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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)
I love jazz because it is the most diverse music genre.
I was first exposed to jazz a long time ago.
The best show I ever attended was Henry Threadgill's very very Circus at SJU jazzpodium in Utrecht.
The first jazz record I bought was Coleman Hawkins Big Band live at The Savoy Ballroom 1940.
My advice to new listeners is to attend as many concerts you can even though you may not know the musicians who are playing.
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