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Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet) – 1982

Antonio Valdetaro (guitar) – 1962

Big Maybelle – b.1924=d.Jan 23, 1972 (was 47) Soul Singer, Blues Singer, RN:Mabel Louise Smith

Billy Byers – Arranger, Trombonist, b.1927, d.1996 Los Angeles, CA, a veteran of the Buddy Rich, Benny Goodman and Charlie Ventura bands, he did extensive work as an arranger Quincy Jones starting in the late 1950s.

Billy Stein (guitar) – 1954

Carlos Ward – Alto Saxophone, b.1940, Ancon, Panama, Carlos is a jazz alto saxophonist and flautist. He is best known as a sideman. His first instrument was the clarinet at age 13 when he lived in Seattle, Washington. Later he attended the Navy School of Music and worked with Albert Mangelsdorff when he was stationed in Germany. For more info go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Ward

Charles K. Harris – b.186, d.Dec 22, 1930 (was 63) Songwriter, Tin Pan Alley co-founding father

Charley Patton – b.1891, d.Apr 28, 1934 (was 42) Blues Performer, Singer/Guitarist, Composer

Chris Neill (piano) – 1994

Floyd “Candy” Johnson – Tenor Sax, b.1922 d.1981, Madison County, IL

Hayes Alvis – Tuba, b.1907 d.1972, Chicago, IL

Henderson Chambers – Trombone, b.1908 d.1967, Alexandria, LA

Ira Sullivan – b.1931, Washington, DC (is 79 in 2010, 80 in 2011) Trumpeter, Saxophonist Trumpet

Jack Lidstrom – Trumpet, b. 1931, Sodertalje, Sweden

James Newton – Flute, b.1953, Los Angeles, CA

Jerry Weiss – b.1946 (is 64 in 2010, 65 in 2011) Trumpeter, of Blood Sweat & Tears

Jesse Price – Drums, b.1909 d.1974, Memphis, TN

Julie Newsome (vocals) – 1957

Keith Pray (saxophone) – 1973

Kevin Hays (keyboards) – 1968

Little Walter – b.193, d.Feb 15, 1968 (was 37) Blues Harmonicaist, Singer/Guitarist, Songwriter, RN:Marion Walter Jacobs; a key member of Muddy Waters’ band

Michael Robbins (violin) – 1967

Nina Michelle (vocals) – 1968

Sakis Papadimitriou – 1940

Shirley Valery Horn – Piano, Vocal, b.1934 d.2005, Washington, DC, She was an American jazz singer and pianist. She collaborated with many jazz greats including Miles Davis (they influenced each other), Dizzy Gillespie, Toots Thielemans, Ron Carter, Carmen McRae, Wynton Marsalis and others. She was most noted for her ability to accompany herself with nearly incomparable independence and ability on the piano while singing, something described by arranger Johnny Mandel as “like having two heads”, and for her rich, lush voice, a smoky contralto (that occasionally rose to a glorious, ringing belt), which was described by noted producer and arranger Quincy Jones as “like clothing, as she seduces you with her voice”. For more information got to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Horn

Tecora Rogers (vocals)

Titus Turner – 1933

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