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 Wrote Goody Goody, I’m Through With Love, Stairway to The Stars, I’ll Never Be the Same.

Freddy Martin
Tenor Sax, Leader, b.1906 d.1983, Cleveland, OH

Jimmy Owens
Trumpet, b.1943, New York, NY

Gil Rodin
Tenor Sax, b.1906 d.1974, Russia

Bob Scobey
Trumpet, Leader, b.1916 d.1963, Tucumcari, NM

Gerard Sekoto
Pianist, Artist, 1913, d. March 20 1993 He was born at the Lutheran Mission Station in Botshabelo near Middelburg, Eastern Transvaal (now known as Mpumalanga) South Africa. As the son of a missionary, music was a part of his life, and he was introduced to the family harmonium at an early age. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_Sekoto

Cedric West
Guitar, Trombone, b.1918, Rangoon, Burma

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