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Art Pepper
Jazz Performer, Alto-sax, Tenor-sax, Clarinetist, Composer, b.1925 d.1982, Gardena, CA

Bob Bates
Jazz Bassist, b.1923 d.1981, Pocatello, ID

Boney James
Jazz Musician, Sax, b.1961

Engelbert Humperdinck
Composer, Children’s Author, b.1854 d.1921, German, opera composer; Hansel & Gretel; not the Tom Jones clone!

Essiet Essiet
Bass, b.1956, Omaha, NE

Gene Harris
Piano, Bandleader, b.1933 d.2000, overlooked and underrated, Benton Harbour, MI

Joe Venuti
Jazz Musician, Violinist, Italian, b.1904 d.1978; his single, Stop! Look! Listen! was the very first no.1 hit single on Billboard magazine’s first pop singles chart 04 January 1936

Leonard Slatkin
Conductor, b.1944, Director of the National Symphony

Mike Danzi
Banjo, b.1898 d.1986, New York, NY

Paul Mertz
Piano, b.1904, Reading, PA

Sammy Weiss
Drums, b.1910 d.1977, New York, NY

Seiji Ozawa
Conductor, Japanese, b.1935 in Hoten Manchuria. He has been the Music director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1973.

Velma Middleton
Jazz Singer, b.1917 d.1961, sang with Louis Armstrong’s big band, St. Louis, MO

Willie Ruff
Jazz Bassist, French Horn, b.1931, Sheffield, AL

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