Ray Santisi
Ray Santisi (February 1, 1933 - October 28, 2014) was an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, recording artist and educator. He played as featured soloist with Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Dexter ...
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...
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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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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Dick Hyman
Richard "Dick" Hyman (born March 8, 1927, New York City) is an American jazz pianist/keyboardist and composer, best known for his versatility with jazz piano styles. Over a 50-year career, he has func...
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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...
Roseanna Vitro
Roseanna Vitro is a jazz singer and educator.
Born Roseanna Elizabeth Vitro in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on February 28, 1951, Vitro began singing at an early age, drawing inspiration from various mu...
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Lionel Grigson
Lionel Grigson (12 February 1942 – 14 June 1994) was a British jazz pianist, cornettist, trumpeter, composer, writer and teacher, who in the 1980s started the jazz course at the Guildhall School of Mu...
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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Raymond Harry Brown
Raymond Harry Brown (aka Ray Brown) (born 1946) is an American composer, arranger, trumpet player, and jazz educator. He has performed as trumpet player and arranged music for Stan Kenton (early 1970s...
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...
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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Frank Vignola
Frank Vignola (born December 30, 1965 in Long Island) is an American jazz guitarist.Vignola began on guitar at age five. While he never listened to jazz exclusively, he has a wide range of influences,...
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...
Jim Riggs
James Garland "Jim" Riggs, University of North Texas Emeritus Regents Professor (b. July 1941) is an American saxophonist in both the classical and jazz idioms, big band director, collegiate music edu...
John Stowell
John Stowell is an American Jazz guitarist, composer, author and lecturer.
Stowell, who plays electric and acoustic guitar, was born in New York and raised in Connecticut. He had private studies w...
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Antonio Ciacca
Antonio Ciacca is an Italian-American jazz pianist and Instructor at the Juilliard School.
Born in Germany in 1969, raised in Italy and educated in the United States, pianist, composer, and arts-p...