22 May

Alison Eastwood – b.1972 (is 38 in 2010, 39 in 2011), jazz singer Actress, Maggie & Clint’s daughter

Barry Rogers (trombone) – 1935

Brad Reason (drum programming) – 1979

Calvin Eugene Simon – b.May 22, 1942 in Beckley, West Virginia, United States, he was a member of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. Simon started out in the late 1950s as one of The Parliaments, a doo wop barbershop quintet led by George Clinton. In 1977, Simon (along with other original Parliaments Fuzzy Haskins and Grady Thomas), left Parliament-Funkadelic after financial and management disputes with Clinton. The trio formed a new funk band and released an album called Connections and Disconnections in 1981, using the name Funkadelic. Other names used in the years to follow would include “Original P”. After a hiatus from the music industry, Simon turned to gospel music and now records for his own label, Simon Says Records. In June 2004 he released an album called Share the News, which reached #32 on the “Billboard” Top Gospel Albums chart.

Charles Aznavour – b.1924 (is 86 in 2010, 87 in 2011), Singer, Movie Actor, Songwriter, French, b. in Paris; RN:Shahnour Varenaugh Aznavourian

Charles R. Munroe – Reeds, Flute, b.1917 d.1985, Christchurch, New Zealand

Charlie Munro (reeds) – 1917

Daniel J. Loeb (sax, tenor) – 1982

Dick Berk – Drums, b.1939, San Francisco, CA

DJ Maestro (producer)

DugDeep (vocals) – 1962

Edwin Branford “Eddie” Edwards  – Trombone, b.1891 d. April 9, 1963, New Orleans, LA – Eddie was an early jazz trombonist, best known his pioneer recordings with the Original Dixieland Jass Band. Eddie Edwards was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, started playing violin at age 10, and took up trombone in addition at 15. He played both instruments professionally, including with the bands of Papa Jack Laine and Ernest Giardina. In addition to music Edwards played minor-league baseball and worked as an electrician. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Edwards

Elek Bacsik – Guitar, b.1926, Budapest, d. 14 February 1993, Hungary – Elek was a Hungarian-born American jazz violinist and guitarist. Bacsik was of Gypsy descent and probably studied at the Budapest Conservatory but found his primary musical inspiration in bebop pioneers Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elek_Bacsik

Eric Delaney – 1924

Francis W. Johnson – Trumpet, b.1927, Melbourne, Australia

Franz Koglmann – 1947

Giuseppi Logan – Alto Sax, b.1935, Philadelphia, PA it is believed that hr passed away in the early 1990s.- Logan was a jazz musician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who taught himself to play piano and drums before switching to reeds at age 12. At the age of 15 he began playing with Earl Bostic and later studied at the New England Conservatory. In 1964 he relocated to New York and became embroiled in the free jazz scene. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppi_Logan

Gustav Brom – 1921

Jackie Cain – b. 1928 (is 82 in 2010, 83 in 2011), Milwaukee, WI, Jazz Singer

James Davis Quintet (trumpet) – 1979

Jerry Ricks – 1940

Jimmy Bennington (drums) – 1970

Jon and Lynn (bass) – 1953

Joseph Springer – Piano, b.1916, New York, NY

Kenneth Daniel “Kenny” Ball – Trumpet, b.1930, Ilford, Essex, England – Ball is a British jazz musician, best known as the lead trumpet player in Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen. Ball began his career as sideman in bands, before forming his own trad jazz band in 1958. His dixieland band was at the forefront of the early 1960s UK jazz revival. Ball and his band have enjoyed the longest unbroken spell of success for bands of their generation. Their traditional, 1960s hits like “Samantha” and “Midnight in Moscow”, remain popular in dixieland and trumpet circles today. Ball’s status rivals contemporaries Acker Bilk and Chris Barber. Interestingly, their joint album, The Best of Ball, Barber and Bilk, reached #1 in the UK Albums Chart. For more information got to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Ball

La Velle – 1944

Lasse Werner – Piano, Leader, b.1934, Malmo, Sweden

Mark Taylor (french horn) – 1961

Mike B Tucker (bass) – 1966

Natasha Shneider (keyboards) – 1956

Nathaniel “Nat” Adderley, Jr. – Piano, Guitar, b.1955, Quincy, Tampa, Florida d. January 2, 2000 – Adderley was an American jazz cornetist who played in the hard bop and soul jazz genres. He was the brother of saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley. In the 1950s he worked with his brother’s original group, with Lionel Hampton, and with J. J. Johnson, then in 1959 joined his brother’s new quintet and stayed with it until Cannonball’s death in 1975. He composed “Work Song,” “Jive Samba,” and “The Old Country” for this group. For more information visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat_Adderley

Peter Nero – b.1934 (is 76 in 2010, 77 in 2011), Conductor, Pianist, b. in New York City; Pop-Jazz-Classical piano; RN:Bernie Nierow

Richard Cohen (bass, electric) – 1950

Richard Wagner – b.1813, d.Feb 13, 1883 (was 69), Composer, German, b. in Leipzig; of operas; RN:Wilhelm

Roger Segure – Arranger, b.1905, New York, NY

Steve Parry (trumpet/composer/arranger) (trumpet) – 1975

Sun Ra, (Herman Sonny Blount) Le Sony’r Ra legal name – Piano, Leader, b.1914 Birmingham, AL d. May 30, 1993 in Birmingham, Alabama – Sun Ra was an innovative jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, who came to be known as much for his “cosmic philosophy” as for his musical compositions and performances. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Ra

Tao Højgaard (guitar) – 1974

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