Dear All About Jazz Readers,

If you're familiar with All About Jazz, you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help.

You can become a sustaining member for a modest $20 and in return, we'll immediately hide those pesky Google ads PLUS deliver exclusive content and provide access to future articles for a full year! This combination will not only improve your AAJ experience, it will allow us to continue to rigorously build on the great work we first started in 1995. Read on to view our project ideas...


All in the Jazz Family

AAJ Staff By

Sign in to view read count
  • 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)


comments powered by Disqus

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.

Related Articles

Just For Fun
Love Jazz, Hate Jazz
By Michael Ricci
November 29, 2018
Just For Fun
Hey, George Frazier--I’m 10 Years Old Over Here
By Brian Dunn
September 27, 2015
Just For Fun
Top Five Funniest People in Jazz
By Michael Ricci
November 27, 2014
Just For Fun
Hot Rod Jazz God, Part 2: An Open Letter to Rod Stewart
By Jason West
May 28, 2013
Just For Fun
Hear Me Talkin' to Ya: Jazz Aphorisms
By Chris May
December 23, 2011
Just For Fun
Rod Stewart: Hot Rod, Jazz God
By Jason West
January 29, 2005
Just For Fun
BugHouse: Pages 1-5
By AAJ Staff
January 20, 2005