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All in the Jazz Family

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Compiled by Axel Melhardt , Glen Alpert , Jim Galloway, Dr. Michael Arié and Klaus Schulz


Jazz has always been a family affair. Fathers have passed the torch to sons or brothers have risen to prominence on their respective instruments (sometimes in the same band). We've compiled a list of the families that have had an impact on Jazz, from Benny & Harry Goodman to the new first family , Jimmy, Percy, Tootie and Mtume Heath.

If you know of others, please contact us .

  • Abrams: Ray - real name: Raymond Abramson - (ts) is the older brother of Lee - real name: Leon - (dm)
  • Adams: singer Edie Adams was married to Pete Candoli (tp)
  • Adderley: Julian "Cannonball" (as) and his kid-brother Nat (co), whose son Nat jr. plays p & g & cl & fl and sings
  • Aiken: Gus "Rice" (tp) was the younger brother of Gene "Bud" (tp & tb)
  • Akiyoshi: Toshiko (p) was first married to Charlie Mariano (as) and then to Lew Tabackin (ts)
  • Albert: "Don" Albert (tp) - real name: Albert Dominique - was the nephew of Natty Dominique (co)
  • Aldebert: Louis J. (p & voc & comp) is married to Monique - née Monique Dozo - (voc)
  • Alden: Howard (g) is the husband of Terrie Richards (voc)
  • Allen: Henry (tp) was the father of Henry "Red" (tp & voc)
  • Allen: Pete(r) (cl & ss & as & voc) is the son of Bernie (bjo) from England
  • Allred: Bill & son John (both tb)
  • Alsop: William M. (as) was married to Olive "Inez" (p)
  • Alston: Ovie (tp & voc) was the father of Jean Davis (voc) who is the mother of Miles Dewey "Jeff" Davis (tp & fluegelhorn & comp & leader)
  • Altwirth: Heinz (tp & b) and Norbert Vas (tb & b) and Christian Zahn (vibes & dm) are brothers-in-law
  • Alvin: Danny - real name: Viniello - (dm) was the father of Teddy Walters (g & voc)
  • Ambrosetti: father Flavio (as) & his son Franco (tp) from Switzerland
  • Ammons: boogie-woogie pioneer Albert (p) and son Gene "Jug" (ts)
  • Andrews: Patty (1920), Maxene (1918) and Laverne (1915) were sisters (all voc - the ANDREWS SISTERS)
  • Anthony: Ray - real name: Raymond Antonini - (bandleader & tp) was the brother of Lee Roy "Leo" (bs)
  • Armstrong: Louis (tp & voc) and his 2nd wife Lil(lian) Hardin-Armstrong (p)
  • Assunto: Jacob "Papa Jac" (tb & bjo) was the father of Frank (tp) & Fred (tb) of the "Dukes of Dixieland"
  • Austin: Lovie - real name: Cora Calhoun - (p & comp & leader) was the mother of Patricia (voc)
  • Autrey: Herman (tp & voc) was the son of tuba.player Moses
  • Ayler: Edward (sax & violin) was the father of Albert (sax) and his brother Donald (tp)
  • Babs: Alice - real name: Alice Nilson - (voc) is the daughter of Jean Nilson (p & comp) and the mother of Titti Breitholz (voc)
  • Baculis: Al(phonse) (cl & sax & p) is the brother-in-law of Ron Collier (comp)
  • Bailey: Buster (cl) was the Cousin of Albert W. "Happy" Caldwell (ts)
  • Bailey: Derek (g) is the nephew of George Wing (g)
  • Bailey: drummer Donald Orlando is the brother of Maurice (ts & dm)
  • Bailey: Mildred (voc) was the wife of Red Norvo (vibes) and the sister of Al Rinker (voc)
  • Bailey: Pearl (voc) was married to Louis Bellson (dm)
  • Baker: Harold "Shorty" (tp) was the 2nd husband of Mary Lou Williams (p & arr) and the brother of Winfield (tb)
  • Baker: Josephine (voc) was the daughter of Eddie Carson (dm)
  • Balaban: Barley (p & leader) was the father of Leonard J. "Red" (b & voc)
  • Banks: Paul (p & leader) and Clifton (cl & sax) were brothers
  • Baquet: Theogene Baquet was the leader of the Excelsior Brass Band and the father of George who was the older brother of Achille (both - cl) who were both brothers-in-law of Bunk Johnson
  • Barbarin: Isidore (alto-horn) was the father of Paul (older brother) and Louis (both dm), both were uncles of Danny Barker (g) and John Brunois (tp)
  • Barber: Chris (tb & leader) was the husband of singer Ottilie Patterson
  • Barbour: Don (g & voc) and Ross (tp & dm & voc) of the "Four Freshman" were brothers
  • Barefield: Eddie (saxophones & cl & arr) was the father of Dolores (voc)
  • Barker: Danny (g) was the nephew of Paul & Louis Barbarin (both - dm) and married to the singer Blue Lu
  • Barksdale: Everett (g) was married to Victoia (p)
  • Barnard: Bob (co) is the younger brother of Lem (dm) - Australia
  • Barnes: Emile was the older brother of Paul D. "Polo" (both - cl)
  • Barone: Gary (tp) is the younger brother of Mike (tb), their father Joe played tp with Bob Crosby
  • Barron: Kenny (p) is the younger brother of Bill (sax)
  • Bascomb: Paul (ts) was the brother of Wilbur "Dud" (tp) and Arthur (p)
  • Bass: the R&B-singer Fontella was married to Lester Bowie (tp)
  • Bates: Bob was the older brother of Norman and Jim (all - b)
  • Bauduc: Jules sr. (tp) was the father of Jules jr. and Ray (both - dm)
  • Bauer: Conny (tb) is the older brother of Johannes (tb) from former eastern-Germany
  • Beal: Charlie was the older brother of Eddie (both p & comp)
  • Bechet: Sidney (cl & ss) and his brothers Leonard (tb) and Joseph (g) and his son Daniel Sidney Bechet Jr. (dm) - now performing in France
  • Bell: the australian brothers Graeme (leader & comp & p) and Roger (tp)
  • Bellson: Louie - real name: Louis Balassoni - (dm) was married to singer Pearl Bailey
  • Benford: tuba-player Bill was the older brother of Tommy (dm)
  • Bennett: singer Betty was married to André Previn (p & comp)
  • Bennett: the never recorded but legendary tp-player Theodore "Cuban" was the cousin of Benny Carter (as & tp & leader & arr)
  • Berigan: Rowland Bernart "Bunny" (tp & voc) and Don (dm) were brothers
  • Berry: Leon "Chu" had a brother Nelson (both - ts)
  • Berton: Victor (dm & perc & vibes) was the brother of Ralph (dm) who was one of the first jazz-writers
  • Bertrand: Jimmy (dm) was the cousin of Andrew Hilaire (dm)
  • Bess: Frank (co & tb) was the father of Druie R. (tb)
  • Bey: Andy (p & voc) and his sisters Salome and Geraldine (both - voc)
  • Bigard: Emile (violin) was the uncle of Alex (dm) and Barney (cl & ts) and of their cousin Anatie "Natty" Dominique (co)
  • Bishop: Walter jr. (p) was the son of Walter sr. (comp - "Swing, Brother, Swing")
  • Blanton: Jimmy Blanton (b) was the cousin of Wendell Marshall who followed him in the Ellington Orchestra
  • Blair: singer Janet was married to Joe "Fingers" Carr (p)
  • Bley: Carla (p & leader) is the wife of Mike Mantler (tp) and the mother of Karen Mantler (p & voc); her 1st husband was Paul Bley (p), who later married Annette Peacock (comp & voc & p) - née Coleman -, who was formerly married to Gary Peacock (b & p)
  • Bloom: Rube (p & comp) was the older brother of Milton "Mickey" (tp)
  • Bocage: Peter (violin & tp & tb & bjo & xyl) was the brother of Harry (b) and Leonard (bjo & g)
  • Bohannon: Hoyt (tb) was the father of Steve (dm & organ)
  • Bontemps: Willie "Bontin" (b & g & bjo) was the uncle of Zutty Singleton (dm)
  • Boswell: Connie "Connee" (sax & tb & p & cello) (1907), Martha (p) (1908) and Helvetia "Vet" (violin) (?) (all voc - the BOSWELL SISTERS)
  • Bourke: Jerome "Romie" was the brother of Arthur Gibbs (p)
  • Boutté: singer Lillian ist married to reed-player Thomas l'Etienne
  • Bowie: Lester (tp), Joseph (tb) and Byron (sax) are brothers
  • Bowles: Russel (tb) was the brother of Elizabeth (tb) who was married to Jonah Jones (tp)
  • Boyer: Ann - the singer of the bands led by Artie Shaw and Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey - was married to Bob Dukoff (ts)
  • Bowie: Lester (tp), who married the R&B-singer Fontella Bass is the older brother of Joseph (tb)
  • Brackeen: JoAnne - née Grogan - (p) is the wife of Charles (sax)
  • Bradford: Bobby Lee (tp & comp) is the father of Dennis (dm)
  • Bradley: Will (tb & leader) - real name: Wilbur Schwichtenberg - is the father of William Ackerson "Will jr." (dm)
  • Brannon: Humphrey J. "Reddy" (p & arr & comp) was a cousin of Babs Gonzales (voc)
  • Brauer: singer Timna is married to Eli Meiri (p)
  • Brecker: Michael (ts) is the younger brother of Randy (tp), who is married to Eliane Elias (p) from Brazil
  • Breinschmid: Martin (vibes & dm) is the older brother of Georg (b)
  • Breitholz: Titti (voc) is the daughter of Alice Babs (voc)
  • Brewer: singer Teresa married record-producer Bob Thile
  • Bridgewater: singer Denise "Dee Dee" - née Garrett - married Cecil Vernon (tp & arr & comp), whose bother Ron plays sax
  • Briggs: Arthur (tp) and Pete (tuba & b) were cousins, their uncle was Crickett Smith (tp)
  • Brignola: Chick and Nick (bs & saxophones & fl) ?
  • Brom: Gustav (leader & cl) and his son Gustav jr. (bass-tb) from Prague
  • Brooks: Randy (tp) was married to bandleader Ina Rae Hutton
  • Broonzy: Big Bill (g & voc) was the half-brother of Robert "Washboard Sam" Brown (voc & wb)
  • Brown: Boyce - later as "Brother Matthew" in a monastery - (as & cl) had a brother Harvey (g)
  • Brown: Cleo (voc & p) and her brother Everett (p)
  • Brown: Clifford (tp) and Clifford, III ?
  • Brown: Lawrence (tb) and brother Harold (p)
  • Brown: bandleader Les (as) was the brother of Stumpy (tb & voc)
  • Brown: Ray (b) and his wife Ella Fitzgerald (voc)
  • Brown: Robert "Washboard Sam" (voc & wb) was the half-brother of Big Bill Broonzy (voc & g)
  • Brown: Steve (b) was the older brother of Tom "Red" (tb)
  • Brown: Vernon (tb) was married zu Edythe Harper (voc)
  • Brubeck: Dave (p) and his sons Darius (p & tp), Chris (e-b & bass-tb) and Danny (dm)
  • Brunis: George (tb) was the brother of Albert "Abbie" (tp) and Merrit (tp) and Harry (tb)
  • Brunois: John (tp) was the nephew of Paul and Luis Barbarin (both - dm)
  • Bryant: Ray (p) and his older brother Tommy (b) are the uncles of the Eubanks-brothers
  • Bryson: Jeanie (voc) is the daughter of Dizzy Gillespie (tp & voc)
  • Buckner: Milt (organ & p & vibes) was the brother of Ted (as) and George (tb), they all were nephews of John Tobias (tb)
  • Bunch: Frank (p) and Carl (bjo) were brothers
  • Bunn: Teddy (g & voc) and Kenneth (violin) were brothers
  • Bunnett: Jane (ss & fl) is married to Larry Cramer (tp)
  • Burch: pianoplayer John was associated with Kathy Stobart (all saxophones)
  • Burnett: Joe (tp) was married to Irene Kral (voc)
  • Butterfield: Billy (tp) was married to singer Dotty Dare Smith
  • Byrd: Charlie (g) and his younger brother Joe (b & g)
  • Caceres: Ernie (cl & bs) and his brothers Emilio (violin) and Pinero (tp & p) and their cousins Johnny Gomez (g) and Henry Falcon Cuesta (cl & as)
  • Cahn/Kahn: Sammy Cahn (songwriter) and son Steve Kahn (g)
  • Cain: singer Jackie was married to Roy Kral (p)
  • Cairns: Forrie (cl) is younger the brother of John (p)
  • Caldwell: Albert W. "Happy" (ts) was the cousin of Buster Bailey (cl)
  • Calloway: Cab(ell) and his sister Blanche (both voc & band-leaders), his brother Elmer (leader) and his daughter Chris (voc)
  • Calmeyer: Ole (p) was married to Barbara Kay Donald (tp & p & voc)
  • Cameron: singer Ruth is married to Charlie Haden (b)
  • Campbell: drummer Floyd was the brother-in-law of Johnny Dunn (tp)
  • Candoli: Walter Joseph "Pete", who was married to singer Edie Adams, and his younger brother Secondo "Conte" (both tp)
  • Carey: Thomas "Mutt" (tp) was the younger brother of Jack (tb & leader of the "Crescent Brass Band" of N.O.) and Peter - the oldest brother (alto-horn)
  • Carlson: Frank L. (dm) was the brother of Tony (b)
  • Carney: Harry Howell (bs) had a pianoplaying brother (Ray)
  • Carr: Ian (tp & flugelhorn & key) is the older brother of Mike (p & comp) from Scotland
  • Carr: Joe "Fingers" - real name: Lou(is) F. Busch - (p) was married to the singers Janet Blair and Margaret Whiting
  • Carroll: Barbara - real name: Barbara Carole Coppersmith - (p) and Joe Shulman (b) were a couple
  • Carson: Eddie (dm) was the father of Josephine Baker (voc)
  • Carson: Norma (tp) was married to Bob Newman (ts)
  • Carter: Benny (as & tp & leader & arr) was the cousin of the never-recorded Theodore "Cuban" Bennett (tp) and of Darnell Howard (cl)
  • Carter: Charles jr. "Chuck" (dm) is the son of Charles sr. (dm) and a cousin of Gerald Wilson (tp & arr & leader)
  • Cary: Marc (p) is the great-grandson of Mae York Smith (p) who played with Eubie Blake
  • Carver: Wayman jr. Alexander (cl & sax & fl & comp)) was the son of Wayman sr. (cl)
  • Carvin: Henry (dm) is the father of Michael (dm)
  • Castle: Lee - real name: Castaldo - (tp) and his brother Charles (tb)
  • Cathcart: Jimmy (p), Tom (?) and Dick - the most prominent - (tp) were brothers, Jimmy & Tom were also brothers-in-law because they married the twin-sisters Lyn & Lee Wilde (both - voc)
  • Chaix: swiss pianist Henry married the mother of his ex-wife who had married Earl Warren (as & cl) - so Henry is the step-father-in-law of Earl Warren
  • Chamblee: Eddie (ts) and his wife Dinah Washington (voc)
  • Chandler: Karen (voc) worked under the name: "Eve Young" for Benny Goodman and was married to Jack Pleis (p & arr & leader)
  • Chaput: Roger was the cousin of Django Reinhardt (both - g)
  • Cheatham: Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham (tp & voc) was the grandfather of Theo Crocker (tp)
  • Cheatham: Jeannie (p & voc) and Jimmy (tb & voc) are a couple and not related to Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham
  • Cherry: Don (tp & co & pocket-co) and his sister Jane (violin & voc)
  • Christian: Charles (tb), Emile (tb) and Frank (co) were brothers
  • Christian: Charles "Charlie" (g) was the son of Clarence (g & voc) and the brother of Edward (p & b) and the cousin of Gene Russel (p)
  • Christie: Keith (tp) is the older brother of Jan (reeds) in England
  • Christy: singer June was married to Bob Cooper (ts & oboe & french horn)
  • Claire: the vocalists Dorothy, Betty, Judy and Debbie were sisters
  • Clarke: drummer Kenny was married to singer Carmen McRae
  • Clarke: Pete (cl & as & bs), Dick (tp) and Arthur "Babe" ( sax) were brothers
  • Clayton: John (b & arr & leader) and his kid-brother Jeff (as)
  • Cless: George "Rod" (cl) was the brother-in-law of Bud Freeman(ts)
  • Clooney: Rosemarie and Betty (both voc) were sisters
  • Cline: Alex (perc) and Nels (g) are brothers
  • Cobb: Junie C. (cl & sax & bjo & p & leader) was the brother of Jimmy (co)
  • Cobb: drummer Wilbur James "Jimmy" was married to Dinah Wahington (voc)
  • Cobham: William C. "Billy" (dm) is the son of William sr. (p)
  • Cohn: Al (ts) was married to the singers Mary Ann McCall and Marilyn Moore who is the mother of his son Joe (g)
  • Cole: William Randolph "Cozy" (dm) and Teddy & Donald (both - p) were brothers
  • Cole: Nat "King" - real name: Nathaniel Adams Coles - (p & voc) and his wife Marie Hawkins (voc), their daughter Natalie (voc) and his brothers Freddie (p & voc) and Isaacs "Ike" (p & comp)
  • Cole: Rupert (as & cl) was the father of Ronnie (dm & vibes)
  • Coleman: Ornette (sax) and his son Denardo (dm)
  • Collier: Ron (comp) is the brother-in-law of Al Baculis (cl & sax & p)
  • Collins: John (g) was the son of Georgia Gorham (p & leader)
  • Collins: Lee (tp & voc) was the son of John (tp)
  • Collins: Richard "Dick" (tp) was the son of Fred (p & leader)
  • Colomby: Robert Wayne "Bobby" (dm), Jules (tp) and Harry (manager of Th.Monk) were brothers
  • Coltrane: John (ts), his wife Alice - née McLeod - (p & organ & harp), who is the sister of Ernie Farrow (b), and their son Ravi (ts) and Miki Coltrane ?
  • Colston: painist Mary was the wife of Andrew Dewey "Andy" Kirk (bass-sax & bs & tuba & leader) and the mother of Andy jr. (ts)
  • Columbus: Chris (dm) was the father of Sonny Payne (dm)
  • Colyer: Ken (tp & g) is the brother of Bill (wb)
  • Combelle: Alix (cl & as) was the father of Philippe (dm) from France
  • Compton: J.Glover (p) was the husband of Nettie Lewis (voc)
  • Conaway: Sterling (bjo & mand) was the brother of Lincoln (g & bjo)
  • Cooper: Al (as & bandleader) was the half-brother of Grachan Moncur II (b)
  • Cooper: Bob (ts & oboe & french horn) was married to June Christy
  • Coppieters: the belgian pianoplayer & organist Fernand was the father of Francis (p)
  • Cornelius: Ed "Corky" was married to Irene Daye (voc)
  • Cottrell: Louis sr. (dm) was the father of Louis jr. (cl & ts)
  • Courvoisier: Sylvie (p & prepared p) and Mark Feldman (violin) are a couple
  • Courtley: Bert (tp) was married to Kathy Stobart (sax)
  • Cox: bluessinger Ida war married to Jesse Crump (p)
  • Coy: Gene (dm & leader) was married to Ann (p)
  • Coycault: Ernest "Nenny" (co) was the older brother of Phil (cl)
  • Cramer: Larry (tp) is married to Jane Bunnett (ss & fl)
  • Crawley: the brothers Wilton & Jimmy both played cl and sang
  • Creath: Charles (tp & as & leader) and his sisters Marge, who was married to Zutty Singleton (dm), and Pauline (both - p)
  • Crocker: Theo (tp) is the grandson of Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham (tp & voc)
  • Crosby: Bing (voc) with his brother Bob (bandleader & voc) and son Gary (voc)
  • Crouch: Stanley (dm), Sam (p) and contemporary gospel-singer Andrae are cousins
  • Crumbley: George (tp) and Elmer (tb) were brothers
  • Crump: Jesse (p) was married to bluessinger Ida Cox
  • Cuesta: Henry Falcon (cl & as) was a cousin of the Caceres brothers
  • Cullaz: the french guitar-player Pierre is the older brother of Alby (b) - their father is Maurice (jazz-producer & critic)
  • Culley: Wendel Philips (tp) and Ray (dm) were brothers
  • Cullum: James "Jim jr." (co) followed his father Jim sr. (cl) a the leader of the San Antonio-based "Happy Jazz" Band
  • Curry: Bernadine "Bert" (sax) was two years older than his uncle Eric "Glyn" Paque (cl & sax)
  • D'Ambrosia: singer Meredith is ,arried to Eddie Higgins (p)
  • Dale: Joe (dm) was married to Krupa-Singer Carolyn Grey
  • Dameron: Tadley Edward "Tadd" (p & comp) was the brother of Caesar (as)
  • Dance: the jazz-writers Stanley and Helen Oakley were a couple
  • Daniels. Wilbur and Douglas ?
  • Dankworth: John (sax & leader) and his wife Cleo Laine (voc) and their son Alec Dankworth (b)
  • Dauner: Wolfgang (p & comp) is thefather of Florian (dm & perc)
  • Davis: Miles Dewey "Jeff" Davis (tp & fluegelhorn) is the son of Jean Alston-Davis (voc) and the grandson of Ovie Alston (tp & voc)
  • Daye: singer Irene was married to Ed "Corky" Cornelius and Charlie Spivak (leader & tp)
  • Dearie: pianist-singer Blossom was married to Bobby Jasper (ts & fl) from Belgium
  • Dedrick: Lyle F. "Rusty" (tp & comp) was the brother of Arthur (tb)
  • DeFrancesco: Joey (tp & organ) and Papa John (hammond-organ)

  • DeParis: Sidney (tp & tuba & voc) and brother Wilbur (tb & leader)
  • Dial: Harry (dm & voc) and Harvey (tp) were brothers
  • Dixon: Joseph "Joe" (cl & sax) and Gus (tb) were brothers
  • Dodds: Warren "Baby" (dm) and his older brother Johnny (cl) were related to the Robichaux-family
  • Dodgion: Dorothy "Dotty" - née Giaimo - (dm & voc) and Jerry (ss & as & fl) are a couple
  • Dukoff: Bob (ts) was married to singer Ann Boyer
  • Doky: Christian (b) and his brother Niels (p) from Denmark
  • Dominique: Anatie "Natty" (co) was the uncle of Don Albert (tp) and the cousin of Barney Bigard (cl & ts)
  • Donald: Barbara Kay (tp & voc & sax & tb & leader) married the Norwegian piano-player Ole Calmeyer and is the wife of Sonny Simmons (as)
  • Donaldson: drummer Robert Stanley "Bobby" was the younger brother of the musical director of the Fats Waller-Show Don
  • Donato: Michael Andre (b & p) is the son of Ronald (ts) and the nephew of Marice (p)
  • Dorsey: Jimmy (cl & as) and the younger brother Tommy (tb)
  • Douglas: Tommy (leader), Roy, Bill and Buck (all sax & cl) were brothers
  • Dowd: St.Louis based bandleader Eva D. was the mother of Jimmy Forrest (ts)
  • Draper: Raymond Allen "Ray" (tuba) is the son of Barclay (tp)
  • Drew: Kenny and Kenny, Jr. (both on piano)
  • Driscoll: Reg (tp) is the father of singer Julie Tippetts
  • Drootin: russian-born Drummer Benjamin "Buzzy" Drootin is the older brother of Al(bert) (cl & leader)
  • DuCogne: Peter (sax & cl & cello), Adolphus (p), Albert (tp) and Earl (ts) were brothers
  • Dudek: Gerhard Rochus "Gerd" (ts & as & cl & fl & shennai) is the brother of Ossi (tp)
  • Dudziak: Urszula (voc) it the wife of Michal Urbaniak (viol & ts & leader)
  • Dulfer: Hans (ts) and his daughter Candy (as) from Netherlands
  • Dunn: Johnny (tp) was the brother-in-law of Floyd Campbell (dm)
  • Dupree: "Champion" Jack (p & voc) and his son Cornell (g)
  • Duran: Edward Lozano "Eddie" (g), Carlos (b) and Manual (p) were brothers
  • Durham: Eddie (tb & g & arr) was the most prominent of a large musical family: his brothers Joe (b), Allen (tb), Roosevelt (violin & p & g), Earl (p), Clyde (b) and Sylvester (p & organ) were professional musicians working probably mainly in Texas
  • Dutrey: Honoré (tb) was the younger brother of Peter (violin) and Sam sr. (cl) and the uncle of Sam jr. (cl & sax)
  • Dworzak: composer Antonin was the great-uncle of Axel Melhardt (voc & list maker)
  • Edwards: Sumner Leslie "King" (b & tuba) was the brother of Maceo (tp)
  • Ehmsen: Udo (bjo & g & tp) is the cousin of Thomas Nell (tp)
  • Ehrenreich:40-years bigband-leader Teddy (cl & as) with his son Alex (ts)
  • Eldridge: Roy David "Little Jazz" (tp & voc) and his older brother Joseph "Joe" (as) - they were the cousins of Reunald Jones (tp)
  • Elgart: The brothers Les (tp) & Larry (as) were both bandleaders
  • Elias: brasilian piano-player Eliane married Randy Brecker (tp)
  • Ellington: Edward "Duke" (p & leader) and son Mercer (tp & leader) and grandsons Paul Mercer (leader) and Edward II (g)
  • Ellis: Seger (p & voc) was marrried to singer Irene Taylor
  • Ertegun: the turkish-born brothers Ahmet & Nesuhi were both important jazz-record-producers
  • Ervin: Telleferro II "Booker" (ts) was the son of Telleferro I (tb) who played with Buddy Tate
  • Erwin: George "Pee Wee" (tp) was the son of James O. (tp)
  • Erwing: Harris (sax), Jim (p & leader) and Chester (g) were the key-members of the "Erwing Brothers Band" from Alabama
  • Escovedo: Pete (sax & vibes & perc), his younger brothers Coke (perc) and Phil (b), his wife Juanita (voc) and his children Sheila (perc) & Peter Michael (perc) and Zina (voc)
  • Eskelin: Ellery (ts) is the son of hammond organist Bobbie Lee
  • Etienne: reed-player Thomas l'Etienne is married to New Orleans singer Lillian Boutté
  • Eubanks: Duane (tp) and his brothers Robin (tb) and Kevin (g) are the nephews auf the Bryant-brothers
  • Ewell: Donald Tynan "Don" (p) and Ed Lynch (tb) were brothers
  • Farmer: the great Art (tp & flugelhorn & flumpet) was the twin-brother of Addison (b) and the father of Georgie (b)

  • Farrow: Ernie (b) is the brother of Alice Coltrane (p & harp & organ)
  • Fasteau: Zusaan (voc & cello & non-western-instruments) is the wife of Donald Garrett (b & reeds & bamboo-fl)
  • Fazola: Irving Henry - real name: Prestopnik - (cl & sax) was the brother-in-law of Joe Rotis (tb)
  • Feather: Lorraine (voc) is the daughter of Leonard (p & critic)
  • Feldman: Mark (violin) and Sylvie Courvoisier (p & prepared p) are a couple
  • Feldman: Victor (vibes & p & dm & arr) was the son-in-law of Fidgy McGrath (p & arr)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Jackson: father Chubby (b) and his son Duffy (dm & voc) and Chip ?
  • Jackson: Oliver (dm) was the uncle of Ali (dm) and Khalil (tp)
  • Jackson: Quentin Leonard "Butter" (tb) was the brother-in-law of Claude Jones (tb)
  • Jacobs: Willem Bernard "Pim" (p & comp) is the older brother of Rudolf "Rudy" (b & ts)
  • Jacquet: Illinois (ts) and his older brother Russel (tp)
  • Jaffe: Nat (p) was married to singer Shirley Lloyd
  • Jamal: Khan - real name: Warren Robert Cheeseboro - (vibes) is the son of Willa Mae McGee (p)
  • James: Elmore (g & voc) and Homesick (g & voc & b) were brothers-in-law
  • James: Harry (tp & leader), whose father Everrett was a conductor, was married to Louise Tobin (voc), who later married Peanuts Hucko
  • James: Hubert & Herman are the uncles of Charles Henry Sullivan (all - tp)

  • James: Stafford (b & cello & comp) and Don (sax) are brothers
  • Janis: Conrad (tb & leader) is the son of jazz-author Harriet Janis who wrote (with Rudi Blesh) "They all played Ragtime"
  • Jasper: Bobby (fl & ts) was married to Blossom Dearie (p & voc)
  • Jarrett: Keith (p) and his son Gabe (p)
  • Jerret: Nick - real name: Nicholas Bertocci - was the brother of singer Frances Wayne
  • Johnson: Albert J. "Budd" (cl & saxophones) was the younger brother of Frederic "Keg" (tb)
  • Johnson: Alonzo "Lonnie (g & voc) was the brother of James "Steady Roll" (p)
  • Johnson: Howard William "Swan" (as & cl & p & arr) was the brother of Bobby (g & bjo)

  • Johnson: "Blind" Willie (voc & g) and his wife Angeline (voc)
  • Johnson: William Geary "Bunk" (co) was the brother-in-law of George Baquet (cl)
  • Johnson: Woodrow Wilson "Buddy" (p & arr & comp & voc) was the brother of singer Ella
  • Jones: Carmell (tp) was the husband of singer Christine, who married Klaus-Peter Schrammel (p), and father of her daughter Stella (voc)
  • Jones: Claude (tb) was the brother-in-law of Quentin Jackson (tb)
  • Jones: Hank (p) and his younger brothers Thad (tp & flugelhorn & arr & bandleader) and Elvin (dm)
  • Jones: Jonah (tp) was married to Elizabeth Bowles (tb)
  • Jones: Reunald (tp) was the cousin of Joe (as) & Roy Eldridge (tp)
  • Jones: Isham Russel II. "Rusty" is the grandnephew of bandleader Isham Jones

  • Jones: Sam is the cousin of Al Hall (both - b)
  • Jones: Wilmore "Slick" (dm) and his brother Gil (leader)
  • Jones: Wallace (tp) was the cousin of Chick Webb (dm)
  • Jordan: Kidd (sax) and his sons Kent (g) and Marlon (tp)
  • Jordan: singer Sheila - née Dawson - was married to Duke (p)
  • Jordan: James "Taft" (tp & voc) was the cousin of Dave Riddick (tp)
  • Josel: the jazzing section-leader of the "Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra" Rudolf (tb) has a son Peter (p) and a younger brother Manfred (dm) which son Gregor plays dm
  • Josie: singer Marva was married to Earl "Father" Hines (p & voc & leader)
  • Katz: Frederick "Fred" (p & cello & comp) was the son of Dr.Hyman Katz (b & g)
  • Keppard: Freddie (co) was the younger brother of Louis (g & tuba)

  • Kenton: Bandleader Stan (p) married singer Ann Richards
  • Kern: Peter was married to Kathi - née Köttl - (both - g & voc)
  • Keys: Calvin (g & comp) was the nephew of blues-singer St.Louis Jimmy
  • Kimball: Ira (dm) was the grandfather of Phillip Sanford Wilson (dm)
  • Kimura: Junko (p) is the wife of Kunihiko Sugano (p)
  • King: Louise (voc) from the "King Sisters" was married to Alvino Rey (g & leader)
  • King: blues-guitar-player Saunders from Chicago is the father-in-law of Carlos Santana (g)
  • King: singer Nora Lee was married to Lawrence Lucie (g & voc)
  • Kirby: bandleader John (b) was married to Maxine Sullivan (voc)
  • Kirk: bandleader Andrew Dewey "Andy" (bass-sax & bs & tuba) was married to Mary Colston (p) and the father of Andy jr. (ts)
  • Kirkpatrik: Don (p) married the sister of Johnny Hodges (as)

  • Klein: Emmanuel "Manny" (tp), Dave (tp), Sol (violin) ans Merrill (b) were brothers
  • Klein: Oscar (tp & g & hm) was married to singer Miriam and their sons David (ts & dm) & Peter (ts)
  • Kolaja: Gerd (sax) and Jan (tp) are brothers
  • Kolax: blues-tp-player King Kolax - real name: William Little - is the brother-in-law of Sun Ra (p & leader) - real name: Herman Blount -
  • Kral: Roy (p & voc), who was married to singer Jackie Cain, and his younger sister is Irene (voc), who wwas married to Joe Burnett (tp)
  • Kuhn: Rolf (cl) and his younger brother Joachim (p & as)
  • LaBarbera: Pat (Pascel) (ts) is the older brother of John (tp & arr) and Joe (Joseph James) (dm)
  • Ladnier: Tommy and his younger brother Calvin (both - co & tp)

  • Laine: Cleo - née Clementia Dinah Campbell - (voc) and her husband John Dankworth (sax & leader) and their son Alec (b)
  • Laine: "Papa" Jack (dm & alto-horn & leader) was the father of Alfred "Baby" (co & dm)
  • Lamare: Hilton Napoleon "Nappy" (g & bjo & voc) and his brother Jimmy (sax)
  • Lamb: the vocalist Jeannie is married to Danny Moss (ts)
  • Land: Harold (ts) and his son Harold, Jr. (p)
  • Lang: Eddie - real name: Salvatore Massaro - and his sister Eadie (both - g)
  • Larkin: Milton "Tippy" (tp & valve-tb & voc) and his son Milton jr. (tp)
  • LaRocca: Dominic James "Nick" (co & tp & comp) and his son James (tp)

  • Lawler: Ernest "Little Son Joe" (g & voc) was married to "Memphis Minnie (voc)
  • Laws: Hubert (fl) and his younger brother Ronnie (ts & ss)
  • Lee: William James Edwards "Bill" (b & comp) is the son of Alberta G. (p) and Arnold W. (co & tp)
  • Lee: hammond-organist Bobbie Lee is the mother of Ellery Eskelin (ts)
  • Lee: David jr. (dm & perc & comp), Robert (fl & perc), Adam (perc) and Joseph (perc) are brothers
  • Lee: George E. (bs & voc & leader) was the brother of Julia (p & voc)
  • Lee: singer Jeanne was married to Gunter Hampel (vibes & b-cl & p & fl)

  • Lee: singer Peggy - real name: Norma Dolores Egstrom - was married to Dave Barbour (g)
  • Legrand: Michel (arr & comp & p) has a sister Chistiane (voc)
  • Leonhart: James C "Jay" (b) is the brother of Bill (g)
  • Lett: Richard (tp) is the son of Ike Isaacs (b)
  • Lewis: Edward "Ed" was the son of Oscar (both - tp)
  • Lewis: singer Nettie was married to J.Glover Compton (p)
  • Lewis: Ted - real name: Theodore Leopold Friedman - (cl & voc) was the brother of Edgar (co)
  • Lincoln: Abbey - real name: Anna Marie Wooldridge - (voc) was married to Max Roach (dm)
  • Lindberg: Nils (p & comp) was the nephew of Oscar (organ & comp)
  • Lindsey: John (b & tb) and his brother Herb (violin)
  • Lingle: Curt (co) was the father of Paul (p)

  • Little: Weston Wilbur (b) is a distant cousin of Benny Golson (ts)
  • Livingstone: Joseph Anthony "Fud" (cl & sax & arr) was the brother of Walter (sax)
  • Lloyd: singer Shilrey was married to Nat Jaffe (p)
  • London: Julie (voc) was married to Bobby Troup (p & voc & comp)
  • Logan: singer Ella was the aunt of Annie Ross (voc)
  • Lovano: Joe (ts) and his wife Judi Silvano (voc)
  • Lovelle: Herbie was the nephew of Arthur Herbert (dm)
  • Lowe: Curits Sylvester jr. (ts & bs) was the cousin of Sam (tp)
  • Lowe: Samuel Millton "Sammy" (tp & arr) and his brother James (sax) and sister Leatha (p)
  • Lucie: Lawrence (g & voc) was married to singer Susan "Nora Lee" King

  • Lukasik: Joe (cl) is married to Sally (tp)
  • Lutcher: Nellie (p & voc & comp) was the daugther of Isaac (b)
  • Mabane: Bob (ts) is the cousin of Chris Woods (as)
  • Mair: Albert sr. is the father of Albert jr. (both - p)
  • Manari: Joe (reeds) is the father of Matt (bariton-violin & viola)
  • Mangelsdorff: Albert (tb) & his older brother Emil (as) from Germany
  • Mangione: Gaspare Charles "Gap" (p & leader) is the older brother of Charles Frank "Chuck" (tp & flugelhorn)
  • Mantler: Mike (tp) is the husband of Carla Bley (p & leader) and the father of Karen (p & voc)
  • Marable: bandleader Fate (p) was a distant relative of Lawrence Norman (dm)

  • Mares: Paul (tp) was the older brother of Joe (cl), their father was Joseph P. (tp)
  • Mariani: Dick /ts) was the uncle of of James Edward III "Jimmy" Wormworth (dm)
  • Mariano: Charlie (as) was the first husband of Toshiko Akiyoshi (p & leader)
  • Marrero: Billy (b) was the father of John (bjo), Eddie (b), Simon (b & tuba) and Lawrence (bjo)
  • Marsala: Joe (cl), who was married to Adele Girard (harp), is the older brother of Marty (co), their father was Pete (valve-tb)
  • Marsalis: Ellis (p) is the father of Branford (ts & ss), Wynton (tp), Delfayo (tb) and Jason (dm)
  • Marshall: Wendell (b) followed his cousin Jimmy Blanton (b) in the Ellington Organization
  • Martin: "Cink" - real name: Martin Abraham - (b & tuba & g) was the father of Martin "Little Chink" (b) and the brother of Willie (bjo & g & b)
  • Martin: Freddie (cl & as) and Walter (sax) were brothers

  • Martin: Robert "Bobby" was married to singer Thelma Minor
  • Mason: Norman (cl & as & tp) and Henry (tp) were brothers
  • Massey: Cal (tp & comp) is the father of Zane (ts) and the uncle of Billy (tp)
  • Masso: George (tb) has an older brother Thomas (tp) and a son David (tb) and a daughter Paula (fl)
  • Mastren: Nicholas "Carmen" Mastren (g & arr) was the older brother of bigband-trombonist Al(bert)
  • Matthews: singer Babe was married to Joseph Lewis "Joe" Thomas (tp)
  • Mayer: Vali (b & voc) and his son "Jojo" (dm) from Switzerland
  • McCall: singer Mary Ann was married to Al Cohn (ts)
  • McCord: Castor was the twin-brother of Ted (both - cl & ts)
  • McCoy: "Memphis Minnie" - née Minnie Douglas - (voc) was married to Joe "Kansas" (voc & g) who was the brother of Charlie (g & mand & voc)

  • McFerrin: Bobby (voc) has the opera-singers Robert & Sara as parents
  • McGee: Willa Mae (p) is the mother of Khan Jamal (vibes)
  • McGhee: Brownie (g & voc) was the brother of Sticks (g)
  • McGrath: Fulton "Fidgy" (p & arr) was the father-in-law of Victor Feldman (vibes & p & dm & arr)
  • McKenrick: Gilbert sr. (tb & violin) was the father of Gilbert "Little Mick" (bjo & g & voc), Reuben (g & bjo), Richard (tb), Daniel (violin) and James (p) - to the utter confusion of the discographers they all worked sometimes as "Mike McKendrick"
  • McKinney: Harold Walton "Hal" (p & comp & voc) is the brother of Kiane Zawadi (tb) and the husband ov Gwen (voc)

  • McLean: John (g) was the father of Jackie (as) and the grandfather of Rene (ts & as & fl)
  • McPartland: James Duigald "Jimmy" (co & voc) was the husband of Marian - née Turner - (p) and the brother of Richard George "Dick" (g & bjo)
  • McRae: the singer Carmen was married to Kenny Clarke (dm) and Ike Isaaks (b)
  • McRae: Theodore "Teddy" (ts & arr) was the brother of Bobby (g & tp) and Dave (as & bs)
  • McShann: Jay (p & leader & voc) has a drumming cousin Pete
  • McVea: Jack (saxophones & cl) and his father Isaac "Satchel" (bjo & leader)

  • Meiri: Eli (p) is the husband of Timna Brauer (voc)
  • Melhardt: Axel (voc & list-maker) is the grand-nephew of Antonin Dworzak (comp)
  • Melrose: Frank and Charles were brothers (both - p)
  • Memphis Minnie: the blues-singer was first married to Joe "Kansas" McCoy (g & voc) and then to Ernest "Little Son Joe" Lawler (g & voc)
  • Merrill: singer Helen (real name: Milcetic) was married to Aaron Sachs (cl & ts)
  • Metheny: Pat (g) and the older brother Mike (flugelhorn)
  • Metz: Ed sr. (p) is the father of Ed jr. (dm)
  • Middleton: Velma (voc) and her brother Emmanuel (b)
  • Miles: singer Lizze - real name: Elizabeth Mary Pajaud, née Landreaux - was the step-sister of Herb (tp) and Maurice (dm) Morand
  • Miley: James Wesley "Bubber" Miley (co) was the brother of the "South Carolina Trio" - his sisters Connie, Rose and Murdis (all - voc), their father was Valentine (g)
  • Miller: Alton "Glenn" (tb & arr & leader) was the older brother of Herb (tp & leader)

  • Mills: John, Sr. (1889) was the father of John, Jr., Herbert (1912), Harry F. (1913) and Donald (1915) (all voc - the MILLS BROTHERS)
  • Mingus: Charles (b & leader) was the nephew of Stanley "Fess" Williams (cl & as & leader)
  • Mitchell: Keith Moore "Red" (b & p & voc) was the older brother of Gordon B. "Whitey" (b)
  • Moffit: Charles (dm) and his son Charnette (b)
  • Möller: Claus-Jürgen (cl) is the older brother of the late german boogie-woogie-pioneer George (p)
  • Moncur: Grachan II (b) was the father of Grachan III (tb) and the half-brother of Al Cooper (as & bandleaderof the "Savoy Sultans")
  • Mondello: Toots (as) and Pete (ts) were brothers
  • Monk: Thelonious (p) and his son T.S. (dm)
  • Montgomery: Wes (g) and his brothers Buddy (p & vibes) and Monk (b)
  • Moore: Eddie (b) was the cousin of Merl Saunders (organ)

  • Moore: Marilyn (voc) was married to Al Cohn (ts) and is the mother of Joe Cohn (g)
  • Moore: Oscar formed "Three Blazers" with his brother Johnny (both - g)
  • Morand: the brothers Herb (tp) and Maurice (dm) and her step-sister Lizzie Miles (voc)
  • Moreira: Airto (perc) and his wife Flora Purim (voc)
  • Moret: Lenair was the father of George (both - co)
  • Morgan: Russ (tb & arr) and his sons Jack (tb) & David (g)
  • Morgan: Sam (tp), Isaiah (tp), Andrew (cl & sax) and Albert (b) were brothers
  • Morris: Thomas (co) was the uncle of Marlow (p & organ & arr)
  • Morrison: Superstar James (tp & tb & sax & p & tuba) has a brother: John (dm)

  • Morrow: Buddy - real name: Muni "Moe" Zukedoff - (tb) and his brother Al (tp)
  • Moss: the england-born Australian Danny (ts) is married to Jeannie Lamb (voc)
  • Most: Abraham "Abe" (cl) is the older brother of Sam (fl & cl & as)
  • Moten: Bandleader Bennie (p) and his brother Buster (acc)
  • Muehlhofer: Fred(vard) (dm & organ) is the older brother of Anton "Toni" (dm & perc)
  • Muthspiel: Wolfgang (g) and his brother Christian (tb)
  • Myers: Hubert Maxwell "Bumps" (as & ts & bs) was married to Evelyne (voc) who became later Mrs.Marshall Royal (as)
  • Napoleon: Filippo Napoli "Phil" (tp & bandleader) was the uncle of George Napoli "Teddy" and Matthew Napoli "Marty" (both - p)
  • Nash: Ted (ts) and his younger brother Dick (tb)
  • Navarro: Theodore "Fats" (tp) was a distant relative of Charlie Shavers (tp)

  • Neal: Both Aubrey and Bobbie were leader of the 20-ies and 30-ies
  • Nell: Thomas (tp) is the cousin of Udo Ehmsen (bjo & g & tp)
  • Nelson: Dave (tp) was the nephew of Joe "King" Oliver (co)
  • Nelson: Louis (tb) was the older brother of George (sax)
  • Nestico: see Nistico
  • Newborn: Phineas jr. (p & tp & ts & french-horn) is the older brother of Calvin (g & fl & p) - their father was Phineas sr. (dm & leader)
  • Newman: Bob (ts) was married to Norma Carson (tp)
  • Newman: Dwight (p) was the father of Joe (tp & voc)

  • Nicholas: Albert (cl) was the nephew of "Wooden Joe" Nicholas (co & cl)
  • Nichols: Walter (tp) was the uncle of Herbert Horatio "Herbie" (p & comp)
  • Nichols: Loring jr. "Red" (co) was the son of Loring sr. (co & tp)
  • Nistico: Sal(vatore) Nistico (ts) was the much younger cousin of Sam(uel) L. Nestico (tb & arr) whose name at birth was Sal Nistico
  • Noone: Jimmy (cl) was the father of Jimmy jr. (ts)
  • Normand: Germaine (p) is the mother of Emile R. "Cisco" (dm & p & vibes & comp)
  • Normann: Charlie (p) is the father of Paer (g) from Sweden
  • Norvo: Red - real name: Kenneth Norville - (vibes) was the husband of Mildred Bailey (voc)
  • Novosel: Steve (b) was married to Roberta Flack (voc & p)

  • Nubin: Katie Bell (voc), who recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, was the mother of "Sister" Rosetta Tharpe (voc)
  • Oldham: William "Bill" (tb & tuba & b & bs & comp) was the brother of George D. (sax)
  • Oliver: Joe "King" (co) was the uncle of Dave Nelson (tp)
  • Oliver: Sy (tp & arr) was the brother-in-law of Archie "Skip" Hall (p & organ & arr)
  • Osborne: Mary (g & voc & leader) was married to Ralph Scaffidi (tp)
  • Page: Nathen (g & b & p) and Henry (dm) are brothers

  • Paque: Eric "Glyn" (as & cl) was two years younger than his nephew Bernadine "Bert" Curry (sax)
  • Palao: Edgar (violin) was the uncle of Jimmy (sax & violin & alto-horn)
  • Palmer: Gladys (p & voc) was the cousin of Curley & Avery Parrish (both - p)
  • Paquinet: the french trombonist Guy was the father of Andre (tb)
  • Parenti: Tony (cl) was the uncle of August "Augie" Schellang (dm)
  • Parker: Charlie "Yardbird" (as) and his daughter Kim (voc)
  • Parker: singer Dolores was married to Vernon Smith (tp) - both from the Earl Hines Band
  • Parlato: David Charles (b & p) is the son of Charles (tp & voc)
  • Parrish: Curley and Avery (both - p) were brothers and the cousins of Gladys Palmer (p & voc)

  • Pastor/Pestritto: Tony (ts & voc) was the brother of Stubby (tp) and the father of Tony jr. and Guy (both - voc)
  • Patterson: singer Ottilie was the wife of Bandleader Chris Barber (tb)
  • Pauer: Fritz (p) was the step-father of the late Cornelia Giese (voc)
  • Paul: Les - real name: Lester Polfus - (g) was married to Mary Ford (voc)
  • Pawluk: Paul (tp & arr) is married to singer Ines Reiger
  • Payne, Cecil (bs) has a sister Cavril Payne (voc)
  • Payne: Percival "Sonny" (dm) was the adopted son of drummer Chris(topher) Columbus
  • Peacock: Annette (comp & voc & p) - née Coleman - was first married to Paul Bley (p) and later to Gary Peacock (b & p)
  • Pecora(ro): Joseph "Santo" Pecora(ro) (tp) was the uncle of drummer Santo Pecoraro
  • Perkins: Carl (p) was the brother of Ed (b)
  • Perkins: Frank "Red" (tp & as & voc & leader) was the father of Frank jr. (p)

  • Perry: Ray (as & violin) with his brothers Joe (bs) and Bay (dm)
  • Perryman: Rufus "Speckled Red" and Willie "Piano Red" were brothers (both - p & voc)
  • Petit: Joseph (tb) was the stepfather of Buddy (co & leader)
  • Petrocca: Lorenzo (g), Franco (e-b & g), Antonio (dm) and Davide (b) are new 4 swinging brothers - born in Italy, living in Germany.
  • Petrucciani: Michael (p) was the son of Tony (g)
  • Pettiford: Oscar (b & cello) was the son of Harry "Doc" (leader)
  • Peyer: the late Gerhard (b) and his younger brother Helmut "Wicht" (tp & bjo) who is the father of Kurt (bjo & voc)
  • Pickens: Willie and his daughter Bethany - both p
  • Pierce: Wilhelmina "Billie" - née Goodson - (p & voc) and her blind husband Joseph De Lacroix "De De" (tp & voc)

  • Pillars: Charles & Hayes (both - sax) were brothers
  • Pizzarelli: John Paul sr."Bucky" (g) is the nephew of Bobby Domenick (g) and the father of John (g & voc), Mary (g), Martin (b) and Melvin (g) and the uncle of Peter (g) and Dominick (g)
  • Plattner: Helmut (tp & ss & p) and his sons Christian (cl & as & ts) and Bernhard (tb) and his daughter Susanne (g & voc) are an Austrian jazz-family
  • Pleis: Jack (p & arr & leader) was married to ex-Goodman singer Karen Chandler, who used the name: Eve Young
  • Pointer: Ruth (1946), Anita (1948), Patricia "Bonnie" (1950) and June (1953) are sisters (all voc - the POINTER SISTERS)
  • Powell: Bud (p) is the son of William sr. (p) and the brother Richie of (p) and William jr. (tp & violin)
  • Powell: singer Ginnie was married to Boyd Raeburn (bass-sax & leader)

  • Pozo: the percussionists Chano (Luciano Pozo y Gonzales) and Chino (Francisco) were cousins
  • Pratt: Bobby and Norman are brothers (both - tb)
  • Preston: Eddie (tp) is a cousin of Bobbi Humphrey (as & fl)
  • Previn: André (p & comp) was married to singer Betty Bennett
  • Prima: Leon (tp) had a sister Mary Ann (p) and was the older brother of Louis (tp & voc) who was the husband of Keely Smith (voc)
  • Procope: Russel and his brother Bill (both - sax & cl)
  • Profit: Herman was the father of Clarence (both - p)
  • Pullen: Don Gabriel (p & organ &comp) is the nephew of Clyde "Fats" Wright (p)
  • Purim: Flora (voc) and her husband Airto Moreira (perc)
  • Purnell: Alton (p & voc) and his older brother Theodore "Wiggles" (cl & sax)

  • Pyne: Chris (tb) is the older brother of Mick (p & violin & co) from England
  • Ra: see Sun Ra
  • Raeburn: Boyd (bass-sax & leader) war married to Ginnie Powell (voc)
  • Raney: Jimmy and his son Doug (both g)
  • Redd: Alton (dm) was the father of Elvira "Vi" (ss & as & voc), who married Richie Goldberg (dm)
  • Redman: Dewey (ts), who believes that Don (as & arr & leader) and his brother Lewis (leader) were his uncles, and his son Joshua (ts)
  • Reed: Waymon (tp & arr) was married to singer Sarah Vaughan
  • Reeves: Reuben (tp) and Gerald (tb) were brothers
  • Reichenbach: Bill sr. (dm) is the father of Bill jr. (tb)

  • Reiger: singer Ines is married to Paul Pawluk (tp & arr)
  • Reinhardt: Django was the older brother of Joseph (g), the cousin of Roger Chaput and the father of Babik (all - g) and the grand-uncle of "Schnuckenack" (violin)
  • Reinhardt: Franz "Schnuckenack" (violin) is the grand-nephew of Django and the father of Forello & Ricardo (both - g) and Torino (violin)
  • Rena: Joseph (dm) was the older brother of René "Kid" (co)
  • Rettenbacher: Hans was the older brother of Harry (both - b)
  • Rey: Alvino (g & leader) was married to Louise King (voc) from the "King Sisters"
  • Reys: Rita (voc) was married to the drummer Wessel Ilcken or Ilken from the Netherlands
  • Riccio: Patrick Joseph "Pat" (as & bs & cl) was the brother of James (ts)
  • Rice: Eli (ts) was the father of Sylvester (dm)
  • Richards: singer Ann married Stan Kenton (p & leader)
  • Ringwood: Ron (voc & management) was associated with Lindy "Lady Bass" Huppertsberg (b & voc)

  • Riddick: Dave (tp) was a cousin of Taft Jordan (tp & voc)
  • Rinker: Al (voc) from Paul Whtieman's "Rhythm Boys" (another member: Bing Crosby) was the brother of Mildred Bailey (voc)
  • Roach: Max (dm) and his daughter Maxine (viola), he was married to singer Abbey Lincoln
  • Roane: Kenneth A. (tp & sax & cl & oboe & arr) was the older brother of Eddie (tp)
  • Robichaux: John (leader & violin & dm) was the uncle of Joseph (p) and related to the Dodds brotherrs
  • Rollini: Adrian (bass-sax & p & vibes & dm) was the older brother of Arthur (cl & ts)

  • Robinson: Perry Morris (cl) is the son of composer (Ballad for Americans) Earl
  • Roney: Wallace (tp) and his younger brother Antoine (ts)
  • Rosengarden: Robert M. "Bobby" (dm) is the father of Mark (dm) and Neal (tp & p)
  • Ross: singer Annie - real name: Annabelle Short - was the niece of Elly Logan (voc)
  • Rotis: Joe (tb) was the brother-in-law of Irving Fazola (cl & sax)
  • Rowles: Jimmy (p) and his daughter Stacey (tp)
  • Royal: Ernie (tp) is the younger brother of Marshall (as) who married Evelyne Myers (voc)
  • Russel: William (Eu)Gene (p & comp) is a cousin of Charlie Christian (g)
  • Russel bandleader Luis Carl was the son of Felix Alexander (both - p)
  • Russel: Isaak "Snookum" (p & leader & b & dm) was the brother of Allen (voc)
  • Russin: Irving "Babe" (ts & cl) was the brother of Jack - who worked sometimes as "Rasin" - and had a sister Sunny (both - p)

  • Ryerson: Ali (fl) is the daughter of Art (g)
  • Rypdal: Terje (g & fl & ss & comp) is the son of Jakob (leader) and the husband of Inge-Liser (voc)
  • Sachs: Aaron (cl & ts) was married to Helen Merrill (voc)
  • Sandke: Randy is the younger brother of Jordan (both tp)
  • Santana: pop-idol Carlos (g) is the son-in-law of blues-player Saunders King (g) from Chicago
  • Sarmanto: Heikki (p) is the older brother of Pekka (b) from Finland
  • Saunders: organ-player Merl was the cousin of Eddie Moore (b)
  • Scaffidi: Ralph (tp) was married to Mary Osborne (g & voc & leader)
  • Schellang: drummer August "Augie" was the nephew of Tony Parenti (cl)
  • Schiefer: Walter (dm) and his son Helmuth (perc)
  • Schoen: Vic (arr & leader) was married to singer Marion Hutton

  • Schrammel: Klaus-Peter (p) is the 2nd husband of Christine Jones and the stepfather of Stella Jones (both - voc)
  • Schuller: Gunther (comp & arr & french-horn) and his son Ed (b)
  • Scott: Cecil (reeds) was the younger brother of Lloyd (dm) and the father of Cecil jr. (sax)
  • Scott: Raymond - real name: Harold Warnow - (p & leader) was the brother of Mark Warnow (violin)
  • Scott: Shirley (hammond-organ) was married to Stanley Turrentine (ts)
  • Scott: Thomas Wright "Tom" (saxophones & fl) is the son of Margery (p) and Nathan Wright (comp)
  • Sealy: Milton Randolph "Milt" (p & vibes & b) George (sax) and Hugh (sax) were brothers
  • Sears: Al and Marion were brothers (both - sax)
  • Sharrock: Linda - née Chambers - (voc) and Sonny (g & comp) are a couple
  • Shavers: Charlie was a distant relative of Fats Navarro (both - tp)

  • Shaw: Joan - real name: DeCosta - (voc & comp) was the niece of Bootsie (voc & dancer)
  • Shepherd: Berisford "Shep" (dm & arr) is the uncle of Sid Francis (b) and Mike Headley (ts)
  • Shields: Pat (g), Eddie (p), Harry (cl & bs) and Larry (cl) were brothers
  • Shorter: Wayne (ts) and his brother Alan (flugelhorn)
  • Shulman: Joe (b) was the husband of Barbara Carroll (p)
  • Sillaway: Ward (tb) married the Bob-Crosby-vocalist Kay Weber
  • Silvano: Judi (voc) and her husband Joe Lovano (ts)
  • Simmons: Sonny (as) is the husband of Barbara Donald (tp & leader)
  • Sims: John Haley "Zoot" (ts) was the younger brother of Ray (tb)
  • Sinatra: Frank (voc) & his daughter Nancy and his son Frank jr. (both voc)
  • Singleton: Arthur James "Zutty" (dm) was the nephew of Willie "Bontin" Bontemps (b &g & bjo)

  • 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)

  • Teagarden: pianist Helen - née Geingar - was the mother of Jack (tb & voc), Charlie (tp), Norma - married name: Friedlander - (p) and Clois Lee "Cub" (dm)
  • Temple: Esther B. (voc & p) was the mother of Clye Hurley (co & tp)
  • Terharen: Walter (tb & p) is the brother-in-law of Alfons Wuerzl (cl & ss & voc)
  • Tharpe: "Sister" Rosetta (voc) was the daughter of gospel-singer Katie Bell Nubin (who recorded with Dizzy Gillespie)
  • Thigpen: Benjamin F. "Ben" (dm) is the father of Ed (dm)
  • Thiele: record-producer Bob married Singer Teresa Brewer
  • Thomas: Joseph Lewis "Joe" (tp) was married to Babe Matthews (voc)
  • Thomas: Hershal (p) was the uncle of Hociel (voc) and the brother of Sippie Wallace (voc)
  • Thomas: Walter "Foots" was the older brother of Joseph jr. "Joe" (both - saxophones)
  • Thompson: Barbara (sax & fl) is married to John Hiseman (dm & leader)
  • Thompson: canadian pianoplayer Art war married to the british saxophonist Kathy Stobart
  • Thornton: Clifford Edward III (co & v-tb & comp & perc & shenai) is the nephew of Jimmy (p) and Alease (organ) Golden
  • Tilton: the Goodman-singer Martha and the Bob-Crosby-singer Elizabeth "Liz" were sisters
  • Tio: "Papa" Luis was the older brother of Lorenzo sr., who was the father of Lorenzo jr. (all - cl)
  • Tippetts: Keith (p) is married to the singer Julie, who is the daughter of Reg Driscoll (tp)
  • Tobias: John (tb) was the uncle of Milt Bucker (organ)
  • Tobin: ex-Goodman singer Louise was married to Harry James (tp) and is now the wife of Michael Andrew "Peanuts" Hucko (cl & ts)
  • Towles: Phil "Charlie" (b) was the father of Nat (b & leader)
  • Toyfl: blues-singer Petra is the sister of Markus (g)
  • Trenier: Claude and Clifford (both - voc & leader) were twins and their younger brother Milton (voc)
  • Tristano: Lenny (p) and his daughter Carol (dm)
  • Troup: Robert William "Bobby" (p & voc & comp) was married to Julie London (voc)
  • Trumbauer: Frankie (c-melody-sax & multi-instrumentalist & voc) was the father of Bill (tp)
  • Turrentine: Stanley (ts), who was married to Shirley Scott (organ), and his older brother Tommy (tp)
  • Urbanek: Kurt is the father of Paul (both - p & organ)
  • Urbaniak: Michal (violin & ts & leader) is the husband of singer Urszula Dudziak of Poland
  • Vaché: Warren Vaché Sr. (b) and his sons Warren Jr. (co) and Allan (cl)
  • Valente: Catharina (voc & g), who made very few but great jazz recordings, is the sister of Silvio Francesco (voc & g & cl)
  • VanEps: Fred (bjo) was the father of George (g) - the most important one - and his brothers Bobby (p), Freddy (tp) and John (ts)
  • VanRooyen: Ack (tp) and his twin-brother Jerry (tp & arr) from Holland
  • Vas: Norbert (tb & b) and Heinz Altwith (tp & b) and Christian Zahn (vibes & dm) are brothers-in-law
  • Vaughan: singer Sarah was married to Waymon Reed (tp & arr & cond)
  • Ventura: Charlie - real name: Charles Venturo - (ts) and his brothers Ernie and Ben (both -sax)
  • VerPlanck: Marlene (voc) and her husband Billy (arr)
  • Walder: Herman (as) was the brother of Woodie (cl & sax)
  • Walker: Melissa (voc) and her husband Terell Stafford (tp)
  • Wallace. "Alex (Little Bill" (g & voc) was the father of Leo Smith (tp)
  • Wallace: Sippie - née Belulah Thomas - (voc) was the aunt of Hociel (voc) and the sister of Hershal Thomas (p)
  • Waller: Thomas Wright "Fats" (p & organ & voc & comp) was the father of Thomas W. jr. (p) and Ronald (sax)
  • Walters: Teddy (g & voc) was the son of drummer Danny Alvin
  • Ward: Carlos N. (as & fl & cl & ss) is the nephew of Avinal (p)
  • Ward: Clara (voc) was the daughter of Gertrude (voc) from the Ward-Singers
  • Warnow: Mark (violin) was the brother of Raymond Scott - real name: Harold Warnow - (p & leader)
  • Warren: Earl Ronald (as & cl & voc) was the brother of Bob (dm) - he married the former wife of Henry Chaix (p) who married the mother of his ex-wife - Earl was therefore the step-son-in-law of Henry
  • Washington: Dinah - née Ruth Jones - (voc) was married to Eddie Chamblee (ts) and Jimmy Cobb (dm)
  • Washington: Grover jr. (sax & p & b) is the son of Grover sr. (sax) and the older brother of Darryl (dm)
  • Watanabe: Sadao (sax) and Fumio (dm) are brothers and Takashi Honda (p) is their brother-in-law
  • Waters: Muddy (g & voc) was the half-brother of Otis Spann (p & voc)
  • Watrous: Ralph Waltrous was the father of Bill Watrous (both - tb)
  • Watters: Ken (tp) and his brother Harry (tb)
  • Wayne: singer Frances - real name: Chiarina Francesca Bertocci - was married to Basie-Arranger Neal Hefti (tp) and the sister of Nick Jerret (cl & leader)
  • Webb: drummer-legend Chick was the cousin of Wallace Jones (tp)
  • Weber: Kay (voc) married Bob-Crosby-trombonist Ward Sillaway
  • Webster: Paul Francis (tp) was the nephew of Sam Ford (tp)
  • Weinrich: Alois "Joschi" (rhythm-g) was the father of Alois "Zipflo" (violin)
  • Weiss: Häns'che (g & voc) is the uncle of Romani (g) und Martin (violin)
  • Weston: Paul Weston (arr & tp) was married to singer Jo Stafford.
  • Weston: Randy (p) and his son Azzedin (perc)
  • Whatley: John Tuggle "Fess" (tp & leader) was the brother of Edward (sax)
  • Whiting: singer Margaret was married to Joe "Fingers" Carr (p)
  • White: Andrew Nathaniel III (saxophones & comp) is the nephew of addison (sax & g)
  • White: Harry Alexander "Father" (tb & sax & co & arr & comp) was the brother of Willie (tp & sax) and Eddie (p) and the cousin of Gilbert (ts) and Morris (sax & p) - all from the "White Brothers Orchestra"
  • Wiggins: Gerry "The Wig" (p) and his bassist son Gerald Foster "J.J."

  • 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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