1 March

Kenny Baker Trumpet, b.1921, Withernsea, England, performed for film and television soundtracks including the soundtrack to some of the James Bond movies Harry Belafonte Singer, b.1927 – The Banana Boat Song, Jamaica Farewell, Mary’s Boy Child; actor: Island in the … Continue reading

2 March

Desi Arnez, Congas, Vocal, Leader, b.1917 d.1986, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba (Desiderio Alberto Arnez y De Acha III) (I Love Lucy; married to Lucille Ball; co-owner of Desilu Productions; introduced 3-camera sitcom technique; died Dec 2, 1986) Craig Bailey Alto … Continue reading

3 March

Henry Allen, Sr. Cornet, b.1877 d.1952, New Orleans, LA Dag Arnesen Piano, b.1950, Bergen, Norway Barney Bigard Clarinet, Tenor-sax, b.1906 d.1980, New Orleans, LA, of Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Hector Bingert Tenor Sax, Flute, b.1944, Montevideo, Uruguay Dupree Bolton … Continue reading

4 March

Michael Bisio Bass, b.1955, Troy, NY Uschi Bruning Vocal, b.1947, Leipzig, Germany Ann Burton Vocal, b.1933, Amsterdam, Netherlands Ron Carter Jazz bassist b.1937, Ron Carter Meets Bach David Darling Cello, b.1941 Elkhart, IN Kermit Driscoll Bass, b.1956, Kearney, NE Ricky … Continue reading

5 March

Dave Burns Trumpet, b.1924, Perth Amboy, NJ Eugene Fodor Musician, violinist, b. 1950, made solo debut at age 10 [w/Denver Symphony]; won first national competition at age 12; won first prize in International Paganini Competition [Italy: 1972]; won highest prize … Continue reading

6 March

Steve Beresford Piano, Trumpet, b.1950, Wellington, England Bob Bertles Saxophone, b.1939, Mayfield, Australia Peter Brotzmann Tenor Sax, b.1941, Remscheid, Germany Red Callendar Bass, Tuba, b.1916 d.1992, Haynesville, VA Ron “Spanky” Davis Trumpet, b.1943, Indianapolis, IN Benny DeWeille Clarinet, b.1915 d.1977, … Continue reading

7 March

Adrian Macintosh – Drums, b.1942, Tadcaster, England Alain Brunet – Trumpet, b.1947, Saint-Sorlin-En-Valloire, France Alcide “Slow Drag” Pavageau – Bass, b.1888-1969, New Orleans, LA Alcide Pavageau – 1888 Alex Von Schlippenbach – 1938 Andy Kotz (guitar) – 1960 Anthony Ocana … Continue reading

8 March

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Composer, b.1714, German, son of JS Bach Carole Bayer Sager Songwriter, Singer, Lyricist, Music Producer, b.1947, That’s What Friends are For; w/Tony Wein: Groovy Kind of Love; w/Albert Hammond: When I Need You; w/Bruce Roberts: You’re … Continue reading

9 March

Victor Ash Clarinet, b.1930, London, England Samuel Barber Composer, b. 1910, West Chester, Pennsylvania d. 23rd Jan 1981, New York, an American composer of classical music ranging from orchestral, to opera, choral, and piano music. Thomas Chapin Alto Sax, multi-instrumentalist, … Continue reading

10 March

Don Abney Piano, b.1923 d.2000, Baltimore, MD, studio musician Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke Jazz Pianist, Composer, Trumpeter, Cornetist, b.1903 d.1931, Davenport, IA, German, RN: Leon Bismarck; d. 8-6?; some say b. 1901 or d. Aug 6; the first white musician to … Continue reading

11 March

Ike Carpenter Piano, Leader, b.1920 d.1998, Durham, NC Charles Clark Bass, b.1945 d.1969, Chicago, IL Mercer Ellington Trumpet, composer, arranger b.1919 d.1996, Washington, DC, the son of famous composer, pianist, and bandleader Duke Ellington. By the age of eighteen he … Continue reading

12 March

“Stuff” Combe Drums, b.1924, Berne, Switzerland Quinn Davis Alto Sax, b.1944, Artesia, CA Alwyn Lopez “Al” Jarreau Vocal, b.1940, Milwaukee, WI, A seven-time Grammy Award winner, he is the only vocalist in history to win in three separate categories: jazz, … Continue reading

13 March

Julian Bahula Percussion, b.1938, Johannesburg, South Africa, This South African percussionist first garnered a reputation as a drummer in the band Molomo, one of the most popular proponents of a style known as kwela. Considered a kind of jazz, it … Continue reading

14 March

Shigeo Aramaki Bass, b.1966, Mie, Japan Joe Ascione Drums, b.1961, New York, NY, As a freelancer, Ascione has fired up plenty of jazz combos and big bands, and also performed with pop/rock stars Noel Redding (former bassist to Jimi Hendrix), … Continue reading

15 March

George Avakian Producer, b.1919, Armavir, Russia Raymond Boni Guitar, b.1947, Toulon, France Randy Brooks Trumpet, 1918 d.1967, Sanford, ME Vinnie Burke Bass, b.1921, Newark, NJ Spencer Clark Bass Sax, b.1908, Baltimore, MD “Chippie” Hill Vocal, b.1905 d.1950, Charleston, SC Harry … Continue reading

16 March

Kei Akagi Piano, b.1953, Sendai, Japan Sergey Belichenko Drums, b.1947, Novosibirsk, Russia Ruby Braff Trumpet, b.1927 d.2003, Boston, MA Tommy Flanagan Piano, b.1930 d.2001, Detroit, MI Jim Goodwin Trumpet, b.1944, Portland, OR Shelton Hemphill Trumpet, b.1906 d.1959, Birmingham, AL Bob … Continue reading

17 March

Manolo Badrena Percussion, b.1952, San Juan, Puerto Rico Abraham Burton Alto Sax, b. 1971, New York, NY Nat “King” Cole Piano, Vocal, b.1917 d.1965, Montgomery, AL Ray Ellington Drums, b.1916 d.1985, London, England Paul Horn Flute, b.1930, New York, NY … Continue reading

18 March

Langston Curl Trumpet, b.1899, Charles City, VA Sam (Koontz) Donahue Tenor Sax, b.1918 d.1974, Detroit, MI Bill Frisell Guitar, b.1951, Baltimore, MD Fred Gerard Trumpet, b.1924, Besancon, France Jean Goldkette Piano, Leader, b.1899 d.1962, Valenciennes, France Pat Halcox Trumpet, b.1930, … Continue reading

19 March

Harry Babasin Bass, b.1921, Dallas, TX Buster “Leap Frog” Bennett Reeds, b.1914 d.1980, Pensacola, FL Jeri Brown Vocal, b.1952, St. Louis, MO Chris Brubeck Bass, b.1952, Los Angeles, CA York DeSouza Piano, b.1913 d.1986, Port Antonio, Jamaica Eliane Elias Piano, … Continue reading

20 March

Burt Bales Piano, Leader, b.1916, Stevensville, MT Nick Caizza Tenor Sax, b.1914, New Castle, PA Bob Chester Tenor Sax, Leader, b.1908 d.1975, Detroit, MI Jon Christenson Drums, b.1943, Oslo, Norway Jimmy Coe Tenor Sax, b.1921 d.2004, Tompkinsville, KY J.R.Twiston Davies … Continue reading

21 March

Amina Claudine Myers born March 21, 1942 in Blackwell, Arkansas; (a small community on US 64 in western Conway County) is an American jazz pianist, organist, vocalist, composer, and musical arranger Arnstein Jacksed (piano) – 1984 Bo Carter – 1893 … Continue reading

22 March

Shakur Abdullah Drums, b.1940, Cleveland, OH Fred Anderson Tenor Sax, b.1929, Monroe, LA George Benson Guitar, Vocalist, b. 1943, Pittsburgh, PA Marek Blizinski Guitar, b.1947 d.1989, Warsaw, Poland Sonny Burke Arranger, Leader, b.1914 d.1980, Scranton, PA Tommy Chase Drums, b.1947, … Continue reading

23 March

Al Aarons Trumpet, b.1932, Pittsburgh, PA Dave Frishberg Piano, Vocal, b.1933, St. Paul, MN Oliver Gannon Guitar, b.1943, Dublin, Ireland Johnny Guarnieri Piano, b.1917 d.1985, New York, NY Stefon Harris Vibes, b.1973, Albany, NY Harry Hayes Saxophone, b.1909, London, England … Continue reading

24 March

June Clark Cornet, b.1900 d.1963, Long Branch, NJ Dave Douglas Trumpet, b.1963, Montclair, NJ Steve Kuhn Piano, b.1938, New York, NY Dave Mackey Piano, b.1932, Syracuse, NY Paul McCandles English Horn, b.1947, Indiana, PA Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre Tenor Sax, b.1936, … Continue reading

25 March

“Sweet” Emma Barrett Piano, b.1897 d.1983, New Orleans, LA Percy Brice Drums, b.1923, New York, NY Albert Burbank Clarinet, b.1902 d.1976, New Orleans, LA Matt Catingub Alto Sax, b.1961, Los Angeles, CA Larry Gales Bass, b.1936, New York, NY Linton … Continue reading

26 March

Donald “Duck” Bailey Drums, b.1934, Philadelphia, PA Abe Bolar Bass, b.1908, Oklahoma City, OK Paolo Damiani Bass, b.1952, Rome, Italy Andy Hamilton Tenor Sax, b.1918, Port Maria, Jamaica Joe Loco Trombone, Piano, b.1921 d.1998, New York, NY James Moody Tenor … Continue reading

27 March

Harold Ashby Tenor Sax, b.1925 d.2003, Kansas City, MO Victor Bailey Bass, b.1960, Philadelphia, PA Bill Barron Tenor Sax, b.1927 d.1989, Philadelphia, PA Burt Collins Trumpet, b.1931, New York, NY Ferde Grofe Composer, b.1892 d.1972, New York, NY Hal Kemp … Continue reading

28 March

Bill Anthony Bass, b.1930, New York, NY Sonny Bradshaw Trumpet, b.1926, Kingston, Jamaica Donald Brown Piano, b.1954, Hernando, MS Meredith D’Ambrosio Piano, Vocal, b.1941, Boston, MA Eric “Big Daddy” Dixon Tenor Sax, b.1930 d.1989, New York, NY Jack Free Trombone, … Continue reading

29 March

Sidney Arodin Clarinet, b.1901 d.1948, Westwego, LA Pearl Bailey Vocal, b.1918 d.1990, Newport News, VA Kamil Behounek Accordion, 1916-1983, Blatny, Czecholslovakia Allen Botschinsky Trumpet, b.1940, Copenhagen, Denmark Michael Brecker Tenor Sax, b.1949, Philadelphia, PA George Chisholm Trombone, 1915 d.1997, Glasgow,Scotland … Continue reading

30 March

Daniel Barda Trombone, b.1944, Cannes, France David Berger Arranger, Composer, b.1949, New York, NY Karl Berger Vibes, b.1935, Heidelberg, Germany Marilyn Crispell Piano, b.1947, Philadelphia, PA John D’Earth Trumpet, b.1950, Holliston, MA Nick France Drums, b.1956, Standon, England Ted Heath … Continue reading

31 March

Merv Acheson Saxophone, b.1922 d.1987, Sydney, Australia Herb Alpert Trumpet, b.1937, Los Angeles, CA Freddie Greene Guitar, b.1911 d.1987, Charleston, SC Lizzie Miles Vocal, b.1895 d.1963, New Orleans, LA Red Norvo Vibes, b.1908 d.1999, Beardstown, IL Santo “Mr.Tailgate” Pecora Trombone, … Continue reading

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