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1873
Composer W. C. Handy born in Muscle Shoals, AL.

1877
Cornetist Buddy Bolden born in New Orleans, LA.

1878
Clarinetist Alphonse Picou born in New Orleans, LA.

1883
Pianist Eubie Blake born in Baltimore, MD.

1885
Cornetist/bandleader Joseph "King" Oliver born in New Orleans, LA.

1886
Trombonist/bandleader Kid Ory born in La Place, LA.

1886
Blues singer Ma Rainey born in Columbus, GA.

1888
Bassist Alcide Pavageau born in New Orleans, LA.

1889
Cornetist Nick LaRocca born in New Orleans, LA.

1890
Pianist/composer Jelly Roll Morton born in New Orleans, LA.

1890
Banjoist/guitarist Johnny St. Cyr born in New Orleans, LA.

1892
Clarinetist Johnny Dodds born in New Orleans, LA.

1892
Bassist Pops Foster born in McCall, LA.

1893
Pianist Perry Bradford born in Montgomery, AL.

1894
Vocalist Bessie Smith born in Chattanooga, TN.

1894
Pianist James P. Johnson born in New Brunswick, NJ.

1895
Bandleader Bill McKinney born in Cynthiana, KY.

1895
Vocalist Alberta Hunter born in in Memphis, TN.

1895
Drummer Sonny Greer born in Long Beach, NJ.

1895
Drummer Tubby Hall born in Sellers, LA.

1895
Clarinetist Jimmie Noone born in New Orleans, LA.

1896
Pianist Elmer Schoebel born in East St. Louis, IL.

1896
Actress/singer Ethel Waters born in Chester, PA.

1897
Bandleader/arranger Fletcher Henderson born in Cuthbert, GA.

1897
Pianist/composer Willie "The Lion" Smith born in Goshen, NY.

1897
Blues singer Blind Lemon Jefferson born in Couchman, TX.

1897
Saxophonist/clarinetist Sidney Bechet born in New Orleans, LA.

1897
Banjoist/guitarist Fred Guy born in Burkesville, GA.

1898
Bandleader Andy Kirk born in Newport, KY.

1898
Drummer Warren "Baby" Dodds born in New Orleans, LA.

1898
Drummer Zutty Singleton born in Bunkie, LA.

1899
Composer/pianist Duke Ellington born in Washington, D.C.

1899
Bandleader Jean Goldkette born in Valenciennes, France.

1899
Drummer/bandleader Paul Barbarin born in New Orleans, LA.

1899
Cornetist and Jelly Roll Morton sideman George Mitchell born.

1899
Guitarist Lonnie Johnson born in New Orleans, LA.

1900
Trombonist Jimmy Harrison born in Louisville, KY.

1900
Bassist Walter Page born in Gallatin, MS.

1900
Trumpeter Wingy Manone born in New Orleans, LA.

1900
Louis Armstrong's "birthday" in New Orleans, LA.

1900
Arranger/saxophonist Don Redman born in Piedmont, WV.

1901
Saxophonist Frank Trumbauer born in Carbondale, IL.

1901
Louis Armstrong born in New Orleans, LA.

1902
Woodwind expert Garvin Bushell born in Springfield, OH.

1902
Pianist/bandleader Luis Russell born in Careening Clay, Panama.

1902
Clarinetist Buster Bailey born in Memphis, TN.

1902
Trumpeter Joe Smith born in Ripley, OH.

1903
Valve trombonist/arranger Brad Gowans born in Billerica, MA.

1903
Vocalist Jimmy Rushing born in Oklahoma City, OH.

1903
Drummer Ben Pollack born in Chicago, IL.

1903
Cornetist Bix Beiderbecke born in Davenport, IA.

1903
Violinist Joe Venuti born in Philadelphia, PA.

1903
Pianist Earl Hines born in Dusquesne, PA.

1904
Tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins born in St. Joseph, MO.

1904
Pianist/bandleader Count Basie born in Red Bank, NJ.

1904
Alto saxophonist Buster Smith born in Ennis, TX.

1904
Pianist/arranger Horace Henderson born in Cuthbert, GA.

1904
Alto saxophonist and clarinetist Jimmy Dorsey born in Shenandoah, PA.

1904
Pianist Jess Stacy born in Bird's Point, MO.

1904
Arranger Bill Challis born in Wilkes Barre, PA.

1904
Alto saxophonist and clarinetist Jimmy Dorsey born in Shenandoah, PA.

1904
Violinist Eddie South born in Louisiana, MO.

1904
Bass saxophonist Adrian Rollini born in New York, NY.

1904
Saxophonist Otto "Toby" Hardwicke born in Washington, D.C.

1904
Pianist/vocalist Fats Waller born in New York City.

1905
Composer Harold Arlen born in Buffalo, NY.

1905
Vocalist Ivie Anderson born in Gilroy, CA.

1905
Guitarist/bandleader Eddie Condon born in Goodland, IN.

1905
Trombonist Snub Mosley born in Little Rock, AR.

1905
Trombonist/vocalist Jack Teagarden born in Vernon, TX.

1905
Trumpeter Doc Cheatham born in Nashville, TN

1905
Trombonist/bandleader Tommy Dorsey born in Shenandoah, PA.

1905
Trumpeter Sidney DeParis born in Crawfordsville, IN.

1906
Pianist Joe Sullivan born in Chicago, IL.

1906
Trombonist/composer/arranger Eddie Durham born in San Marcos, TX.

1906
Trumpeter Frankie Newton born in Emory, VA.

1906
Clarinetist Pee Wee Russell born in St. Louis, MO.

1906
Clarinetist and alto sax player Frank Teschemacher born in Kansas City, MO.

1906
Alto saxophonist Pete Brown born in Baltimore, MD.

1906
Trombonist Vic Dickenson born in Xenia, OH.

1906
Saxophonist Bud Freeman born in Chiacgo, IL.

1906
Clarinetist Barney Bigard born in New Orleans, LA.

1906
Saxophonist/arranger Fud Livingston born in Charleston, SC.

1907
Saxophonist Johnny Hodges born in Cambridge, MA.

1907
Trombonist Lawrence Brown born in Lawrence, KS.

1907
Pianist/composer Reginald Foresythe born in London, England.

1907
Trombonist Dicky Wells born in Centerville, TN.

1907
Bandleader/singer Cab Calloway born in Rochester, NY.

1907
Drummer Dave Tough born in Oak Park, IL.

1907
Drummer George Wettling born in Topeka, KS.

1907
Saxophonist/composer/bandleader Benny Carter born in New York, NY.

1907
Cornetist Rex Stewart born in Philadelphia, PA.

1907
Composer/arranger Edgar Sampson born in New York, NY.

1908
Arranger Lyle "Spud" Murphy born in Salt Lake City, UT.

1908
Guitarist/vocalist Josh White born in Greenville, MS.

1908
Xylophonist/Vibraphonist Red Norvo born in Beardstown, IL.

1908
Bassist John Kirby born in Baltimore, MD.

1908
Alto saxophonist/clarinetist Russell Procope born in New York, NY.

1908
Trumpeter Bunny Berigan born in Hilbert, WI.

1908
Vibraphonist and bandleader Lionel Hampton born in Louisville, Kentucky.

1908
Pianist Sammy Price born in Honey Grove, TX.

1909
Tenor saxophonist/clarinetist Lester Young born in Woodville, MS.

1909
Drummer/bandleader Chick Webb born in Baltimore, MD.

1909
Pianist Art Tatum born in Toledo, OH.

1909
Trumpeter Jonah Jones born in Louisville, KY.

1909
Bandleader Teddy Hill born in Birmingham, AL.

1909
Violinist Stuff Smith born in Portsmouth, OH.

1909
Saxophonist Ben Webster born in Kansas City, MO.

1909
Clarinetist/bandleader Benny Goodman born in Chicago, IL.

1909
Pianist/bandleader Claude Thornhill born in Terre Haute, IN.

1910
Clarinetist Artie Shaw born in New York City.

1910
Tenor saxophonist Chu Berry born in Wheeling, WV.

1910
Drummer/bandleader Ray McKinley born in Fort Worth, TX.

1910
Arranger Sy Oliver born in Battle Creek, MI.

1910
Piano virtuoso Art Tatum is born in Toledo, Ohio.

1910
Saxophonist Harry Carney born in Boston, MA.

1910
Baritone saxophonist and Ellington companion Harry Carney born in Boston, MA.

1910
Saxophonist Budd Johnson born in Dallas, TX.

1910
Pianist/composer Mary Lou Williams born in Atlanta, GA.

1910
Trumpeter Cootie Williams born in Mobile, AL.

1911
Guitarist Freddie Green born in Charleston, SC.

1911
Trumpeter/arranger Buck Clayton born in Parsons, KS.

1911
Trumpeter Roy Eldridge born in Pittsburgh, PA.

1911
Bandleader/composer Stan Kenton born in Wichita, KS.

1911
Trumpeter Mario Bauza born in Havana, Cuba.

1911
Drummer Jo Jones born in Chicago, IL.

1912
Arranger/composer Gil Evans born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1912
Tenor saxophonist Don Byas born in Muskogee, OK.

1912
Clarinetist Irving Fazola born in New Orleans, LA.

1912
Vocalist Big Joe Turner born in Kansas City, MO.

1912
Alto saxophonist Marshal Royal born in Creek County, OK.

1913
Drummer Gus Johnson born in Tyler, TX.

1913
Bassist Gene Ramey born in Austin, TX.

1913
Arranger Andy Gibson born in Zanesville, OH.

1913
Trumpeter/violinist Ray Nance born in Chicago, IL.

1913
Reedman/bandleader Woody Herman born in Milwaukee, WI.

1913
Drummer Cliff Leeman born in Portland, ME.

1913
Tenor saxophonist Buddy Tate born in Sherman, TX.

1913
Bandleader/saxophonist Charlie Barnet born in New York, NY.

1913
Guitarist George Van Eps born in Plainfield, NJ.

1913
Saxophonist Earl Bostic born in Tulsa, OK.

1913
Pianist Rozelle Claxton born in Memphis, TN.

1914
Composer/arranger Eddie Sauter born in New York, NY.

1914
Pianist Billy Kyle born in Philadelphia, PA.

1914
Vocalist Billy Eckstine born in Pittsburgh, PA.

1914
Bassist Slam Stewart born in Englewood, NJ.

1914
Pianist Sun Ra born in Birmingham, AL.

1914
Swing era bassist Bob Haggart born in New York.

1914
Guitarist Skeeter Best born in Kinston, NC.

1914
Trumpeter Harold "Shorty" Baker born in St. Louis, MO.

1915
Guitarist Billy Bauer born in New York, NY.

1915
Vocalist Al Hibbler born in Tyro, MS.

1915
Composer/pianist Billy Strayhorn born in Dayton, OH.

1915
Tenor player Flip Phillips born in Brooklyn, NY.

1915
Trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison born in Columbus, OH.

1915
Trumpeter Emmett Berry born in Macon, GA.

1915
Bassist Al Hall born in Jacksonville, FL.

1915
Drummer Nick Fatool born in Milbury, MA.

1915
Trumpeter Bobby Hackett born in Providence, PA.

1915
Tenor saxophonist Flip Phillips born in Brooklyn, NY.

1915
Guitarist Les Paul born in Waukesha, WI.

1915
Vocalist Billie Holiday born in Philadelphia, PA.

1915
Clarinetist Hank D'Amico born in Rochester, NY.

1916
Violinist Svend Asmussen born in Copenhagen, Denmark.

1916
Bassist Red Callender born in Haynesville, VA.

1916
Pianist Joe Bushkin born in New York, NY.

1916
Guitarist Tiny Grimes born in Newport News, VA.

1916
Trombonist Bill Harris born in Philadelphia, PA.

1916
Tenor saxophonist Julian Dash born in Charleston, SC.

1916
Trumpeter Al Killian born in Birmingham, AL.

1916
Trumpeter/bandleader Harry James born in Albany, GA.

1916
Violin Svend Asmussen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark.

1916
Don Ewell born in Baltimore, MD.

1916
Trumpeter Cat Anderson born in Greenville, SC.

1916
Drummer Panama Francis born in Miami, FL.

1916
Pianist/arranger/trumpeter Dick Cary born in Hartford, CT.

1916
Guitarist Charlie Christian born in Dallas, TX.

1916
Pianist/organist Bill Doggett born in Philadelphia, PA.

1917
Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk born in Rocky Mount, NC.

1917
Composer/arranger Bill Finegan born in Newark, NJ.

1917
Vocalist Ella Fitzgerald born in Newport News, VA.

1917
Composer/pianist Tadd Dameron born in Cleveland, OH.

1917
Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie born in Cheraw, SC.

1917
Trumpeter/arranger Charlie Shavers born in New York, NY.

1917
Vocalist Sylvia Syms born in New York, NY.

1917
Clarinetist/tenor saxophonist Jimmy Hamilton born in Dillon, SC.

1917
Vocalist Dave Lambert born in Boston, MA.

1917
Saxophonist Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson born in Houston, TX.

1917
Drummer Buddy Rich born in New York, NY.

1917
Drummer J. C. Heard born in Dayton, OH.

1917
Bebop bassist Curly Russell born in New York.

1918
Bassist Jimmy Blanton born in Chattanooga, TN.

1918
Pianist Hank Jones born in Vicksburg, MS.

1918
Pianist/arranger Jimmy Jones born in Memphis, TN.

1918
Pianist Jimmy Rowles born in Spokane, WA.

1918
Trumpeter Howard McGhee born in Tulsa, OK.

1918
Pianist Marian McPartland born in Windsor, England.

1918
Vocalist Joe Williams born in Cordele, GA.

1918
Composer/arranger Gerald Wilson born in Shelby, MS.

1918
Pianist/arranger Phil Moore born in Portland, OR.

1918
Organist/arranger Wild Bill Davis born in Glasgow, MO.

1918
Bassist John Simmons born in Haskell, OK.

1918
Pianist Sir Charles Thompson born in Springfield, OH.

1918
Trumpeter Howard McGhee born in Tulsa, OK.

1918
Clarinetist Peanuts Hucko born in Syracuse, NY.

1919
Pianist George Shearing born in London, England.

1919
Trumpeter and bandleader Mercer Ellington born in Washington, D.C.

1919
Drummer/bandleader Art Blakey born in Pittsburgh, PA.

1919
Pianist/composer Herbie Nichols born in New York City.

1919
Bassist Al McKibbon born in Chicago, IL.

1919
Pianist/vocalist Nat "King" Cole born in Montgomery, AL.

1919
Pianist Lennie Tristano born in Chicago, IL.

1919
Trumpeter Snooky Young born in Dayton, OH.

1920
Drummer Shelly Manne born in New York, NY.

1920
Pianist/composer John Lewis born in La Grange, IL

1920
Drummer Don Lamond born in Oklahoma City, OK.

1920
Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker born in Kansas City, KS.

1920
Bassist Wendell Marshall born in St. Louis, MO.

1920
Vocalist & pianist Carmen McRae born in New York, NY.

1920
Tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves born in Boston, MA.

1920
Trumpeter Clark Terry born in St. Louis, MO.

1920
Vocalist Peggy Lee born in Jamestown, ND.

1920
Saxophonist John Laporta born in Philadelphia, PA.

1920
Reedman/composer Yusef Lateef born in Chattanooga, TN.

1920
Pianist/composer Dave Brubeck born in Concord, CA.

1920
Bassist George Duvivier born in New York, NY.

1921
Tenor saxophonist Wardell Gray born in Oklahoma City, OK.

1921
Pianist Erroll Garner born in Pittsburgh, PA.

1921
Singer Jon Hendricks born in Newark, OH.

1921
Guitarist Herb Ellis born in Farmersville, TX.

1921
Clarinetist Tony Scott born in Morristown, NJ.

1921
Composer/arranger Chico O'Farrill born in Havana, Cuba.

1921
Pianist Billy Taylor born in Greenville, NC.

1921
Guitarist Tal Farlow born in Greensboro, NC.

1921
Pianist Marty Napoleon born in New York, NY.

1921
Reedman/composer Jimmy Giuffre born in Dallas, TX.

1922
Tenor saxophonist Big Nick Nicholas born in Lansing, MI.

1922
Bassist Oscar Pettiford born in Okmulgee, OK.

1922
Tenor saxophonist Von Freeman born in Chicago, IL.

1922
Trumpeter Joe Newman born in New Orleans, LA.

1922
Tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet born in Broussard, LA.

1922
Arranger/saxophonist Ernie Wilkins born in St. Louis, MO.

1922
Arranger Manny Albam born in Samana, Dominican Republic.

1922
Pianist/arranger Ralph Burns born in Newton, MA.

1922
Harmonica player and guitarist Toots Thielemans born in Brussels, Belgium.

1922
Guitarist Mundell Lowe born in Laurel, MS.

1922
Bassist/composer Charles Mingus born in Nogales, AZ.

1922
Composer/arranger/trumpeter Neal Hefti born in Hastings, NE.

1922
Pianist Irving Sidney "Duke" Jordan born in New York.

1922
Pianist Gerald "Wig" Wiggins born in Harlem, NY.

1922
Saxophonist/flutist Frank Wess born in Kansas City, MO.

1922
Percussionist Mongo Santamaria born in Havana, Cuba.

1922
Trumpeter Joe Wilder born in Colwyn, PA.

1922
Trumpeter/composer John Carisi born in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.

1922
Pianist Jaki Byard born in Worcester, MA.

1922
Saxophonist Cecil Payne born in Brooklyn, NY.

1922
Saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis born in New York.

1923
Guitarist Remo Palmieri born in New York, NY.

1923
Trumpeter/composer Thad Jones born in Pontiac, MI.

1923
Trombonist Benny Green born in Chicago, IL.

1923
Pianist Red Garland born in Dallas, TX.

1923
Trumpeter Willie Cook born in Tangipahoa, IN.

1923
Drummer Philly Joe Jones born in Philadelphia, PA.

1923
Bassist Percy Heath born in Wilmington, W.VA.

1923
Mel Powell born in New York, NY.

1923
Percussionist/bandleader Tito Puente born in New York, NY.

1923
Vibraphonist Milt Jackson born in Detroit, Michigan.

1923
Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon born in Los Angeles, CA.

1923
Composer George Russell born in Cincinnati, OH.

1923
Saxophonist Sam Rivers born in El Reno, OK.

1923
Trumpeter Fats Navarro born in Key West, FL.

1923
Bassist Arvell Shaw born in St. Louis, MO.

1923
Pianist Ellis Larkins born in Baltimore, MD.

1923
Pianist Elmo Hope born in New York, NY.

1923
Bassist Wilbur Ware born in Chicago, IL.

1923
Clarinetist Buddy DeFranco born in Camden, NJ.

1923
Guitarist Barney Kessel born in Muskogee, OK.

1924
Vocalist Dinah Washington born in Tuscaloosa, AL.

1924
Pianist and arranger Dick Katz born in Baltimore, MD.

1924
Pianist Bud Powell born in New York, NY.

1924
Jazz historian/critic Martin Williams born in Richmond, VA.

1924
Trumpeter/composer Shorty Rogers born in Great Barrington, MA.

1924
Pianist Al Haig born in Newark, NJ.

1924
Saxophonist Sonny Stitt born in Boston, MA.

1924
Saxophonist Arne Domnerus born in Stockholm, Sweden.

1924
Tenor player Brew Moore born in Indianola, MS.

1924
Drummer/composer/bandleader Louie Bellson born in Rock Falls, IL.

1924
Vocalist Sarah Vaughan born in Newark, NJ.

1924
Tenor player Charlie Rose born in Washington, D.C.

1924
Pianist/composer George Wallington born in Palermo, Sicily.

1924
Saxophonist Charlie Rouse born in Washington, DC.

1924
Trumpeter Kenny Dorham born in Fairfield, TX.

1924
Saxophonist Lucky Thompson born in Columbia, SC.

1924
Alto saxophonist Paul Desmond born in San Francisco, CA.

1924
Bassist Sam Jones born in Jacksonville, FL.

1924
Saxophonist Hal McKusick born in Medford, MA.

1925
Saxophonist/flutist/vocalist James Moody born in Savannah, GA.

1925
Saxophonist/composer/arranger Al Cohn born in New York, NY.

1925
Organist Jimmy Smith born in Norristown, PA.

1925
Pianist Oscar Peterson born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1925
Tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims born in Inglewood, CA.

1925
Saxophonist/flutist Sahib Shihab born in Savannah, GA.

1925
Guitarist Wes Montgomery born in Indianapolis, IN.

1925
Composer Johnny Mandel born in New York, NY.

1925
Tenor player Harold Ashby born in Kansas City, MO.

1925
Composer/author/conductor Gunther Schuller born in Jackson Heights, NY.

1925
Tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons born in Chicago, IL.

1925
Vibraphonist Cal Tjader born in St. Louis, MO.

1925
Guitarist Charlie Byrd born in Chuckatuck, VA.

1925
Saxophonist Art Pepper born in Gardena, CA.

1926
Trumpeter Johnny Coles born in Trenton, NJ.

1926
Trumpeter Miles Davis born in Alton, IL.

1926
Saxophonist/composer Jimmy Heath born in Philadelphia, PA.

1926
Drummer Roy Haynes born in Roxbury, MA.

1926
Saxophonist Herbie Steward born in Los Angeles, CA.

1926
Pianist Randy Weston born in Brooklyn, NY.

1926
Saxophonist/composer John Coltrane born in Hamlet, NC.

1926
Pianist Russ Freeman born in Chicago, IL.

1926
Bassist Ray Brown born in Pittsburgh, PA.

1926
Trombonist Frank Rosolino born in Detroit, MI.

1926
Alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson born in Badin, NC.

1926
Trombonist Urbie Green born in Mobile, AL.

1926
Trombonist Carl Fontana born in Monroe, LA.

1927
Baritone saxophonist and arranger Gerry Mulligan born in New York, NY.

1927
Pianist Dick Hyman born in New York.

1927
Drummer Elvin Jones born in Pontiac, MI.

1927
Saxophonist/composer Gigi Gryce born in Pensacola, FL.

1927
Bassist/author Bill Crow born in Othello, WA.

1927
Bassist and oud player Ahmed Abdul-Malik born in New York, NY.

1927
Pianist Martial Solal born in Algiers, North Africa.

1927
Tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh born in Los Angeles, CA.

1927
English saxophonist Ronnie Scott born in London, England.

1927
Tenor saxophonist Stan Getz born in Philadelphia, PA.

1927
Saxophonist Johnny Dankworth born in London, England.

1927
Cornetist Ruby Braff born in Boston, MA.

1927
Saxophonist Lee Konitz born in Chicago, IL.

1927
Trombonist/arranger/composer Jimmy Knepper born in Los Angeles, CA.

1927
Three drummers born - Denzil Best 1917, Connie Kay 1927, Freddie Waits, 1943.

1927
Pianist Ronnie Ball born in Birmingham, England.

1927
Alto saxophonist Sonny Criss born in Memphis, TN.

1927
Vocalist Ernie Andrews born in Philadelphia, PA.

1927
Guitarist Jimmy Raney born in Louisville, KY.

1927
Trumpeter Red Rodney born in Philadelphia, PA.

1927
Trumpeter Conte Candoli born in Mishawaka, IN.

1928
Flugelhornist Art Farmer born in Council Bluffs, IA.

1928
Pianist Lou Levy born in Chicago, IL.

1928
Bassist Wilbur Little born in Parmele, NC.

1928
Composer Bill Russo born in Chicago, IL.

1928
Pianist/composer Clare Fischer born in Durand, MI.

1928
Saxophonist Cannonball Adderley born in Tampa, FL.

1928
Trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff born in Frankfurt, Germany.

1928
Saxophonist/bass clarinetist Eric Dolphy born in Los Angeles, CA.

1928
Bassist Peter Ind born in Uxbridge, England.

1928
Pianist Hampton Hawes born in Los Angeles, CA.

1928
Bassist Keter Betts born in Port Chester, NY.

1928
Saxophonist Harold Land born in Houston, TX.

1928
Pianist Horace Silver born in Norwalk, CT.

1928
Drummer Frank Butler born in Kansas City, MO.

1928
Drummer Stan Levey born in Philadelphia, PA.

1928
Saxophonist/composer Frank Foster born in Cincinnati, OH.

1928
Pianist Kenny Drew born in New York, NY.

1928
Reeds player Bob Wilber born in New York.

1928
Drummer Vernell Fournier born in New Orleans, LA.

1928
Drummer Joe Morello born in Springfield, MA.

1928
Tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin born in Chicago, IL.

1929
Pianist Cecil Taylor born in New York, NY.

1929
Pianist, composer, classical conductor and arranger Andr Previn born in Berlin, Germany.

1929
Guitarist Howard Roberts born in Phoenix, AZ.

1929
Drummer Alan Dawson born in Marietta, PA.

1929
Drummer/bandleader Charlie Persip born in Morristown, NJ.

1929
Drummer Ed Shaugnessy born in Jersey City, NJ.

1929
Drummer/bandleader Mel Lewis born in Buffalo, NY.

1929
Valve trombonist and composer Bob Brookmeyer born in Kansas City, MO.

1929
Jazz historian Dan Morgenstern born in Munich, Germany.

1929
Pianist Norman Simmons born in Chicago, IL.

1929
Three pianists born - Bill Evans in Plainfield, NJ, Mal Waldron, 1925 in New York, NY, and Carl Perkins, 1928 in Indianapolis, IN.

1929
Drummer Art Taylor born in New York.

1929
Vocalist Arthur Prysock born in Spartanburg, SC.

1929
Bassist Monty Budwig born in Pender, NE.

1930
Vocalist Annie Ross born in Surrey, England.

1930
Tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin born in Denison, TX.

1930
Vocalist Helen Merrill born in New York, NY.

1930
Pianist Tommy Flanagan born in Detroit, MI.

1930
Bassist Richard Davis born in Chicago, IL.

1930
Vocalist Betty Carter born in Flint, MI.

1930
Trombonist Benny Powell born in New Orleans, LA.

1930
Tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley born in Eastman, GA.

1930
Saxophonist/composer Ornette Coleman born in Fort Worth, TX.

1930
Trumpeter Clifford Brown born in Wilmington, DE.

1930
Pianist/vibraphonist Eddie Costa born in Atlas, PA.

1930
Pianist/composer Muhal Richard Abrams born in Chicago, IL.

1930
Saxophonist Ornette Coleman born in Fort Worth, TX.

1930
Guitarist Jim Hall born in Buffalo, NY.

1930
Singer Bill Henderson born in Chicago, IL.

1930
Vocalist Abbey Lincoln born in Chicago, IL.

1930
Trumpeter Bill Berry born in Benton Harbor, MI.

1930
Pianist/vocalist Ray Charles born in Albany, GA.

1930
Baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams born in Highland Park, MI.

1930
Trumpeter Richard Allen "Blue" Mitchell born in Miami, FL.

1930
Pianist Ahmad Jamal born in Pittsburgh, PA.

1931
Tenor saxophonist John Gilmore born in Summit, MS.

1931
Guitarist Grant Green born in St. Louis, MO.

1931
Trumpeter Dusko Goykovich born in Jajce, Yugoslavia.

1931
Alto saxophonist John Jenkins born in Chicago, IL.

1931
Organist Richard "Groove" Holmes born in Camden, NJ.

1931
Pianist Richard Twardzik born in Danvers. MA.

1931
Tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman born in Fort Worth, TX.

1931
Guitarist Kenny Burrell born in Detroit, MI.

1931
Pianist Walter Norris born in Little Rock, AR.

1931
Saxophonist Plas Johnson born in Donaldsonville, LA.

1931
Pianist Wynton Kelly born in Jamaica, NY.

1931
Drummer Paul Motian born in Philadelphia, PA.

1931
Cornetist Nat Adderley born in Tampa, FL.

1931
Bassist/French hornist Willie Ruff born in Sheffield, AL.

1931
Trumpeter Jack Sheldon born in Jacksonville, FL.

1931
Tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan born in Chicago, IL.

1931
Saxophonist/clarinetist/bandleader Phil Woods born in Springfield, MA.

1932
Trombonist Ake Persson born in Hassleholm, Sweden.

1932
Pianist Paul Bley born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1932
Bandleader/pianist George Gruntz born in Basel, Switzerland.

1932
Keyboardist/composer Joe Zawinul born in Vienna, Austria.

1932
Alto saxophonist Jackie McLean born in New York, NY.

1932
Trumpeter Donald Byrd born in Detroit, MI.

1932
Bassist Bob Cranshaw born in Evanston, IL.

1932
Pianist/composer Michel Legrand born in Paris, France.

1932
Trombonist/arranger Slide Hampton born in Jeannette, PA.

1932
Violinist Leroy Jenkins born in Chicago, IL.

1932
Pianist Sir Roland Hanna born in Detroit, MI.

1932
Saxophonist/composer Oliver Nelson born in St. Louis, MO.

1932
Pianist/composer Duke Pearson born in Atlanta, GA.

1933
Saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman born in Dallas, TX.

1933
Arranger/Producer/Trumpeter Quincy Jones born in Chicago, IL.

1933
Guitarist Sacha Distel born in Paris, France.

1933
Vocalist Nina Simone born in Tryon, NC.

1933
Pianist Tete Montoliu born in Barcelona, Spain.

1933
Pianist/composer Dave Frishberg born in St. Paul, MN.

1933
Drummer Ben Riley born in Savannah, GA.

1933
Saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter born in Newark, NJ.

1933
Saxophonist Jimmy Lyons born in Jersey City, NJ.

1933
Composer/arranger Gary McFarland born in Los Angeles, CA.

1933
Trumpeter Bill Hardman born in Cleveland, OH.

1933
Saxophonist Sadao Watanabe born in Utsunomiya, Japan.

1934
Pianist Wade Legge born in Huntington, WV.

1934
Percussionist Willie Bobo born in New York, NY.

1934
Bassist Art Davis born in Harrisburg, PA.

1934
Vocalist/pianist Shirley Horn born in Washington, DC

1934
Trumpeter/bandleader Don Ellis born in Los Angeles, CA.

1934
Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy born in New York, NY.

1934
Trumpeter Bobby Bradford born in Cleveland, MS.

1934
Percussionist Ray Mantilla born in New York, NY.

1934
Vibraphonist, pianist, and drummer Victor Feldman born in London, England.

1934
Percussionist Willie Bobo was born in New York, NY.

1934
Organist Shirley Scott born in Philadelphia, PA.

1934
Tenor player Stanley Turrentine born in Pittsburgh, PA.

1934
Bassist Jimmy Garrison born in Miami, FL.

1935
Bassist Henry Grimes born in Philadelphia, PA.

1935
Pianist Misha Mengelberg born in Kiev, Ukraine, USSR.

1935
Trombonist Roswell Rudd born in Sharon, CT.

1935
Trombonist Julian Priester born in Chicago, IL.

1935
Drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath born in Philadelphia, PA.

1935
Drummer Dannie Richmond born in New York, NY.

1935
Vibraphonist Karl Berger born in Heidelberg, Germany.

1935
Bassist Gary Peacock born in Burley, ID.

1935
Multi-instrumentalist/composer/bandleader Rahsaan Roland Kirk born in Columbus, OH.

1935
Bassist Paul Chambers born in Pittsburgh, PA.

1935
Trumpeter Ted Curson born in Philadelphia, PA.

1935
Pianist Ronnie Mathews born in New York, NY.

1935
Saxophonist Frank Wright born in Grenada, MS.

1935
Drummer Rashied Ali born in Philadelphia, PA.

1935
Saxophonist George Coleman born in Memphis, TN.

1936
Guitarist Gabor Szabo born in Budapest, Hungary.

1936
Drummer Beaver Harris born in Pittsburgh, PA.

1936
Organist Jimmy McGriff born in Philadelphia, PA.

1936
Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler born in Cleveland, OH.

1936
Pianist Harold Mabern born in Memphis, TN.

1936
Multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk born in Columbus, OH.

1936
Saxophonist Eddie Harris born in Chicago, IL.

1936
Trumpeter Manfred Schoof born in Magdeburg, Germany.

1936
Trumpeter/multi-instrumentalist Don Cherry born in Oklahoma City, OK.

1937
Saxophonist James Spaulding born in Indianapolis, IN.

1937
Bassist Charlie Haden born in Shenandoah, IA.

1937
Guitarist Gene Bertoncini born in New York.

1937
Saxophonist Joe Farrell born in Chicago, IL.

1937
Tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson born in Lima, Ohio.

1937
Tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

1937
Saxophonist Barney Wilen born in Nice, France.

1937
Saxophonist Joseph Jarman born in Pine Bluff, AR.

1937
Drummer Sunny Murray born in Idabel, OK.

1937
Drummer Louis Hayes born in Detroit, MI.

1937
Vocalist Carol Sloane born in Providence, RI.

1937
Keyboardist Mike Melvoin born in Oshkosh, WI.

1937
Vocalist Leon Thomas born in East St. Louis, IL.

1937
Bassist Ron Carter born in Ferndale, MI.

1937
Bassist Malachi Favors born in Chicago, IL.

1937
Bassist/educator Reggie Workman born in Philadelphia, PA.

1937
Pianist/composer Andrew Hill born in Chicago, IL.

1937
Trombonist/composer Grachan Moncur III born in New York.

1938
Pianist Hal Galper born in Salem, MA.

1938
Pianist/composer Carla Bley born in Oakland, CA.

1938
Pianist McCoy Tyner born in Philadelphia, PA.

1938
Vibraphonist Dave Pike born in Detroit, MI.

1938
Pianist Denny Zeitlin born in Chicago, IL.

1938
Pianist Steve Kuhn born in Brooklyn, NY.

1938
Drummer Roy Brooks born in Detroit, MI.

1938
Trumpeter Booker Little born in Memphis, TN.

1938
Pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach born in Berlin, Germany.

1938
Clarinetist Perry Robinson born in New York, NY.

1938
Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard born in Indianapolis, IN.

1938
Saxophonist Charles Lloyd born in Memphis, TN.

1938
Drummer Pete "LaRoca" Sims born in New York.

1939
Pianist Albert Dailey born in Baltimore, MD.

1939
Alto saxophonist Charles McPherson born in Joplin, MO.

1939
Drummer Idris Muhammad born in New Orleans, LA.

1939
Pianist Roger Kellaway born in Newton, MA.

1939
Saxophonist Sonny Fortune born in Philadelphia, PA.

1939
Trumpeter Hugh Masekela born in Witbank, South Africa.

1939
Trombonist Bill Watrous born in Middletown, CT.

1940
Electric/acoustic bassist Steve Swallow born in Fair Lawn, NJ.

1940
Vocalist Al Jarreau born in Milwaukee, WI.

1940
Drummer Louis Moholo born in Cape Town, South Africa.

1940
Flutist and tenor sax player Lew Tabackin born in Philadelphia, PA.

1940
Guitarist Ralph Towner born in Chehalis, WA.

1940
Saxophonist Gary Bartz born in Baltimore, MD.

1940
Organist Larry Young born in Newark, NJ.

1940
Pianist/musicologist James Dapogny born in Berwyn, IL.

1940
Pianist Larry Willis born in New York, NY.

1940
Saxophonist Arthur Blythe born in Los Angeles, CA.

1940
Pianist Herbie Hancock born in Chicago, IL.

1940
Tenor saxophonist George Adams born in Covington, GA.

1941
Trumpeter Lester Bowie born in Frederick, MD.

1941
Reeds player Peter Broetzmann born in Remscheid, Germany.

1941
Pianist/organist/composer Don Pullen born in Roanoke, VA.

1941
Percussionist Airto Moreira born in Itaiopolis, Brazil.

1941
Drummer Milford Graves born in New York, NY.

1941
Pianist/composer Chick Corea born in Chelsea, MA

1941
Singer Meredith D'Ambrosio born in Boston, MA.

1941
Trumpeter, composer and bandleader Palle Mikkelborg born in Copenhagen, Denmark.

1941
Clarinetist Eddie Daniels born in New York, NY.

1942
Pianist/vocalist Amina Claudine Myers born in Blackwell, AR.

1942
Trumpeter Charles Tolliver born in Jacksonville, FL.

1942
Vocalist Flora Purim born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1942
Bassist David Friesen born in Tacoma, WA.

1942
Alto sax player Robin Kenyatta born in Moncks Corner, SC.

1942
Bassist Buster Williams born in Camden, NJ.

1942
Vocalist Marlena Shaw born in New Rochelle, NY.

1942
Drummer/pianist Jack DeJohnette born in Chicago, IL.

1942
Saxophonist/musicologist Andrew White born in Washington, DC.

1942
Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty born in Avranches, France.

1942
Guitarist Philip Catherine born in London, England.

1942
Drummer/pianist Joe Chambers born in Stoneacre, VA.

1943
Guitarist Larry Coryell born in Galveston, TX.

1943
Drummer Jon Christensen born in Oslo, Norway.

1943
Guitarist Larry Coryell born in Galveston, TX.

1943
Guitarist George Benson born in Pittsburgh, PA.

1943
Trumpeter Jimmy Owens born in New York, NY.

1943
Pianist Kenny Barron born in Philadelphia, PA.

1944
Saxophonist/composer Henry Threadgill born in Chicago, IL.

1944
Bassist George Mraz born in Czechoslovakia.

1944
Vibraphonist David Friedman born in New York.

1944
Trumpeter Kamau Adilifu (Charles Sullivan) born in New York, NY.

1944
Saxophonist Evan Parker born in Bristol, England.

1944
Pianist Monty Alexander born in Kingston, Jamaica.

1944
Drummer Butch Miles born in Ironton, OH.

1945
Drummer Tony Williams born in Chicago, IL.

1945
Saxophonist/composer Anthony Braxton born in Chicago, IL.

1945
Pianist Keith Jarrett born in Allentown, PA.

1945
Drummer Steve Gadd born in Rochester, NY.

1946
Trumpeter Jack Walrath born in Stuart, FL.

1946
Trumpeter Tom Harrell born in Urbana, IL.

1946
Saxophonist/educator Dave Liebman born in New York, NY.

1946
Bassist/composer Ray Drummond born in Brookline, MS.

1946
Bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen born in Osted, Denmark.

1946
Bassist Dave Holland born in Wolverhampton, W. Midlands, England.

1947
Pianist Marilyn Crispell born in Philadelphia, PA.

1947
Reeds player Paul McCandless born in Indiana, PA.

1948
Saxophonist Richie Cole born in Trenton, NJ.

1948
Saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera born in Havana, Cuba.

1948
Drummer Bob Moses born in New York, NY.

1948
Pianist Jessica Williams born in Baltimore, MD.

1948
Trombonist Steve Turre born in Omaha, NE.

1949
Tenor saxophonist David S. Ware born in Plainfield, NJ.

1949
Saxophonist Michael Brecker born in Philadephia, PA.

1949
Drummer Lenny White born in New York, NY.

1950
Saxophonist Rickey Woodard born in Nashville, TN.

1950
Vocalist Bobby McFerrin born in New York.

1950
Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater born in Memphis, TN.

1951
Guitarist John Scofield born in Dayton, OH.

1951
Pianist Lars Jansson born in Rebro, Sweden.

1951
Percussionist/bandleader Poncho Sanchez born in Laredo, TX.

1951
Pianist/composer Anthony Davis born in Paterson, NJ.

1951
Bassist/composer Jaco Pastorius born in Norristown, PA.

1951
Guitarist Bill Frisell born in Baltimore, MD.

1951
Percussionist / Tabla player Zakir Hussain born.

1951
Pianist James Williams born in Memphis, TN.

1951
Saxophonist Bob Berg born in New York.

1952
Tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano born in Cleveland, OH.

1952
Pianist Hilton Ruiz born in New York, NY.

1952
Drummer Leon "Ndugu" Chancler born in Shreveport, LA.

1953
Flutist James Newton born in Los Angeles, CA

1954
Tenor player Ricky Ford born in Boston, MA.

1954
Trombonist Craig Harris born in Hempstead, NY.

1954
Guitarist Pat Metheny born in Lee's Summit, MO.

1954
Pianist Michel Camilo born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

1955
Trombonist Robin Eubanks born in Philadelphia, PA.

1955
Flugelhornist Stacy Rowles born in Los Angeles, CA.

1955
Pianist Kenny Kirkland born in Newport, NY.

1955
Saxophonist/composer/bandleader David Murray born in Berkeley, CA.

1955
Pianist Mulgrew Miller born in Greenwood, MS.

1955
Drummer Joey Baron born in Richmond, VA.

1955
Drummer Adam Nussbaum born in New York, NY.

1956
Saxophonist Steve Coleman born in Chicago, IL.

1957
Guitarist Emily Remler born in New York, NY.

1957
Pianist Geri Allen born in Pontiac, MI

1957
Guitarist Kevin Eubanks born in Philadelphia, PA.

1957
Percussionist Mino Cinelu born in Saint-Cloud, France.

1957
Drummer Bobby Previte born in Niagara Falls, NY.

1958
Drummer Kenny Washington born in Staten Island, NY.

1958
Guitarist Howard Alden born in Newport Beach, CA.

1959
Multi-instrumentalist/composer Scott Robinson born in Pequannock, NJ.

1960
Alto saxophonist Greg Osby born in St. Louis, MO.

1960
Tenor saxophonist Jean Toussaint born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

1960
Pianist Matthew Shipp born in Wilmington, DE.

1960
Pianist Eliane Elias born in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

1960
Composer/pianist Django Bates born in Beckenham, England.

1960
Bandleader/composer Maria Schneider born in Windom, MN.

1960
Trumpeter Wallace Roney born in Philadelphia, PA.

1960
Guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli born in Paterson, NJ.

1960
Saxophonist Branford Marsalis born in Breaux Bridge, LA.

1960
Alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett born in Detroit, MI.

1961
Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis born in New Orleans, LA.

1962
Drummer Ralph Peterson born in Pleasantville, NJ.

1962
Pianist Michel Petrucciani born in Orange, France.

1962
Trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard born in New Orleans, LA.

1962
Pianist Renee Rosnes born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

1963
Pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba born in Havana, Cuba.

1963
Trumpeter Dave Douglas born in Montclair, NJ.

1963
Guitarist Russell Malone born in Albany, GA.

1963
Pianist Benny Green born in New York, NY.

1963
Tenor saxophonist Don Braden born in Cincinnatti, OH.

1964
Trumpeter Scotty Barnhart born in Atlanta, GA.

1964
Saxophonist Courtney Pine born in London, England.

1965
Tenor saxophonist Mark Turner born in Fairborn, OH.

1965
Alto saxophonist Jesse Davis born in New Orleans, LA.

1965
Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis born in New Orleans, LA.

1965
Drummer Leon Parker born in White Plains, NY.

1966
Bassist/bandleader Ben Allison born in New Haven, CT.

1966
Pianist Jacky Terrasson born in Berlin, Germany.

1967
Bassist Charnett Moffett born in New York, NY.

1969
Saxophonist Joshua Redman born in Berkeley, CA.

1970
Pianist Geoff Keezer born in Eau Claire, WI.

1970
Pianist Eric Reed born in Philadelphia, PA.

1972
Bassist Christian McBride born in Philadelphia, PA.

1981
Bassist/composer Jaco Pastorius records "The Birthday Concert."

1985
Drummer Tommy Benford born in Chaleston, W. VA.

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