17 May

Angela Bingham (vocals)

Betty Joplin (vocals)

Bill Bruford – Drums, b.1949, (is 61 in 2010, 62 in 2011) Sevenoaks, Kent, England – Rock & Roll Drummer, Composer, English, of Yes, King Crimson, Anderson-Bruford-Wakeman-Howe, William Scott Bruford better known as Bill Bruford, is an influential British drummer who is recognised for his forceful, highly precise, polyrhythmic style. He was the original drummer for the highly successful progressive rock group Yes, and has been a prominent figure in the art rock movement since the early 1970s. He has been in many other bands and collaborated on numerous projects, most famously King Crimson and his own fusion band Bruford. For more information visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Bruford

Bob Merrill – b.1921 d.Feb 17, 1998 (was 76) Lyricist, Songwriter, wrote “How Much is That Doggie in the Window”, scores to the musicals “Funny Girl” and “Carnival”; d. suicide

Brian Cashwell (piano) – 1970

Brigit Nilsson – b.1918 d.Jan 1, 2006 (was 87) Opera Soprano, Swedish, b. in West Karup; some say b. 1923

Castor McCord – Tenor Sax, b.1907 d.1963, Birmingham, AL

David Brady (drums) – 1952

David Izenson – Bass, b.1932 d.1979, Pittsburgh, PA

David Schumacher (composer/conductor/leader) – 1974

Dewey Redman – Tenor Sax, b.1931, Fort Worth, Texas, d. May 17, 1931 Brooklyn, New York, – Walter Redman was an American free jazz saxophonist. Redman played mainly tenor saxophone, though he occasionally doubled on alto saxophone, played the Chinese suona (which he called a musette),photo and on rare occasions played the clarinet. For more information visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewey_Redman

Donald E. Hale DDS (cornet) – 1934

Enya- b.1961 (is 49 in 2010, 50 in 2011) New Age Singer, Pianist, Songwriter, Irish, RN:Eithne Ni Bhraonain PRON:Enya Nee VREE-nine; Whimsical Will’s raving fave; There should be fadas (accents to us) over the “i” in “N” and the second “a” in “Bhraonin”, but my computer can’t handle international characters because those are control characters.

Erik Alfred Leslie Satie – b.1866 d.Jul 1, 1925 (was 59) Composer, French

Esa Pethman – Tenor Sax, b.1938, Kouvola, Finland

Flying Dragon Orchestra (composer/conductor/leader) – 1981

Howard Ashman – b.1951 d.Mar 14, 1991 (was 39) Lyricist, Dramatist/Playwright, Director, Gay, Little Shop of Horrors, Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast

Jackie McLean – Alto Sax, b.1932, d. March 31, New York, NY – John Lenwood (Jackie) McLean some sources give 1932 as his year of birth) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, composer, bandleader and educator, born in New York City. For more visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Mclean

Jim Briggs (guitar) – 1983

Jim DeSalvo (piano) – 1947

Joe Roland – Vibes, b.1920, New York, NY

Joe Sucato (saxophone) – 1980

John Picard – Trombone, b.1934, London, England

Josh Moshier (piano) – 1986

Karl Drewo – Tenor Sax, b.1929, Vienna, Austria

Lee Katzman – Trumpet, b.1928, Chicago, IL

Luke Vajsar (bass, electric) – 1979

Marco Iacobini (guitar, electric) – 1975

Michiel Braam (piano) – 1964

Nick Demuth – 1925

Nobuki Takamen (guitar) – 1977

Paul Quinichette – Tenor Sax, b.1916 d. 25 May 1983, New York, NY – Paul Quinichette was a jazz tenor saxophone musician. He was known as the Vice President or Vice Prez for his uncanny emulation of the breathy style of Lester Young, known as Prez. Young called him Lady Q, not considered a compliment. He was also capable of a gruffer style on his own. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Quinichette

Paul Van Kemenade – 1957

Peter Trunk – Bass, b.1936-1973, Frankfurt, Germany

Sue Matthews – 1953

Taj Mahal – b.1942 (is 68 in 2010, 69 in 2011) Singer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Multi-instrumentalist; Blues, Ragtime, Jazz, R&B, Reggae, Calypso, African, & Bahamian styles

Ted McCord – Clarinet, b.1907, Birmingham, AL

Ted Pease (drums) – 1939

The Corey Cook Ensemble (percussion) – 1988

Tony Quarrington (guitar) – 1948

Vincent Mardens (saxophone) – 1965

Warren Doyle Smith – Trombone, 1 b.908 d.1975, Middlebourne, WV

Zinka Milanov – b.1906 d.May 30, 1989 (was 83) Opera Soprano, Yugoslav; leading at the Metropolitan Opera for nearly 30 yrs.

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