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

Brian Dee is a UK-based jazz pianist. Since leading his own trio featuring Allan Ganley and Lennie Bush in 1957, appearing at the opening of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in 1959] and co-leading The Jazz Five with saxophonists Vic Ash and Harry Klein] Dee has led his own trios and quartets, often backing singers. He has recorded with Bing Crosby, Johnny Mercer, Peggy Lee and Fred Astair] and Elaine Delmar. As a session musician, he appeared on the early Elton John’s albums Elton John (1970), Tumbleweed Connection (1970) and Madman Across the Water (1971). Other musicians he has played and recorded with include Peter King, Jim Mullen, Dick Morrissey, Clark Tracey, Allan Ganley, Alan Barnes, Len Skeat, Bobby Orr, Charly Antolini, and
Alec Dankworth. .1936, London, England

Caña Son (vocals) – 1977

Carlo Actis Dato – Saxophone, b.1952, Turin, Italy

Chacho Ramirez (drums) – 1951

Christian Pincock (trombone) – 1977

Clyde Robert Schipke (guitar) – 1957

Eddie “Son” House -1902=d.Oct 19, 1988 (was 86) Blues Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Edward Soph – Drums, b.1945, Coronado, CA

Farnell Newton (trumpet) – 1977

Garot Michael Conklin (flugelhorn) – 1972

Gary Giddins is an American jazz critic, author, and director, best known for
his longtime work with The Village Voice. Born in Brooklyn, and raised on Long Island, Giddins graduated from Grinnell College, Iowa, in 1970. After some freelance work as a music and film critic, in 1974 he started writing his column “Weather Bird” for the Village Voice, which he ended in December 2003, b.1948, New York, NY

Gaye Adegbalola is a blues singer and guitarist, teacher, lecturer, activist, and photographer. She was born Gaye Todd in Fredericksburg, Virginia on March 21, 1944.  She is a founder member of the all woman acoustic blues group Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women.

George Stefanakis (piano) – 1952

Haakon Graf (keyboards) – 1955

Hank D’Amico – Clarinet, b.1915 d.1965, Rochester, NY

Harold Betters – Trombone, b.1928, Connellsville, PA

Herbert Joos – Flugelhorn, b.1940, Karlsruhe, Germany

Jayson Alcorn (guitar) – 1948

Johann Sebastian Bach: 1685=d.Jul 28, 1750 (was 65) Composer, German, b. in Eisenach; d. in Leipzig, Germany

John Davey (bass, acoustic) – 1950

Jonny Boston (saxophone) – 1971

Kevin Van Sant (guitar)

Lachi (vocals)

Leonid Utyosov – Vocal, Leader, b.1895 d.1982, Odessa, Ukraine

Linda Kosut (vocals) – 1946

Maria Katindig-Dykes (vocals) – 1955

Michael John David ‘Mike’ Westbrook (born 21 March 1936 in High
Wycombe) is an English jazz pianist, composer, and writer of orchestrated jazz pieces..1936, High Wycombe, England, Mike Westbrook grew up in Torquay. After a spell in Accountancy and the National Service (some of it posted to Germany) he went to art school, studying painting, in Plymouth where he also began his first bands in 1958, soon joined by such musicians as John Surman, Lou Gare and Keith Rowe.

Miff Gorling – Trombone, b.1909 d.1998, Stockholm, Sweden

Modeste Petrovich Mussorgski: 1839 N.S.=d.Mar 16, 1881 O.S. (was 42)? Composer, Russian, “Boris Gudunov”, “Night on Bald Mountain”; other style says b. Mar 9, 1839 O.S.; ; some say d. Mar 28, 1881 N.S. (was 42)

Otis Smokey Smothers – 1929

Otis Spann – Pianist, Blues Singer, Harmonicaist, Organist, of Muddy Waters

Peter Brown (piano) – 1950

Shawn Lane (guitar, electric) – 1963

Terry Wayland (drums) – 1948

The Dr Teeth Big Band (saxophone) – 1980

Tiger Okoshi – Trumpet, b.1950, Ashita, Japan

Vincent Courtois – Cello, b.1968, Paris, France

Yoshio “Chin” Suzuk – Bass, b.1946, Nagano, Japan

Yves Teicher (violin) – 1962

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