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 ...
Joanne Brackeen
Joanne Brackeen (born July 26, 1938) is an American jazz pianist and music educator.
She was born Joanne Grogan in Ventura, California. She attended the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music, but dev...
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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...
Billy Harper
Billy Harper (born January 17, 1943, in Houston, Texas) is an American jazz saxophonist, "one of a generation of Coltrane-influenced tenor saxophonists" with a distinctively stern, hard-as-nails sound...
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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...
Nathaniel Clark Smith
Nathaniel Clark Smith (often Major N. Clark Smith; July 31, 1877 – October 8, 1935) was an important African-American musician, composer, and music educator in the United States during the early decad...
Gene Hall
Morris Eugene Hall (aka M.E. "Gene" Hall) (June 12, 1913 – March 4, 1993) was a music educator, saxophonist, and arranger, most known for creating and presiding over the first academic curriculum lead...
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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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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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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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...
Stan Kenton
Stanley Newcomb "Stan" Kenton (December 15, 1911 – August 25, 1979) was a pianist, composer, and arranger who led an innovative, influential, and often controversial American jazz orchestra. In later ...
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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...
Pete Yellin
Peter Michael Yellin (born July 18, 1941 in New York City) is an American jazz saxophonist, flautist, and clarinetist. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area, he has lived there since 2006...
Bill Lancton
Bill Lancton is a jazz guitarist and educator.
Bill is originally from Yonkers, New York, and graduated from Yonkers High School. After attendingIndiana State University and IUPUI, Bill began his ...
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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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...
Lynne Arriale
Lynne Arriale is an American pianist, composer and bandleader who has been critically praised by the New York Times: “Lynne Arriale’s brilliant musicianship and bandstand instincts place her among the...