July

1 July

Rashid Ali Drums, b.1935, Philadelphia, PA Edward Anderson Trumpet, b.1910, Jacksonville, FL Leon Ndugu Chancler Drums, b.1952, Shreveport, LA Earle Warren Alto Sax, b.1914, Springfield, OH

2 July

Mike Abene Piano, b.1942, Brooklyn, NY Herbie Harper Trombone, b.1920, Salina, KS Jack Hylton Piano/Leader, b.1892 d.1965, Great Lever, England Ahmad (Fritz) Jamal (Jones) Piano, b.1930, Pittsburgh, PA, Charlie Kennedy Alto Sax, b.1927, New York, NY Harlan Leonard Tenor Sax/Leader, … Continue reading

3 July

Ronnell Bright Pianist, Songwriter, b.1930, Chicago, IL Johnny Coles Trumpet, b.1926 d.1997, Trenton, NJ Ron Collier Composer, b.1930 d.2003, Coleman, Canada Pete Fountain Clarinet, b. 1930, New Orleans, LA Jerry Gray Violin/Leader, b.1915 d.1976, East Boston, MA John Klemmer Tenor … Continue reading

4 July

Conrad Bauer Trombone, b.1943, Halle, Germany Ham Davis Trumpet, b.1905 d.1957, St.Louis, MO Egon Esbensen Tenor Sax, b.1921 d.1975, Naestved, Denmark Mort Fega Producer, b.1921 d.2005, New Rochelle, NY William L. Fowler Educator/Guitar, b.1917, Salt Lake City, UT Butch Miles … Continue reading

5 July

Aldemar Valentin (bass, electric) – 1977 Arthur M. Blythe: 1940 (is 69 in 2009, 70 in 2010) Jazz Performer, Alto-sax, Soprano-sax, Composer Billy Jenkins Guitar, b.1956, Bromley, England Brian O’Neal (keyboards) – 1965 Bruce Turner Alto Sax, b.1922 d.1993, Saltburn, … Continue reading

6 July

Parke Frankenfield Leader/Vocal, b.1929 d.2004, Allentown, PA Dick Kenny Trombone, b.1920, Albany, NY Karl Kiffe Drums, b.1927, Los Angeles, CA Betty Smith Tenor Sax, b.1929, Sileby, England Chris White Bass, b.1936, New York, NY

7 July

Sue Evans Drums, b.1951, New York, NY Tiny Grimes Guitar, b.1916 d.1989, Newport News, VA Michael Henderson Bass, b.1951, Yazoo City, MS Hank Mobley Tenor Sax, b.1930 d.1986, Eastman, GA Frank Rehak Trombone, b.1926 d.1987, New York, NY Doc (Carl … Continue reading

8 July

Roy Babbington Bass, b.1940, Kempston, England Walter Barnes Leader, b.1905 d.1940, Natchez, MS Bill Challis Arranger, b.1904 d.1994, Wilkes Barre, PA Billy Eckstineb Vocal, b.1914 d.1993, Pittsburgh, PA Ken Hanna Trumpet, b.1921 d.1982, Baltimore, MD Louis Jordan Alto Sax/Vocal, b.1908 … Continue reading

9 July

Colin Bailey Drums, b.1934, Swindon, England Duke Burrell Piano, b.1920, New Orleans, LA Joe Darensbourg Clarinet, b.1906 d.1985, Baton Rouge, LA Irv Kluger Drums/Vibes, b.1921, New York, NY June Richmond Vocal, b.1915 d.1962, Chicago, IL Alex Welsh Trumpet, b.1929 d.1982, … Continue reading

10 July

Ivie Anderson Vocal, b.1905 d.1949, Gilroy, CA Milt Buckner Organ/Piano, b.1915d.1977, St.Louis, MO Dick Cary Piano, b.1916d.1994, Hartford, CT Buddy Clark Bass, b.1929, Kenosha, WI Bruce Fowler Trombone, b.1947, Salt Lake City, UT Major Holley Bass, b.1924 d.1990, Detroit, MI … Continue reading

11 July

Clyde Bernhardt Trombone, b.1905 d.1986, Gold Hill, NC Percy Gabriel Bass, b.1915, New Orleans, LA Henry Lowther Trumpet, b.1941, Leicester, England Tomasz Stanko Trumpet, b.1942, Rzeszow, Poland

12 July

Alfred ‘Baby’ Laine Cornet, b.1895 d.1957, New Orleans, LA Big John Patton Hammond B3 Organ, b.1935 d.2002, Kansas City, MO Brian Woodruff (drums) – 1968 Charles Carter Drums, b.1939, St.Louis, MO Chuck Loeb (guitar) – 1955 Conte Condoli Trumpet, b.1927 … Continue reading

13 July

Albert Ayler Tenor Sax, b.1936 d.1970, Cleveland, OH Michel DeVillers Baritone Sax, b.1926 d.1992, Villeneuve-Sur-Lot, France Earl Grubbs Tenor Sax, b.1942, Philadelphia, PA Johnny Hartman Vocal, b.1923 d.1983, Chicago, IL Pedro Iturralde Saxophone, b.1929, Falces, Spain George Lewis Clarinet, b.1900 … Continue reading

14 July

Tony Archer Bass, b.1939, London, England Doug Carn Organ, b.1948, New York, NY Alan Dawson Drums, b.1929 d.1996, Marietta, PA Billy Kyle Piano, b.1914 d.1966, Philadelphia, PA George Lewis Trombone, b.1952, Chicago, IL Sabu Martinez Percussion, b.1930 d.1979, New York, … Continue reading

15 July

Sadik Hakim Piano, b.1919 d.1983, Duluth, MN Joe Harriott Alto Sax, b.1928 d.1973, Kingston, Jamaica Philly Joe Jones Drums, b.1923 d.1985, Philadelphia, PA

16 July

Dee Bell Vocalist b. July 16 1950 Teddy Buckner Trumpet, b.1909 d.1994, Sherman, TX John Chilton
 Trumpet/Writer, b.1932, London, England Ralph Escudero
 Bass, b.1898 d.1970, Manati, Puerto Rico Eddie Farley 
Trumpet/Vocal, b.1904, Newark, NJ Nat Pierce
 Piano, b.1925 d.1992, Somerville, … Continue reading

17 July

Danny Bank Baritone Sax, b.1922, New York, NY George Barnes Guitar, b.1921 d.1977, Chicago Heights, IL Nick Brignola Baritone Sax, b.1936 d.2002, Troy, NY Fud Candrix Tenor Sax, b.1908 d.1974, Tongeren, Belgium Ray Copeland Trumpet, b.1926 d.1984, Norfolk, VA Eddie … Continue reading

18 July

Brian Auger Organ, b.1939, London, England Don Bagley Bass, b.1927, Salt Lake City, UT Joe Comfort Bass, b.1917 d.1988, Alcorn, MS Wilton Crawley Clarinet, b.1900 d.1948, Smithfield, VA Carl Fontana Trombone, b.1928 d.2003, Monroe, LA Richie Landrum Percussion, b.1939, New … Continue reading

19 July

Bobby Bradford; Cornet, b.1934, Cleveland, MS Buster Bailey; Clarinet, b.1902 d.1967, Memphis, TN Carmell Jones; Trumpet, b.1936 d.1996, Kansas City, MO Charlie Teagarden; Jazz Trumpeter, 1913 d.1984, Jack’s brother, Vernon, TX Cliff Jackson; Piano, b.1902 d.1970, Culpepper, VA David Allyn; … Continue reading

20 July

Adrian Tilbrook; Drums, b.1948, Durham, England Arnold Fishkin; Bass, b.1919 d.1999, Bayonne, NJ Bill Dillard; Trumpet, b.1911 d.1995, Philadelphia, PA Carlos Santana; Rock & Roll Singer, Rhythm Guitarist, Bandleader, Composer, Mexican, Rock & Jazz-Fusion; b.1947, Santana lead, Paper Lace, Tiajuana, … Continue reading

21 July

Arthur Edghill, Drums b.1926, New York, NY Billy Taylor b.1921, Bandleader, Jazz Pianist, Composer, Educator, jazz leading figure; David Frost Show, Greenville, NC Franklin Kiermyer (1956) Harold “Money” Johnson b. 1931, Jazz Performer, Trumpeter, of Duke Ellington band Kaye Stevens, … Continue reading

22 July

Al Di Meola, b.1954, Guitarist, Songwriter, Jersey City, NJ Al Haig, b.1924-1982, Pianist, Newark, NJ Alan Menken, b.1949, Composer Bill Perkins, b.1924, Tenor Sax, San Francisco, CA Bob Downes, Flute, b.1937, Plymouth, England Cassino Simpson, Piano, b.1909 d.1952, Chicago, IL … Continue reading

23 July

Alan Barnes, Reeds, b.1959, Altnincham, England Amalia Rodrigues, b.1920 d.1999 Singer Bill Lee, Bass, b.1928, Snow Hill, AL Claude Luter, Clarinet/Leader, b.1923, Paris, France Emmett Berry, Trumpet, b.1915, Macon, GA Gloria DeHaven, b. 1925 Madeline Bell, b. 1942 Vocalist Janis … Continue reading

24 July

“Cootie” Williams, b.1908 d.1985 Jazz Trumpeter, Bandleader Adele Addison, b.1925 Opera Soprano Benoit Quersin, Bass, b.1927, Brussels, Belgium Billy Taylor, Piano, b.1921, Greenville, NC Bob Eberly, b.1916 d.1981, Singer, with Jimmy Dorsey’s Band 40s; of Eberle Brothers Charles McPherson, Alto … Continue reading

25 July

Alfredo Casella, b.1883 d.1947 Conductor/Composer, Pianist, Italian Annie Ross, b.1930 Jazz Singer, of Hendricks Lambert & Ross, Mitcham, England Charles Christian, Trombone, b.1885 d.1964, New Orleans, LA Darnell Howard, Clarinet, 1895-1966, Chicago, IL Don Ellis, b.1934 d.1978 Jazz Trumpeter, Bandleader, … Continue reading

26 July

Ab Kroon (piano) – 1953 Andrea Tofanelli (trumpet) – 1965 Andy Connell, b.1961, Jazz-Pop Performer, of Swing Out Sister Bob Davis (piano) – 1927 Bobby Hebb, b.1941 Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Pop Singer, “Sunny” singer Buddy Clark, … Continue reading

27 July

Barbara Thompson, Saxophone, b.1944, Oxford, England Bob Thiele, b.1922 Bobbie Gentry, b.1944 Maureen McGovern, b. 1949 Carl Grubbs, Alto Sax, b.1944, Philadelphia, PA Charlie Queener, Piano, b.1923 d.1997, Pineville, KY Charlie Shoemaker, Vibes, Band Leader, b.1937, Houston, TX Deirdre Cartwright, … Continue reading

28 July

Brian May, Composer, b.1934 d.1997, Australian, (NOT to be confused with the Queen rocker of the same name) Mad Max, and 32 other movies and soundtracks Carmen Dragon, Conductor, b.1914 d.1984, Darryl’s dad; Hollywood Bowl Symphony Charlie Biddle, Bass Player, … Continue reading

29 July

Al Wynn, Trombone, b.1907 d.1973, New Orleans, LA Alan Lee, Vibes, Leader, b.1936, Melbourne, Australia Arre Merikanto, Composer, Finnish, b.1893 12 tone music notation engineer Charlie Christian, Jazz Musician, Guitarist, b.1916 d.1942, Jazz amplified guitar pioneer, Dallas TX Don Redman, … Continue reading

30 July

Benny Featherstone, Trumpet, b.1912 d.1977, Tasmania, Australia Buddy Guy, b.1959, Blues Singer, Blues Guitarist, b.1936, RN: George, Stone Crazy, LPs: A Man and His Blues, This is Buddy Guy, Hold That Plane, Hot and Cool, Buddy and the Juniors, In … Continue reading

31 July

Ahmet Ertegun; Producer, Istanbul, b.1923 Turkey Bill Clark; Drums, b.1925 d.1986, Jonesboro, AR Bjarne (Arnulf) Nerem; Tenor Sax, Oslo, b.1923, Norway Gaspare “Gap” Mangione: jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader, b.1938, Chuck’s Brother, Rochester, NY George Kelly; Tenor Sax, b.1915 … Continue reading

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