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African American composers

The above item is part of :
Horne, Aaron
Baker, David N.
Brass music of black composers : a bibliography
Compiled by Aaron Horne
Foreword by David N. Baker
Westport: Greenwood Press, 1996

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  Abels, Michael (b. 1962)   composer
  Abrams, Muhal Richard Louis (b. 1930)   piano, composer
  Adams, Alton Augustus (b. 1889 d. 1987)   bandmaster, composer
  Adams, Leslie (b. 1932)   cast, piano
  Adderley, Nat [Nathaniel] (b. 1931)   cast, composer
  Anderson, Thomas Jefferson (b. 1928)   composer
  Anderson, Walter Franklin (b. 1915)   college professor
  Archibald, Daryl (a. 1991)   composer
  Arnold-Strothotte, Maurice (b. 1865 d. 1937)   music director, piano
  Atkins, Russell (b. 1926)   poet, writer
  Austin, Lovie (b. 1897 d. 1972)   piano
  Bailey, Mable (b. 1939)   composer
  Baiocchi, Regina A. Harris (b. 1956)   composer
  Baker, David Nathaniel (b. 1931)   bassoon, composer
  Ballard, Louis Wayne (b. 1931)   composer, music educator
  Banfield, William C. (a. 1991)   composer
  Barnett, Willis L. (a. 1982)   composer
  Basie, [William] (b. 1904 d. 1984)   bandleader, composer
  Bateman, Charles   composer
  Batiste, Alvin (b. 1932)   clarinet, composer
  Beckon, Lettie Marie (b. 1953)   composer, piano
  Belaka, O'Sai Tutu (b. 1933)   composer
  Billups, Kenneth Browne (b. 1918 d. 1985)   music educator, choir conductor
  Bland, Ed [Edward Osmund] (b. 1946 a. 1989)   composer, music director
  Bledsoe, Jules (b. 1898 d. 1943)   cast, singer
  Boatner, Edward Hammond (b. 1898 d. 1981)   composer
  Bond, Curtis Horace (b. 1954)   composer
  Bonds, Margaret (Allison) (b. 1913 d. 1972)   composer, piano
  Bozeman, Ray (a. 1991)   composer
  Braxton, Walter Augustus (b. 1952)   composer
  Bridgewater, Cecil (Vernon) (b. 1942)   trumpeter, arranger
  Brinsman, Heskel (b. 1923)   composer
  Brouwer, Leo [Juan Leovigildo] (b. 1939)   composer, direttore d'orchestre
  Brown, Ray [Raymond Matthew] (b. 1926)   composer
  Brown, Tanya   composer
  Brown, Uzee (b. 1951)   bass-baritone, bass
  Burleigh, Henry Thacker (b. 1866 d. 1949)   composer, singer
  Burrs, Leslie S. (b. 1952)   flute, music educator
  Capers, Valerie Gail (b. 1937)   piano, music educator
  Carter, Benny (b. 1907)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Carter, John (b. 1937)   composer
  Carter, Warrick (b. 1942)   arranger, composer
  Cheatham, Wallace McClain (b. 1945)   organ, composer
  Clark, Edgar Rogie (b. 1917 d. 1978)   singer, composer
  Coleman, Ornette (b. 1930)   alto saxophone, drums
  Coltrane, John (William) (b. 1926 d. 1967)   alto sax, soprano sax
  Cook, Doc (b. 1891 d. 1958)   piano, arranger
  Cook, Will Marion (b. 1869 d. 1944)   composer, director
  Cooper, Charlene Moore (a. 1984)   composer
  Cooper, William Benjamin (b. 1920 d. 1993)   organ, composer
  Cunningham, Arthur H. (b. 1928)   composer
  Curtis, Marvin V. (b. 1951)   composer, teacher
  Da Costa, Noel George (b. 1929)   composer, violin
  Davis, Anthony (b. 1951)   piano, trumpet
  Davis, Miles (Dewey) (b. 1926 d. 1991)   piano, tromba
  Davis, Nathan (b. 1937)   composer, soprano sax
  Dawson, William Levi (b. 1899 d. 1990)   composer, conductor
  Dede, Edmund (b. 1827 d. 1903 a. 1862)   violin, clarinet
  Dennis, Mark Andrew (b. 1949)   composer
  Dett, Robert Nathaniel (Farbiger) (b. 1882 d. 1943)   composer, teacher
  Dickerson, Roger Donald (b. 1934)   composer
  Dill, William Leslie (b. 1913)   bandleader, composer
  Dillard, Donald E. (b. 1940)   composer
  Diton, Carl Rossini (b. 1886 d. 1962)   piano, composer
  Dorsey, James Elmo (b. 1905)   baritone, composer
  Drew, James Mulcro (b. 1929)   composer, playwright
  Duncan, John (b. 1913 d. 1975)   composer, college professor
  Dunner, Leslie Byron (b. 1956)   conductor, composer
  Durham, Eddie (b. 1906 d. 1987)   arranger, Lbgarr~
  Edwards, Leo (b. 1937)   composer
  Elie, Justin (b. 1883 d. 1931)   conductor, composer
  Ellington (b. 1899 d. 1974)   composer, direttore d'orchestra
  Eubanks, Rachel Amelia (b. 1922)   composer, administrator
  Europe, James Reese (b. 1881 d. 1919)   bandmaster, composer
  Fax, Mark Oakland (b. 1911 d. 1974)   college professor, composer
  Fischer, William Samuel (b. 1935)   arranger, composer
  Flack, Roberta (b. 1937)   singer, vocals
  Fletcher, John (a. 1973)   composer
  Foster, Frank (Benjamin III) (b. 1928)   tenor sax, arranger
  Foster, William Patrick (b. 1919)   conductor, bandmaster
  Fountain, Primous (b. 1949)   composer
  Fox, Donal Leonellis (b. 1952)   composer
  Fox, Frederick Alfred (b. 1931)   composer, lighting designer
  Fox, James Ingram (b. 1916)   composer
  Freeman, Ahnee Sharon (a. 1985)   composer
  Freeman, Harry Lawrence (b. 1869 d. 1954)   composer, conductor
  Furman, James (b. 1937 d. 1989)   composer, music educator
  Garner, Erroll (Louis) (b. 1921 d. 1977)   musicista, piano
  Gillespie, Dizzy [John Birks] (b. 1917)   tromba, trumpet
  Golson, Benny (b. 1929)   conductor, piano
  Goodwin, Anna Gardner (b. 1874 d. 1959)   composer
  Greene, Diana R. (a. 1978)   composer
  Gregory, Byron   composer
  Grider, Joseph William (a. 1986)   composer
  Hagan, Helen Eugenia (b. 1893 d. 1964 a. 1912)   organ, piano
  Hailstork, Adolphus Cunningham (b. 1941)   composer, conductor
  Hairston, Jacqueline Butler (b. 1938)   composer, arranger
  Hakim, Talib Rasul (b. 1940 d. 1988)   composer
  Hampton, Ralph (a. 1975)   composer
  Hampton, Slide [Locksley Wellington] (b. 1932)   trombone, arranger
  Hancock, Eugene Wilson (White) (b. 1929 d. 1994)   music educator, organ
  Hancock, Herbie [Herbert Jeffrey] (b. 1940)   piano, arranger
  Handy, John (Richard) (b. 1933)   alto saxophone, teacher
  Handy, W.C. [William Christopher] (b. 1873 d. 1958)   additional Music, cast
  Harris, Eddie (b. 1934)   tenor saxophone, trumpet
  Harris, Howard C. (b. 1940)   conductor, arranger
  Harris, Margaret Rosezarian (b. 1943)   piano, conductor
  Harris, Robert Allen (b. 1938)   piano, music educator
  Harrison, Charles A. (b. 1966)   composer
  Hayes, Joseph C. (b. 1920)   composer, music educator
  Hayes, Lawrence M. (b. 1921~)   composer
  Heard, Henry A. (a. 1986)   composer
  Heath, Jimmy [James Edward] (b. 1926)   alto sax, sax
  Henderson, Fletcher [James Fletcher] (b. 1898 d. 1952)   arranger, bandleader
  Henderson, Rick (b. 1928)   alto saxophone, saxophone
  Henderson, William H.   composer
  Herbison, Jeraldine Saunders (b. 1941)   violin, music educator
  Hildreth, Richard E. (b. 1867 d. 1941)   arranger, composer
  Hill, Andrew (b. 1937)   keyboard, piano
  Hilliard, Quincy Charles (b. 1954)   composer, clinician
  Holiday, Billie (b. 1915 d. 1959)   musicisti, singer
  Holmes, Robert (b. 1934)   composer
  Holt, Nora Douglas (b. 1885 d. 1974)   journalist, critic
  Jackson, Calvin (b. 1919 d. 1985)   arranger, piano
  Jeffers, Jack (b. 1928)   composer
  Jenkins, Edmund Thornton (b. 1894 d. 1926)   composer, reeds
  Jenkins, Leroy (b. 1932)   violin, composer
  Johnson, Bessie Viola (b. 1880)   composer
  Johnson, Conrad (b. 1915)   alto saxophone, composer
  Johnson, Frank (b. 1792 d. 1844)   clarinet, composer
  Johnson, Hall (b. 1888 d. 1970)   choir, choral director
  Johnson, J. Rosamond [John Rosamund] (b. 1873 d. 1954)   composer, singer
  Johnson, J.J. (b. 1924 a. 1988)   jazz trombone, trombone
  Johnson, James P. [James Price] (b. 1891 d. 1955)   cast, composer
  Jones, Charles (a. 1973)   composer
  Jones, Quincy (Delight) (b. 1933)   arranger, composer
  Jones, Thad (b. 1923 d. 1986)   cornet, trumpet
  Joplin, Scott (b. 1868 d. 1917)   composer, librettist
  Joseph, Reginald Anthony (b. 1963)   composer
  Kay, Ulysses (Simpson) (b. 1917 d. 1995)   composer
  Kelley, Anthony M. (b. 1965)   composer
  Kennedy, Joseph J. (b. 1923)   violin, composer
  Kerr, Thomas Henderson (b. 1915 d. 1988)   college professor, composer
  King, Betty Jackson [Betty Lou] (b. 1928 d. 1994)   music educator, composer
  Kynaston, Trent (b. 1946)   saxophone, composer
  La Motta, Bill (b. 1919)   composer
  Lambert, Lucien Leon Guillaume (b. 1858 d. 1945)   composer, piano
  Lampley, Calvin Douglas (b. 1924 a. 1982)   composer
  Lateef, Yusef (b. 1920)   flute, tenor saxophone
  Lee, Benjamin (a. 1989)   composer
  Lee, Consuela (b. 1926)   composer
  Leon, Tania Justina (b. 1943 a. 1967)   composer, conductor
  Lewis, John (Aaron) (b. 1920)   arranger, composer
  Logan, Wendell (Morris) (b. 1940)   composer, music educator
  Lovinggood, Penman (b. 1895)   writer, singer
  Margetson, Edward Henry (b. 1891 d. 1962)   composer
  Marsalis, Wynton (b. 1961)   trumpet
  McCall, Maurice Henderson (b. 1943)   composer, music educator
  McCreary, Ricard Deming (b. 1946)   composer
  McDaniel, William Foster (b. 1940)   arranger, composer
  McDonald, Kenneth   composer
  McLean, Hamilton Gordon (b. 1906)   composer, lyricist
  McLin, Edward M. (b. 1928)   composer
  McLin, Lena Johnson (b. 1928)   music educator, choir conductor
  Mells, Herbert Franklin (b. 1909 d. 1956)   music educator, composer
  Merrifield, Norman Lavelle (b. 1906)   composer, arranger
  Miller, Lester (a. 1986)   composer
  Mingus, Charles (b. 1922 d. 1979)   bass (instrument), bass
  Minor, Everett W. (a. 1965)   arranger, composer
  Mitchell, Roscoe (Edward) (b. 1940)   reeds, saxophone
  Mitchell Baba, J.R. Phumelela (a. 1991)   composer
  Monk, Thelonious (Sphere) (b. 1917 d. 1982)   piano, pianoforte
  Moore, Carman Leroy (b. 1936)   composer, writer
  Moore, Dorothy Rudd (b. 1940)   composer, soprano
  Moore, Kermit Diton (b. 1929)   cello, arranger
  Moore, Undine Smith (b. 1905 d. 1989)   composer, music educator
  Morgan, William Astor (b. 1890)   composer, teacher of piano and theory
  Morris, Robert L.   composer
  Morton, Jelly Roll (b. 1885 d. 1941)   composer, music based on
  Mosley, J. Orville B. (b. 1909)   composer
  Muhammad, Abdulhakim (a. 1974)   composer
  Mumford, Jeffrey (b. 1955)   composer
  Muse, Clarence (b. 1889 d. 1979)   actor, composer
  Nash, Gary Powell (b. 1964)   composer
  Nelson, Kalvert Jalalu (b. 1951)   composer
  Nelson, Oliver (Edward) (b. 1932 d. 1975)   composer, arranger
  Norman, Ruth (b. 1927)   concert pianist, lecturer
  Oliver, Sy [Melvin James] (b. 1910 d. 1988)   arranger, trumpeter
  Osterman, Eurydice V. (b. 1950)   composer
  Parker, Charlie [Charles Christopher] (b. 1920 d. 1955)   alto saxophone
  Parks, Gordon Alexander (b. 1912)   film producer, composer
  Paschal, Cornell   composer
  Perkinson, Coleridge-Taylor (b. 1932)   composer, dance arranger
  Perry, Julia (Amanda) (b. 1924 d. 1979)   composer, conductor
  Perry, Zenobia Powell (b. 1914)   piano, composer
  Peterson, Hannibal (Marvin) [Marvin (Charles)] (b. 1948)   trumpeter, composer
  Peterson, Oscar (Emmanuel) (b. 1925)   piano, pianoforte
  Price, Florence Beatrice (b. 1888 d. 1953)   composer, arranger
  Price, John Elwood (b. 1935)   composer, piano
  Providence, Edford (a. 1990)   composer
  Qamar, Nadi Abu (b. 1917)   composer
  Rainey, Ma (b. 1886 d. 1939)   blues singer, composer
  Redman, Don [Donald Mathew] (b. 1900 d. 1964)   alto saxophone, arranger
  Rison, Reginald R. (a. 1963)   composer
  Rivers, Clarence Joseph (b. 1931)   composer of sacred music, priest
  Roberts, Luckey (b. 1887 d. 1968)   piano, composer
  Rollins, Sonny (b. 1930)   tenor saxophone
  Roumain, Daniel B. (a. 1993)   composer
  Ruff, Willie [Henry, jr.] (b. 1931)   double bass, french horn
  Russell, George (Allan) (b. 1923)   composer, theorist
  Ryder, Noah Francis (b. 1914 d. 1964)   music educator, conductor
  Santos, Henry Jose (b. 1927)   composer
  Schuyler, Philippa Duke (b. 1932 d. 1967)   piano, composer
  Scott, Kevin (b. 1956)   composer
  Silver, Horace (b. 1928)   jazz piano, piano
  Simmons, Margo Nelleen (b. 1952)   composer
  Singleton, Alvin (Elliot) (b. 1940)   composer
  Smith, Brian W.   composer
  Smith, Hale (b. 1925)   composer, arranger
  Smith, Irene Britton (a. 1943)   composer
  Smith, Leo (b. 1941)   trumpeter, composer
  Smith, Nathaniel Clark (b. 1877 d. 1933)   conductor, music educator
  Smith, William D. (a. 1901)   composer
  Snaer, Samuel (b. 1832 d. 1896)   composer
  Soley, David (b. 1962)   composer
  Solomon, Joyce Elaine (b. 1946)   music educator, piano
  Southall, Mitchell Bernard (b. 1922 d. 1989)   composer, arranger
  Stewart, Earl Lewis (b. 1950)   composer
  Still, William Grant (b. 1895 d. 1978)   arranger, composer
  Stokes, Harvey Jeffery (b. 1937 a. 1988)   composer
  Strayhorn, Billy [William] (b. 1915 d. 1967)   composer, lyricist
  Swanson, Howard (b. 1907 d. 1978)   composer
  Taylor, Billy [William Edward] (b. 1921)   piano, music educator
  Taylor, Stephen James (a. 1980)   composer
  Tillis, Frederick Charles (b. 1930)   composer, administrator
  Tyers, William H. (b. 1876 d. 1924)   composer, ragtime composer
  Tyler, Robert (a. 1990)   composer
  Valentine, Alexander Mark (b. 1895)   bandmaster, teacher
  Wade, Marcus (a. 1986)   composer
  Walker, Charles (b. 1922 d. 1975 a. 1968)   composer
  Walker, George Theophilius (b. 1922)   banjo, composer
  Waller, Fats [Thomas Wright] (b. 1904 d. 1943)   cast, composer
  Watkins, Mary (b. 1939)   composer
  Weston, Trevor (a. 1988)   composer
  White, Andrew Nathaniel (b. 1942)   saxophone, composer
  White, Clarence Cameron (b. 1880 d. 1960)   composer, violin
  White, Dolores (a. 1974)   composer
  White, Joseph (b. 1838 d. 1890)   composer
  Wiggins, Arthur Montague (b. 1920)   composer, songwriter
  Wilkins, Ernie [Ernest Brooks] (b. 1922)   alto saxophone, composer
  Williams, James Lafayette (b. 1950)   bassist, guitar
  Williams, Julius Penson (b. 1954)   composer, conductor
  Williams, Mary Lou (b. 1910 d. 1981)   arranger, cast
  Wilson, Gerald (Stanley) (b. 1918)   composer, lyricist
  Wilson, Olly (Woodrow) (b. 1937)   composer, trombone
  Woods, Michael E. (b. 1952)   composer
  Work, Frederick Jerome (b. 1880 d. 1942)   composer, scholar
  Work, John Wesley (b. 1901 d. 1967)   composer, scholar
  Work, Julian C. (b. 1910)   arranger, composer
  Wyatt, Lucius Reynolds (b. 1938)   music educator, trumpeter
  Young, Kevin (b. 1966)   composer
  Young, Lester (Willis) (b. 1909 d. 1959)   cornet, guitar

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