15 May

Aaron Liddard (sax, alto) – 1873

Andreas Luescher (drums) – 1953

Anna-Maria Alberghetti – b.1936 (is 74 in 2010, 75 in 2011) Opera Singer, Movie/Stage Actress, Italian, b. in Pesaro

Barry Brake (piano) – 1967

Benito Gonzalez (piano) – 1975

Bob Cornford – Piano, b.1940 d.1983, Brazil

Bobby Martin – Trumpet, b.1903, Long Branch, NJ

Bonnie Jean Wetzel – Bass, b.1926 d.1965, Vancouver, WA

Brian Eno – b.1948 (is 62 in 2010, 63 in 2011) Songwriter, Keyboardist, Synthesizer, Music Producer, Singer, Composer, English, b. in Woodbridge; of Roxy Music, soloist; RN:Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno

Carl Smith (sax, tenor) – 1975

Edmond Hall – b.1901=d.Feb 11, 1967 (was 65) Saxophonist, Clarinetist, Baritone sax, New Orleans, LA d. 11 February 1967 in New Orleans – Edmond Hall was a jazz clarinetist from a musical family. His father Edward and brothers Robert, Clarence and Herb were all clarinetists as well, while a fourth brother played bass. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmond_Hall

Ellis Larkins – Piano, b.1923 d. September 30, 2002, Baltimore, MD – Larkins was an African American jazz pianist, perhaps best known for his two recordings with Ella Fitzgerald, the albums Ella Sings Gershwin and Songs in a Mellow Mood. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1923. a favorite accompanist of singers from Mildred Bailey to Ella Fitzgerald. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellis_Larkins

Ethan Mann (guitar) – 1962

Geoff Lapp (piano) – 1953

Glen Garrett – Alto Sax, b.1948, Salt Lake City, UT

Gordon James (trumpet) – 1949

Grace Kelly (sax, alto) – 1992

Greg Chambers (saxophone) – 1984

Gus Viseur  – Accordionb.1915 d.1974, Lessines, Belgium – Gustave-Joseph Viseur) was a famous French button accordionist. Gus Viseur was a Musette accordionist. He began his career playing in the streets of Paris. He managed to get a great sound from a button-accordion. It was clear that he was doing something innovative: He helped create the accordion-jazz style known as manouche. Meeting Django Reinhardt and performing with the legendary Quintet of the Hot Club of France was an important new chapter in his life. Later he even played bebop in the fifties. He was the first to draw a link between Musette and Jazz, but he never forgot Musette. That was his main voice. There is an unbelievable strength in his playing, that gives him the ability to improvise in all those different music genres. In addition to his numerous recordings he also performed in cabarets and nightclubs. He even ended up playing in the band of “the little sparrow”, Edith Piaf. For more information visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gus_Viseur

Ilio Volante (sax, tenor) – 1964

Jim West (vocals) – 1955

Jimmy O’Bryant – Clarinet, b.1896 d.1928, Arkansas

Joe Gordon – Trumpet, b.1928 d.1963, Boston, MA

John Abriani – Saxophone, b.1898 d.1960, Venice, Italy

John Barnes – Alto Sax, b.1932, Manchester, England – John is an English-
born jazz saxophonist and clarinetist who played New Orleans-styled jazz in his early career. Barnes has worked with many notable artists such as Alex Welsh, Gerry Mulligan, Alan Elsdon, Spike Robinson, Bobby Wellins and Keith Nichols. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Barnes_%28musician%29

Karin Krog – Vocal, b.1937, Oslo, Norway – Karin Krog is a celebrated Norwegian jazz vocalist. She started to sing at an early age and in 1955 she was hired by the pianist Kjell Karlsen to sing in his sextet. In 1962 she started her first group and that same year she become a student of the well-known Norwegian-American singer Anne Brown. Karin studied with Brown until 1969. During her career, she has worked with such musicians as Arild Andersen, Jan Garbarek, Dexter Gordon, Kenny Drew, Don Ellis, Archie Shepp, John Surman, Red Mitchell, and Bengt Hallberg among others. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karin_Krog

Kenny MacKenzie (piano) – 1966

L.C. Robinson – 1915

Larry Johnson – 1938

Mathias Claus (piano) – 1956

Mike Oldfield – b.1953 (is 57 in 2010, 58 in 2011) Composer, Singer/Guitarist, Multi-instrumentalist, English, Folk-Rock; Tubular Bells from the Exorcist; other movie scores
Nichaud Fitzgibbon (vocals) – 1961
Norrie Paramor – 1914

Omer Klein (piano) – 1982

Oscar Castro-Neves – Guitar, b.1940, Rio de Janiero, Brazil – Oscar is a guitarist, arranger, and composer who is considered a founding figure in Bossa nova. He was born as one of triplets and formed a band with his brothers in his youth. At 16 he had a national hit with Chora Tua Tristeza. Many of the early Bossa Nova musicians began as teens so this was only slightly unusual. In 1962 he was in a Bossa Nova concert at Carnegie Hall, later he toured with Stan Getz and Sergio Mendes. He went on to work with a diverse array of musicians including Yo Yo Ma, Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Joao Gilberto, Lee Ritenour, Airto Moreira, Toots Thielemans, Paul Winter, and Diane Schuur. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California where he has worked as an orchestrator for several films including Blame it on Rio and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Castro-Neves

Peter Donald – Drums, b.1945, San Francisco, CA

Pippo Barzizza – Violin, b.1902 d. April 2, 1994, Genoa, Italy – He was an Italian Maestro and composer. Born in Genoa, he conducted the Italian radio’s orchestra between 1935 and 1943, returned at work about in 1960s, after a long pause after the World War II.Alberto Rabagliati has played in his orchestra. He was the father of the actress Isa Barzizza. Barzizza died in Sanremo. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pippo_Barzizza

Richard Martel (guitar, electric) – 1953

Sava Boyadzhiev (drums) – 1969

Segun Lawani (keyboards) – 1966

Xavier Casellas (vocals)

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