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25th Street Band (guitar, electric) – 1961

Anna Elizabeth Kendrick (vocals)

Big Joe Turner (vocals) – 1911

Chappy Washington (piano) – 1965

Christian Tamburr (vibes) – 1980

Daniel Martina (guitar) – 1956

David Bixler (saxophone) – 1964

Dick McPartland – 1905

Ethan Woodward (guitar) – 1991

Ettore Carucci (piano) – 1969

Fraser Campbell (sax, tenor)

Frick Guin – Trombone, b.1938, Contres, France

George Murphy “Pops” Foster – Bass, b.1892 d.1969, McCall, LA – Foster was a jazz musician best known for his vigorous playing of the string bass. He also played the tuba and trumpet professionally. Foster was born to Charley and Annie Foster on a plantation near McCall in Ascension Parish near Baton Rouge in south Louisiana. His family moved to New Orleans when he was about ten years of age. His older brother, Willard Foster, began playing banjo and guitar; George started out on a cello then switched to string bass. Foster was twice married: (1) 1912 to Bertha Foster and (2) 1936 to Alma Foster. Pops Foster was playing professionally by 1907 and worked with Jack Carey, Kid Ory, Armand Piron, King Oliver and other prominent hot bands of the era. For more information visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pops_Foster

Jan Carel Fourie b. 1937 d. 19 August 2007 (known universally as Johnny) – Guitarist teacher, band leader, composer, started his lifelong love affair with jazz at the age of twelve. Born near Postmasburg, South Africa in 1937, he was a professional session guitarist in the hothouse that was the Johannesburg music scene by the age of fifteen. Here was a boy, barely a teenager, whose passions had already been ignited by George Shearing, Tal Farlow, Barney Kessel, Jimmy Raney and others. Amazingly, he arrived at this appreciation of deep jazz through the filter of the country music great vocalistsÙ ballads and orchestral soundtracks heard at the  bioscopes  (cinemas) of his Benoni childhood. John McLaughlin said of in 21st June 2002. “Johnny Fourie is one of the greatest guitar players of our epoque”

Jim McNeely – Piano, composer, conductor, band leader, b.1949, Chicago, IL – McNeely is a Grammy-nominated jazz composer, arranger, and pianist. Jim was born in Chicago, Illinois. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Illinois, and moved to New York City in 1975. In 1978 he joined the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band. He spent six years as a featured soloist with that band and its successor, Mel Lewis and the Jazz Orchestra (now The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra). 1981 saw the beginning of Jim’s 4-year tenure as pianist/composer with the Stan Getz Quartet. From 1990 until 1995 he held the piano chair in the Phil Woods Quintet. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Mcneely

Joseph Vernon Big Joe Turner Jr Joe Turner – Vocal, b.1911 d. November 24, 1985, Kansas City, Missouri – Turner was an American blues shouter from  Missouri. Although he came to his greatest fame in the 1950s with his pioneering rock and roll recordings, particularly “Shake, Rattle and Roll”, Turner’s career as a performer stretched from the 1920s, into the 1980s. For more information visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Turner

Josh Irving (saxophone) – 1977

Kai Chresten Winding – Trombone, b.1922 Aarhus, Denmark d. May 6, 1983, New York – Winding was a popular trombonist and jazz composer. He is well known for playing and recording with J. J. Johnson. Winding was born in Denmark, Denmark. In 1934 his family emigrated to the United States. He graduated in 1940 from Stuyvesant High School in New York City. His career as a professional trombonist began in 1940 with Shorty Allen’s band. Subsequently, he played with Sonny Dunham and Alvino Rey, until he entered the United States Coast Guard during World War II. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kai_Winding

Lou Bennett – Organ, b.1926, Philadelphia, PA

Lou Hooper – Piano, b.1894 d.1977, North Baxton, Ont., Canada

Marco Cortesi (guitar) – 1962

Mark J. Inouye (trumpet) – 1971

Mike Zwerin – Trombone, Writer, b.1930, New York, NY

Nabuko Kiryu (vocals) – 1968

Paula Harris (vocals) – 1966

Renee Rollins (vocals)

Richard “Dick” McPartland – Guitar, b.1905 d. Nov 30, 1957, Chicago, IL – McPartland was the older brother of Jimmy McPartland, and he was an early member of the Austin High School Gang that helped establish Chicago-style jazz in the 1920s. McPartland started out on the violin before switching to banjo and guitar. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_McPartland

Robin Eatman (guitar) – 1978

Sabine Preuß (bongos) – 1957

Scott Jones (guitar) – 1966

Sylvia Brooks (vocals)

Tony Succar (percussion) – 1986

Weasel Walter (drums) – 1972

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