5 November

Ben Markley (piano) – 1981

David Marama – Guitarist, he has a shared Tanzanian and Malawian heritage,now resident in Melborne, Australia

Denise Jannah, real name: Denise Johanna Zeefuik, Vocalist b. 1956 in Paramaribo, largest city of Suriname. She lives and records in the Netherlands, where she is established as one of the country’s top jazz singers, and has twice won the Edison Award (a Dutch equivalent of a Grammy) and is the first Dutch jazz soloist to be signed by the Blue Note

Diego Urcola (trumpet) – 1965

Eddie Cole – 1952

Fionna Duncan – 1939

George Fierstone – 1917

Harold McNair – Tenor saxophonist and flautist, b.1931 d.1971 – He came originally from Kingston, Jamaica where he learned music from Victor Tulloch who taught at the Alpha Boys School, and played with artists such as Joe Harriott (a lifelong friend who considered McNair his de facto younger brother), Wilton ‘Bogey’ Gaynair and the Babba Motta band. He spent the first decade of his musical career in The Bahamas, where he used the name Little G for recordings and live performances. His early Bahamian recordings were mostly in Caribbean musical styles such as calypso and mento rather than jazz, and extensively featured his singing alongside his instrumental prowess.

Harrison Goldberg (saxophone) – 1945

Herman Brood – 1946

Ike Turner (guitar) – 1931

Jack McVea – Tenor Sax, Leader, b.1914 d.2000, Los Angeles, CA – American Swing, blues, and rhythm and blues woodwind player; he played clarinet and tenor and baritone saxophone. His father was the noted banjoist Satchel McVea, and banjo was Jack’s first instrument. After playing jazz in Los Angeles for several years, he joined Lionel Hampton’s orchestra in 1940. From 1944 on he mostly worked as a leader. Perhaps his most impressive performance as a sideman in those years was at the first Jazz at the Philharmonic concert in 1944. From 1966 till his retirement in the 1980s he led a group which played traditional jazz at Disneyland. His best known record is of “Open the Door, Richard” (which he co-wrote), which was a hit in 1947 and was recorded by many other artists. He is also known for his playing on T-Bone Walker’s “Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)”.

Jan Garber – 1897

Joe Sorbara (drums) – 1977

Johnny Windhurst – Trumpet, b.1926 d.1981, New York, NY

Kenny Brooks (saxophone) – 1966

Lorendo Brown, Guitarist, born in Cape Town, South Africa

Louie Speaking Eagle (drums) – 1971

Michael Parkinson (trumpet) – 1950

Neil Cowley (piano) – 1972

Nette Robinson (vocals) – 1979

Raul Pineda (drums) – 1971

Red Wooten – Bass, b.1921, Social Circle, GA

Scotty Wright (vocals) – 1954

Shakera Jones (vocals) – 1977

Studebaker John – 1952

Terry Shannon – Piano, b.1929, London, England

Tony Schilder – Piano, composer, bandleader, b. 1937 Cape Town, South Africa.

The George Maurer Jazz Group (keyboards) – 1965