13 May

Bert Dahlander
Drums, b.1928, Goteborg, Sweden

Jim Douglas
Guitar, b.1942, Gifford, Scotland

John Engels
Drums, b.1935, Groningen, Netherlands

Gil Evans
Arranger, Piano, b.1912 d.1988, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Gil was a jazz musician and an important innovator of big band jazz in the United States as an arranger, composer, bandleader, and pianist. He had a seminal role in the development of cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz and jazz-rock. Gil Evans was born in Toronto, Canada, as Ian Ernest Gilmore Green and early took the family name Evans from his stepfather. The family soon moved to California, where he spent the first decades of his life. From 1946 onwards he lived and worked in New York City. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Evans

Ronnie Foster
Keyboards, 1950, Buffalo, New York – Ronnie in) is an American funk, jazz, and soul organist. He has worked with a wide range of musicians, including jazz guitarist George Benson and his 1976 album Breezin’, where he plays the electric piano, Mini-Moog, and contributes one song, “Lady.”. Other artists he has worked with include Grant Green , Grover Washington, Jr. , Stanley Turrentine , Roberta Flack , Earl Klugh , Harvey Mason , Jimmy Smith , and Stevie Wonder. His song “Mystic Brew” appears on the break-beat compilation record “Tribe Vibes” as it was sampled by the musical group A Tribe Called Quest to create a new musical composition. For more information visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Foster

William “Red” Garland
Piano, b.1923 d. April 23, Dallas, TX – Red was an American jazz pianist whose block-chord style, in part originated by Milt Buckner, influenced many forthcoming pianists in the jazz idiom. Red was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1923. Though he came from a non-musical family, Garland showed an early interest in music. He began his musical studies on the clarinet and alto saxophone but in 1940 switched to the piano. Garland spent copious amounts of time practicing and rapidly developed into a proficient player. A short early career as a welterweight boxer did not seem to hurt his playing hands. He fought a young Sugar Ray Robinson before making the switch to a full-time musician. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Garland

Squire Gersh
Tuba, b.1913, San Francisco, CA

Guus Janssen
Piano, b.1951, Heiloo, Netherlands

Erick Moseholm
Bass, b.1930, Fredericia, Denmark

Bobby Plater
Alto Sax, b.1914 d.1982, Newark, NJ

Maxine Sullivan b. Marietta Williams
Vocal, b.1911 d. April 7,1987 Homestead, PA – Maxine was an American vocalist and singer. She was an inductee in the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1998. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxine_Sullivan

Ross Tompkins
Piano, b.1938, Detroit, MI

John Van Ohlen
Drums, b.1941, Indianapolis, IN

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