27 October

Arild Andersen
Bass, b.1945, Lillestrom, Norway – He started out as a member of the Jan Garbarek Quartet (1967-1973), with Terje Rypdal and Jon Christensen. In the same period he also worked with the Norwegian singer Karin Krog and played in the rhythm section for visiting American musicians including Phil Woods, Dexter Gordon, Hampton Hawes, Johnny Griffin, Sonny Rollins, and Chick Corea. During this time, he also worked with Don Cherry and George Russell. Andersen has recorded over a dozen albums for ECM Records as band leader, and appeared on many others as side man.

Scotty Barnhart
Trumpet, b.1964, Atlanta, GA

Ben Besiakov
Piano, b.1956, Copenhagen, Denmark

Wendell Brunious
Trumpet, b.1954, New Orleans, LA

Igor Butman
Saxophone, b.1961, Leningrad, Russia

Philip Catherine
Belgian jazz guitarist b.1942, London, England of an English mother and Belgian father. He began playing in the 60’s with Lou Bennett then with Dexter Gordon and Stéphane Grappelli. He was then a member of Jean-Luc Ponty quintet, right after he recorded his first CD (Stream, produced by Frenchman Sacha Distel) in 1971. A year later, he met John Scofield, Ran Blake, George Benson and more musicians in Boston.
He also played with Charlie Mingus (who named him Young Django) and Chet Baker. He is now considered as the grandfather of Belgian jazz as he continues to play on the now very active Belgian jazz scene. He won the first Belgian Golden Django (in 1995) as best French-speaking artist.

Sonny Dallas
Bass, b.1931, Pittsburg, PA

Gordon Delamont
Composer, b.1918 d.1981, Moosejaw, Canada

Folke Eriksburg
b.1910 d.1976, Stockholm, Sweden

Ken Filiano
Bass, b.1952, Patchogue, NY

Babs Gonzales
Vocal, b.1919 d.1980, Newark, NJ

Ivan Jullien
Trumpet, b.1934, France

Nisse “Bagarn” Lind
Accordion, b.1904 d.1941, Stockholm, Sweden

Barre Phillips
Bass, b.1934, San Francisco, CA

Boyd Raeburn
Tenor Sax, Leader, b.1913 d.1966, Faith, South Dakota, United States,  d. Lafayette, Louisiana, United States, August 2, 1966) was an American jazz bandleader and bass saxophonist. His big band, which was active c. 1944-47, performed arrangements that were often quite avant-garde, like the arrangements of Stan Kenton during the same period. The compositions arranged by George Handy were the most contemporary, utilizing dissonance somewhat in the manner of Igor Stravinsky. He died of a heart attack in 1966.

Jay Thomas
Trumpet, b.1949, Seattle, WA

Gosta Torner
Leader, b.1912 d.1982, Stockholm, Sweden

George Wallington
Piano, b.1924, Palermo, Italy

Carl “Bama” Warwick
Trumpet, b.1917, Birmingham, AL

Elmon Wright
Trumpet, b.1929 d.1984, Kansas City, MO