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) – 1850

Andy Gonzalez – Bass, b. 1951, New York, NY

Angela Carole Brown (vocals)

Aubrey Cheung (guitar, electric) – 1958

Bay Area Blues Society (various) – 1965

Bill Tapia (guitar) – 1908

Bob Kirkpatrick – 1934

Chris Potter – Jazz Musician, Alto Sax, b.1970, Columbia, SC

Daniel Carter (sax, alto) – 1996

Danny Weis (guitar) – 1956

David Edward Williams (multi-instrumentalist) – 1954

Dr. Michael Schmidt (trumpet) – 1962

Eiichi Hayashi – Alto Sax, b.1960, Japan

Elizabeth Cotton – b.1893 d.???? Blues Singer; some say b.Jan 7, 1892

Embeth Davidtz  – South African born actress b.1966, movies Citizen Baines, Schindler’s List, Murder in the First, Bicentennial Man, Bridget Jones’s Diary

Ergo (composer/conductor/leader) – 1901

Frank Barton (guitar, electric) – 1973

Frank Stokes – 1888

Gary B.B. Coleman – 1947

Gino Foti (bass, electric) – 1963

Gregorio Gonzalez (piano) – 1962

Harold Little (trumpet) – 1966

Helmut Brandt – Baritone Sax, b.1931, Berlin, Germany

Holly Cole – Vocal, b.1963, Halifax, NS, Canada

Howard “Swan” William Johnson – Alto Sax, b.1908 d.1991, Boston, MA

Jack Reilly (piano) – 1932

Jason Yates (organ, Hammond B3) – 1979

Jasper Taylor – Drums, b.1894 d.1964, Texarkana, TX

Jeff T. Alu (piano) – 1966

John Sund (guitar) – 1957

Johnny Young – 1918

Julio Santillan (guitar) – 1974

Kevin Toney – 1953

Lance Hayward Singers (vocals) – 1984

Larry Brown Jr. (guitar)

Leonid Chizhik – Piano, b.1947, Kishinev, Moldavia

Mama Yancey – 1896

Manny Oquendo – Percussion, b. 1931, New York, NY

Maryam Mursal – 1950

Miami Saxophone Quartet (saxophone) – 1999

Milt “Bags”Jackson – Guitarist, Jazz Pianist, Vibraphonist, b.1923 d.1999 of Modern Jazz Quartet, LP: Opus de Funk, Ballads and Blues, Plenty, Plenty Soul, Bags and Flutes, Soul Brothers [w/Ray Charles], Bean Bags, Bags and Trane [w/John Coltrane], Ballad Artistry of Milt Jackson [w/Quincy Jones’ string arrangement], Bags Meets Wes [w/Wes Montgomery], Detroit, MI
Motiv (band/ensemble/orchestra) – 1996

Neville Dickey – Piano, b.1937, Dunham, England

Niccolò Faraci (bass, acoustic) – 1850

Nick Hempton (sax, alto) – 1976

Omar Hakim (drums) – 1959

On Air (band/ensemble/orchestra) – 1985

Oriole (band/ensemble/orchestra) – 1997

Oscar “Papa” Celestin – Trumpet, b.1884 d.1954, Napoleanville, LA

Pablo Blanco (guitar, electric) – 1963

Paul d’Ambrosio (saxophone) – 1975

Peter Friestedt (guitar) – 1973

Phil Perry (vocals) – 1952

Rebecca Teplow (vocals) – 1970

Refugio Latin Jazz Quartet (band/ensemble/orchestra) – 1957

Reuben Hill (guitar, electric) – 1980

Richard Turek (guitar) – 1958

Robert K Walcott (synthesizer) – 1955

Ryan Shah (drums) – 1970

Scott Newell (guitar) – 1970

Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra (band/ensemble/orchestra)

Second Movement (band/ensemble/orchestra) – 1975

Shawn Kelley (drums) – 1958

Sienna (keyboards) – 1971

Slim Gaillard – Vocalist, Guitar, b.1916 d.1991, Santa Clara, Cuba

Sonny Greenwich – Jazz Musician, Guitarist, b. 1936, Canadian, Hamilton, Onterio.

Susannah McCorkle – Jazz Vocalist, b.1946 d, 2001, Berkeley, CA

T.C. Pfeiler Prof. (organ, Hammond B3) – 1958

Teddy Foster – 1908

Thom Keith (sax, baritone) – 1968

Tom Braxton (saxophone) – 1961

Urs Leimgruber – Tenor Sax, b.1952, Lucerne, Switzerland

Vytautas Straižys (piano) – 1988

Xavier Cugat (Francisco de Asís Javier Cugat Mingall de Brue y Deulofeo – Bandleader, Variety Show Host, Violinist, Composer, Spanish, b.1900 d,1990, born in Barcelona; NN: Coogie; Xavier Cugat Show, Latin bandleader; Abbe Laine’s, then Charo’s hubby; Rhumba Is My Life; The Lady in Red, Perfidia, Brazil, Begin the Beguine; married to Abbe Lane, Charo; wed 5x’s, Gerona, Spain

Yoshio Ikeda – Bass, b.1942, Osaka, Japan

Zilluminati (vocals) – 1987

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