9 May

A.C. Reed (sax, tenor) – 1926

Andrew Nevala (piano) – 1972

Anthony Wilson – b.1968 (is 42 in 2010, 43 in 2011) Jazz Musician, Guitarist, Composer

Asle L Roe (guitar) – 1970

Bob Margolin – b.1949 (is 61 in 2010, 62 in 2011) Blues Singer, Musician

Dan Freedman (piano) – 1965

Dave Ness (guitar) – 1971

Dennis Chambers (drums) – 1959

Diego Maroto (sax, tenor) – 1968

Dino Dominelli (sax, tenor) – 1973

Frank Chacksfield – b.1914, d.Jun 9, 1995 (was 81) Arranger, Bandleader, Conductor/Bandleadr, Pianist, British, Ebb Tide

Gary Stark (bass) – 1952

George Thomas Simon – Writer, b 1912 d.2001, New York, NY – George was a jazz writer and occasional drummer. He began as a drummer and was an early drummer in Glenn Miller’s orchestra. He wrote about the orchestra in 1974 with Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, known for being the most comprehensive writing on Glenn Miller and his big band. For more info go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_T._Simon

Harry Simeone – 1911

Jim Fortunato (guitar) – 1954

Joe Davidian (piano) – 1981

John Howland (guitar) – 1977

Jon Notar (piano) – 1986

Mellow Motif (vocals) – 1985

Pawel Grunwald (drums) – 1987

Ricardo Gallo (piano) – 1978

Richard Edwin “Dick” Morrissey – Tenor Sax, b.1940, Horley, Surrey, England
– Dick was a British jazz musician and composer. He played tenor sax, soprano sax and flute. Dick Morrissey emerged in the early 1960s in the wake of Tubby Hayes, Britain’s pre-eminent sax player at the time. He recorded his first solo album at the age of 21, Its Morrissey, Man! (1961, Fontana), which featured Stan Jones on piano, Colin Barnes on drums, and Malcolm Cecil on bass. He spent most of 1962 in Calcutta, India as part of the Ashley Kozac Quartet, playing three 2 – -hour sessions seven days a week, before returning to the UK and forming his quartet with Phil Seamen on drums, Harry South on piano and Phil Bates on bass. The Dick Morrissey Quartet recorded three LPs, Have You Heard? (1963); the live recording Storm Warning! (1965, Mercury); and Here and Now and Sounding Good (1966), with Bill Eyden on drums. The band, which also featured Jackie Dougan on drums, played regular London gigs at the Bull’s Head, Barnes and at Ronnie Scott’s, whose manager Pete King once said that Ronnie’s was kept going in those days due to the crowds Dick Morrissey pulled in. for more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Morrissey
Steve Holt (piano) – 1954

Tania Maria – Vocalist, composer and piano player b.1948, Sao Luis Mannhae, Brazil – Tania Maria is a Brazilian artist, singer, composer and piano player, singing mostly in Portuguese or English. Her music is mostly vocal, sometimes pop, often jazzy, and unmistakably Brazilian. Whether playing fiery samba, tranquil bossa, funky NYC groove, or any other style, she maintains a style that is unique and instantly recognizable. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tania_Maria

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