3 February

Chico Alvarez
Trumpet, b.1920 d.1992, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Russell Arms
Crooner, b.1929, Your Hit Parade

Lil Hardin Armstrong
Singer, Pianist, Bandleader, b.1898 d.1971, Louis Armstrong’s ex-wife; Memphis, TN

Artie Bernstein
Bassist, b.1909 d.1964, of Benny Goodman Band

Dolly Dawn
Vocal, b.1919 d.2002, Newark, NY

John Handy
Alto-sax, Tenor-sax, Composer, Educator, b.1933, Dallas, TX

Frankie “Half Pint” Jaxon
Vocal, b.1895 d.1944, Montgomery, AL

Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor/Composer, Musician, b.1809 d.1847, German, FN: Jakob Ludwig, LN: Bartholdy

Mabel Mercer
Singer, b.1900 d.1984, English

Claude Ranger
Drums, b.1941, Montreal, QUE, Canada

Bob Stewart
Tuba, b.1945, Sioux Falls, SD

Kid Thomas (Valentine)
Trumpet, b.1896 d.1987, New Orleans, LA

Jesse Thomas
Blues Singer, b.1911 d.1995

Frankie Vaughan
HALL OF FAMER, Singer, Dancer, b.1928 d.1999, English, RLN: Abelson

Johnny “Guitar” Watson
Blues Guitarist, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Songwriter, b.1928 d.1996, influenced musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa

Leroy Williams
Drums, b.1937, Chicago, IL

Snooky Young
Trumpet, b.1919, Dayton, OH

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