1 November

Amro el bahrawi (piano) – 1964

Andre Nendza (bass, acoustic) – 1968

Andre Williams – 1936

Antonio Sanchez (drums) – 1971

Brian Bunker Trio (guitar) – 1978

Calvin Green (trombone) – 1965

Carmen Lundy – Jazz Vocalist, sister of bassist Curtis Lundy, b.1954, Miami, FL

Chris Higgins (bass) – 1967

Chris Massey (drums) – 1981

Conrad Herwig (trombone) – 1959

Francesco Vitulli (bass, electric) – 1985

Francisco Echeverria (piano) – 1963

Franz Jackson – Tenor Sax, b.1912, Rock Island, IL

Gabe Baltazar – Alto Sax, b.1929, Hilo, HI

Glen Lovell (guitar) – 1949

Jake Schepps (banjo) – 1969

Jay Williams (guitar) – 1970

Joe DeRenzo (drums) – 1958

Joe Rushton – Bass Saxophone, b.1907d.1964, Evanston, IL

John Markham – Drums, b.1926, Oakland, CA

John Santos (percussion) – 1955

Johnny Jones – 1924

Johnny Scott – 1930

Karin Okada (vocals) – 1977

Lou Donaldson – Alto Sax, b.1926, He was born in Badin, North Carolina. He is best known for his soulful, bluesy approach to the alto saxophone, although in his formative years he was, as many were of the bebop era, heavily influenced by Charlie Parker’s improvisational approach. His first recordings were with bop emissaries Milt Jackson and Thelonious Monk in 1952, and he led several small groups with other jazz luminaries such as trumpeter Blue Mitchell, pianist Horace Silver and the indomitable skinsman, Art Blakey. In 1953, he also recorded sessions with the trumpet virtuoso Clifford Brown, and Philly Joe Jones, both who would go onto record some of the most renowned records of the jazz idiom. In 1954, Donaldson briefly joined the emerging hard bop ensemble, the Jazz Messengers, and appeared on one of their most popular albums, A Night At Birdland. Although he has recorded as a sideman, he has never belonged to any band other than those of which he was leader; he has been a bandleader since the mid-1950s. He has recorded in the bop, hard bop, and soul jazz genres. For many years his pianist was Herman Foster.

Louis Bacon – 1904

Neil Kelly (guitar) – 1973

Papa Jac Assunto – Trombone, b.1905 d.1985, Lake Charles, LA

Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers (band/ensemble/orchestra) – 1938

Raphe Malik (trumpet) – 1948

Robert Curnow – Composer, Arranger, b.1941, Easton, PA

Roger Kellaway – Piano, b.1939,  Born in Waban, Massachusetts, he is an alumnus of the New England Conservatory. Kellaway has composed commissioned works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, and jazz big band, as well as for film, TV, ballet and stage productions. As a composer/arranger, he has received two prestigious honors – a 1976 Oscar nomination for Best Adaptation Score for the film A Star Is Born, and the 1989 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement for the album Memos from Paradise. As a pianist, Kellaway has performed and recorded with a wide range of prominent musicians, such as Lena Horne, Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell, Natalie Cole, Yo-Yo Ma, Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini, clarinetist Eddie Daniels, and jazz bassist Red Mitchell. Kellaway is perhaps best known for his Cello Quartet recordings in the 1970s. For the TV sitcom All in the Family (Archie Bunker), Kellaway wrote and played the closing theme – “Remembering You”.

Sabby Lewis – Piano, b.1914, Middleburg, NC

Sam Margolis – Tenor Sax, b.1923, d.1996, Boston, MA

Shawn Maxwell (sax, alto) – 1976

Sippie Wallace – Vocal, b.1898 .1986, Houston, TX – born as Beulah Thomas (1 November 1898 – 1 November 1986) was a United States blues singer, songwriter, and pianist. Wallace was born in Houston, Texas to a musical family; her brothers were George W. Thomas, a notable pianist, bandleader, composer, and music publisher, and Hersal Thomas, and her niece was Hociel Thomas (daughter of George). In her youth she sang and played organ in Baptist church where her father was a deacon, but in the evenings the children took to sneaking out to tent shows. By her midteens, they were playing in those tent shows. In 1915 she moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, married, and changed her name. In 1923 she moved to Chicago, Illinois and made her first recordings for Okeh Records as Sippie Wallace, “The Texas Nightingale”. She was one of the popular blues singers of the 1920s, recording over 40 songs between 1923 and 1927, many written by herself or her brothers, with musicians who included Louis Armstrong, Clarence Williams, and King Oliver. In the 1930s she retired from most commercial performance, mostly playing and singing in church in Detroit, Michigan. She made some more recordings in the 1940s, and returned to touring in 1966 with the blues revival of that period, when her fellow singer Victoria Spivey convinced her to record a new album, Sippie Wallace Sings the Blues. That album made such a vivid impression on Bonnie Raitt, then a student at Radcliffe College with an interest in the blues, that she sought out and befriended Wallace, and fifteen years later in 1981, the duo recorded an album Sippie for Atlantic Records, which earned a 1983 Grammy nomination and the 1984 W. C. Handy Award for best blues album of the year. Sippie Wallace continued performing into her 80s. In her later years she sometimes had trouble walking on stage, but sang with undiminished power and style, to the delight of audiences. Sippie Wallace was inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993.

Tim Luntzel (bass) – 1972

Will Goldstein (guitar, acoustic) – 1951

Willie Myette (piano) – 1972