Jim Bob Floyd
James Robert Floyd aka J. B. Floyd (born 2 Jun 1929 Tyler, Texas) is an American concert pianist (jazz, classical, avant-garde, and the like), composer, and music pedagogue at the collegiate level. H...
Mike Williams (trumpeter)
Mike Williams is an American jazz and big band trumpeter residing in Lapeer, Michigan. He is most noted as the lead trumpeter for the Count Basie Orchestra, an esteemed chair which he has held withou...
Gary Willis
Gary Willis (b. 28 March 1957) is an American bassist and composer known foremost as the co-founder (with Scott Henderson) of the jazz fusion band Tribal Tech. Aside from his work in Tribal Tech, Will...
Conrad Herwig
Conrad Herwig (né Lee Conrad Herwig III) is an American jazz trombonist from New York City
Herwig began his career in Clark Terry's band in the early 1980s and has been a featured member in the Jo...
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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 ...
Beth Denisch
Beth Denisch (born Augusta, Georgia, Feb. 25, 1958) is an American composer. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas, and an MM and (in 1993) a DMA f...
Mark Nicolson
Mark Nicolson is an American tenor opera singer residing in New York City.Mark Nicolson was born in Galesburg, Illinois and grew up in Peoria, Illinois, where he attended Bradley University. He subseq...
Monte Hill Davis
Monte Hill Davis (born 24 May 1932) is an American classical pianist.
Davis has toured and performed in Europe, Brazil, Peru, Balzano, Italy (the Busoni), Geneva, Switzerland, and Munich, Germany....
Jim Snidero
James J. Snidero (born May 29, 1958, Redwood City, California, United States) is an American jazz saxophonist.
After touring with Jack McDuff from 1981 to 1982, he joined Toshiko Akiyoshi's Jazz O...
Robert Blocker
Robert Lewis Blocker, DMA (born 4 September 1946) is an American classical pianist, choral conductor, music educator, and music school executive at the collegiate level, who, for the past nineteen yea...
Norah Jones
Geetali Norah Jones Shankar (born March 30, 1979), widely known as Norah Jones, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actress. She is a daughter of an American, Sue Jones, and Indian sitar vi...
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Theodore Albrecht
Theodore Albrecht (born September 24, 1945) is a music historian who specializes in the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Albrecht was born in Jamestown, New York, and grew up in San Antonio...
Claude R. Lakey
Claude Roger Lakey (21 August 1910 Texas; 13 October 1990 Nacogdoches, Texas) was an American saxophonist, trumpeter, and arranger who performed with Joe Rivet (1933), Orrin Tucker (1934), Ben Young (...
John Abercrombie (guitarist)
John Laird Abercrombie (born December 16, 1944) is an American jazz guitarist, composer and bandleader. His work often explores jazz fusion, post bop, free jazz and avant-garde jazz. Abercrombie st...
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Frederick C. Tillis
Frederick Charles Tillis, PhD (born January 5, 1930), is an American composer, jazz saxophonist, poet, and music educator at the collegiate level.
Born in Galveston, Texas on January 5, 1930, Fred...
Bubba Kolb
Franklin Dial "Bubba" Kolb (born September 13, 1940 in Durant, Oklahoma) is an American jazz pianist and trombonist who, from 1975 to 1981, led a jazz trio, "The Bubba Kolb Trio," in residence at the ...
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Kevin Noe
Kevin Patrick Noe (born January 7, 1969 in Dallas, Texas) is an American conductor, stage director, writer, and trumpeter. He is currently the Executive Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh New Music E...
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Wiley Lee Housewright
Wiley Lee Housewright, EdD (17 October 1913 Wylie, Texas – 13 December 2003 Tallahassee) was an American music educator and longtime dean of music at Florida State University.
1934–1941: Director...
Gregg Bissonette
Gregg Bissonette, (born June 9, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American drummer. He has been a touring, session recording, and full-time drum set player in many jazz and rock bands. He is well kno...
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David Breeden
David McKee Breeden (19 July 1946 Fort Worth, Texas – 22 June 2005 Belmont, California) was an American clarinetist who was the principal clarinetist with the San Francisco Symphony for 25 years.
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Larry Austin
Larry Austin (born 12 September 1930 in Duncan, Oklahoma) is a United States composer noted for his electronic and computer music works. He was a co-founder and editor of the avant-garde music periodi...
Eloy Fominaya
Eloy Fominaya, PhD (b. 10 Jun 1925 New York City; d. 8 Apr 2002, Augusta, Georgia), was an American contemporary composer, music educator at the collegiate level, conductor, violinist, and, as of 1985...
Arthur Barrow
Arthur Barrow (born February 28, 1952, San Antonio, Texas) is a multi-instrumental musician, best known for his stint as a bass guitar player for Frank Zappa in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Bar...
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Kirk Covington
Kirk Covington is a drummer best known for his work with the jazz fusion group Tribal Tech.Covington was born in Midland, Texas, where he attended the University of North Texas College of Music, where...
Keshavan Maslak
Kenneth Keshavan Maslak, who also performs under the stage name Kenny Millions (born February 26, 1950, Detroit) is an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, avant-garde performance artist, poet and res...
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