Musicians Born on February 27

  • 1649 Johann Philipp Krieger, German Baroque organist and composer, bapitzed in Nuremberg, Electorate of Bavaria (now Germany) (d. 1725)
  • 1702 Johann Valentin Gorner, German composer, born in Penig, Saxony (now Germany) (d. 1762)
  • 1745 Silverius Muller, Austrian composer, priest, and educator, born in Oberhöflein, Holy Roman Empire (now Austria) (d. 1812)
  • 1746 Gian Francesco Fortunati, Italian opera composer and maestro di cappella of Parma, born in Parma, Duchy of Parma (now Italy) (d. 1821)
  • 1759 Johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab, German composer, critic, and music publisher, born in Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia (now Germany) (d. 1813)
  • 1784 Job Plimpton, American composer and organ builder, born in Medway, Massachusetts (d. 1863)
  • 1822 Eugene Gautier, French violinist, composer, and pedagogue, born in Vaugirard, France (d. 1878)
  • 1846 Joaquin Valverde Durán Spanish composer, born in Badajoz (d. 1910)
  • 1848 Hubert Parry, English musicologist and composer (Jerusalem), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1918)
  • 1867 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Swedish composer and music critic, born in Ullånger, Sweden (d. 1942)
  • 1870 Louis Coerne, American composer (Zenobia; Excaliber), and music educator (The Evolution of Modern Orchestration), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1922)
  • 1879 José Sancho Marraco, Spanish composer, organist and chapel master (Cathedral of Barcelona, 1923-57), born in La Garriga, Spain (d. 1960)
  • 1888 Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (Der Rosenkavalier; Fidelio), born in Perleberg Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1889 Freddie Keppard, American jazz cornetist (Original Creole Orchestra), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1933)
  • 1891 Georges Migot, French composer, and poet (Les Agrestide; L'Arche), born in Paris (d. 1976)
  • 1893 Joseph Messner, Austrian organist and composer, born in Schwaz, Tyrol (d. 1969)
  • 1894 Robert Siohan, French conductor and composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1985)

Marian Anderson

1897 Marian Anderson, American contralto and celebrated singer (My Lord, What a Morning), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)

  • 1898 Bronislaw Rutkowski, Belarusian organist, pedagogue, and composer, born in Komaje, Russian Empire (now Belarus) (d. 1964)
  • 1907 Massimo Amfiteatrof [Maksim Amfiteatrov], Russian-Italian classical musician, known as 'the Cellists' Caruso', born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1990)

Mildred Bailey

1907 Mildred Bailey (née Rinker), American jazz singer known as 'The Queen of Swing' ("Rockin' Chair"; "Please Be Kind"; "Darn That Dream"), born in Tekoa, Washington (d. 1951)

  • 1909 Elisabeth Welch, American born British-based singer (Stormy Weather, Over the Moon), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 2003)
  • 1912 Hugues Panassié, French jazz critic, record producer, and impresario (Hot Club de France), born in Paris (d. 1974)
  • 1919 Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, Polish-Israeli composer and music editor, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1994)
  • 1920 Bob Talley, American jazz and blues pianist and composer (Blues Alley All-Star Band), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1995)
  • 1920 Jose Melis, orchestra leader (Jack Paar Program), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1921 András Szőllősy, Hungarian composer, and musicologist (cataloged works of Béla Bartók), born in Orăştie, Hungary (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Jackie Kelso [John Joseph Kelson Jr], American jazz saxophonist and session musician, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Chuck Wayne [Jagelka], America session and bebop jazz guitarist (Woody Herman's First Herd; George Shearing Quintet; Gil Evans; Tony Bennett), born in New York City (d. 1997)
  • 1923 Dexter Gordon, American jazz tenor saxophonist (Go!; The Other Side of 'Round Midnight), and actor ('Round Midnight), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1990)
  • 1923 Viktor Kalabis, Czech composer (Two Worlds), born in Červený Kostelec (d. 2006)
  • 1935 Alberto Remedios, British opera & concert singer, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Mirella Freni, Italian lyric soprano (Madame Butterfly), born in Modena, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1936 Chuck Glaser, American country singer (Tompall & the Glaser Brothers), born in Spalding, Nebraska (d. 2019)
  • 1939 Antoinette Sibley, British ballerina (Turning Point), born in Bromley, United Kingdom
  • 1943 Dilorom Saidaminova, Uzbek composer, educator, and songwriter, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 1943 Morten Lauridsen, American composer, born in Colfax, Washington
  • 1944 Joyce Breach, American jazz cabaret singer, born in Alameda, California
  • 1947 Gidon Kremer, Latvian violinist (Tchaikovsky Prize 1970), born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1947 Louis Clark, British musical arranger and keyboard player (Electric Light Orchestra), born in Kempston, England
  • 1948 Eddie Gray, American rock guitarist (Tommy James & the Shondells - "Crystal Blue Persuasion"), born in Niles, Michigan
  • 1951 Steve Harley, British pop and glam-rock singer-songwriter (Cockney Rebel - "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)"), born in Kent, England
  • 1952 Henk Westbroek, Dutch singer (Good Cause), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1952 Kevin Raleigh, American singer & keyboardist (Michael Stanley Band - "He Can't Love You"), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1954 JoAnn Falletta, American conductor (Virginia Symphony, 1991-2020; Buffalo Philharmonic, 1999-present), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 Neal Schon, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Santana, 1971-72; Journey - "Don't Stop Believin'"; "Any Way You Want It"; Bad English, 1987-91), born in Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
  • 1955 Garry Christian, British soul singer (The Christians - "Words"), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1955 Peter Christopherson, British rock musician (Throbbing Gristle; Psychic TV), commercial & music video director, born in Leeds, United Kingdom (d. 2010)
  • 1957 Adrian Smith, English heavy metal guitarist (Iron Maiden - "Aces High"), born in London Borough of Hackney, London
  • 1960 Johnny Van Zant, American rock vocalist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1960 Paul Humphreys, British rock singer and musician (OMD - "Maid of Orleans (The Waltz Joan of Arc)"; "(Forever) Live and Die"), born in London, England
  • 1964 Ewen Vernal, British pop bassist (Deacon Blue), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1965 Frank Peter Zimmermann, German violinist, born in Duisburg, West Germany
  • 1969 Brad Vander Ark, American guitarist, singer-songwriter (The Verve Pipe), and actor, born in Holland, Michigan
  • 1970 Patricia Petibon, French opera singer, born in Montargis, France
  • 1971 Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, American singer (TLC), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Peter Andre

1973 Peter Andre, English singer (Flava, I Feel You) and TV personality (I'm a Celebrity), born in London

  • 1980 Bobby Valentino, American singer, born in Jackson, Mississippi

Josh Groban

1981 Josh Groban, American singer ("You Raise Me Up"), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1984 Antti Tuisku, Finnish singer, born in Rovaniemi, Finland
  • 1987 Cory Henry, American R&B/Soul singer-songwriter, pianist, Hammond B-3 organist, Harpejji and Moog player (Snarky Puppy), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1989 Kelly Breeding, American singer (B5), born in Liberal, Kansas