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Jazz Musicians born on January 1

  1. A Troop of Echoes
    b. 2000
    saxophone
  2. Airborne Airborne
    b. 1980
    band/orchestra
  3. Albert Hammond
    b. 2000
    accordion
  4. Angela Carole Brown Angela Carole Brown
    vocalist
  5. Armstrong Armstrong
    b. 1970
    multi-instrumentalist
  6. Ashwin Batish Ashwin Batish
    sitar
  7. Aubrey Cheung
    b. 1958
    guitar, electric
  8. Azhaar Saffar Azhaar Saffar
    b. 1969
    violin
  9. Bay Area Blues Society Bay Area Blues Society
    b. 1965
    various
  10. Bill Coones Bill Coones
    b. 1950
    bass, acoustic
  11. Bill Tapia
    b. 1908
    guitar
  12. Bobby Payton Bobby Payton
    b. 1953
    guitar
  13. Brian Cassier Brian Cassier
    b. 1966
    bass, acoustic
  14. Chico Digita Chico Digita
    b. 1990
    multi-instrumentalist
  15. Chris Potter Chris Potter
    b. 1971
    woodwind
  16. Cocomama Cocomama
    b. 2005
    band/orchestra
  17. Cyndy Russell
    b. 1990
    drums
  18. Daniel Carter Daniel Carter
    b. 1996
    sax, alto
  19. Danny Weis
    b. 1956
    guitar
  20. Dave Rush
    b. 1985
    bass
  21. David Edward Williams
    b. 1954
    multi-instrumentalist
  22. Dezzy McKenna
    b. 1960
    drums
  23. Douglas Campbell Douglas Campbell
    b. 1977
    piano
  24. Dr. Michael Schmidt Dr. Michael Schmidt
    b. 1962
    trumpet
  25. Earle Eidenire Earle Eidenire
    b. 2008
    sax, tenor
  26. Eddie Neumann
    b. 1974
    saxophone
  27. Element Brass Band Element Brass Band
    b. 2008
    bass, acoustic
  28. Ergo
    b. 1901
    composer/conductor
  29. Eric DeLauro
    b. 1970
    vocalist
  30. FLYING FISH JUMPS FLYING FISH JUMPS
    b. 2002
    clarinet
  31. Frank Barton Frank Barton
    b. 1973
    guitar, electric
  32. Gino Foti Gino Foti
    b. 1963
    bass, electric
  33. Gregorio Gonzalez
    b. 1962
    piano
  34. Hajime Yoshida Hajime Yoshida
    b. 1984
    guitar
  35. Harold Little
    b. 1966
    trumpet
  36. Hideo Shiraki Hideo Shiraki
    b. 1933
    drums
  37. Hippie Eye Hippie Eye
    b. 1990
    multi-instrumentalist
  38. Ian Schwartz
    b. 1960
    sax, alto
  39. Jack Reilly Jack Reilly
    b. 1932
    piano
  40. James Shipp James Shipp
    b. 1980
    various
  41. Janine Santana Latin Jazz
    b. 1968
    percussion
  42. Jason Yates
    b. 1979
    organ, Hammond B3
  43. Jeff Folkens
    b. 1954
    trumpet
  44. Jeff T. Alu
    b. 1966
    piano
  45. Jeremy Weinglass
    b. 1978
    piano
  46. Jerome Epps Jerome Epps
    b. 1970
    guitar
  47. Joachim Mencel
    b. 1966
    piano
  48. John Sund
    b. 1957
    guitar
  49. Jonathan Beckett Jonathan Beckett
    b. 2005
    sax, tenor
  50. Jose Simon Bolivar Jose Simon Bolivar
    b. 1962
    piano
  51. Joshua Costa
    b. 1990
    piano
  52. Julio Santillan Julio Santillan
    b. 1974
    guitar
  53. Junk Function Junk Function
    b. 1990
    band/orchestra
  54. Khan Flo Mah Khan Flo Mah
    b. 1968
    piano
  55. Klaxon Mutant Allstars Klaxon Mutant Allstars
    band/orchestra
  56. Lance Hayward Singers
    b. 1984
    vocalist
  57. Larry Brown Larry Brown
    b. 1954
    piano
  58. Larry Brown Jr. Larry Brown Jr.
    guitar
  59. Low Society Low Society
    b. 2007
    various
  60. Luciano Biondini Luciano Biondini
    b. 1971
    accordion
  61. Manny Oquendo Manny Oquendo
    b. 1931
    percussion
  62. Masa Tanaka
    b. 1961
    bass, electric
  63. Milt Jackson Milt Jackson
    b. 1923
    vibraphone
  64. Motiv Motiv
    b. 1996
    band/orchestra
  65. Nashaz Nashaz
    oud
  66. Nick Hempton Nick Hempton
    b. 1976
    sax, alto
  67. Nick Maclean Quartet Nick Maclean Quartet
    band/orchestra
  68. Nós Novo
    b. 1980
    various
  69. Omar Hakim Omar Hakim
    b. 1959
    drums
  70. On Air
    b. 1985
    band/orchestra
  71. Oriole
    b. 1997
    band/orchestra
  72. Oscar 'Papa' Celestin
    b. 1884
    cornet
  73. Pablo Blanco Pablo Blanco
    b. 1963
    guitar, electric
  74. Partikel Partikel
    b. 2005
    band/orchestra
  75. Paul d'Ambrosio
    b. 1975
    saxophone
  76. Peter Friestedt
    b. 1973
    guitar
  77. Phat Phunktion Phat Phunktion
    b. 1996
    band/orchestra
  78. Pietro Postorino Pietro Postorino
    b. 1970
    flute
  79. Rafa Selase Rafa Selase
    piano
  80. Rebecca Teplow
    b. 1970
    vocalist
  81. Refugio Instrumental Blues Band
    b. 1957
    band/orchestra
  82. Reuben Hill
    b. 1980
    guitar, electric
  83. Richard Turek
    b. 1958
    guitar
  84. Riley Daley Riley Daley
    b. 1971
    guitar
  85. Robert K Walcott Robert K Walcott
    b. 1955
    synthesizer
  86. Ron DiCesare Ron DiCesare
    b. 1900
    drums
  87. Ryan Shah
    b. 1970
    drums
  88. Sankofa Sankofa
    b. 2002
    vocalist
  89. Sarah Benasouli Sarah Benasouli
    b. 1981
    vocalist
  90. Scott Newell Scott Newell
    b. 1970
    guitar
  91. Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra
    band/orchestra
  92. Sebastiaan de Krom Sebastiaan de Krom
    b. 1970
    drums
  93. Second Movement
    b. 1975
    band/orchestra
  94. Sekou Kouyate Sekou Kouyate
    b. 1985
    kora
  95. Shawn Kelley
    b. 1958
    drums
  96. Sienna Sienna
    b. 1971
    keyboard
  97. Sirius Quartet Sirius Quartet
    b. 1990
    various
  98. Slim Gaillard Slim Gaillard
    b. 1916
    vocalist
  99. Susannah McCorkle Susannah McCorkle
    b. 1946
    vocalist
  100. T.C. Pfeiler Prof.
    b. 1958
    organ, Hammond B3
  101. The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
    b. 1995
    band/orchestra
  102. The Stoner The Stoner
    b. 1977
    sax, tenor
  103. theVCM
    b. 1964
    band/orchestra
  104. Thom Keith Thom Keith
    b. 1968
    sax, baritone
  105. Tom Braxton Tom Braxton
    b. 1961
    saxophone
  106. Tom Southerton Tom Southerton
    b. 1978
    bass, acoustic
  107. Vladimir Sucic
    b. 1937
    trombone
  108. Voodoo Fuel Voodoo Fuel
    b. 1976
    trumpet
  109. Vytautas Straižys
    b. 1988
    piano
  110. Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
    b. 1997
    band/orchestra
  111. Xavier Cugat Xavier Cugat
    b. 1900
    composer/conductor
  112. Xavier Peres
    b. 1970
    piano
  113. Zilluminati
    b. 1987
    vocalist
  1. Ack Van Rooyen Ack Van Rooyen
    b. 1930
  2. Al McKibbon
    b. 1919
  3. Al-jiçç Quartet Al-jiçç Quartet
    b. 2005
  4. Andy Gonzalez
    b. 1951
  5. Bob Kirkpatrick
    b. 1934
  6. Dominican Jazz Project Dominican Jazz Project
    b. 2000
  7. Eiichi Hayashi
    b. 1960
  8. Frank Stokes
    b. 1888
  9. Gary B.B. Coleman
    b. 1947
  10. Gunnelpumpers
    b. 2002
  11. Helmut Brandt
    b. 1931
  12. Howard William Johnson
    b. 1908
  13. Jaspar Taylor
    b. 1894
  14. Johnny Young
    b. 1918
  15. Kevin Toney
    b. 1953
  16. Leonid Chizhik
    b. 1947
  17. Mama Yancey Mama Yancey
    b. 1896
  18. Maryam Mursal
    b. 1950
  19. Neville Dickie
    b. 1937
  20. Seth
    b. 1980
  21. Teddy Foster
    b. 1908
  22. Trio d'en bas Trio d'en bas
    b. 2003
  23. Urs Leimgruber Urs Leimgruber
    b. 1952
  24. Yoshio Ikeda
    b. 1942
  25. Zvuloon Dub System Zvuloon Dub System
    b. 1980

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