LEGEND: A=Actor/ C=Composer/ D=Dancer (and Artist) / L=Leader /
M=Musician/ P=Political/ S=Singer/ W=Writer

Last First L Birth
City
Birth
State
AKA/ Other DOB DOD Married
Andrews (Sisters) Laverne, Sophie S Minneapolis MN Andrew Sisters 7/6/1911 5/8/1967 ??
Andrews Maxene, Angelyne S Minneapolis MN Andrew Sisters 1/3/1916 10/21/1995 Lou Levy
Andrews Patricia Marie S Mound MN Andrew Sisters 2/26/1918 ?? Wally Weschler
Anthony Ray M Bentleyville PA Raymond Antonini 1/20/22 ?? Mamie Van Doren
Armstrong Louis, Daniel M Storyville, New Orleans LA Satchmo 7/4/1901 7/6/1971 Lil Hardin, Daisy Parker
Bach Johann Sebastian C Thuringia Germany ?? 1685 1750 ??
Barnet Charles M New York City NY Charles Daly Barnett 10/26/13 9/4/1991 ??
Basie Count M Redbank NJ William Basie 8/21/1906 4/26/1984 ??
Bechet Sidney M New Orleans LA ?? 5/14/1897 5/14/1959 ??
Beethoven Ludwig Van C Germany ?? Ludwig Van Beethoven 1770 1827 ??
Beiderbecke Bix M Davenport IO Leon Bismarck 3/10/03 8/7/31 ??
Beneke Tex M Fort Worth TX Gordon Beneke 2/12/14 5/30/2000 ??
Bernie Ben M Bayonne NJ Bernard Anzelevitz 1894 1942 ??
Bizet Georges C France FR Georges Bizet 1883 1875 ??
Blake Eubie M Baltimore MD James Hubert Blake 2/7/1883 2/12/1983 ??
Bolden Buddy, Charles M New Orleans LA Invented Jazz style music 9/6/1868 1931 ??
Boswell(Sisters) Connie S New Orleans LA Connie Boswell (Lead Singer, Paralyzed,) Cello 12/3/1907 9/11/1976 Harry Leedy
Boswell (Sisters) Martha S Kansas City MO Martha Boswell, Piano 1905 ?? ??
Boswell (Sisters) "Vet" S Birmingham AL Helvetia Boswell, Violin 5/20/1911 11/12/1988 John P. Jones
Brahms Johannes C Germany ?? Johannes Brahms 1833 1897 ??
Brown Les M Lawrence? KS? Lester Raymond Brown 3/14/1912 1/4/2001 Claire De Wolf
Brubeck David M Concord CA David W. Brubeck 12/6/1920 ?? ??
Calloway Cab M Rochester NY Cabell Calloway,
(Sister Blanche)
12/24/1907 11/18/1994 ??
Campra André C Italy Italy ?? 1660 1744 ??
Cervantes Ignacio C Cuba ?? ?? 1847 1905 ??
Chopin Fryderyk Franciszek C Poland? ?? Frederic Francois Chopin 1810- 1849 ??
Cole Nat "King" M Montgomery AL Nathaniel Adams Coles 3/17/1919 2/15/1965 Nadine Robinson, Maria Cole Devore
Cook Will Marion M ?? ?? ?? 1869 1944 ??
Cox Ida S Toccoa GA Ida Prather 2/25/1896 11/10/1967 ??
Cugat Xavier M Genoa, Spain Francisco de asis Javier Cugat Mingall de cruz y Deulofeo ?? 10/27/1990 Charo (4th)
Davis Jr. Sammy S N.Y.C. NY ?? 12/8/25 ?? ??
Debussy Claude C Paris FR Achille Claude Debussy 1862 1918 ??
Dorsey Jimmy C Shenandoah PA James Dorsey 2/29/1904 1957 ??
Dorsey Tommy C Shenandoah PA Thomas Dorsey 11/19/1905 1956 ??
Ellington Duke C Washington D.C. Edward Kennedy Ellington 4/29/1899 5/24/1974 Edna Thompson
Eckstine Billy S Pittsburgh PA William Clarence Eckstein 7/8/1914 ?? ??
Europe James Reese M Mobile AL James Reese Europe 2/22/1881 5/9/1919 ??
Fitzgerald Ella S New Port City News VA Ella Jane Fitzgerald 4/25/1917 1996 ??
Gaillard "Slim" M Detroit MI Bulee "Slim" Gaillard
(Slim & Slam)
1/4/1916 ?? ??
Gershwin George C Brooklyn NY ?? 9/26/1898 7/11/1937 ??
Getz Stan M Philidelphia PA Stanley Getz 2/2/1927 ?? ??
Gillespie "Dizzy" M Chehaw SC John Birks Gillespie 10/21/17 ?? ??
Goodman Benny C Chicago IL Benjamin David Goodman 5/30/1909 1986 Alice Duckworth (1941)
Hampton Lionel M Louisville KY Lionel Hampton 1913 ?? Gladys
Handel George Frederick C Germany ?? George Frideric Handel 1685- 1759 ??
Handy W.C. C Florence AL William Christopher 11/16/1873 3/28/1958 ??
Haydn Franz C ?? ?? ?? 1732 1809 
Hawkins Coleman M St. Joseph MI Coleman Hawkins 11/21/1907 ?? ??
Hawkins Erskine M Birmingham AL. Erskine Hawkins? 7/26/1914 11/11/1993 ??
Henderson Horace M Cuthbert GA Horace Henderson 1904 ?? ??
Henderson Fletcher C Cuthbert GA James Fletcher 12/18/1898 12/29/1952 ??
      WI   5/16/    
Higginbotham Jay. C M Atlanta GA (Higgie) 5/11/1906 ?? ??
Holliday Billie S Baltimore MA Eleanor Gough
Mckay (Fagan)
4/7/1915 1959 ??
Horne Lena A Brooklyn NY Lena Horne 6/30/1917 ?? Lennie Hayton (1947)
Hunter Alberta S Memphis TN ?? 4/1/1897 ?? ??
Hutton Ina Ray S Chicago IL Singer & Dancer 3/13/16 ?? Randy Brooks
Heinrich Issak C Dutch ?? Dance Music Composer, Carnival Songs, Ballo 1450 1517 ??
James Harry M Albany GA Harry Haag James 3/15/1916   Louise Tobin, Betty Grable, Joan Boyd
Johnson James P. M Brunswick NJ James Price Johnson 2/1/1891 ?? ??
Joplin Scott M Texarkana AK Scott Joplin 12/24/1868 4/11/17 ??
Jordan Louis S Brinkley AK Louis Jordan 7/8/1908 2/4/1975 ??
Keene Bob M Manhattan Beach CA Robert Kuhn 1/5/1922 ?? ??
Kenton Stan M Witchita KA Stanley Newcomb 2/19/1912 ?? (Played at
Balboa Island)
Kern Jerome ?? ?? ?? ?? 1885 1945 ??
Krupa Gene M Chicago IL Gene Krupa 1/15/1909 10/6/1973 ??
Leadbetter "Leadbelly" M Mooringsport LA Huddie Leadbetter 1/21/1885 12/06/1949 ??
Lee Peggy S Jamestown ND Norma Jean Egstrom 5/26/1920 ?? 43 Dave Barbour,
53 Brad Dexter
Liszt Franz C Hungary ?? ?? 1811 1886 ??
Lunceford Jimmie L Fulton MO Jimmie Melvin Lunceford 6/6/1902 7/13/1947 Crystal Tulli
Machito n/a L Tampa FL Frank Grillo 2/16/1912 ?? ??
Miller Glenn M Clarinda IO Glenn Miller 3/1/1904 12/15/1944 Helen
Millinder Lucky L Anniston AL Lucius Venabe Millinder 8/8/1900 ?? ??
Mingus Charles M Nogales AZ Charles Mingus 4/22/1922 ?? ??
Moton Bennie         4/2/1935  
Monk Thelonious M N.Y. City NY Thelonious Sphere Monk 10/10/1920 ?? ??
Morton "Jelly Roll" M Gulfport LA Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe 9/20/1885 7/10/1941 ??
Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus C Salzburg, Austria ?? ?? 1756 1791  -
Noone Jimmie M New Orleans LA Jimmie Noone 4/23/1895 4/19/1944 ??
Norvo Red M Beardstown IL Kenneth Norville 3/31/1908 ?? Mildred Bailey, Eve Rogers
O'Day Anita S Chicago IL. Anita Belle Colton 12/19/1919 ?? ??
Offenbach Jacques C France? ?? Jacques Offenbach 1819 1880 ??
Oliver King M New Orleans LA Joseph Oliver 5/11/1885 4/10/1938 ??
Oliver Sy M Battle Creek MI Melvin James Oliver 12/17/1910 ?? ??
Ory Kid M La Place LA Edward Ory 12/25/1886 ?? ??
Parker Charlie M Kansas City MO "Bird" 8/29/1921 3/12/1955 ??
Paul Les M Waukesha WI Lester Polfus 6/9/1916 ?? Mary Ford
Perez Manuel M ?? -- ?? 1873 ?? ??
Pollack Ben M Chicago IL Ben Pollack 6/22/1903 ?? ??
Porter Cole C USA ?? Cole Porter 1892- ?? ??
Pozo Chano M Mantanzas CU Luciano Gonzales 1920 12/2/1948 ??
Pozo Chino M Mantanzas CU Francisco Pozo 10/4/15 ?? ??
Prado Perez C Mantanzas CU Domase Perez Prado 1922 n/a n/a
Presley Elvis S Tupelo MI Elvis Aaron Presley 1/8/1935 8/16/1977 Priscella -
Prima Louis M New Orleans LA Louis Prima 12/7/1911 n/a n/a
Pugni Cesare C Genoa ?? Cesare Pugni 1802 1870 n/a
Rainey Ma S Columbus GA. Gertrude Pridgett 4/26/1886 12/22/1939 William "Pa" Rainey
Rameau Jean Phillipe C France n/a Jean Phillipe Rameau 1683 1764 n/a
Ravel Maurice C France n/a Maurice Ravle 1875 1937 n/a
Schöenberg Arnold C Vienna n/a Arnold Schöenberg 1874 n/a n/a
Schubert Franz C Austria n/a Franz Schubert 1797 1828 n/a
Shaw Artie M N.Y. City NY Arthur Arshawsky 5/23/1910 n/a Married 7 times
Sinatra Frank S Brooklyn NY Francis Albert Sinatra 1915 1990's Ava Gardner
Sissle Noble C Indianapolis IN. n/a 7/10/1889 12/17/1975 n/a
Smith Bessie S Chatanooga TN Bessie Smith 4/15/1894 9/26/1937 Jack Gee
Smith Mamie S Cincinnati OH   5/26/1883 10/30/1946  
Smith "Pinetop" M Troy AL Clarence Smith 6/11/1904 3/14/1929 (was tap dancer)
Sousa John Phillip M Washington DC Aka: The March King 11/6/1854 (1856?) 1932 Jane Van Middlesworth Bellis
Spivey Vistoria S Houston TX n/a 9/15/1906 9/3/1976 n/a
Stewart "Slam" M Englewood NJ Leroy "Slam" Stewart
(Slim & Slam)
?? ?? ??
Strauss II Johann C ?? ?? ?? 1825 1899 Pauline De Ahna, Jefty Treffz(1818-?)
Stravinsky Igor C Russia ?? Fyodorovich 1882- 4/6/1971 ??
Tate "Buddy" M Sherman TX George Holmes Tate 2/22/15 ?? ??
Tatum Art M Dayton OH Arthur Tatum 10/13/1910 ?? ??
Tchaikovsky Peter Ilyich C Russia RU Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky 1840 1890 ??
Teagarden "Jack" M Vernon TX Weldon John Teagarden 8/20/1905 1964 ??
Turner "Big Joe" M Kansas City MO ?? 5/18/1911 ?? ??
Tucker Sophie S Russia RU Sonia Kalish 1884 ?? ??
Waller "Fats" M N.Y. City NY Thomas Waller 5/21/1904 12/15/1943 ??
Webb "Chick" M Baltimore MD William Webb 2/10/1907 6/16/1939 ??
White "Father" M Bethlehem PA Harry Alexander White 6/1/1898 ?? ??
Whiteman Paul L Denver CO Paul Whiteman 3/28/1890 ?? ??
Wilson "Teddy" M Austin TX Theodore Wilson 11/24/1912 ?? ??
Yancey James M Chicago IL James Yancey, (Tap Dancer) 1894 9/17/1951 Estella "Mama" Yancey
Young Lester M New Orleans LA Lester Willis Young 8/27/1909 ?? ??

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