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)
I love jazz because it has allowed me to find my own voice.
I was first exposed to jazz as a child through my parents.
The best show I ever attended was Cassandra Wilson and Dianne Reeves. AMAZING!!!
The first jazz record I bought was Carmen Sings Monk.
My advice to new listeners is to listen with your heart and feel with your experiences.