23 May

Arthur Gunter – 1926

Artie Shaw – Clarinet, b.1910 d.2004, New York, New York. Shaw is considered to be one of the best jazz musicians of his time jazz clarinetist, composer, bandleader; he is also the author of both fiction and non-fiction writings. For more info go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artie_Shaw

Bill McBirnie (flute) – 1953

Bjorn Johansen – Saxophone, b.1940 d.2002, Fredrikstad, Norway

Bob Mitchell – Trumpet, b.1935, Birmingham, AL

Daniel Humair – Drums, b.1938, Geneva, Switzerland

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society (composer/conductor/leader)

Donivan Bailey (drums) – 1970

Edgar Hayes – 1904

Famoudou Don Moye – Drums, b.1946, Rochester, NY  He is sometimes referred to as Famoudou Don Moye, (b. May 23, 1946) is an American jazz percussionist/drummer. He is most known for his involvement with the Art Ensemble of Chicago (AECO) and has noted as being a master of African and Caribbean percussion instruments and rhythmic techniques. For more info go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Moye

Franca Masu (vocals) – 1962

Francesco Salomoni (trombone) – 1978

Fred Guy – b.1897 d.1971, Burkesville, GA (was 74) Jazz Performer, Banjoist, of Duke Ellington Orchestra

Harvey Kaiser (sax, tenor) – 1946

Helen O’Connell – Vocal, b.1920, d.September 9, 1993 in San Diego, California,  was a singer, actress, and dancer. Helen O’Connell joined the Jimmy Dorsey band in 1939 and achieved her best selling records in the early forties with “Green Eyes”, “Amapola,” and “Tangerine.” In each of these Latin-influenced numbers, Bob Eberly crooned the song which Helen then reprised in an up-tempo arrangement. Helen won the 1940 Metronome magazine poll for best female vocalist. She was one of the first “girls” on NBC’s The Today Show, and at one point had her own television show. For more info go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_O%27Connell

Humphrey Richard Adeane Lyttelton Trumpet –  b.1921, d.Apr, 2008, Bandleader, Author, Jazz Trumpeter, Composer, Cartoonist, English, Eton, England Humphrey also known as ‘Humph’, is a well-known British jazz musician and broadcaster, and chairman of the BBC radio programme I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. He is a cousin of the 10th Viscount Cobham and a nephew of the politician and sportsman Alfred Lyttelton, who was the first man to represent England at both football and cricket. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humphrey_Lyttelton

Ichiro Masuda – Vibes, b.1933, Tokyo, Japan

James Barela (trumpet) – 1971

Jesters of Jive (band/ensemble/orchestra) – 1960

John Harrington – Clarinet, b.1910, Denver, CO

Johnny Bothwell – Alto Sax, b.1919, Gary, IN

Julian Euell – Bass, b.1929, New York, NY

Ken Peplowski – Clarinet, Tenor Sax, b.1959, Cleveland, OH  Ken is a jazz clarinetist who mainly plays in the swing idiom. He is sometimes compared to Benny Goodman in terms of tone and virtuosity. For over a decade, Peplowski recorded for Concord Records; his most recent albums have appeared on the Nagel Heyer label. In 2007 Peplowski was named jazz advisor of Oregon Festival of American Music and music director of Jazz Party at The Shedd, both in Eugene, Oregon. For more info go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Peplowski

Les Spann – Guitar, Flute, b.1932, Pine Bluff, AR

Marvin Stamm – Trumpet, b.1939, Memphis, TN

Motoshi Kosako (harp) – 1971

Ramon “Tiki” Fulwood – b.May 23, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – died October 29, 1979 was a drummer for the funk 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. In the late 1960s, Fulwood was the house drummer for the Uptown Theater in Philadelphia when he met guitarist Eddie Hazel. Hazel and bassist Billy Bass Nelson were on tour as musical support for the doo wop vocal group The Parliaments. Hazel and Nelson convinced group leader George Clinton to add Fulwood to the group, where he replaced drummer Harvey McGee. Fulwood, Hazel, and Nelson formed the core of the The Parliaments musical backing group, which later became known as Funkadelic. Fulwood also played drums in the Tyrone Davis band between stints with P-Funk, and later was briefly employed by Miles Davis. Fulwood was officially dismissed from Parliament-Funkadelic in 1971 but did play and record sporadically with those groups in the following years. Fulwood fathered one child, Stuff Nicole Cleague, who resides in Buffalo, New York. She accepted his award at the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and was introduced by George Clinton. Fulwood died of stomach cancer in 1979.

Randolph Colville – Clarinet, b.1942-2004, Glasgow, Scotland

Randy Sandke (trumpet) – 1949

Richard “Richie” Beirach  – Piano, b.1947, New York, NY Richie is a jazz pianist born in New York City. He initially studied both classical and jazz before entering the Berklee College of Music. In 1972 he began working with Stan Getz. He also worked with Chet Baker and in the 1990s worked well with French saxophonist Henrik Frisk. He maintained an ongoing musical partnership with David Liebman from the 1970s to the 90s, in Lookout Farm, Quest and many duos. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richie_Beirach

Robert Moog – b.1934, d.Aug 21, 2005 (was 71), Inventor, MN:A.; his Moog Synthesizer is an electronic musical instrument

Rosemary Clooney – Vocal, b.1928 d.2002, Maysville, Kentucky, Rosemary was an American popular singer and actress. She was most popular singing Traditional Pop music in the 1940s and 50s with songs like “Come On-a My House”. She was the aunt of actor George Clooney, and the sister to former television personality Nick Clooney. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemary_Clooney

Scatman Crothers – b.1910, d.Nov 22, 1986 (was 76) Jazz Singer, TV/Radio Actor, Jazz Musician, Cartoon Voicist, b. in Terre Haute, IN; RFMN:Benjamin Sherman; Morningstar-/Eveningstar, Chico & The Man’s Louie, Roots’ Mingo; Harlem Globetrotters & Hong Kong Phooey cartoons, Casablanca, The Aristocats; d. Nov 26?

Thierry Ulrich (saxophone) – 1943

Thorpe Ziegler (sax, baritone) – 1940

Tim Whalen (piano) – 1974

Trachy/Lacy Collective (various) – 1982

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