April

1 April

Don Butterfield Tuba, b.1923, Centralia, WA Harry Carney Baritone Saxophone, 1910-1974, Boston, MA Alberta Hunter Vocal, 1895-1984, Memphis, TN Duke Jordan Piano, b.1922, New York, NY John LaPorta Saxophone, 1902-2004, Philadelphia, PA Jorge Lopez Ruiz Bass, b.1935, Buenos Aires, Argentina … Continue reading

2 April

Cag Cagnolatti Trumpet, 1911-1983, Madisonville, LA Larry Coryell Guitar, b.1943, Galveston, TX Max Greger Tenor Saxophone, b.1926, Munich, Germany Booker Little Trumpet, 1938-1961, Memphis, TN Oleg Lundstrem Leader, 1916-2005, Chita, Russia Dave McRae Piano, b.1940, Aukland, New Zealand Marty Marsala … Continue reading

3 April

Doris Day Vocal, b.1922, Cincinnati, OH Bill Finegan Piano, Arranger, Composer, b.1917, Newark, NJ Ken Kersey Piano, b.1916 d.1983, Harrow, ONTERIO, Canada Eric Kloss Alto Saxophone, b.1949, Greenville, PA Scott LaFaro Bass, 1936-1961, Newark, NJ Jimmy McGriff Organ, b.1936, Philadelphia, … Continue reading

4 April

Elmer Bernstein Composer, b.1922, New York, NY Michel Camilo Piano, b.1954, Dominican Republic Buster Cooper Trombone, b.1929, St. Petersburg, FL Benny Green Piano, b.1963, New York, NY Jake Hanna Drums, b.1931, Boston, MA Ole Kock Hansen Piano, b.1945, Osager, Denmark … Continue reading

5 April

Kenny Baldock Bass, b.1932, London, England Herb Flemming, Trombone, b.1898 d.1976, Honolulu, Hawaii Prince Kupi Guitar, Composer, band leader, b.1972, South Africa Stan Levey Drums, b.1925 d.2005, Philadelphia, PA Evan Parker Tenor Sax, b.1944, Bristol, England Nobby Totah Bass, b.1930, … Continue reading

6 April

Gene Bertoncini Guitar, b.1937, New York, NY Dorothy Donegan Piano, b.1924 d.1998, Chicago, IL Bill Hardman Trumpet, b.1933 d.1990, Cleveland, OH Noah Howard Alto Sax, b.1943, New Orleans, LA Ed Hubble Trombone, b.1928, Santa Barbara, CA James “Rosy” McHargue C … Continue reading

7 April

Bob Berg Tenor Sax, b.1951 d.2002, New York, NY Victor Feldman Piano, Vibes, b.1934 d.1987, London, England Ralph Flanagan Piano, Arranger, b.1919 Lorain, OH Al Hayse Trombone, b.1921, Detroit, MI Billie Holiday Vocal, b.1915 d.1959, Baltimore, MD Freddie Hubbard Trumpet, … Continue reading

8 April

Christian Bellest Trumpet, b.1922, Paris, France George Dixon Trumpet, b.1909 d.1994, New Orleans, LA Derek Hogg Drums, b.1928, Oldham, England Paul Jeffrey Tenor Sax, b.1933, New York, NY Eiji Kitamura Clarinet, b.1929, Tokyo, Japan Phil Lee Guitar, b.1943, London, England … Continue reading

9 April

Sharkey Bonano Trumpet, b.1904 d.1972, New Orleans, LA Arthur Briggs Trumpet, b.1901 d.1991, St. Georges, Canada St. Julian Bennett Dash Tenor Sax, b.1916 d.1974, Charleston, SC Clement Doucet Piano, b.1884 d.1950, Brussels, Belgium Steve Gadd Drums, b.1945, Rochester, NY Alexander … Continue reading

10 April

Afrika Bambaataa: 1960 (is 50 in 2010, 51 in 2011)? – Modern Rock Singer, AP says 1960; some say b. Apr 10, 1958 (is 52 in 2010) Alvin “Junior” Samples: 1926=d.Nov 13, 1983 (was 57) – Comedian, Singer, Harmonicaist, Hee … Continue reading

11 April

Alejandro Santos (flute) – 1956 Allison Leigh Wiks (sax, baritone) – 1987 Anita Gravine – 1946 Daryl Simmons: 1957 (is 53 in 2010, 54 in 2011) – Songwriter, Producer Dave Wilborn – Banjo, Guitar, b.1904 d.1982, Springfield, OH Dominic James … Continue reading

12 April

Johnny Dodds, Clarinet, b.1892 d.1940, New Orleans, LA Helen Forrest Vocal, b.1918 d.1999, Atlantic City, NJ Russ Garcia Trumpet/Arranger, b.1916, Oakland, Ca Herbie Hancock Piano, b.1940, Chicago, IL Tullio Mobiglia Alto Sax, Leader, c.1911, Carezzano, Italy Sal Nistico Tenor Sax, … Continue reading

13 April

Teddy Charles Vibes, b.1928, Chicopee Falls, MA Mike Daniels Trumpet,Leader, b.1928, Stanmore, England Bud Freeman Tenor Sax, b.1906 d.1991, Chicago, IL Slick Jones Drums, b.1907 d.1969, Roanoke, VA Rusty Jones Drums, b.1932, Cedar Rapids, IA Henryk Majewski Trumpet, b.1936, Poland … Continue reading

14 April

Gene Ammons Tenor Sax, b.1925 d.1974, Chicago, IL Gil Fuller Arranger, b.1920, Los Angeles, Ca Bill (Willie) Harris Guitar, b.1925, Nashville, NC Jimmy Namaro Vibes, b.1915, La Rosita, Mexico Shorty Rogers Trumpet, Leader, b.1924, Great Barrington, MA Monty Waters Alto … Continue reading

15 April

Bernard Addison Guitar, b.1905, Annapolis, MD Bjorn Alke Bass, b.1938, Sundsvall, Sweden Gene Cherico Bass, b.1935, Buffalo, NY Richard Davis Bass, b.1930, Chicago, IL Sy Johnson Arranger, Piano, b.1930, New Haven, CT Herb Pomeroy Trumpet, b.1930, Gloucester, MA Casper Reardon … Continue reading

16 April

Gerard Badini Tenor Sax, b.1931, Paris, France Warren Barker Composer, b.1923, Oakland, CA Boyce Brown Alto Sax, b.1910 d.1959, Chicago, IL Joe Farreras Drums, b.1916, Barcelona, Spain Bennie Green Trombone, b.-1977, Chicago, IL Bobby Henderson Piano, b.1910 d.1969, New York, … Continue reading

17 April

Art Ellefson – Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet b. Moose Jazz, Canada, 1932 Buster Williams – Bass, b.1942, Camden, NJ Byther Smith – Blues Guitar, Bass, Vocals, b. Monticello, Mississippi, 1933 Chris Barber – Trombonist, Educator, Bandleader, Jazz Musician, English, b.1930, … Continue reading

18 April

Astrid Cowan – Piano, jazz educator b. Detroit Brian Van Arsdale – Tenor Saxophone – 1979 Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown – Blues Singer, Pianist, Fiddler, Country Singer, Guitarist, Violinist, Drummer, Songwriter, made successful records with Roy Clark; NN:Texas Blues Guitarist, b.1924 … Continue reading

19 April

Czeslaw Bartkowski Drums, b.1943, Lodz, Poland Tommy Benford Drums, b.1905 d.1994, Charleston, WV William A. Hill Piano, b.1906 d.1937, North Little Rock, AR Alexis Korner Guitar, b.1928 d.1984, Paris, France Glauco Masetti Alto Sax, b.1922, Milan, Italy Dick Pearce Trumpet, … Continue reading

20 April

John Altenburgh Piano, b.1960, Wausau, WI Vera Auer Vibes, b.1919, Vienna, Austria Ran Blake Piano, b.1935, Springfield, MA Joe Bonner Piano, b.1948, Rocky Mount, NC Gerald “Sonny” Brown Drums, b.1936, Cincinnati, OH Emile Christian Trombone, b.1895 d.1973, New Orleans, LA … Continue reading

21 April

Leo Adde Drums, b.1904 d.1942, New Orleans, LA Sonny Berman Trumpet, b.1924 d.1947, New Haven, CT Johnny Blowers Drums, b.1911, Spartenburg, SC Ian Carr Trumpet, b.1933, Dumfries, Scotland Joe Dixon Clarinet, b.1917 d.1998, Lynn, MA Zilas Gorling Tenor Sax, b.1911 … Continue reading

22 April

Nico Bunink Bass, b.1927, New Orleans, LA Candido Camero Percussion, b.1921, Havana, Cuba Paul Chambers Bass, b.1935 d.1969, Miles Davis’ sideman, Pittsburgh, PA Benjamin “Buzzy” Drootin Drums, b.1910, Russia Barry Guy Bass, b.1947, London, England Avery “Kid” Howard Cornet, b.1908 … Continue reading

23 April

Leonard Barnard – Drums, b.1929, Melbourne, Australia Alan Broadbent – Piano, Composer, b.1947, Aukland, NZ Pierre Courbois – Drums, b.1940, Nijmegen, Netherlands Vernice “Bunky” Green – Alto Sax, b. 1935, Milwaukee, WI Simon Hale – Piano, b.1964, Birmingham, England “Little” … Continue reading

24 April

Aaron Bell – Bass, b.1922 d.2003, Muskogee, OK Abimbola Popoola – vocals – b.1981, is a female artist born into music world and is from West African Nigeria. She derive her inspiration from God and has been backup artist singing … Continue reading

25 April

Aaron Bell – Bass, b.1922 d.2003, Muskogee, OK Abimbola Popoola – vocals – b.1981, is a female artist born into music world and is from West African Nigeria. She derive her inspiration from God and has been backup artist singing … Continue reading

26 April

Alessandro Galati – 1966 Andy Farber (arranger) – 1969 Axel Dorner – 1964 Bill Byrne – Baritone Sax, b.1942, Stamford, CT Catherine Lawson (violin) – 1960 Charles “Cow-Cow” Davenport – Pianist, Singer, Songwriter, Boogie-Woogie pioneer; b.1895 d.1956, Anniston, AL. He … Continue reading

27 April

Denzil Best Drums, Composer, 1917 d.1965, New York, NY Connie Kay Drums, b.1927 d.1994, Tuckahoe, NY Krzysztof Komeda Piano, Composer, b.1931 d.1969, Poznan, Poland Matty Matlock Clarinet, b.1909 d.1978, Paducah, KY Sal Mosca Piano, b.1927, Mt. Vernon, NY Calvin Newborn … Continue reading

28 April

Everett Barksdale Guitar, b.1910 d.1986, Detroit, MI Mario Bauza Trumpet, b.1911 d.1993, Havana, Cuba Mario Bauza (April 28, 1911 in Havana, Cuba – July 11, 1993 in New York City) was one of the most influential figures in the development … Continue reading

29 April

George Rufus Adams Tenor Sax, b.1940 d.1992, Covington, GA He was a American jazz musician who played tenor saxophone, flute and bass clarinet. He was also known for his idiosyncratic singing. He is best known for his work with Charles … Continue reading

30 April

Lawrence Duhe Clarinet, b.1887 d.1960, LaPlace, LA – Lawrence was an early jazz clarinetist and bandleader. Duhe was born in La Place, Louisiana. He played with Kid Ory there in his youth, and followed Ory to New Orleans, Louisiana. He … Continue reading

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