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 Sun, Buck and the Preacher; UNICEF goodwill ambassador; Shari’s father)

Aime Barelli
Trumpet, b.1917 d.1995, Loda, France

Carles Benavent
Bass, b.1954, Barcelona, Spain

Leon Bismarck “Bix” Beiderbecke
Jazz cornetist, bandleader, composer, b.1903, Iowa, (In a Mist)

Frédéric Chopin
Composer, pianist b.1810, Poland, (Concerto in F Minor)

Norman Connors
Drums, b.1947, Philadelphia, PA

Barrett Deems
Drums, b.1914 d.1998, Springfield, IL, world’s fastest drummer

Kenwood Dennard
Drums, b.1956, New York, NY

Michael Flanders
Songwriter, comedian: b.1922 – duo: Flanders and [Donald] Swann: made humorous mockery of English and American failings; Flanders quote, “Always remember that if it hadn’t been for the English, you’d all be Spanish.”; died Apr 15, 1975)

Ralph J. Gleason
Writer, b.1917 d.1975, New York, NY

Vinnie Golia
Reeds, b.1946, New York, NY

Bob Hardaway
Tenor Sax, b.1928, Milwaukee, WI

Edward Jones
Bass, b.1929 d.1997, New York, NY, of Count Basie Orchestra

Glenn Miller
Bandleader, Trombone, b.1904 d.1944, Clarinda, CA: Moonlight Serenade, In the Mood, Little Brown Jug, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, String of Pearls, Tuxedo Junction, Perfidia; led WWII U.S. Army Air Force Band; presumed dead after his plane disappeared over the English Channel Dec 15, 1944)

Gene Peria
Bass, b.1940, Hackensack, NJ

Benny Powell
Jazz musician, Trombone, b.1930, New Orleans, LA: Ernie Fields band, Lionel Hampton; Count Basie veteran [1951-1963])

Joseph Reinhardt
Guitar, b.1912 d.1982, Paris, France

Ben Smith
Alto Sax, b.1905, Memphis, TN

Ralph Towner
Guitar, b. 1940, Chehalis, WA

(E.B.) De Priest Wheeler
Trombone, b.1903, Kansas City, MO

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