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 Sax, b.1960, Cincinnati, OH

George Benson
Guitarist, composer, bandleader, b.1943 jazz/blues (Breezin’, This Masquerade)

Marc Blitzstein
Composer b.1905 Philadelphia PA, (Cradle Will Rock)

Phil Bowler
Bass, b.1948, New York, NY

Larry Carlton
Guitar, b.1948, Crusaders, (1979 UK No.5 & US No. 36 single ‘Street Life’, Against All Odds, Who’s the Boss)

Karen Ann Carpenter
Vocalist, drummer b.1950 New Haven CT, (We’ve Only Just Begun)

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis
Tenor Sax, b.1921 d.1986, New York, NY

Simon Estes
Singer b.1938 Centerville IA, bass/baritone (Wonton, Don Carlos)

Walt Fowler
Trumpet, b.1955, Salt Lake City, Utah

Rory Gallagher
Blues Singer, Blues Guitarist, Composer, b. 1949, Irish, died at 46

Lennart Ginman
Bass, b.1960, Copenhagen, Denmark

Minor “Ram” Hall
Drums, b.1897 d.1959, Sellars, LA

Orrin Keepnews
Producer, b. 1923, New York, NY

Buell Neidlinger
Bass, composer, b.1936, New York, NY, His jazz-rock collaborations have been with Frank Zappa and Jean-Luc Ponty.

Bob Neloms
Piano, b. 1942, Detroit, MI

Red Saunders
Drums, b.1912 d.1981, Memphis, TN

Danilo Terenzi
Trombone, b.1956 d.1995, Rome, Italy

Doug Watkins
jazz musician, bass, b. 1934, Pepper-Knepper Quintet, Hank Mobley Quartet, Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers; killed in car crash Feb 5, 1962)

Kurt J Weill
Composer b.1900, Dessau Germany, composer/Brecht collaborator (Mahogany), Lottie Lenya’s hubby

Harvey Weston
Bass, b.1940, London, England

Kutte Widmann
Leader, b.1906 d.1954, Berlin, Germany

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