rita Reys
  • Irvis: Charlie (tb) was the brother of Gibbie (p)
  • Isaacs: Charles Edward "Ike" (b) was married to singer Carmen McRae and was a cousin of Maxine Sullivan (voc) - his son Richard Lett plays trumpet
  • Jackson: Cliff (p) was married to Maxine Sullivan (voc)


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