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 1946

Biographies of the winners

p. 102 In:
Gingrich, Arnold
Miller, Paul Edward
Esquire's 1946 jazz book
Edited by Paul Edward Miller
Introduction by Arnold Gingrich
New York: A. S. Barnes & Company, 1946, 201 p.


The above item has biographical information on:

  Armstrong, Louis (b. 1900)   cast, composer
  Bailey, Mildred (b. 1907 d. 1951)   composer, singer
  Bigard, Barney (b. 1906 d. 1980)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Burns, Ralph (b. 1922)   arranger, composer
  Byas, Don (b. 1912 d. 1972)   tenor saxophone
  Candoli, Pete (b. 1923)   trumpet
  Carter, Benny (b. 1907)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Cole, Nat King (b. 1917 d. 1965)   composer, lyricist
  De Arango, Bill [William] (b. 1921)   guitar
  Dickenson, Vic [Victor] (b. 1906 d. 1984)   trombone, vocals
  Eckstine, Billy (b. 1914 d. 1993)   singer, vocals
  Ellington (b. 1899 d. 1974)   composer, direttore d'orchestra
  Fitzgerald, Ella (b. 1920 a. 1936)   composer, interprete
  Garner, Erroll (Louis) (b. 1921 d. 1977)   musicista, piano
  Goodman, Benny [Benjamin David] (b. 1909 d. 1986)   alto saxophone, cast
  Hamilton, Jimmy [James] (b. 1917)   alto sax, bass (instrument)
  Harris, Bill [Willard Palmer] (b. 1916)   trombone
  Hawkins, Coleman (Randolph) (b. 1904 d. 1969)   clarinet, tenor sax
  Heard, J.C. [James Charles] (b. 1917 d. 1988)   director, drummer
  Herman, Woody (b. 1913 d. 1987)   bandleader, clarinet
  Hodges, Johnny (b. 1906 d. 1970 a. 1937-1951)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Holiday, Billie (b. 1915 d. 1959)   musicisti, singer
  Jackson, Chubby (b. 1918)   bass (instrument), bass
  Johnson, J.J. (b. 1924 a. 1988)   jazz trombone, trombone
  Krupa, Gene [Eugene Bertram] (b. 1909 d. 1973)   cast, composer
  Moore, Oscar (Frederic) (b. 1912 d. 1981)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Norvo, Red (b. 1908)   cast, piano
  Palmier, Remo (b. 1923)   guitar
  Parker, Charlie [Charles Christopher] (b. 1920 d. 1955)   alto saxophone
  Raglin, Junior [Alvin Redrick, jr.] (b. 1917 d. 1955)   bass (instrument), double bass
  Shavers, Charlie [Charles James] (b. 1917 d. 1971)   tromba, trumpet
  Smith, Stuff (b. 1909 d. 1967)   violin, vocals
  Stewart, Slam [Leroy Elliot] (b. 1914 d. 1987)   baritone sax, bass (instrument)
  Strayhorn, Billy [William] (b. 1915 d. 1967)   composer, lyricist
  Tough, Dave [David Jaffray] (b. 1908 d. 1948)   director, drummer
  Ventura, Charlie (b. 1916 d. 1992)   tenor saxophone
  Wayne, Frances (Claire) (b. 1924 d. 1978)   singer, vocals
  Williams, Cootie [Charles Melvin] (b. 1910 d. 1985)   trumpeter, bandleader
  Wilson, Teddy [Theodore Shore] (b. 1912 d. 1986)   cast, piano

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