January

1 January

Ack Van Rooyen – Trumpet, Flugelhorn, b.1930, The Hague, Netherlands Al McKibbon – Bassist, b.1919 d. 2005, worked with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis Chicago, IL Andrea Esperti (trombone) – 1975 Andrea Marcelli (drums) – 1960 Andrew Cheshire (oud) – … Continue reading

2 January

Alejandro Hurtado (drums) – 1984 Andy Fiddes (trumpet) – 1975 Ari Brown – Tenor Sax, b.1944, Chicago, IL Arthur Prysock  – Blues-Jazz Vocalist, Baritone b.1923 d.1997, Spartenburg, SC Bob Laine – 1910 Bobby Lee (keyboards) – 1976 Chick Churchill – … Continue reading

3 January

Al Belletto – Alto Saxophone, b.1928, New Orleans, LA B.J. Jansen (sax, baritone) – 1981 Brian Smith – Saxophone, Flute, b.1939, Wellington, NZ Brian T Collins (piano) – 1968 Christine Rosholt (vocals) – 1965 Christopher Hollyday (saxophone) – 1970 Clayton … Continue reading

4 January

Al Dreares – Drums, b.1929, Key West, FL Alan Littlejohn – Trumpet, b.1929 d.1996, London, England Alex Cline – Drums, b.1956, Los Angeles, CA Arthur Conley – Soul Singer, Songwriter, b.1946 d.2003, Sweet Soul Music, born in Atlanta, GA Boris … Continue reading

5 January

Alan Richard Jackson – 1940 Albert Hamme (reeds) – 1939 Andre “Dee Dee” Ceccarelli – Drums, b. 1946, Nice, France Art Baron – Trombone, b.1950, Bridgeport, CT Arthur Baron – 1950 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli – Pianist, b.1920 d.1995, Italian Attaboy … Continue reading

6 January

Adam Larson (saxophone) – 1990 Alex Jacquemin (guitar, electric) – 1971 Alex Maguire – Piano, Composer, b.1959, London, England Ananda Gari (drums) – 1984 Barry Altschul – Jazz Drummer, b.1943, New York, NY Bobby Stark – Trumpeter, b.1906 d.1945, of … Continue reading

7 January

Al Bowlly – Vocalist, b.1898 d.1941, Laurenco Marques, Mozambique Arthor von Blomberg (drums) – 1956 Bob Jenkins – 1916 Chano Pozo (Luciano Gonzales) – Drummer, Dancer, Singer, Composer, Bongo and Conga, b.1915 d.1948, Matanzas, Cuba Danny Williams – Singer, b.1942, … Continue reading

8 January

Andy Cleyndert – 1963 Bill Goodwin – Drums, Producer, b.1942, Los Angeles, CA Bill Graham: 1931=d.Oct 25, 1991 (was 60) HALL OF FAMER, Music Producer, German, RN:Wolfgang Grajonca; rock impresario and promoter Bobby Battle – , b.1944, Detroit, MI Bobby … Continue reading

9 January

Abby “Chinee” Foster – Drums, Vocal, b.1900 d.1962, New Orleans, LA Andrew Woolf (sax, tenor) – 1982 Benny Strickler – Trumpet, b.1917d.1946, Fayetteville, AK Betty Roche: 1920=d.Feb 16, 1999 (was 79) – Jazz Singer, vocalist with Duke Ellington’s Orchestra in … Continue reading

10 January

Aaron Bridgers – Piano, b.1918 d.2003, Winston-Salem, NC Allen Eager – Tenor Saxophone, b.1927 d.2003, New York, NY Buddy Johnson – Piano, composer, conductor, leader, b.1915 d.1977, Darlington, SC C Scott Pazera (bass, electric) – 1972 Dave Turnbull (sax, tenor) … Continue reading

11 January

Adele Wilding (vocals) Akiva Friedman (guitar) – 1974 Ashley Elise Meier (vocals) – 1978 Ashley Gonzalez (vocals) Betty Hall Jones – Piano, Vocal b.1911, Topeka, KS Bob Enevoldsen – 1920 Bud Scott – Guitar, Vocal, b.1890 d.1949, New Orleans, LA … Continue reading

12 January

Ben Geyer (piano) Bert Thomas – 1907 Brian Culbertson (keyboards) – 1973 Carlo Bernardinello (drums) – 1958 Dannee Fullerton (drums) – 1944 Dill Katz – Bass, b.1946, London, England Ernst Bier (drums) – 1951 Gene Lake – Drums, b.1966, St. … Continue reading

13 January

Danny Barker Jazz Performer, Banjoist, Guitarist, b.1909 d.1994, New Orleans, LA Steve Brown Tuba, Bass, b.1890 d.1965, New Orleans,LA Ed Burke Trombone, b.1909 d.1988, Fulton, MO Putney Dandridge Piano, Vocal, b.1902 d.1946, Richmond, VA Bill Easley Tenor Sax, b.1946, Olean, … Continue reading

14 January

Charles Bellonzi Drums, b.1941, Nice, France Billy Butterfield Trumpet, b.1917 d.1988, Middletown, OH T-Bone Burnett Blues Singer, Songwriter, b.1948, Sam Phillips’ hubby Clarence Carter Rhythm and Blues Singer, Guitarist, b.1936, Formerly married to Candi Station Jimmy Crawford Drums, b.1910 d.1980, … Continue reading

15 January

Alan Lomax (producer) – 1915 Annette Neuffer (trumpet) – 1966 Artie Shapiro – Bass, b.1916, Denver, CO Baikida Carroll – Trumpet, b.1947, St. Louis, MO Bill Murk (violin) – 1955 Bob Maize – Bass, b.1945 d.2004, San Diego, CA Buddy … Continue reading

16 January

Aldo Romano – Drums, b.1941, Belluno, Italy Andrea Wolper (vocals) Barbara Lynn (guitar, electric) – b.1942 Buddy Moss – b.1914 Carlos Lopez (drums) – b.1979 Charley Straight – b.1891 Claude Abadie – Clarinet, b.1920, Paris, France David Thomas Roberts – … Continue reading

17 January

Billy Harper – Tenor Saxophone, b.1943, Houston, TX Bob Zurke – Piano, b.1912 d.1944, Detroit, MI Brant Grieshaber (guitar) – 1975 Brenda Patchel (keyboards) Carl Testa (bass, acoustic) – 1984 Cedar Walton – Piano, b.1934, Dallas, TX Cyrus Chestnut – … Continue reading

18 January

Bobby Broom Guitar, b.1961, New York, NY Charles Delauney Writer, b.1911 d.1988, Vineuil, St.Fermin, France Peter Epstein Alto Sax, b.1967, Eugene, OR Russell Ferrante Piano, 1952, of Spyro Gyra San Jose, CA Al Foster Drums, b.1944, Richmond, VA Dave Greenslade … Continue reading

19 January

Sam Brown Guitar, b.1939 d.1977, St. Louis, MO Abbie Brunies Cornet, b.1900 d.1978, New Orleans, LA Israel Crosby Jazz Musician, Bassist, b.1919 d.1962, Chicago, IL Ray Eberle Vocal, b.1919 d.1979, Housick Falls, NY Streamline (John) Ewing Trombone, b.1917, Topeka, KS … Continue reading

20 January

Jeff Andrews Bass, b. 1960, Baltimore, MD Ray Anthony Bandleader, Variety Show Host, Trumpeter, Songwriter, b.1922, resembled Cary Grant; own TV show; RN: Raymond Antonini, Bentleyville, PA Jimmy Cobb Drummer, b.1929, Washington, DC Riccardo Del Fra Bass, b.1956, Rome, Italy … Continue reading

21 January

Smith Ballew Vocal, b.1902 d.1984, Palestine, TX Rudi Blesh Writer, b.1899 d.1985, Guthrie, OK Sir Jose Placido Domingo Embil Opera Singer, Tenor, Spanish, b. 1941, born in Madrid. A world-famous Spanish operatic tenor. He is known for his versatile, strong … Continue reading

22 January

Alan Silva – Bass, b.1939, Bermuda Alex Nguyen (trumpet) – 1985 Andre Hodier – Critic, b.1921, Paris, France Andrea Marcelli 1 (drums) – 1962 Ba Freyre – As Claras – deleted 2010-06-17 (guitar, acoustic) – 1958 Big Ed Lewis – … Continue reading

23 January

Alexander O’Neal: 1955 (is 56 in 2011, 57 in 2012)? – Rhythm and Blues Singer, Music Producer, AP says Nov 15; some say b. Nov 14, 1953 (is 58 in 2011), b. Nov 15, 1953 (is 58 in 2011), b. … Continue reading

24 January

Aaron Neville – b.1941, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Keyboardist, Songwriter, b. in New Orleans, LA; of The Neville Brothers Ann Cole – 1934 Austin Archer (sax, tenor) – 1991 Avery Parrish – Pianist, Songwriter, b.1917 d.1959, Birmingham, AL Bob Degen … Continue reading

25 January

Wellman Braud Bass, b.1891 d.1966, St. James Parrish, LA Barbara Carroll Jazz Cabaret Vocalist, Pianist, b.1925, Worcester, MA Sophia Domancich Piano, b.1957, Paris, France David Doruzka Guitar, b.1980, Prague, Czechoslovakia Lloyd Ellis Guitar, b.1920, Pensacola, FL “Sleepy” John Estes Blues … Continue reading

26 January

Alice Babs Vocal, b.1924, Kalmar, Sweden Eddie Barclay Singer, Producer, b.1921 d.2005, Paris Walter Cavanaugh Piano, Vocal, b.1922, Cherokee, KS Gary Crosby Bass, b.1955, London, England Talib Dawud, (Al Barrymore) Trumpet, b.1923, Antigua, BWI Benny Golson Composer, Tenor-sax, Arranger, Novelty … Continue reading

27 January

Abe (Alvin) Aaron Reeds, b.1910 d.1970, Toronto, ON Pheeroan (Paul Maddox) akLaff Drums, 1955, Detroit, MI Wessell Anderson Trumpet, b.1971, Mountain View, GA Jimmy Bond Bass, b.1933, Philadelphia, PA Jeffrey Castleman Bass, b.1946, Los Angeles, CA Will Marion Cook Composer, … Continue reading

28 January

Julian Arguelles Soprano Sax, b.1966, Birmingham, England Acker Bilk Composer, Songwriter, Clarinetist, Jazz Musician, Bandleader, b.1929, English, RN: Bernard Stanley Bilk; Stranger on the Shore, Pensford, England Moe Koffman Saxophonist, with his Quartette, b.1928 d.2001 Niels Foss Bass, b.1916, Copenhagen, … Continue reading

29 January

Albert Snaer – Trumpet, d.1902 d.1962, New Orleans, LA Arnold Ross – Piano, b.1921 d.2000, Boston, MA Bettye LaVette – b.1946, Rhythm and Blues Singer Bobby Scott – b.1937, Jazz Singer, Pianist, Composer, Arranger, Teacher, hit:Chain Gang, composed A Taste … Continue reading

30 January

Ahmed Abdul Malik (Sam Gill) – Bassist, Tubist, Pianist, Violinist, Cellist, b.1927 d.1993, New York, NY Augusto Monk (drums) – 1971 Bernie Leighton – Bandleader, Piano, b.1921, West Haven, CT Bob Harrington – Piano, Vibes, b.1912, Marshfield, WI Buddy Montgomery … Continue reading

31 January

Benny Morton – Trombonist, b.1907 d.1985, worked with Chick Webb, Don Redman, Count Basie, and others, New York, NY Big Time Sarah (vocals) – 1953 Bobby Hackett – Bandleader, Jazz Trumpeter, Cornetist, Guitarist, b.1915 d.1976, RN: Robert Leo Hackett, Providence, … Continue reading

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