Bios

Jazz Biographies

A

Abbey Lincoln
Abdullah Ibrahim
Ahmad Jamal
Airto Moreira
Al Cohn
Al Foster
Al Haig
Al Hirt
Al Jarreau
Al McKibbon
Albert Ammons
Albert Ayler
Alberta Hunter
Alex Hill
Alice Coltrane
Allen Toussaint
Amiri Baraka
Andrew Hill
Anita O’Day
Annie Ross
Anthony Braxton
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Archie Shepp
Armando Peraza
Arnett Cobb
Art Blakey
Art Farmer
Art Hodes
Art Pepper
Art Tatum
Art Taylor
Artie Shaw
Artt Frank
Arturo Sandoval
Astrud Gilberto


B

Baikida Carroll
Barney Bigard
Barney Kessel
Barry Altschul
Barry Harris
Ben Riley
Ben Webster
Bennie Green
Bennie Moten
Benny Carter
Benny Golson
Benny Goodman
Benny Green
Benny Harris
Benny Payne
Benny Powell
Bernard Purdie
Bessie Smith
Betty Carter
Big Joe Turner
Bill Evans
Bill Evans
Bill Frisell
Billie Holiday
Billie Pierce
Billy Cobham
Billy Eckstine
Billy Harper
Billy Hart
Billy Higgins
Billy Strayhorn
Billy Taylor
Bireli Lagrene
Bix Beiderbecke
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Blue Mitchell
Bob Brookmeyer
Bob Wilber
Bobby Hutcherson
Bobby McFerrin
Bobby Shew
Bobby Watson
Booker Ervin
Booker Little
Branford Marsalis
Buck Clayton
Bucky Pizzarelli
Bud Freeman
Bud Powell
Buddy Bolden
Buddy DeFranco
Buddy Rich
Buddy Tate
Bunk Johnson
Bunky Green
Bunny Berigan
Buster Williams


C

Cab Calloway
Cal Tjader
Cannonball Adderley
Carl Rigoli
Carl Saunders
Carla Bley
Carmen McRae
Cecil McBee
Cecil Taylor
Cedar Walton
Chano Pozo
Charles Lloyd
Charles McPherson
Charles Mingus
Charlie Byrd
Charlie Christian
Charlie Haden
Charlie Parker
Charlie Persip
Charlie Rouse
Charlie Shavers
Charnett Moffett
Chet Baker
Chick Corea
Chick Webb
Chico Freeman
Chico Hamilton
Chu Berry
Chucho Valdes
Chuck Brown
Chuck Israels
Clark Terry
Claude Hopkins
Claude Thornhill
Cliff Jackson
Clifford Brown
Clifford Jordan
Coleman Hawkins
Connie Kay
Cootie Williams
Count Basie
Cozy Cole
Curtis Amy
Curtis Fuller


D

Dannie Richmond
Danny Barker
Dave Brubeck
Dave Holland
Dave Lambert
Dave Liebman
Dave McKenna
David “Fathead” Newman
David Amram
David Benoit
David Friesen
David Murray
David Sanborn
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Delfeayo Marsalis
Denny Zeitlin
Dewey Redman
Dexter Gordon
Diana Krall
Dick Hyman
Dinah Washington
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Reece
Django Reinhardt
Doc Cheatham
Doc Severinsen
Don Alias
Don Byas
Don Byron
Don Cherry
Don Ellis
Don Friedman
Don Pullen
Don Redman
Donald Byrd
Donald Harrison
Donald Smith
Dorothy Donegan
Duke Ellington
Duke Jordan


E

Earl “Fatha” Hines
Earl Klugh
Ed Bickert
Ed Blackwell
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Eddie Condon
Eddie Harris
Eddie Henderson
Eddie Jefferson
Eddie Lang
Eddie Palmieri
Ella Fitzgerald
Elmo Hope
Elvin Jones
Emily Remler
Eric Dolphy
Erroll Garner
Erskine Hawkins
Eubie Blake


F

Famoudou Don Moye
Fats Navarro
Fats Waller
Fletcher Henderson
Flip Phillips
Flora Purim
Frank Morgan
Frank Sinatra
Freddie Green
Freddie Hubbard
Freddie Waits
Freddy Johnson


G

Gary Bartz
Gary Burton
Gary Peacock
Gene Ammons
Gene Harris
Gene Krupa
George Adams
George Benson
George Cables
George Duke
George Duvivier
George Gershwin
George Lewis
George Russell
George Shearing
George Wein
Gerald Wilson
Geri Allen
Gerry Mulligan
Gil Evans
Glenn Miller
Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Grachan Moncur III
Grady Tate 
Grant Green
Grover Washington Jr.
Gunther Schuller


H

Hamiet Bluiett
Hank Jones
Hank Mobley
Harold Ashby
Harold Land
Harold Vick
Harry “Sweets” Edison
Harry Carney
Harry Connick, Jr.
Harry James
Harry Miller
Hazel Scott
Henry Threadgill
Herb Ellis
Herb Jeffries
Herbie Hancock
Herbie Mann
Herbie Nichols
Herman Riley
Hilton Ruiz
Hoagy Carmichael
Horace Parlan
Horace Silver
Horace Tapscott
Hot Lips Page
Houston Person
Howard McGhee
Howard Roberts
Hubert Laws
Hugh Masekela


I

Ida Cox
Idrees Sulieman
Idris Muhammad
Ike Quebec
Illinois Jacquet
Ira Sullivan


J

J.C. Higginbotham
J.J. Johnson
Jack DeJohnette
Jack Sheldon
Jack Teagarden
Jackie McLean
Jaco Pastorius
Jaki Byard
James Booker
James Moody
James Newton
James P. Johnson
Jan Garbarek
Jane Bunnett
Jay McShann
Jean Luc Ponty
Jean Toussaint
Jeanne Lee
Jeff Clayton
Jelly Roll Morton
Jerry Gonzalez
Jim Hall
Jim Hughart
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmie Lunceford
Jimmy Blanton
Jimmy Cobb
Jimmy Dorsey
Jimmy Forrest
Jimmy Garrison
Jimmy Giuffre
Jimmy Heath
Jimmy McGriff
Jimmy McPartland
Jimmy Raney
Jimmy Rowles
Jimmy Rushing
Jimmy Smith
Jo Jones
Joanne Brackeen
Joe Albany
Joe Chambers
Joe Henderson
Joe Lovano
Joe Pass
Joe Sample
Joe Sullivan
Joe Turner
Joe Venuti
Joe Williams
Joe Zawinul
Joey Calderazzo
John Abercrombie
John Coltrane
John Gilmore
John Handy
John Hicks
John Kirby
John Lewis
John Mayall
John McLaughlin
John Patitucci
John Pizzarelli
John Scofield
Johnny Dodds
Johnny Griffin
Johnny Guarnieri
Johnny Hartman
Johnny Hodges
Johnny Mercer 
Jon Faddis
Jon Hendricks
Joseph Jarman
Joshua Redman
Juan Tizol
Julian Priester
Julie London
Julius Hemphill
June Christy
Junior Cook
Junior Mance
Justin DiCioccio


K

Kai Winding
Keith Jarrett
Ken “Lester Perkins” McCarthy 
Ken McIntyre
Kenny Barron
Kenny Burrell
Kenny Clarke
Kenny Dorham
Kenny Drew
Kenny Kirkland
Kevin Mahogany
King Curtis


L

Lalo Schifrin
Larry Carlton
Larry Coryell
Larry Young
Laurindo Almeida
Lawrence Brown
Lee Konitz
Lee Morgan
Lee Ritenour
Lena Horne
Lennie Tristano
Lenny Breau
Leroy Jenkins
Les Brown
Les McCann
Les Paul
Lester Bowie
Lester Young
Lew Soloff
Lew Tabackin
Lionel Ferbos
Lionel Hampton
Little Walter
Lonnie Liston Smith
Lonnie Smith
Lou Donaldson
Louis Armstrong
Louis Bellson
Louis Hayes
Louis Jordan
Louis Prima
Lucky Thompson


M

Ma Rainey
Maceo Parker
Mal Waldron
Malachi Favors
Marcus Miller
Marcus Roberts
Marian McPartland
Mario Bauza
Mark Murphy
Mary Lou Williams
Max Roach
Maynard Ferguson
McCoy Tyner
Mel Lewis
Mel Powell
Mel Torme
Mercer Ellington
Michael Brecker
Michel Camilo
Michel Legrand
Mike Stern
Miles Davis
Milt Hinton
Milt Jackson
Mongo Santamaria
Monty Alexander
Mose Allison
Muddy Waters
Muggsy Spanier


N

Nancy Wilson
Nat Adderley
Nat King Cole
Nick LaRocca
Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen
Nina Simone
Nnenna Freelon


O

Oliver Lake
Oliver Nelson
Olu Dara
Ornette Coleman
Oscar Brown Jr.
Oscar Peterson
Oscar Pettiford


P

Paquito D’Rivera
Pat LaBarbera
Pat Martino
Pat Metheny
Paul Barbarin
Paul Bley
Paul Chambers
Paul Desmond
Paul Gonsalves
Paul Horn
Paul Motian
Paul Whiteman
Pee Wee Russell
Pepper Adams
Percy Heath
Pete Candoli
Pharoah Sanders
Phil Woods
Philly Joe Jones
Phineas Newborn Jr.
Pony Poindexter
Prince Lasha


Q

Quincy Jones


R

Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Ralph Towner
Ramsey Lewis
Randy Brecker
Randy Weston
Rashied Ali
Ray Barretto
Ray Brown
Ray Bryant
Ray Charles
Ray Copeland
Ray Nance
Raymond Scott
Red Allen
Red Holloway
Red Nichols
Red Norvo
Red Rodney
Reg Schwager
Reggie Workman
Rex Stewart
Richard Davis
Richie Cole
Richie Powell
Ron Carter
Ronald Shannon Jackson
Ronnie Scott
Roscoe Mitchell
Roswell Rudd
Roy Ayers
Roy Eldridge
Roy Haynes
Roy McCurdy
Ruby Braff
Rudresh Mahanthappa
Rufus Reid
Russell Malone


S

Sadao Watanabe
Sam Jones
Sam Rivers
Sammy Price
Sarah Vaughan
Scott Hamilton
Scott Joplin
Scott LaFaro
Sergio Mendes
Sheila Jordan
Shelly Manne
Shirley Horn
Shirley Scott
Sidney Bechet
Sippie Wallace
Sir Hampton Hawes
Sir Roland Hanna
Slam Stewart
Slide Hampton
Slim Gaillard
Snooky Young
Sonny Clark
Sonny Criss
Sonny Fortune
Sonny Greer
Sonny Rollins
Sonny Sharrock
Sonny Stitt
Stan Getz
Stan Kenton
Stanley Clarke
Stanley Cowell
Stanley Jordan
Stanley Turrentine
Stephane Grappelli
Steve Coleman
Steve Gadd
Steve Kuhn
Steve Lacy
Steve Swallow
Steve Swell
Stuff Smith
Sun Ra
Susannah McCorkle
Svend Asmussen


T

Tadd Dameron
Tal Farlow
T-Bone Walker
Ted Curson
Teddy Edwards
Teddy Wilson
Terence Blanchard
Tete Montoliu
Thad Jones
Thelonious Monk
Tito Puente
Tom Scott
Tommy Dorsey
Tommy Flanagan
Tony Bennett
Tony Horowitz
Tony Scott
Tony Williams
Toots Thielemans
Tubby Hayes
Turk Murphy


U


V

Valaida Snow
Vic Dickenson
Victor Feldman
Vince Guaraldi
Von Freeman


W

Walt Dickerson
Walter Booker
Walter Davis Jr.
Walter Page
Wardell Gray
Warne Marsh
Warren Vache
Wayne Shorter
Wes Montgomery
Wild Bill Davison
Willie “The Lion” Smith
Willie Bobo
Woody Herman
Woody Shaw
Wynton Kelly


X


Y

Yusef Lateef


Z

Zoot Sims