December

1 December

Armen Donelian Keyboards, b.1950, New York, NY Carlos Garnett Tenor Sax, b.1938, Red Tank, Panama Dick Johnson Alto Sax, b.1925, Brockton, MA Ike Isaacs Guitar, b.1919 d.1996, Rangoon, Burma Jaco Pastorius Bass, b.1951 d.1987, Norristown, PA Jimmy Lyons Alto Sax, … Continue reading

2 December

Henry Bridges Tenor Sax, b.1915 d.1986, Paris, TX Raymond Court Trumpet, b.1932, Lausanne, Switzerland Wynton Kelly Piano, b.1931 d.1971, Jamaica Fate Marable Piano, Leader d.1890 d.1947, Paduca, KY Ronnie Matthews Piano, b.1935, New York, NY Eddie Sauter Arranger, Composer, b.1914 … Continue reading

3 December

Freddie Assunto Trombone, b.1929 d.1966, Jennings, LA Olvind Bergh Violin, b.1909 d.1987, Hamar, Norway Connee Boswell Vocal, b.1907 d.1976, New Orleans, LA Corky Cornelius Trumpet, b.1914 d.1943, ?, Indiana Barry Finnerty Guitar, b.1951, San Francisco, CA Brad Gowans Trombone, b.1903 … Continue reading

4 December

Herman Autry Trumpet, Vocal, b.1904 d.1980, Evergreen, AL Rune Carlsson Drums, Vocal, b.1940, Stockholm, Sweden Ernie Carson Trumpet, b.1937, Portland, Oregon Dennis Charles Drums, b.1933 d.1998, St. Croix, Virgin Islands Jim Hall Guitar, b.1930, Buffalo, NY Eddie Heywood Piano, Composer, … Continue reading

5 December

Gene Allen Baritone Sax, b.1928, East Chicago, IN Burt Bacharach Composer, Pianist, b.1928, Kansas City, MO Anders Bergcrantz Trumpet, b.1961, Malmo, Sweden Adulyade Bhumibol Clarinet, b.1927, Cambridge, MA Brian Bromberg Bass, b.1960, Tucson, AZ Mike Bukovsky Trumpet, b.1947, Boskovice, Czechoslovakia … Continue reading

6 December

Bill Ashton Leader, b.1936, Blackpool, England Uli Beckerhoff Trumpet, b.1947, Munster, Germany Dave Brubeck Piano, Composer, b.1920, Concord, CA Bob Cooper Tenor Sax, b.1925 d.1993, Pittsburgh, PA Frankie Dunlop Drums, b.1928, Buffalo, NY Dave Ellis Bass, b.1943, Perth, Australia Ira … Continue reading

7 December

Noel Akchote Guitar, b.1968, Paris, France Robby Ameen Drums, b.1960, New Haven, CT Ronnie Boykins Bass, b.1932 d.1980, Chicago, IL Mike Carr Organ, b.1937, South Shields, England Bent Fabricus-Bjerre Piano, Leader, b.1924, Copenhagen, Denmark Wolfgang Haffner Drums, b.1965, Wunsiedel, Germany … Continue reading

8 December

Seamus Blake Tenor Sax, b.1970, London, England Cleo Brown Vocal, b.1909 d.1995, Meridian, MS Earl Cross Trumpet, b.1933 d.1987, St.Louis, MO Sammy Davis, Jr. Vocal, Dancer, b.1925 d.1990, New York, NY Mathias Ruegg Piano, Composer, b.1952, Zurich, Switzerland Jimmy Smith … Continue reading

9 December

Byron Allen Alto Sax, b.1939, Omaha, NE Rob Blakeslee Trumpet, b.1952, Portland, OR Donald Byrd Trumpet, b.1932, Detroit, MI Benny Green Writer, b.1927, Leeds, England Kip Hanrahan Writer, b.1927 d.1998, Leeds, England Matty Malneck Violin, Songwriter, b.1903 d.1981, Newark, NJ … Continue reading

10 December

Harold Adamson Lyricist b.1906 d.17 August 1980 Wrote This Is a Lovely Way To Spend An Evening, It’s a Most Unusual Day, Time On My Hands, How Blue The Night, Everything I Have Is Yours. Erkki Aho Trumpet, b.1918, Lovisa, … Continue reading

11 December

Eddie Johnson Tenor Sax, b.1920, Napoleonville, LA Darryl “The Munch”Jones Bass, b.1961, Chicago, IL Marky Marowitz Trumpet, b.1923 d.1986, Washington, DC Bat Mosly Drums, b.1893 d.1965, Algiers, LA Perez Prado Piano, Composer, b.1916 d.1989, Matanzas, Cuba Jack Purvis Trumpet, b.1906 … Continue reading

12 December

Juhani Aaltonengarne Saxophone, Flute, b.1935, Kouvola, Finland Alex Acuna Drums, b.1944, Pativilca, Peru Toshiko Akiyoshi Piano, b.1929, Dairen, Manchuria Eddie Barefield Clarinet, b.1909 d.1991, Scandia, IA Gary Barone Trumpet, b.1941, Detroit, MI Michael Carvin Drums, b.1944, Houston, TX Bert Etta … Continue reading

13 December

Wayne Bennett Guitar, b.1933 d.1992, Sulpher, OK Borah Bergman Piano, b.1926, Brooklyn, NY Betty Bradley Vocal, b.1916 d.1988, New York, NY Mark Elf Guitar, b.1949, New York, NY Chuck Findley Trumpet, b.1947, Johnstown, PA Sonny Greer Drums, b.1895 d.1982, Long … Continue reading

14 December

Ovie Alston Trumpet, b.1905 d.1989, Washington, DC Dan Barrett Trombone, b.1955, Pasadena, CA Stefan Bauer Vibes, b.1956, Recklinghausen, Germany Gustavo Bergalli Trumpet, b.1940, Buenos Aires, Argentina Ted Buckner Alto Sax, b.1913 d.1976, St.Louis, MO Jerome Cooper Drums, b.1946, Chicago, IL … Continue reading

15 December

Ed Allen – Trumpet, b.1897 d.1974, Nashville, TN Buddy Cole  – Piano, Organ, Leader, b.1916 d.1964, Irving, IL Curtis Fuller – Trombone, b.1934, Detroit, MI Bruce Gertz – Bass, b.1952, Providence, RI John Hammond – Producer, b.1910 d.1987, New York, … Continue reading

16 December

John Abercrombie Guitar, b.1944, Port Chester, NY Steve Allen Piano, Composer, Comedian, b.1921 d.2000, New York, NY Laurence Cottle Bass, b.1961, Swansea, Wales Noel Coward Composer, b.1899 d.1973, London, England Jim Dvorak Trumpet, b.1948, New York, NY Mike Fahn Trombone, … Continue reading

17 December

Carlos Barbosa-Lima Guitar, b.1944, Sao Paulo, Brazil Walter Bolden Drums, b.1925, Hartford, CT Walter Booker Bass, b.1933, Prairie View, TX James Booker Piano, b.1939 d.1983, New Orleans, LA John Casimir Clarinet, b.1898 d.1963, New Orleans, LA Vyacheslav Ganelin Piano, b.1944, … Continue reading

18 December

Willis Conover Music Radio Personality, Dee Jay, b.1920 d.1996, Buffalo, NY Alyrio Lima Cova Percussion, b.1949, Salvador-Bahia, Brazil Pee Wee Crayton Guitar, Vocal, b.1914 d.1985, Rockdale, TX Elios Ferre Guitar, b.1956, Paris, France Barry Galbraith Guitar, b.1919 d.1983, Pittsburgh, PA … Continue reading

19 December

Roger Blank Drums, b.1938, New York, NY Bob Brookmeyer Trombone, b.1929, Kansas City, MO Roy “Professor Longhair” Byrd Piano, Vocal, b.1918 d.1980, Bogalusa, LA Jeff Davis Trumpet, b.1952, St. Albans, NY Harry Harman Bass, Tuba, b.1927, Melbourne, Australia Milcho Leviev … Continue reading

20 December

Arne Domnerus – Alto Sax, b.1924, Stockholm, Sweden Bobby Columby – Drums, b.1944, New York, NY Chris Cody (piano) – 1964 Cousin Joe Pleasant – 1907 Daryl Johnson (piano) – 1960 David Cook (Idol) (vocals) – 1982 Ehud Asherie (piano) … Continue reading

21 December

David Baker Trombone, b.1931, Indianapolis, IN Alex Blake Bass, b.1951, Panama City, Panama Cameron Brown Bass, b.1945, Detroit, MI Marshall Brown Trombone, b.1920 d.1983, Framingham, MI Hank Crawford Alto Sax, b.1934, Memphis, TN Jerome Darr Guitar, b.1910 d.1986, Baltimore, MD … Continue reading

22 December

Red Balaban Bass, Tuba, b.1929, Chicago, IL Ronnie Ball Piano, b.1927 d.1984, Birmingham, England Warren Benbow Drums, b.1951, New York, NY Tish Bray Reeds, Flute, b.1924, Geelong, VIC, Australia Nick Ceroli Drums, b.1939 d.1985, Warren, OH Frank Gambale Guitar, b.1958, … Continue reading

23 December

Tom Albert Trumpet, b.1877 d.1968, Algiers, LA Muhammad Ali Drums, b.1936, Philadelphia, PA Chet Baker Trumpet, Vocal, b.1929 d.1988, Yale, OK Ralph Bowen Tenor Sax, b.1961, Guelph, Canada John Drew Bass, b.1927, Sheffield, England John Gordon Alto Sax, b.1966, New … Continue reading

24 December

Dave Bartholomew Trumpet, Vocal, b.1920, Edgard, LA Ray Bryant Piano, b.1931, Philadelphia, PA Jimmy Campbell Drums, b.1928, Wilkes Barre, PA Henry Coker Trombone, b.1919 d.1979, Dallas, TX John Critchinson Piano, b.1934, London, England “Baby” Dodds Drums, b.1898 d.1959, New Orleans, … Continue reading

25 December

Don Alias Drums, b.1939, New York, NY Ernie Andrews Vocal, b.1927, Philadelphia, PA Dale Barlow Tenor Sax, b.1959, Sydney, Australia Merritt Brunies Cornet, b.1895 d.1973, New Orleans, LA Joe Butler Bass, b.1907 d.1982, New Orleans, LA Cab Calloway Vocal, Leader, … Continue reading

26 December

“Butch” Ballard Drums, b.1917, Camden, NJ Guy Barker Trumpet, b.1957, London, England Billy Bean Guitar, b.1933, Philadelphia, PA Tony Buck Drums, b.1962, Sydney, Australia Monty Budwig Bass, b.1929 d.1992, Pender, NE Belden Bullock Bass, b.1957, Boston, MA Una Mae Carlisle … Continue reading

27 December

Aaron Rossi – Tenor Sax- 1975 Bill Crow – Bass, b.1927, Othello, WA Booty Wood – Trombone, b.1919 d.1987, Dayton, OH Brandon Auret – South African Actor Bunk Johnson – Trumpet, b.1889 d.1949, New Orleans, LA Carole Johnson – South … Continue reading

28 December

Daniel Carter Reeds, Trumpet, b.1945, Wilkinsburg, PA Joe Cohn Guitar, b.1956, New York, NY Rene Compere b.1906 d.1969, Brussels, Belgium Bob Cunningham Bass, b.1934, Cleveland, OH Earl “Fatha” Hines Piano, b.1903 d.1983, Duquesne, PA Brian Kellock Piano, b.1962, Edinburgh, Scotland … Continue reading

29 December

Irving Ashby Guitar, b.1920 d.1987, Somerville, MA Brian Brown Tenor Sax, b.1933, Melbourne, Australia “Cutty” Cutshall Trombone, b.1911 d.1968, Huntington Co., PA Thore Ehrling Trumpet, Leader, b.1912 d.1994, Stockholm, Sweden Willie Humphrey Clarinet, b.1900 d.1994, New Orleans, LA Jan Konopasek … Continue reading

30 December

Ron Affif Guitar, b.1966, Pittsburgh, PA Charlie Creath Trumpet, b.1890 d.1951, Ironton, MO Wolfgang Dauner Piano, Leader, b.1935, Stuttgart, Germany Jerry Granelli Drums, b.1940, San Francisco, CA Jimmy Jones Piano, Arranger, b.1918 d.1982, Memphis, TN Vincent Lopez Piano, Leader, b.1898 … Continue reading

31 December

Simon Brehm Bass, b.1921, Stockholm, Sweden Wilbur Harden Trumpet, b.1924 d.1969, Birmingham, AL Jimmy Haslip Bass, b.1951, New York, NY Cedric Heywood Piano, b.1914 d.1969, Houston, TX Peter Herbolzheimer Trombone, b.1935, Bucharest, Rumania Jonah Jones Trumpet, b.1909, Louisville, KY John … Continue reading