All About Jazz

Home » Articles » Just For Fun

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
  • 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)
  • Tags

    comments powered by Disqus

    Related Articles

    Read Hey, George Frazier--I’m 10 Years Old Over Here Just For Fun
    Hey, George Frazier--I’m 10 Years Old Over Here
    by Brian Dunn
    Published: September 27, 2015
    Read Top Five Funniest People in Jazz Just For Fun
    Top Five Funniest People in Jazz
    by Michael Ricci
    Published: November 27, 2014
    Read Hot Rod Jazz God, Part 2: An Open Letter to Rod Stewart Just For Fun
    Hot Rod Jazz God, Part 2: An Open Letter to Rod Stewart
    by Jason West
    Published: May 28, 2013
    Read Hear Me Talkin' to Ya: Jazz Aphorisms Just For Fun
    Hear Me Talkin' to Ya: Jazz Aphorisms
    by Chris May
    Published: December 23, 2011
    Read Rod Stewart: Hot Rod, Jazz God Just For Fun
    Rod Stewart: Hot Rod, Jazz God
    by Jason West
    Published: January 29, 2005
    Read BugHouse: Pages 1-5 Just For Fun
    BugHouse: Pages 1-5
    by AAJ Staff
    Published: January 20, 2005
    Read "We Four at Dazzle" Live Reviews We Four at Dazzle
    by Geoff Anderson
    Published: October 31, 2017
    Read "Damo Suzuki & Electric Octopus at The Menagerie" Live Reviews Damo Suzuki & Electric Octopus at The Menagerie
    by Ian Patterson
    Published: May 26, 2018
    Read "Meet Tom Wells" Out and About: The Super Fans Meet Tom Wells
    by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper
    Published: October 2, 2017
    Read "Open Land: Meeting John Abercrombie" DVD/Film Reviews Open Land: Meeting John Abercrombie
    by Mark Sullivan
    Published: August 8, 2018
    Read "Festival Di Musica Contemporanea Italiana 2017" In Pictures Festival Di Musica Contemporanea Italiana 2017
    by Luciano Rossetti
    Published: February 18, 2018