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 influence jazz, Wolverine Orchestra: Fidgety Feet, Jazz Me Blues; Bix Beiderbecke and His Rhythm Jugglers: Davenport Blues; Charlie Straight Orchestra; Breeze Blowers; Jean Goldkette Orchestra; Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra: Singin’ the Blues, Clarinet Marmalade, Clementine; Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang: At the Jazz Band Ball, Royal Garden Blues; Adrian Rollini and the New Yorkers; Paul Whiteman Orchestra: From Monday On, China Boy, Oh, Miss Hannah; jazz pianist: In A Mist, Candlelights, Flashes, In the Dark; died Aug 6, 1931)
Vocal, b.1958, New York, NY, Sultry, soulful, hypnotic, rare—there is no shortage of adjectives to describe Jeanie Bryson, whose extraordinary singing voice is at once reminiscent of Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee, and uniquely modern, original and inviting. She’s the daughter of legendary jazz great Dizzy Gillespie and gifted songwriter Connie Bryson.
Percussion, b.1957, St. Cloud, France, He plays multiple instruments; is a composer, programmer and producer; and is most widely known as a percussionist.
Alto Sax, b.1911 d.1975, Birmingham, AL
Vibes, b.1944, New York, NY
Vocal, b.1919, Battle Creek, Michigan d.10 January 1987, Kirkland, Washington Little Rock, AR, Marion Thornburg, better known as Marion Hutton was a United States singer and actress. She was the elder sister of actress Betty Hutton. Both sisters sang with the Vincent Lopez Orchestra. Marion was discovered by Glenn Miller and was invited to join the Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1938. She remained with Miller on and off until the orchestra disbanded in 1942.
Tenor Sax, b.1948, Lincoln, England
Son “Fewclothes” Lewis
Drums, b.1900, New Orleans, LA
Drums, b.1940, Cape Town, South Africa, formed The Blue Notes with Chris McGregor, and emigrated to Europe with them in 1964, eventually settling in London, where he formed part of a South African exile community that made an important contribution to British jazz. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Breath, a big band comprising several South African exiles and leading musicians of the British free jazz scene in the seventies and is the founder of ‘Viva-La-Black’ and the ‘Dedication Orchestra.’ His first album under his own name Spirits Rejoice on Ogun Records is considered a classic example of the combination of British and South-African players. In the early 1970’s, Moholo was also member of the afro-rock band Assagai. he also founded the bands Viva La Black and The Dedication Orchestra.
Piano, b.1927, New Haven, CT