Gunther Schuller
The truly gifted composer, conductor, arranger, performer and friend, at work creating the Birth of the Cool Suite for Joe Lovano's Blue Note CD, Streams of ...
Jamey Aebersold
Jamey Aebersold (born July 21, 1939 in New Albany, Indiana) is an American jazz saxophonist and music educator. His "Play-A-Long" series of instructional book and CD collections, using the chord-scale...
Bunky Green
Vernice "Bunky" Green (born April 23, 1935) is an American jazz alto saxophonist and educator.
Green was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he played the alto saxophone, mainly at a local club ...
Harry Leahey
Harry F. Leahey (1 September 1935 Plattsburgh, New York — 12 August 1990 New Brunswick, New Jersey) was an American virtuoso jazz guitarist and guitar teacher who lived, taught, and performed primaril...
Larry Coryell
Larry Coryell (born April 2, 1943) is an American jazz fusion guitarist.
Coryell was born in Galveston, Texas. He graduated from Richland High School, in Richland, Washington, where he played in l...
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John Bernard Riley
John Bernard Riley (b June 11, 1954, Aberdeen, MD) is an American jazz drummer, a music educator – at the collegiate and conservatory levels — and a music clinician. Riley has performed with Wo...
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Marcus Belgrave
Marcus Belgrave (born June 12, 1936) is a jazz trumpet player from Detroit, born in Chester, Pennsylvania. He has recorded with a variety of famous musicians, bandleaders, and record labels since the...
Roni Ben-Hur
Roni Ben-Hur is an Israeli jazz guitarist who emigrated to the United States in 1985. His parents were originally from Tunisia.
Roni Bohobza grew up in Dimona, the youngest of seven children, one ...
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Rodney Whitaker
Rodney Whitaker (born February 22, 1968) is an American jazz double bass player and educator.
Born in Detroit, Whitaker attended Wayne State University, and studied with Robert Gladstone, principa...
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Ralph Patt
Ralph Oliver Patt (5 December 1929 – 6 October 2010) was an American jazz-guitarist who introduced major-thirds tuning. Patt's tuning simplified the learning of the fretboard and chords by beginners a...
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Bobby Broom
Bobby Broom (born January 18, 1961), birthname Robert Broom, Jr., is an American jazz guitarist, composer and music educator born and raised in New York City who relocated to Chicago, which has been h...
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Ed Summerlin
Edgar Eugene Summerlin (b Sept 1, 1928, Marianna, FL; d. Oct 10, 2006, Rhinebeck, NY) was an American composer, jazz saxophonist, and music educator, known for pioneering liturgical jazz, avant-garde ...
Oran Etkin
Oran Etkin is an internationally acclaimed jazz/world artist and composer who is known for giving music classes for children in New York City. He recently released Wake Up Clarinet!, his first release...
Mark Levine (musician)
Mark Levine is a jazz pianist, trombonist, composer, author and educator. He has played with Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaría, Cal Tjader, Wi...
Gunther Schuller
Gunther Schuller (born November 22, 1925 in New York City) is an American composer, conductor, horn player, author, historian, and jazz musician.
The son of a violinist with the New York Philharmo...
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Lennie Tristano
Leonard Joseph Tristano (March 19, 1919 – November 18, 1978) was an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and teacher of jazz improvisation.Tristano studied for bachelor's and master's degrees in...
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Frank Cunimondo
Frank Cunimondo (born 1934) is an American jazz pianist and educator based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
He was born in Pittsburgh and began playing music at the age of 6 studying classical pi...
Peter Sprague
Peter Sprague (Peter Tripp Sprague, born October 11, 1955) is a critically acclaimed American jazz guitarist, composer, musical arranger and musical transcriber, sound recording engineer, and music pr...
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Floyd Graham
Floyd Freeman Graham (aka 'Fessor) (October 15, 1902 – August 18, 1974, Denton, Texas) was a US collegiate bandleader and music educator who founded and directed the Aces of Collegeland in 1927, the ...
Clark Terry
Clark Terry (December 14, 1920 – February 21, 2015) was an American swing and bebop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, composer, educator, and NEA Jazz Masters inductee.He played with Cha...
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Leon Breeden
Harold Leon Breeden (3 October 1921 Guthrie, Oklahoma – 11 August 2010 Dallas, Texas), known as Leon Breeden, was a jazz studies educator at the collegiate level, a classical and jazz clarinetist, a s...
Geri Allen
Geri Allen (born June 12, 1957 in Pontiac, Michigan) is an American composer, educator, and jazz pianist, raised in Detroit, Michigan, and educated in the Detroit Public Schools. Allen has worked with...
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Billy Taylor
William "Billy" Taylor (July 24, 1921 – December 28, 2010) was an American jazz pianist, composer, broadcaster and educator. He was the Robert L. Jones Distinguished Professor of Music at East Carolin...
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Jack Petersen (guitarist)
Jack Leroy Petersen (born 25 Oct 1933 Elk City, Oklahoma) is an American jazz guitarist, pianist, composer, arranger, music publisher, music clinician, and renowned pioneer in jazz education who revol...
Trent Kynaston
Trent Kynaston, born (1946-12-07) December 7, 1946 (age 68) in Tucson, Arizona, is an American jazz and classical saxophonist, music educator, and composer. Since 1973, he has been on the facult...
Mimi Fox
Mimi Fox is an American jazz guitarist and educator, known internationally for her work. She has released seven albums, with 2006's Perpetually Hip reaching #23 on the Billboard "Top Jazz Albums" char...
Robert Conti
Robert Conti (born November 21, 1945) is an American hard bop jazz guitarist and educator.Conti was born in Philadelphia and was an autodidact, first performing locally at age fourteen. In 1966, after...
Frank Tusa
Frank Tusa (b. April 1, 1947) is an American jazz double-bassist, composer, educator.Tusa played guitar before switching to bass at age ten. He worked in a Broadway pit orchestra and then played while...