*Historically-Significant

Jazz Artists

* Determinations of historical significance are made after consulting respected jazz & pop history books, journals and industry publications, historians, teachers, critics and respected musicians.

These artists are listed in (semi) score order, then chronologically by birth.  Enjoy the music and history of these artists and ensembles.

 PLEASE send me your comments,

artist suggestions & corrections.

Brad Sharp, Toledo, OH, U.S.A. bradsharp2@gmail.com

Last update: July 2015

Maynard Ferguson (1928-2006), upon seeing trumpet players sitting in the saxophone, trombone AND trumpet section chairs warming up as a gag prior to rehearsal , said "FINALLY, someone got it right!!"

 
TRUMPET
WC Handy (1873-1958)
Buddy Bolden (1877-1931)
Papa Celestin (1884-1954)
Joe “King” Oliver (1885-1938)
Bunk Johnson (1889-1949)
Jimmy Bertrand (1890-1933)
Freddie Keppard (1890-1933)
Henry Busse (1894-1955)
Punch Miller (1894-1971)
Natty (Anatie) Dominique (1896-1982)
Henry "Kid" Rena (1898-1949)
Bob Shoffner (1900-1983)
Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)
Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931)
Clyde McCoy (1903-1990)
Bubber Miley (1903-1932)
Doc Cheatham (1905-1997)
Herb Morand (1905-1952)
Red Nichols (1905-1965)
Charlie Spivak (1905-1982)
Henry  “Red”  Allen (1906-1967)
Wild Bill Davison (1906-1989)
Freddie Jenkins (1906-1978)
Muggsy Spanier (1906-1967)
Jimmy McPartland (1907-1991)
Rex Stewart (1907-1967)
Bunny Berigan (1908-1942)
Max Kaminski (1908-1994)
Jabbo Smith (1908-1991)
Ed Lewis (1909-1985)
Louie Prima (1910-1978)
Buck Clayton (1911-1991)
Roy Eldridge (1911-1989)
Lucius "Lu" Watters (1911-1989)
Cootie Williams (1911-1985)
Ray Nance (1913-1976)
Ziggy Elman (1914-1968)
Harry “Sweets” Edison (1915-1999)
Bobby Hackett (1915-1976)
Cat Anderson (1916-1981)
Harry James (1916-1983)
Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993)
Howard McGee (1918-1987)
Snooky Young (1919-)
Charlie Shavers (1920-1971)
Clark Terry (1920-2015)
Chico O'Farrill (1921-2001)
Ernie Royal (1921-1983)
Joe Newman (1922-1992)
Rolf Ericson (1922-1997)
Joe Wilder (1922-)
Pete Candoli (1923-2008)
Fats Navarro (1923-1950)
Kenny Dorham (1924-1972)
Shorty Rogers (1924-1994)
Al Porcino (1925-2013)
Buddy Childers (1926-2007)
Johnny Coles (1926-1996)
Ray Copland (1926-1984)
Miles Davis (1926-1991)
Ruby Braff (1927-2003)
Conte Candoli (1927-2001)
Red Rodney( 1927-1994)
Doc Severinsen (1927-)
Art Farmer (1928-1999)
Maynard Ferguson (1928-2006)
Chet Baker (1929-1988)
Clifford Brown (1930-1956)
Jimmy Deuchar (1930-1993)
Oscar Klein (1930-2006)
Blue Mitchell (1930-1979)
Sam Noto (1930-)
Kenny Wheeler (1930-2014)
Nat Adderley (1931-2000)
Jack Sheldon (1931-)
Donald Byrd (1932-2013)
Bill Hardman (1933-1990)
Bill Chase (1934-1974)
Don Ellis (1934-1978)
Ted Curson (1935-)
Marcus Belgrave (1936-2015)
Don Cherry (1936-1995)
Carmell Jones (1936-1996)
Jon Hassell (1937-)
Lee Morgan (1938-1972)
Huge Masakela (1939-)
Enrico Rava (1939-)
Marvin Stamm (1939-)
Freddie Hubbard (1938-2008)
Booker Little (1938-1961)
Chuck Mangione (1940-)
Lester Bowie (1941-1999)
Bobby Shew (1941-)
Terumasa Hino (1942)
Carl Saunders (1942-)
Charles Tolliver (1942-)
Jimmy Owens (1943-)
Lew Soloff (1944-2015)
Randy Brecker (1945-)
Tom Harrell (1946-)
Claudio Roditi (1946-)
Woody Shaw (1946-1989)
Arturo Sandoval (1949-)
Jerry Gonzalez (1949-)
Jon Faddis (1953-)
Tim Hagans (1954-)
Vinnie Cutro (1956?-)
Brian Lynch (1956-)
Wynton Marsalis (1961-)
Terrence Blanchard (1962-)
Chris Botti (1962-)
James Morrison (1962-)
Dave Douglas (1963-)
Scott Wendholt (1965-)
Terell Stafford (1966-)
Alex Sipiagin (1967-)
Roy Hargrove (1969-)
Ryan Kisor (1973-)
Nicolas Payton (1973-)
Sean Jones (1978-)
Jason Palmer (1979-)
Michael Rodriguez (1979-)
Ambrose Akinmusire  (1982-)
Jeremy Pelt (1984-)


SAXOPHONE
Sidney Bechet (1897-1959)
Don Redman (1900-1964)
Frankie Trumbauer (1901-1956)
Jimmy Dorsey (1904-1957)
Coleman Hawkins (1904-1969)
Barney Bigard (1906-1980)
Bud Freeman (1906-1991)
Johnny Hodges (1906-1970)
Benny Carter (1907-2003)
Leon “Chu” Berry (1908-1941)
Teddy Hill (1909-1978)
Tab Smith (1909-1971)
Lester Young (1909-1959)
Ben Webster (1909 – 1973)
Harry Carney (1910-1974)
Toots Mondello (1911-1992)
Don Byas (1912-1972)
Marshall Royal (1912-1995)
Charlie Barnet (1913-1991)
Buddy Tate (1913-2001)
Tex Beneke (1914-2000)
Flip Phillips (1915-2001)
Charlie Ventura 1916-1992
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson (1917-1988)
Arnett Cobb (1918-1989)
Charlie Holmes (1918?-1985)
Paul Gonsalves (1920-1974)
Yusef Lateef  (1920-)
Charlie Parker (1920-1955)
Jimmy Giuffre (1921-2008)
Wardell Gray (1921-1955)
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (1922-1986)
Illinois Jacquet (1922-2004)
Cecil Payne (1922-2007)
Bruce Turner (1922-)
Frank Wess (1922-2013)
Serge Chaloff (1923-1957)
Dexter Gordon (1923-1990)
Lenny Hambro (1923-1995)
Charlie Mariano (1923-)
Paul Desmond (1924-1977)
Teddy Edwards (1924-2003)
Bill Perkins (1924-2003)
Charlie Rouse (1924 - 1988)
Sonny Stitt (1924-1982)
Eli “Lucky” Thompson (1924-2005)
Gene Ammons (1925-1974)
Al Cohn (1925-1988)
Bob Cooper (1925-1993)
James Moody (1925-2010)
Art Pepper (1925-1982)
Sahib Shihab (1925-1989)
Zoot Sims (1925-1985)
John Coltrane (1926-1967)
Lou Donaldson (1926-)
Jimmy Heath (1926-)
Don Rendell (1926-)
Bud Shank (1926-2009)
Sam Butera (1927-2009)
Stan Getz (1927-1991)
Red Holloway (1927-)
Lee Konitz (1927-)
Gerry Mulligan (1927-1996)
Ronnie Scott (1927-1996)
Cannonball Adderley (1928-1975)
Eric Dolphy (1928-1964)
Frank Foster (1928-2011)
Johnny Griffin (1928-2008)
Arno Marsh (1928-)
Willie Maiden (1928-1976)
Harold Land (1928-2001)
Benny Golson (1929-)
Pepper Adams (1930-1986)
Ornette Coleman (1930-2015)
Eric Dixon (1930-1989)
Booker Ervin (1930-1970)
Richie Kamuca (1930-1977)
Hank Mobley (1930-1986)
Jack Nimitz (1930-2009)
Sonny Rollins (1930-)
Clifford Jordan (1931-1993)
Jackie Mclean (1931-2006)
Dewey Redman (1931-2006)
Phil Woods (1931-)
Oliver Nelson (1932-1975)
Duke Pearson (1932-1980)
David “Fathead” Newman (1933-2009)
Herman Riley (1933-2007)
Wayne Shorter (1933-)
Junior Cook (1934-1992)
Hank Crawford (1934-2009)
Steve Lacy (1934-2004)
Lanny Morgan (1934-)
Houston Person (1934-)
Stanley Turrentine (1934-2000)
George Coleman (1935-)
Bunky Green (1935-)
Tubby Hayes (1935-1973)
Albert Ayler (1936-1970)
Nick Brignola (1936-2002)
Don Menza (1936-)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1936-1977)
Joe Henderson (1937-2001)
Archie Shepp (1937-)
Charles Lloyd (1938-)
George Adams (1940-1992)
Pharoah Sanders (1940-)
Lew Tabackin (1940-)
Ronnie Cuber (1941-)
Don Pullen (1941-1995)
Sal Nistico (1941-1991)
Robin Kenyatta  (1942-2004)
Grover Washington, Jr. (1943-1999)
Pat LaBarbera (1944-)
Anthony Braxton (1945-)
Pete Christlieb (1945-)
David Sanborn (1945-)
Ernie Watts (1945-)
Bill Easley (1946-)
David Liebman (1946-)
Jerry Bergonzi (1947-)
Jan Garbarek (1947-)
Richie Cole (1948 -)
Paquito D'Rivera (1948-)
Maceo Parker (1948-)
Tom Scott (1948-)
Michael Brecker (1949-2007)
George Garzone (1950-)
Bob Berg (1951-2002)
Joe Lovano (1952-)
Bob Mintzer (1953-)
John Zorn (1953-)
Scott Hamilton (1954-)
Bob Belden (1956-2015)
Gerald Albright (1957-)
Kenny G(orelick) (1956-)
Gary Smulyan (1956-)
Bill Evans (1958-)
McCoy Mrubata (1959-)
Tim Ries (1959-)
Chris Vadala (1959?-)
Kenny Garrett (1960-)
Donald Harrison (1960-)
Branford Marsalis (1960-)
Greg Osby (1960-)
George Robert (1960-)
Bob Franceschini (1961-)
Rick Margitza (1961-)
Dave Koz (1963-)
Vincent Herring (1964-)
Ravi Coltrane (1965-)
Eric Alexander (1968-)
Antonio Hart (1968-)
David Sánchez (1968-)
Joshua Redman (1969-)
James Carter (1969-)
Rudresh Mahanthappa (1971-)
Chris Potter (1971-)
Marcus Strickland, saxophone (1979-)


TROMBONE
Kid Ory (1886-1973)
Wilbur de Paris (1900-1973)
Juan Tizol (1900-1984)
Preston Jackson (1902-1983)
Glenn Miller (1904-1944)
Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton (1904-1946)
Tommy Dorsey (1905-1956)
Jack Teagarden (1905-1964)
Vic Dickenson (1906-1984)
J. C. Higginbotham (1906-1973)
Lawrence Brown (1907-1988)
Dickie Wells (1907-1985)
Big Chief Russell Moore (1912-1983)
Trummy Young (1912-1984)
Turk Murphy (1915-1987)
Bill Harris (1916-1973)
Si Zentner (1917-2000)
Buddy Morrow (1919-)
Britt Woodman (1920-2000)
Kai Winding (1922-1983)
JJ Johnson (1924-2001)
Al Grey (1925-2000)
Jimmy Cleveland (1928-2006)
Urbie Green (1926-)
Frank Rosolino (1926-1978)
Carl Fontana (1928-2003)
Albert Mangelsdorff (1928-2005)
Dick Nash (1928-)
Bob Brookmeyer (1929-)
Grover Mitchell (1930-2003)
Benny Powell (1930-)
Slide Hampton (1932-)
Curtis Fuller (1934-)
Raul de Souza (1934-)
Roswell Rudd (1935-)
Bill Watrous (1939-)
Jiggs Whigham (1943-)
Steve Turre (1948-)
Ray Anderson (1952-)
Robin Eubanks (1955-)
Clifton Anderson (1957-)
John Fedchock (Big Band) (1957-)
Conrad Herwig (1959-)
Jim Pugh (1950-)
Dennis Rollins (1964-)
Wycliffe Gordon (1967-)
Eijiro Nakagawa (1975-)
Marshall Gilkes (1978)


FLUTE
Herbie Mann (1930-)
Hubert Laws (1939-)
Dave Valentin (1952-)
Nicole Mitchell flute (1967-)


CLARINET
Johnny Dodds (1892-1940)
Jimmie Noone (1895-1944)
Mezz Mezzrow (1899-1972)
George Lewis (1900-1968)
Tony Parenti (1900-1972)
Edmond Hall (1901-1967)
Buster Bailey (1902-1967)
Omer Simeon (1902-1959)
Harlan Leonard (1905-1983)
Russell Procope (1908/21-1081)
Benny Goodman (1909-1986)
Artie Shaw (1910-2004)
Woody Herman (1913-1987)
Jimmy Hamilton (1917-1994)
Peanuts Hucko (1918-2003)
Buddy DeFranco (1923-2014)
Pete Fountain (1930-)
Alvin Batiste (1932-2007)
Kenny Davern (1935-2006)
Michel Portal (1935-)
Eddie Daniels (1941-)
Don Byron (1958-)
Ken Peplowski (1959-)


VOCALIST
Mamie Smith (1883-1946)
Ida Cox (1896-1967)
Blind Willie McTell (1898-1959)
Jimmy Rushing (1901-1972)
Cab Calloway (1907-1994)
Willy Bryant (1908-1964)
T-Bone Walker (1910-1975)
Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981)
Howlin’ Wolf (1910-1976)
Maxine Sullivan (1911-1987)
Nellie Lutcher  (1912-2007)
Helen Ward singer (1913-1998)
Billy Eckstein (1914-1993)
Rosetta Howard (1914-1974)
Al Hibbler (1915-2001)
Billie Holiday (1915-1959)
Frank Sinatra (1915-1998)
Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996)
Eddie Jefferson (1918-1979)
Joe Williams (1918-1999)
Marie Bryant (1919-1978)
Nate King Cole (1919-1965)
Anita O'Day (1919-2006)
Peggy Lee (1920-2002)
Carmen McRae (1920-1994)
Jon Hendricks (1921-)
Johnny Hartman (1923-1983)
Blossom Dearie (1924-2009)
Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990)
Dinah Washington (1924-1963)
June Christy (1925-1990)
Mel Torme (1925-1999)
Tony Bennett (1926-)
Chris Connor (1927-)
Ernestine Anderson (1928-)
Koko Taylor singer (1928-2009)
Betty Carter (1929-1998)
Abbey Lincoln (1930-2010)
Mark Murphy (1932-)
Lou Rawls (1933-2006)
Shirley Horn (1934-2005)
Carol Sloane (1937-)
Nancy Wilson (1937-)
Etta James (1938-)
Al Jarreau (1940-)
Marlena Shaw (1942-)
Elis Regina (1945-1982)
Patti Austin (1950-)
Dee Dee Bridgewater (1950-)
Giacomo Gates (1950-)
Bobby McFerrin (1950-)
Diane Schuur (1953-)
Cassandra Wilson (1955-)
Karrin Allison (1963-)
Eva Cassidy (1963-1996)
Diana Krall (1964-)
Roberta Gambarini (1965?-)
Kurt Elling (1967-)
Claudia Acuna (1971-)
Jane Monheit (1971-)
Michael Buble (1975-)
Jamie Cullum (1979-)


MISC:
Erskine Tate, violin (1885-1978)
A. J. Piron, violin (1888-1943)
Joe Venuti violin 1903-1978
Stephane Grappelli, violin (1908-1997)
Stuff Smith, violin (1909-1967)
Joe Mooney, accordion (1911-1975)
Art Van Damme, accordion (1920-2010)
Toots Thieleman, harmonica (1922-)
Dorothy Ashby, harp (1932-1986)
Howard Johnson, tuba (1941-)
Jean Luc Ponty, violin (1942-)
Regina Carter, violin (1966-)
Aaron Weinstein, violin (1985-)


PIANO / ORGAN / COMPOSER / ARRANGER
Scott Joplin (1868-1917)
Eubie Blake (1887-1983)
Willie “The Lion” Smith (1893-1973)
Bennie Moten (piano) (1894-1935)
Lovie Austin (1887-1972)
Lil Hardin Armstrong (1889-1971)
Noble Sissle (1889-1975)
“Jelly Roll” Morton (1890-1941)
James P Johnson (1891-1955)
Fletcher Henderson (1897-1952)
Clarence Williams (1898-1965)
Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981)
Duke Ellington (1899-1974)
Earl “Fatha” Hines (1903-1983)
Count Basie (1904-1984)
Edgar Hayes (1904-1979)
Jess Stacy 1904-1995
Fats Waller (1904-1943)
Tiny Bradshaw (1905-1958)
Art Tatum (1909-1956)
Gil Evans (1912-1988)
Stan Kenton (1911-1979)
Teddy Wilson (1912-1986)
Billy Kyle (1914-1966)
Teddy Napoleon (1914-1964)
Sun Ra (1914-1993)
Milt Buckner (1915-1977)
Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967)
Bill Doggett (1916-1996)
Don Ewell (1916-1983)
Slim Gaillard (1916-1991)
Tadd Dameron (1917-1965)
Thelonious Monk (1917-1982)
Hank Jones (1918-2010)
Gerald Wilson (1918-) Big Band
George Shearing (1919-2011)
Lenny Tristano (1919-1978)
Nat King Cole (1919?-1965)
Marian McPartland (1918-2013)
Dave Brubeck (1920-2012)
John Lewis (1920-2001)
John Bunch (1921-2010)
Errol Parker (1925-1998)
Oscar Peterson (1925-2007)
Nat Pierce (1925-1992)
Jimmy Smith (1925-2005)
Mal Waldron (1925-2002)
Jack McDuff (1926-2001)
Randy Weston (1926-)
Mose Allison (1927-)
Bill Holman (1927-)
Dick Hyman (1927-)
Martial Solol (1927-)
Kenny Drew (1928-1993)
Clare Fisher (1928-2012)
Horace Silver (1928-2014)
Toshiko Akiyoshi (1929-) Jazz Orchestra
Bill Evans (1929-1980)
Cecil Taylor (1929-)
Muhal Richard Abrams (1930-)
Ray Charles (1930-2004)
Tommy Flanagan (1930-2001)
Ahmad Jamal (1930-)
Dave Mckenna (1930-2008)
Hank Mobley (1930-1986)
Wynton Kelly (1931-1971)
Richard "Groove" Holmes (1931-1991)
Horace Parlin (1931-)
Richie Powell (1931-1956)
Paul Bley (1932-)
Walter Davis (1932-1990)
Roland Hanna (1932-2002)
Eddie Higgins (1932-)
Pete Jolly (1932-2004)
Joe Zawinul (1932-2007)
Gene Harris (1933-2000)
Quincy Jones (1933-)
Victor Feldman (1934-1987)
Dave Grusin (1934-)
Abdullah Ibrahim (1934-)
Ellis Marsalis (1934-)
Cedar Walton (1934-)
Ronnie Mathews (1935-2008)
Bobby Timmons (1935-1974)
Hod O’Brien (1936-)
Harold Mabern (1936-)
Jimmy McGriff (1936-2008)
Eddie Palmieri (1936-)
Kirk Lightsey (1937-)
Hal Galper (1938-)
Steve Kuhn (1938-)
McCoy Tyner (1938-)
Denny Zeitlin (1938-)
Alice Coltrane (1937-2007)
Herbie Hancock (1940-)
Larry Young (1940-1978)
Chick Corea (1941-)
Stanley Cowell (1941-)
John Hicks (1941-2006)
Mickey Tucker (1941-)
Lonnie Smith (1942-)
Larry Willis (1942-)
Kenny Barron (1943-)
Richard Tee (1943-1993)
Monte Alexander (1944-)
George Cables (1944-)
Keith Jarrett (1945-)
George Duke (1946-2013)
Richie Beirach (1947-)
Harold Danko (1947-)
Enrico Pieranunzi (1949-)
George Winston (1949-)
Kenny Werner (1951-)
Jeff Lorber (Fusion) (1952-)
Michel Camilo (1954-)
Shelly Berg (1955-)
Fred Hersch (1955-)
Kenny Kirkland (1955-1998)
Mulgrew Miller (1955-2013)
Uri Caine (1956-)
Michael LeDonne (1956-)
Johnny O’Neal (1956-)
Geri Allen (1957-)
Lynne Arriale (1957-)
Kenny Drew Jr. (1958-)
David Hazeltine (1958-)
Phil Markowitz (1959?-)
Ted Rosenthal (1959-)
Eliane Elias (1960-)
Maria Schneider (1960-) Orchestra
Vince Mendoza (1961-)
Michel Petrucciani (1962-1999)
Cyrus Chestnut (1963-)
Benny Green (1963-)
Marcus Roberts (1963-)
Gonzalo Rubalcaba (1963-)
Joey Calderazzo (1965-)
Bill Charlap (1966-)
Danilo Pérez (1966-)
Jacky Terrasson (1966-)
Harry Connick Jr (1967-)
Larry Goldings (1968-)
Geoff Keezer (1970-)
Brad Mehldau (1970-)
Joey DeFrancesco (1971-)


GUITAR
Lonnie Johnson (1899-1970)
Eddie Lang (1902-1933)
Dick McDonough 1904-1938
Bernard Addison (1905-1990)
Eddie Condon (1905-1973)
Eddie Durham (1906-1987)
Johnny Temple (1906-1968)
Carl Kress (1907-1965)
Lawrence Lucie (1907)
Oscar Alemán (1909-1980)
Django Reinhardt (1910-1953)
Freddie Green (1911-1987)
Dave Barbour (1912-1965)
Les Paul (1915-2009)
Charlie Christian (1916-1942)
Oscar Moore (1916-1981)
Laurindo Almeida (1917-1995)
Herb Ellis (1921-2010)
Tal Farlow (1921-1998)
Mundell Lowe (1922-)
Johnny Smith (1922-)
Barney Kessel (1923-2004)
Wes Montgomery (1923-1968)
Charlie Byrd (1925-1999)
Jimmy Gourley (1926-2008)
Bucky Pizzarelli (1926-)
Jimmy Raney (1927-1995)
Joe Pass (1929-1994)
Jim Hall (1930-2013)
Oscar Klein (1930-2006)
Kenny Burrell (1931-)
Ted Dunbar (1937-1998)
Ralph Towner (1940-)
Lenny Breau (1941-1984)
John McLaughin (1942-)
George Benson (1943-)
Larry Coryell (1943-)
John Abercrombie (1944-)
Jeff Beck (1944-)
Pat Martino (1944-)
Jack Wilkins (1944-)
Joe Beck (1945-2008)
Joe Cohn (1945-)
Alan Holdsworth (1946-)
Carlos Santana (1947-)
Larry Carlton (1948-)
Bill Frisell (1951-)
John Scofield (1951-)
Jimmy Bruno (1953-)
Vic Juris (1953-)
Mike Stern (1953-)
Henry Johnson (1954-)
Al Di Meola (1954-)
Pat Metheny (1954-)
Howard Alden (1958-)
Frank Gambale (1958-)
Stanley Jordan (1959-)
John Pizzarelli, Jr. (1960-)
Fareed Haque (1963-)
Russell Malone (1963-)
Wolfgang Muthspiel (1965-)
Frank Vignola (1965-)
Biréli Lagrène (1966-)
Peter Bernstein (1967-)
Kurt Rosenwinkel (1970-)
Miles Okazaki (1974-)
Julian Lage (1988)


VIBES
Red Norvo (1908-1999)
Marjorie Hyams (1923-)
Milt Jackson (1923-1999)
Terry Gibbs (1924-)
Cal Tjader (1925-1982)
Teddy Charles (1928-)
Bobby Hutcherson (1941-)
Gary Burton (1943-)
Jay Hoggard (1954-)
Mike Freeman (1959-)
Joe Locke (1959-)
Stefon Harris (1973-)
Orphy Robinson (1975?-)


BASS
Walter Page (1900-1957)
John Kirby (1908-1952)
Milt Hinton (1910-2000)
Bob Haggart (1914-1998)
Slam Stewart (1914-1987)
Red Callender (1916-1992)
Benny Moten (bass) (1916-1977)
Curly Russell (1917-1986)
Jimmy Blanton (1918-1942)
Israel "Cachao" Lopez (1918-2008)
Tommy Potter (1918-1988)
Eddie Safranski (1918-1974)
Harry Babasin (1921-1988)
Charles Mingus (1922-1979)
Oscar Pettiford (1922-1960)
Percy Heath (1923-2005)
Eugene Wright (1923-)
Sam Jones (1924-1981)
George Morrow (1925-1992)
Ray Brown (1926-2002)
Monty Budwig (1926-1992)
Keter Betts (1928-2005)
Teddy Kotick, (1928-1986)
Leroy Vinnegar (1928-1999)
Richard Davis (1930-)
Bob Cranshaw (1932-)
Walter Booker (1933-2006)
Jimmy Garrison (1933-1976)
Doug Watkins (1934-1962)
Paul Chambers (1935-1969)
Cecil McBee (1935-)
Gary Peacock (1935-)
Larry Gales (1936-1995)
Chuck Israels (1936-)
Scott LaFaro (1936-1961)
Ron Carter (1937-)
Charlie Haden (1937-2014)
Larry Ridley (1937-)
Reggie Workman (1937-)
Jay Leonhart (1940-)
Chuck Rainey (1940-)
Steve Swallow (1940-)
Buster Williams (1942-)
Eddie Gomez (1944-)
George Mraz (1944-)
Rufus Reid (1944-)
Ray Drummond (1946-)
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (1946-2005)
Dave Holland (1946-)
Barry Guy (1947-)
John Clayton (1950?-)
Mark Egan (1951-)
Dennis Irwin (1951-2008)
Jaco Pastorius (1951-1987)
Stanley Clarke (1951-)
Mark Dresser (1952-)
Anthony Jackson (1952-)
William Parker (1952-)
Jeff Berlin (1953-)
Todd Coolman (1953?-)
Jay Anderson (1955-)
Lynn Seaton (1957-)
John Goldsby (1958-)
Marcus Miller (1959-)
John Patitucci (1959-)
Victor Bailey (1960-)
Scott Colley (1963-)
Peter Washington (1964-)
Victor Wooten (1964-)
Larry Grenadier (1966-)
Charnett Moffett (1967-)
Rodney Whitaker (1968-)
Avashai Cohen (1970-)
Christian McBride (1972-)
Esperanza Spalding (1984-)


DRUMS / PERCUSSION
Sonny Greer (1895-1982)
Paul Barbarin (1899-1969)
Chick Webb (1905-1939)
Ray Bauduc (1906-1988)
Lionel Hampton (1908-2002)
Cozy Cole (1909-1981)
Gene Krupa (1909-1973)
O’Neill Spencer (1909-1944)
Big Sid Catlett (1910-1951)
Ray McKinley 1910-1995
“Papa” Jo Jones (1911-1985)
Kenny Clarke (1914-1985)
J.C. Heard (1917-1988)
Buddy Rich (1917-1987)
Ramón "Mongo" Santamaría (1917-2003)
Art Blakey (1919-1990)
Shelly Manne (1920-1984)
Chico Hamilton (1921-2013)
Philly Joe Jones (1923-1985)
Tiny Kahn (1923-1953)
Tito Puente (1923-2000)
Louie Bellson (1924-2009)
Max Roach (1924-2007)
Roy Haynes (1925-)
Sam Woodyard (1925-1988)
Stan Levey (1926-2005)
Sonny Payne (1926-1979)
Elvin Jones (1927-2004)
Connie Kay (1927-1994)
Joe Morello (1928-)
Ray Barretto (1929-2006)
Kenny Clare (1929-1984)
Jimmy Cobb (1929-)
Ed Shaughnessy (1929-2013)
Nick Stabulas, (1929-1973)
Art Taylor (1929-1995)
Eddie Locke (1930-2009)
Jake Hanna (1931-2010)
Paul Motian (1931-)
Walter Perkins (1932-3004)
Mickey Roker (1932-)
Grady Tate (1932-)
Lenny McBrowne (1933-)
Ben Riley (1933-)
Rashied Ali (1935-2009)
Tootie Heath (1935-)
Paul Humphrey (1935-)
Billy Higgins (1936-2001)
Bobby Durham (1937-2008)
Louis Hayes (1937-)
Dannie Richmond (1935-1988)
Bernard Purdie (1939-)
Ed Thigpen (1939-2010)
Billy Hart (1940-)
Harold Jones (1940-)
Airto Moreira (1941-)
Joe Chambers (1942-)
Jack Dejohnette (1942-)
Alex Acuna (1944-)
Billy Cobham (1944-)
Al Foster (1944-)
Steve Gadd (1945-)
Ed Soph (1945-)
Tony Williams (1945-1997)
Mike Clark (1946-)
"Changuito" Jose Luis Quintana (1948-)
Lenny White (1949-)
Alvin Queen (1950-)
Akira Tana (1952-)
Danny Gottlieb (1953-)
Jeff Hamilton (1953-)
Peter Erskine (1954-)
Jeff Porcaro 1954-1992
Steve Smith (1954-)
Adam Nussbaum (1955-)
Vinnie Coluiata (1956-)
Lewis Nash (1958-)
Kenny Washington (1958-)
Gregg Bissonette (1959-)
Dennis Chambers (1959-)
Billy Drummond (1959-)
Jeff "Tain" Watts (1960-)
Dave Weckl (1960-)
Joe Ascione (1961-)
Marvin "Smitty" Smith (1961-)
Winard Harper (1962-)
Gerald Cleaver (1963-)
Giovanni Hidalgo (1963-)
Bill Stewart (1966-)
Brian Blade (1970-)
Greg Hutchinson (1970-)
Ali Jackson (1975?-)
Jason Marsalis (1977-)
Pete Zimmer (1977-)


ENSEMBLES
(The) Andrew Sisters
Bela Fleck (1958-) and the Flecktones
Bob Beldon Big Band
Bob Florence (1932-2008) (and the Limited Edition)
Boswell Sisters
Boyd Raeburn and his Orchestra
Brecker Brothers
Doc Cook (1891-1958) and His Dreamland Orchestra
Ernie Fields (1904-1997) Orchestra
(The) Flatlands Collective
Four Freshman
Gerald Wilson (1918-) Orchestra
Glen Grey (1900-1963) & The Casa Loma Orchestra
Gordon Goodwin (1954-) Big Phat Band
Jazz at the Philharmonic
(The) Harlem Hamfats
Hi-Lo’s
(The) Ink Spots
Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five
Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
King Sisters
Manhattan Transfer
Metronome All-Stars
Metropole Orchestra
Modern Jazz Quartet
The Modernaires
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers
(The) New York Voices
Norrbotten Big Band
Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Parliament-Funkadelic
Paul Whiteman (1890-1967) Orchestra
Phat Phunktion
(The) Pied Pipers
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
(The) Real Group
Rob McConnell (1935-2010) and the Boss Brass
Singers Unlimited
Spyro Gyra
Swingle Singers
Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Big Band
Ted Heath (1902-1969) and His Orchestra
Ted Weems Orchestra
The Bad Plus
The Subject is Jazz
(The) Yellowjackets
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
WDR Big Band
Weather Report