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Billard, Francois
Jazz anthology (1918-1939)
Paris: EPM, 1991, 391 p.


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  Allen, Henry James "Red" (b. 1908 d. 1967)   trumpet, vocals
  Amico, Hank [Henry] (b. 1915 d. 1965)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Ammons, Albert C. (b. 1907 d. 1949)   jazz piano, piano
  Anderson, Ivie (Marie) [Ivy] (b. 1905 d. 1949)   cast, singer
  Archey, Jimmy [James H.] (b. 1902 d. 1967)   trombone
  Armstrong, Louis (b. 1900)   cast, composer
  Arodin, Sidney (b. 1901 d. 1948)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Autrey, Hermann (b. 1904 d. 1980)   trumpeter, singer
  Bailey, Buster [William C.] (b. 1902 d. 1967)   clarinet, seas
  Bailey, Mildred (b. 1907 d. 1951)   composer, singer
  Baker, Shorty [Harold J.] (b. 1914 d. 1966)   trumpet
  Barbarin, Paul [Adolf Paul] (b. 1901 d. 1969)   drummer, drums
  Barefield, Eddie [Edward Emmanuel] (b. 1909)   clarinet, music director
  Barker, Danny [Daniel Moses] (b. 1909)   banjo, guitar
  Barnet, Charlie [Charles Daly] (b. 1913 d. 1991 a. 1936-1948)   saxophone, bandleader
  Bascomb, Dud [Wilbur Odell] (b. 1916 d. 1972)   trumpet
  Basie, [William] (b. 1904 d. 1984)   bandleader, composer
  Battle, Puddinghead [Edgar William] (b. 1907 d. 1977)   trumpeter, arranger
  Bauduc, Ray [Raymond] (b. 1909 d. 1988)   composer, drummer
  Bechet, Sidney (Joseph) (b. 1897 d. 1959)   clarinet, saxophone
  Beiderbecke, Bix [Leon Bismarck] (b. 1903 d. 1931)   cornet, musicisti
  Berigan, Bunny [Roland Bernard] (b. 1908 d. 1942)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Bernhardt, Clyde (b. 1905 d. 1986)   trombone, singer
  Berry, Chu [Leon Brown] (b. 1910)   composer, lyricist
  Bigard, Barney (b. 1906 d. 1980)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Blake, Eubie [James Hubert] (b. 1883 d. 1983)   cast, composer
  Blue, Bill [William Thornton] (b. 1902 d. 1948)   clarinet, saxophone
  Bolden, Buddy [Charles King] (b. 1877 d. 1931)   cornet, bandleader
  Bonano, Sharkey [Joseph Gustaf] (b. 1902 d. 1972)   cornet, trumpet
  Bose, Sterling (Belmont) (b. 1906 d. 1958)   cornet, trumpet
  Bradley, Will (b. 1912 a. 1940-1944)   trombone, arranger
  Bradshaw, Tiny [Myron Carlton] (b. 1905 d. 1958)   bandleader, vocals
  Braud, Wellman [Wellington] (b. 1891 d. 1966)   bass (instrument), sousaphone/tuba
  Briggs, Arthur (b. 1899)   trumpet, leader
  Brown, Laurence (b. 1905 d. 1988)   piano, trombone
  Brown, Pete (b. 1906 d. 1963)   alto saxophone, trumpet
  Brunis, Georg (b. 1900 d. 1974)   trombone
  Buckner, Ted [Theodore Guy] (b. 1913 d. 1976)   alto sax, soprano sax
  Bunn, Teddy [Theodore Leroy] (b. 1909 d. 1978)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Bushkin, Joe [Joseph] (b. 1916)   piano, trumpeter
  Butterfield, Billy [Charles William] (b. 1917 d. 1988 a. 1943-1946)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Byas, Don (b. 1912 d. 1972)   tenor saxophone
  Caceres, Ernie (b. 1911 d. 1971)   alto sax, baritone sax
  Calloway, Cab [Cabell] (b. 1907 a. 1930-1945)   bandleader, cast
  Carlisle, Una Mae (b. 1918 d. 1956 a. 1941)   piano, vocals
  Carmichael, Hoagy [Hoagland Howard] (b. 1899 d. 1981)   composer, cornet
  Carney, Harry (Howell) (b. 1910 d. 1974)   baritone sax, clarinet
  Carter, Benny (b. 1907)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Carver, Wayman (Alexander) (b. 1905 d. 1967)   clarinet, flute
  Casey, Al [Albert Aloysius] (b. 1915)   director, guitar
  Catlett, Sid [Sidney] (b. 1910 d. 1951)   drummer, drums
  Celestin, Papa [Oscar Phillip] (b. 1884 d. 1954)   trumpeter, singer
  Cheatham, Doc [Adolphus Anthony] (b. 1905)   trumpet, vocals
  Chittison, Herman "Ivory" (b. 1908 d. 1967)   piano, celeste
  Christian, Buddy [Narcisse J.] (b. 1895 d. 1958)   banjo, drums
  Christian, Charlie (b. 1916 d. 1942)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Christian, Emile (Joseph) (b. 1895 d. 1973 a. 1916-1925)   trombone
  Clarke, Kenny [Klook] [Kenneth Spearman] (b. 1914 d. 1985)   drummer, drums
  Clay, Sonny [William Rogers Campbell] (b. 1899)   drummer, piano
  Clayton, Buck (b. 1911 d. 1991 a. 1936-1943)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Cless, Rod [George Roderick] (b. 1907 d. 1944)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Cole, Cozy [William Randolph] (b. 1909 d. 1981)   cast, drummer
  Coleman, Bill (b. 1904 d. 1981)   double bass, trumpet
  Collins, John (Elbert) (b. 1913)   guitar
  Collins, Lee (b. 1901 d. 1960)   trumpet
  Collins, Shad [Lester Rallingston] (b. 1910 d. 1978)   trumpet
  Combelle, Alix (b. 1912 d. 1978)   clarinet, tenor sax
  Condon, Eddie [Albert Edwin] (b. 1905 d. 1973)   banjo, guitar
  Cook, Will Marion (b. 1869 d. 1944)   composer, director
  Cooper, Al [Lofton Alfonso] (b. 1911 d. 1981)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Cox, Ida (b. 1896 d. 1967)   composer, lyricist
  Crawford, Jimmy [James Strickland] (b. 1910 d. 1980)   drummer, drums
  Creath, Charlie [Charles Cyril] (b. 1890 d. 1951)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Crosby, Bing (b. 1904 d. 1977)   singer
  Crosby, Bob [George Robert] (b. 1913 d. 1993)   composer, leader
  Crosby, Israel (Clem) (b. 1919 d. 1962)   string bass
  Cuffee, Ed [Edward Emerson] (b. 1902 d. 1959)   trombone
  Culley, Wendell (Philips) (b. 1906)   trumpet
  Dash, Julian [St. Julian Bennett] (b. 1916 d. 1974)   composer, tenor saxophone
  Davenport, Cow Cow [Charles Edward] (b. 1894 d. 1955)   piano, vocals
  De Paris, Sidney (b. 1905 d. 1967)   trumpet
  De Paris, Wilbur (b. 1900 d. 1973)   bandleader, trombone
  Dickenson, Vic [Victor] (b. 1906 d. 1984)   trombone, vocals
  Dillard, Bill [William] (b. 1911)   trumpeter, singer
  Dodds, Baby (b. 1898 d. 1959)   drummer, drums
  Dodds, Johnny [John M.] (b. 1892 d. 1940)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Dominique, Natty [Anatie] (b. 1896 d. 1982)   trumpet
  Dorsey, Jimmy [James Francis] (b. 1904 d. 1957)   cast, clarinet
  Dorsey, Tommy [Thomas] (b. 1905 d. 1956)   cast, composer
  Dunn, Johnny (b. 1897 d. 1937)   cornet, trumpeter
  Durham, Eddie (b. 1906 d. 1987)   arranger, Lbgarr~
  Dutrey, Honore (b. 1894 d. 1935)   trombone
  Edison, Sweets (b. 1915)   drums, trumpet
  Edwards, Eddie (b. 1891 d. 1963 a. 1916-1925)   trombone
  Ekyan, Andre (b. 1907 d. 1972)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Eldridge, Roy [David Roy] (b. 1911 d. 1989)   tromba, trumpet
  Elizalde, Fred [Frederico] (b. 1907 d. 1979)   bandleader, piano
  Ellington (b. 1899 d. 1974)   composer, direttore d'orchestra
  Elman, Ziggy (b. 1914 d. 1968)   flute, trombone
  Erwin, Pee Wee (b. 1913 d. 1981)   trumpet
  Evans, Herschel (b. 1909 d. 1939)   clarinet, tenor sax
  Evans, Stump (b. 1904 d. 1928)   saxophone
  Fatool, Nick [Nicholas] (b. 1915)   drummer, drums
  Fazola, Irving (b. 1912 d. 1949)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Fitzgerald, Ella (b. 1920 a. 1936)   composer, interprete
  Flemming, Herb (b. 1900 d. 1976)   trombone, singer
  Foster, Pops (b. 1892 d. 1969)   double bass
  Freeman, Bud [Lawrence] (b. 1906 d. 1991)   tenor saxophone
  Fulbright, Dick [Richard W.] (b. 1901 d. 1962)   double bass, tuba
  Fuller, Rosetta [Walter] (b. 1910)   trumpeter, singer
  Gaillard, Slim [Bulee] (b. 1916 d. 1991)   guitar, singer
  Gaines, Charlie [Charles] (b. 1900)   trumpeter, bandleader
  Garland, Joe [Joseph Copeland] (b. 1903 d. 1977)   arranger, composer
  Garland, Montudie [Edward] (b. 1885 d. 1980)   string bass
  George, Karl Curtis (b. 1913)   trumpet
  Gibson, Andy [Albert Andrew] (b. 1913 d. 1961)   arranger, orchestra
  Gifford, Gene [Harold Eugene] (b. 1908 d. 1970)   arranger, banjo
  Gillespie, Dizzy [John Birks] (b. 1917)   tromba, trumpet
  Glenn, Lloyd (b. 1909 d. 1985)   piano, arranger
  Glenn, Tyree (b. 1912 d. 1974)   tenor sax, trombone
  Goldkette, Jean (b. 1899 d. 1962)   piano, conductor
  Gonella, Nat [Nathaniel Charles] (b. 1908)   flute, trumpet
  Goodman, Benny [Benjamin David] (b. 1909 d. 1986)   alto saxophone, cast
  Goodwin, Henry Clay (b. 1910 d. 1979)   trumpet, vocals
  Goudie, Big Boy [Frank] (b. 1899 d. 1964)   tenor sax, clarinet
  Gowans, Brad [Arthur Bradford] (b. 1903 d. 1954)   cornet, trombone
  Grappelli, Stephane (b. 1908)   guitar, violin
  Gray, Glen "Spike" (b. 1906 d. 1963)   alto sax, bandleader
  Green, Charlie (b. 1900 d. 1936)   string bass, trombone
  Green, Freddie (b. 1911 d. 1987)   guitar
  Greer, Sonny [William Alexander] (b. >1895 d. 1982)   drums, jazz drummer
  Gregor (b. 1897 d. 1937)   bandleader, dancer
  Guarente, Frank [Francesco Saverio] (b. 1893 d. 1942)   trumpet, leader
  Guarnieri, Johnny [John Albert] (b. 1917 d. 1985)   piano, harpsichord
  Guy, Fred (b. 1899 d. 1971)   banjo, guitar
  Hackett, Bobby [Robert Leo] (b. 1915 d. 1976)   cornet, trumpet
  Haggart, Bob [Robert Sherwood] (b. 1914)   bass (instrument), bass
  Hall, Adelaide (Louise) (b. 1895)   cast, jazz singer
  Hall, Al [Alfred Wesley] (b. 1915 d. 1988)   bass (instrument), bass
  Hall, Edmund (b. 1901 d. 1967)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Hall, Tubby [Alfred] (b. 1895 d. 1946)   drummer, drums
  Hamilton, Bugs [John] (b. 1911 d. 1947)   trumpet
  Hampton, Lionel (b. 1913)   drums, musicista
  Hardwick, Otto [Toby] (b. 1904 d. 1970)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Harrison, Jimmy [James Henry] (b. 1900 d. 1931)   trombone, vocals
  Hart, Clyde (b. 1910 d. 1945)   bass, piano
  Haughton, Chauncey (b. 1909 d. 1989)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Hawkins, Coleman (Randolph) (b. 1904 d. 1969)   clarinet, tenor sax
  Hawkins, Erskine (Ramsay) (b. 1914)   cast, trumpet
  Hayes, Edgar (Junius) (b. 1904 d. 1979)   piano, tenor saxophone
  Hayton, Lennie [Leonard George] (b. 1908 d. 1971)   music director, piano
  Hazel, Monk [Arthur] (b. 1903 d. 1968)   cornet, drummer
  Heard, J.C. [James Charles] (b. 1917 d. 1988)   director, drummer
  Hemphill, Shelton [Scad] (b. 1906 d. 1959)   trumpet
  Henderson, Fletcher [James Fletcher] (b. 1898 d. 1952)   arranger, bandleader
  Henderson, Horace W. (b. 1904 d. 1988)   arranger, piano
  Henry, Haywood [Frank Haywood] (b. 1913)   baritone saxophone, bass
  Herman, Woody (b. 1913 d. 1987)   bandleader, clarinet
  Heywood, Eddie (b. 1915 d. 1989)   piano, composer
  Higginbotham, Jack C. (b. 1906 d. 1973)   trombone
  Hill, Alex [William Alexander] (b. 1906 d. 1937)   composer, lyricist
  Hill, Ernest "Bass" (b. 1900 d. 1964)   double bass, tuba
  Hill, Teddy [Theodore] (b. 1909 d. 1978)   clarinet, music director
  Hinton, Milt [Milton John] (b. 1910)   bass (instrument), bass
  Hite, Les (b. 1903 d. 1962)   alto sax, bandleader
  Hodges, Johnny (b. 1906 d. 1970 a. 1937-1951)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Holiday, Billie (b. 1915 d. 1959)   musicisti, singer
  Holland, Peanuts (b. 1910 d. 1979)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Holmes, Charlie [Charles William] (b. 1910 d. 1985)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Hopkins, Claude (Driskett) (b. 1903 d. 1984)   piano, arranger
  Howard, Darnell (b. >1892 d. 1966)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Hudson, Will (b. 1908 d. 1981)   arranger, composer
  Hug, Armand (b. 1910 d. 1977)   piano
  Hughes, Spike (b. 1908 d. 1987)   bass, string bass
  Humes, Helen (b. 1913 d. 1981)   jazz singer, vocals
  Hunt, Pee Wee (b. 1907 d. 1979)   trombone, singer
  Hunter, Alberta (b. 1895 d. 1984)   blues singer, cast
  Hylton, Jack (b. 1892 d. 1965)   bandleader, conductor
  Inge, Edward (Frederick) (b. 1906)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Irvis, Charlie [Charles] (b. 1899 d. 1939)   trombone
  Jackson, Butter [Quentin Leonard] (b. 1909 d. 1976)   trombone, singer
  Jackson, Cliff [Clifton Luther] (b. 1902 d. 1970)   alto sax, jazz piano
  Jackson, Dewey (b. 1900)   trumpeter, bandleader
  Jackson, Franz R. (b. 1912)   tenor sax, clarinet
  Jackson, Preston (b. 1902 d. 1983)   jazz trombone, trombone
  Jackson, Rudy [Rudolph] (b. 1901 d. 1968)   clarinet, saxophone
  Jaffe, Nat [Nathaniel] (b. 1918 d. 1945)   piano
  James, Elmer (Taylor) (b. 1910 d. 1954)   bass, sousaphone/tuba
  James, Harry Haag (b. 1916 d. 1983)   composer, flute
  Jefferson, Hilton (b. 1903 d. 1968)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Jenkins, Freddy (b. 1906 d. 1978)   alto saxophone, trumpet
  Johnson, Bill [William Manuel] (b. 1874 d. 1972)   banjo, bass
  Johnson, Bunk (b. 1879 d. 1949)   trumpet
  Johnson, Charlie [Charles Wright] (b. 1891 d. 1959)   piano, bandleader
  Johnson, Freddy (b. 1904 d. 1961)   piano, vocals
  Johnson, Howard (William) [Swan] (b. 1908)   alto saxophone, cast
  Johnson, James P. [James Price] (b. 1891 d. 1955)   cast, composer
  Johnson, Keg [Frederick H.] (b. 1908 d. 1967)   trombone, guitar
  Johnson, Lonnie (b. 1889 d. 1970)   banjo, guitar
  Johnson, Manzie Isham (b. 1906 d. 1971)   drummer
  Johnson, Pete (b. 1904 d. 1967)   piano
  Johnson, Walter (b. 1904 d. 1977)   drummer, drums
  Jones, Claude B. (b. 1901 d. 1962)   piano, trombone
  Jones, Isham (b. 1894 d. 1956)   composer, lyricist
  Jones, Jo (b. 1911 d. 1985)   director, drummer
  Jones, Jonah (b. 1909)   trumpet
  Jones, My Knee (b. 1889 d. 1945)   piano, composer
  Jones, Reunald (b. 1910 d. 1989)   trumpet
  Jones, Slick [Wilmore] (b. 1907 d. 1969)   drummer
  Jordan, Louis Thomas (b. 1908 d. 1975)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Jordan, Taft [James Taft] (b. 1915 d. 1981)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Kaminsky, Max (b. 1908)   trumpet, director
  Kazebier, Nate [Nathan Forrest] (b. 1912 d. 1969)   trumpet
  Kelley, Peck (b. 1898 d. 1980)   piano, bandleader
  Kelly, Guy [Edgar Guy] (b. 1906 d. 1940)   trumpeter, singer
  Keppard, Freddie (b. 1889 d. 1933)   cornet
  Kincaide, Deane [Robert Deane] (b. 1911)   alto sax, baritone sax
  Kirby, John (b. 1908 d. 1952)   bass (instrument), bass guitar
  Kirk, Andy [Andrew Dewey] (b. 1898)   bass saxophone, composer
  Kirkpatrick, Don [Donald E.] (b. 1905 d. 1956)   piano, arranger
  Klein, Manny [Emmanuel] (b. 1908 d. 1986)   trumpet, orchestra
  Kress, Carl W. (b. 1907 d. 1965)   banjo, guitar
  Krupa, Gene [Eugene Bertram] (b. 1909 d. 1973)   cast, composer
  Kyle, Billy [William Osborne] (b. 1914 d. 1966)   percussion, piano
  La Rocca, Nick [Dominick James] (b. 1889 d. 1961)   cornet
  Ladnier, Tommy [Thomas J.] (b. 1900 d. 1939)   cornet, trumpet
  Lamare, Nappy [Hilton Napoleon] (b. 1907 d. 1988)   banjo, guitar
  Lang, Eddie (b. 1902 d. 1933)   jazz guitar
  Lawson, Yank [John Rea] (b. 1911)   trumpet
  Lee, Julia (b. 1902 d. 1958)   rhythm & blues singer, piano
  Leeman, Cliff [Clifford] (b. 1913 d. 1986)   drummer, drums
  Leonard, Mike (b. 1905 d. 1983)   saxophone, bandleader
  Lewis, Big Ed [Edward] (b. 1909 d. 1985)   trumpet
  Lewis, Meade "Lux" (b. 1905 d. 1964)   piano, celeste
  Lewis, Ted (b. 1892 d. 1971)   bandleader, cast
  Lewis, Willie [William T.] (b. 1905 d. 1971)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Lindsay, Johnny (b. 1894 d. 1950)   bass (instrument), bass
  Livingston, Fud [Joseph Anthony] (b. 1906 d. 1957)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Livingston, Ulysses (b. 1912)   guitar
  Lucie, Lawrence [Larry] (b. 1914)   guitar, singer
  Lunceford, Jimmy [James Melvin] (b. 1902 d. 1947)   arranger, bandleader
  Lytell, Jimmy (b. 1904 d. 1972)   clarinet, saxophone
  Manone, Wingy [Joseph Matthews] (b. 1900 d. 1982)   cornet, trumpet
  Marable, Fate (b. 1890 d. 1947)   piano, bandleader
  Mares, Paul Joseph (b. 1900 d. 1949)   cornet, trumpet
  Marsala, Joe [Joseph Francis] (b. 1907 d. 1978)   clarinet, saxophone
  Marsala, Marty [Mario Salvatore] (b. 1909 d. 1975)   trumpet, vocals
  Marshall, [Joseph] (b. 1902 d. 1948)   drummer, drums
  Mastren, Carmen (b. 1913 d. 1981)   guitar, arranger
  Matlock, Matty [Julian Clifton] (b. 1909 d. 1978)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  May, Billy [William E.] (b. 1916)   arranger, orchestrator
  McCall, Mary Ann (b. 1919)   singer, vocals
  McDonough, Dick [Richard] (b. 1904 d. 1938)   banjo, guitar
  McEachern, Murray (b. 1915 d. 1982)   trombone, alto saxophone
  McKenzie, Red [William] (b. 1899 d. 1948)   singer, entertainer
  McKinney, Bill [William] (b. 1895 d. 1969)   bandleader, drummer
  McPartland, Dick [Richard George] (b. 1905 d. 1957)   banjo, guitar
  Metcalf, Louis (b. 1905 d. 1981)   cornet, trumpet
  Mezzrow, Milton (b. 1899 d. 1972)   clarinet, saxophone
  Miles, Lizzy (b. 1895 d. 1963)   singer, vocals
  Miley, Bubber [James Wesley] (b. 1903 d. 1932)   cast, composer
  Miller, Eddie [Edward Raymond] (b. 1911 d. 1991)   clarinet, piano
  Miller, Glen [Alton Glen] (b. 1904 d. 1944)   accordion, bandleader
  Miller, Punch [Ernest] (b. 1894 d. 1971)   cornet, trumpeter
  Mince, Johnny (b. 1912)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Minor, Slamfoot [Dan] (b. 1909 d. 1982)   trombone
  Mitchell, George (b. 1899 d. 1972)   chorale, cornet
  Mitchell, Louis (b. 1885 d. 1957)   drummer, drums
  Mole, Miff [Milford Irving] (b. 1898 d. 1961)   trombone
  Moore, Freddie (b. 1900)   drummer, singer
  Morgan, Al [Albert] (b. 1908 d. 1974 a. 1949-1951)   double bass
  Morris, Thomas [Tom] (b. 1898 d. 1940)   cornet
  Morton, Benny [Henry Sterling] (b. 1907 d. 1985)   trombone
  Morton, Jelly Roll (b. 1885 d. 1941)   composer, music based on
  Mosby, Curtis (b. 1895 d. 1960)   drummer, vocals
  Mosiello, Mike [Michele] (b. 1896 d. 1983)   trumpet
  Mosley, Snub [Lawrence Leo] (b. 1905 d. 1981)   trombone
  Moten, Bennie [Benjamin] (b. 1894 d. 1935)   piano, trombone
  Mundy, Jimmy [James] (b. 1907 d. 1983)   arranger, tenor sax
  Murray, Don [Donald Leroy] (b. 1904 d. 1929)   clarinet, saxophone
  Musso, Vido (William) (b. 1913 d. 1982)   tenor saxophone
  Myers, Wilson (Ernest) [Serious] (b. 1906)   string bass, singer
  Nance, Ray [Willis] (b. 1913 d. 1976)   flute, trumpet
  Nanton, Tricky Sam (b. 1904 d. 1946)   trombone
  Napoleon, Phil (b. 1901 d. 1990)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Nelson, Dave [Davidson C.] (b. 1905 d. 1946)   trumpeter, piano
  Newton, Frankie [William Frank] (b. 1906 d. 1954)   trumpet
  Nicholas, Albert (b. 1900 d. 1973)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Nichols, Red [Ernest Loring] (b. 1905 d. 1965)   cornet, trumpet
  Noone, Jimmie (b. 1895 d. 1944)   clarinet, bandleader
  Norris, Al [Albert] (b. 1908 d. 1974)   guitar, violin
  Norvo, Red (b. 1908)   cast, piano
  Nunez, Alcide "Yellow" (b. 1884 d. 1934)   clarinet
  O'Brien, Floyd (b. 1904 d. 1968)   trombone
  O'Bryant, Jimmy (d. 1928)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Oliver, King [Joseph] (b. 1885 d. 1938)   composer, cornet
  Oliver, Sy [Melvin James] (b. 1910 d. 1988)   arranger, trumpeter
  Ory, Kid [Edward] (b. 1886 d. 1973)   composer, trombone
  Page, Hot Lips [Oran Thaddeus] (b. 1908 d. 1954)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Page, Walter (Sylvester) (b. 1900 d. 1957)   bass (instrument), bass
  Parenti, Tony [Anthony] (b. 1900 d. 1972)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Parham, Tiny [Hartzell Strathdene Parham] (b. 1900 d. 1943)   piano, bandleader
  Parham, Truck [Charles Valdez Parham] (b. 1911)   bass (instrument), bass
  Parrish, Avery (b. 1917 d. 1959)   piano, arranger
  Payne, Benny [Benjamin E.] (b. 1907 d. 1986)   composer, lyricist
  Pinkett, Ward (William) (b. 1906 d. 1937)   trumpet, vocals
  Piron, Armand John (b. 1888 d. 1943)   violin, composer
  Pollack, Ben (b. 1903 d. 1971)   drummer, drums
  Polo, Danny (b. 1901 d. 1949)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Poston, Doc [Joseph E.] (b. 1895 d. 1942)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Powell, Rudy [Edward Stephen, sr.] (b. 1907 d. 1976)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Price, Sam [Samuel Blythe] (b. 1908 d. 1992)   piano, singer
  Prima, Louis (b. 1911 d. 1978)   composer, singer
  Procope, Russell (b. 1908 d. 1981)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Purtill, Moe [Maurice] (b. 1916)   drummer
  Purvis, Jack (b. 1906 d. 1962)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Ragas, Henry W. (b. 1891 d. 1919)   piano
  Rainey, Ma (b. 1886 d. 1939)   blues singer, composer
  Ramirez, Ram [Roger] (b. 1915)   piano, organ
  Randolph, Irving "Mouse" (b. 1909)   trumpet
  Randolph, Zilmer T. (b. 1899)   composer, arranger
  Rank, Bill [William C.] (b. 1904 d. 1979)   trombone
  Redman, Don [Donald Mathew] (b. 1900 d. 1964)   alto saxophone, arranger
  Reinhardt, Django (b. 1910 d. 1953)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Sbarbaro, Tony (b. 1897 d. 1969)   drummer, drums
  Senter, Boyd Langdon (b. 1890 d. 1977)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Smith, Clarence (b. 1904 d. 1929)   blues singer, piano
  Spencer, O'Neil [William] (b. 1909 d. 1944)   drummer, drums
  St. Clair, Cyrus (b. 1890 d. 1955)   bass, brass bass
  St. Cyr, Johnny [John Alexander] (b. 1890 d. 1966)   banjo, guitar
  Stacy, Jesse [Alexandria] (b. 1904)   piano
  Stark, Bobby [Robert Victor] (b. 1906 d. 1945)   trumpet
  Stevenson, George Edward (b. 1906 d. 1970)   trombone
  Stewart, Rex (William jr.) (b. 1907 d. 1967)   cornet, trumpeter
  Stewart, Slam [Leroy Elliot] (b. 1914 d. 1987)   baritone sax, bass (instrument)
  Sullivan, Joe [Joseph Michael] (b. 1906 d. 1971)   clarinet, jazz piano
  Sullivan, Maxine (b. 1911 d. 1987)   cast, singer
  Tate, Buddy [George Holmes] (b. 1915)   tenor saxophone
  Tate, Erskine (b. 1895 d. 1978)   bandleader, banjo
  Tatum, Art [Arthur, Jr.] (b. 1910 d. 1956)   piano, celeste
  Taylor, Billy [William, sr.] (b. 1906 d. 1986)   double bass, tuba
  Teagarden, Jack [Weldon Leo] (b. 1905)   cast, trombone
  Teschemacher, Frank (b. 1906 d. 1932)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Thomas, Joe [Joseph Lewis] (b. 1909 d. 1984)   clarinet, composer
  Thomas, Joe [Joseph Vankert] (b. 1909 d. 1986)   tenor saxophone
  Thornhill, Claude (b. 1909 d. 1965)   bandleader, piano
  Tio, Lorenzo (b. 1893 d. 1933)   clarinet, tenor saxophone
  Tizol, Juan [Vincent Martinez] (b. 1900 d. 1984)   composer, lyricist
  Tough, Dave [David Jaffray] (b. 1908 d. 1948)   director, drummer
  Trumbauer, Frank [Tram] (b. 1901 d. 1956)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Turner, Big Joe (b. 1911 d. 1985)   jazz bluesman
  Turner, Joe [Joseph H.] (b. 1907 d. 1990)   jazz piano
  Van Eps, George (Abel) (b. 1913)   guitar
  Ventura, Ray [Raymond] (b. 1908 d. 1979)   bandleader, orchestra
  Venuti, Joe [Giuseppe] (b. 1903 d. 1978)   violin, orchestra
  Waller, Fats [Thomas Wright] (b. 1904 d. 1943)   cast, composer
  Warlop, Michel (b. 1911 d. 1947)   violin, bandleader
  Warren, Earle Ronald (b. 1914)   alto sax, baritone sax
  Warwick, Bama [William Carl] (b. 1917)   trumpet
  Washington, Ford Lee "Buck" (b. 1903 d. 1955)   piano, singer
  Washington, Jack [Ronald] (b. 1910 d. 1964)   alto sax, baritone sax
  Waters, Benny [Benjamin] (b. 1902)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Waters, Ethel (b. 1900 d. 1977)   actress, cast
  Webster, Paul Frank (b. 1909 d. 1966)   trumpet
  Wells, Dickie [William] (b. 1907 d. 1985)   cast, trombone
  Wettling, George (Godfrey) (b. 1907 d. 1968)   drummer, drums
  White, Sonny (b. 1917 d. 1971)   piano
  Whiteman, Paul (b. 1890 d. 1967)   bandleader, cast
  Whyte, Zack [Zach] (b. 1898 d. 1967)   bandleader, banjo
  Wiley, Lee (b. 1915 d. 1975)   composer, vocals
  Williams, Clarence (b. 1898 d. 1965)   baritone saxophone, cast
  Williams, Cootie [Charles Melvin] (b. 1910 d. 1985)   trumpeter, bandleader
  Williams, Mary Lou (b. 1910 d. 1981)   arranger, cast
  Williams, Sandy [Alexander Balos] (b. 1906)   trombone
  Wilson, Dick [Richard] (b. 1911 d. 1941)   tenor saxophone
  Wilson, Juice (b. 1904)   violin, saxophone
  Wilson, Quinn B. (b. 1908 d. 1978)   bass, sousaphone/tuba
  Wilson, Teddy [Theodore Shore] (b. 1912 d. 1986)   cast, piano
  Wooding, Sam [Samuel David] (b. 1895 d. 1985)   music director, piano
  Wright, Lammar (b. 1907 d. 1973)   trumpet
  Wynn, Al [Albert] (b. 1907 d. 1973)   trombone
  Yancey, Jimmy [James Edward] (b. 1898 d. 1951)   piano, vocals
  Young, Lester (Willis) (b. 1909 d. 1959)   cornet, guitar
  Young, Trummy (b. 1912 d. 1984)   trombone, singer
  Zurke, Bob [Robert Albert] (b. 1912 d. 1944)   piano, composer

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