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, b.1869 d.1944, Washington, DC

Kevin Coyne
Guitarist, Songwriter, b.1944, British

Buddy DeSylva
Lyricist, Songwriter, b.1895 d.1950, of the DeSylva, Brown, & Henderson songwriting team, New York, NY

Skitch Henderson
Bandleader, Conductor, Pianist, Composer, b.1918 d.2005 RFMN: Lyle Russell Cedric; on Tonight Show & Steve Allen Show; Faye Emerson’s hubby b.1918 d.2005, Halstad, MN

Charlie Holmes
Alto Saxophone, b.1910 d.1985, Boston, MA

Bobby Hutcherson
Jazz Musician, Vibraphone; Marimba, b.1941, Los Angeles, CA

Elmore James
HALL OF FAMER, Blues Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, b.1918 d.1963, King of the Slide Guitar; some say b. Jan 18

Jerome David Kern
Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter b.1895 d.1945, shows include Showboat, Roberta New York, NY

Dick Meldonian
Alto and Tenor Saxophone, b.1930, Providence, RI

Bob Mintzer
Jazz Saxphonist, Leader, b.1953, of the Yellowjackets, New Rochelle, NY

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Composer, Violinist, Austrian, b.1756 d.1791, born in Salzburg; RN: Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart; a great musical genius; d. in Vienna.

Oran “Hot Lips” Page
Blues-Jazz Performer, Singer, Trumpeter, Bandleader, Reeds, b.1908 d.1954, Dallas, TX

Milt Raskin
Piano, b.1916 d.1977, Boston, MA

Jimmie Smith
Jazz Performer, Drummer, b.1938, Newark, NJ

Henri Texier
Bass, b.1945, Paris, France

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