26 November

Amos Garrett – 1941

Art Themen – Tenor Sax, b.1939, Manchester, England – Art Themen  is a British jazz saxophonist (and orthopaedic surgeon). Themen was born on 26 November 1939 in Manchester. In 1958 he began his medical studies at the University of Cambridge, going on in 1961 to complete his studies at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London, qualifying in 1964. He specialised in orthopaedic medicine, eventually becoming a consultant. – Themen started playing jazz with the Cambridge University Jazz Group, and then in London playing with blues musicians Jack Bruce and Alexis Korner. In 1965 he played with the Peter Stuyvesant Jazz Orchestra in Zurich, going on to play with such English luminaries as Michael Garrick and Graham Collier’s Music. – In 1974 he entered on what was to be one of his central musical relationships when he started playing with Stan Tracey. He has played with all of Tracey’s groups, touring with him all over the world as well as around the UK. He has also played and toured with musicians such as Nat Adderley, Ian Carr, George Coleman, and Al Haig. – His style originally owed much to the influence of Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins, but later influences included such disparate saxophonists as Coleman Hawkins, Evan Parker, and the “sheets of sound” John Coltrane.

Bernard Allison – 1965

Chris “Doc” Stewart (sax, alto) – 1960

David Cooper (trumpet) – 1963

Fr. Ron Parker (guitar) – 1938

Frank J. Valeriani (saxophone) – 1966

Frank Melrose – Piano, Leader, b.1907 d.1941, Sumner, IL

Gunnar Sonstevold – Piano, b.1912, Elverum, Norway

Guy Buttery (guitar, acoustic) – b.1983 – Kwazulu Natal South Africa

Henry Levine – Trumpet, b.1907, London, England

Jack Perciful – Piano, b.1925, Moscow, ID

Jake Watson (drums) – 1966

John McVie – 1945

Jon De Lucia (sax, alto) – 1980

Kiane Zawadi – Euphonium, Trombone, b.1932, Detroit, MI

Mark Dresser – Bass, b.1952, Los Angeles, CA – Mark Dresser is an American virtuoso double bass player and composer. – He has performed and recorded with many of the luminaries of “new” jazz composition and improvisation. For ten years he performed with the Anthony Braxton Quartet, as well as diverse groups led by Ray Anderson, Tim Berne, Anthony Davis, Gerry Hemingway, John Zorn, and others. He has made over sixty recordings. Go to for more info http://www.mark-dresser.com/

Miho Nobuzane (piano)

Nesuhi Ertegun (composer/conductor/leader) – 1917

Rondi Marsh (vocals)

Sparky Koerner (trumpet) – 1948

Trump Davidson – Cornet, b.1908 d.1978, Sudbury, Onterio, Canada

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