Jazz Musicians in History (Part 3)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 273 of 273

  • 1948-11-21 Alphonse Mouzon, American jazz musician (Weather Report, Tenacious Records), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2016)
  • 1949-03-29 Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (Brecker Brothers), born in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1949-08-26 Leon Redbone [Dickran Gobalian], American blues and jazz musician (Seduced, Theme to Mr. Belvedere), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 2019)
  • 1950-05-27 Dee Dee Bridgewater (née Garrett), American Grammy Award winning jazz singer-songwriter, Tony Award-winning stage actress (The Wiz), and radio host (NPR's "JazzSet"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950-07-06 Phyllis Hyman, American jazz singer (Prime of My Life), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1950-08-25 Charles Fambrough, American jazz bassist (Jazz Messengers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1951-07-17 Lucie Arnaz, American actress and singer (Here's Lucy-Kim: The Jazz Singer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-12-01 Jaco Pastorius, American jazz musician and bass guitarist (Weather Report; Word of Mouth), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1951-12-29 Laurel Massé, American jazz and Celtic singer (Manhattan Transfer, 1972-79 - "Operator"), born in Holland, Michigan
  • 1952-01-11 Lee Ritenour, American jazz-fusion guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-05-05 Louis Cortelezzi, American rock and jazz saxophonist (Mink DeVille) and film composer (Pokemon), born in New Galilee, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-06-25 Radka Toneff, Norwegian jazz singer (It Don't Come Easy), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1982)
  • 1952-07-23 Janis Siegel, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-12-10 Diane Schuur, American jazz pianist and singer (Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra; Heart To Heart), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1955-02-16 Jeff Clayton, American session and touring jazz saxophonist and composer (Groove Shop), born in Venice, California (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1955-09-13 Joe Morris, American jazz guitarist, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1955-11-07 René Marie, American jazz singer (Sound of Red), born in Warrenton, Virginia
  • 1955-12-04 Cassandra Wilson, American jazz singer, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1956-01-26 Lisa Boray [Schulte Nordholt], Dutch jazz singer ("Lovers Until the End"), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • 1956-04-04 Allan Harris, American jazz singer and guitarist (Cross That River; Kate's Soulfood), born in Harlem, New York City
  • 1956-06-05 Kenny G [Gorelick], American smooth jazz saxophonist (Duotones; Breathless), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1956-06-11 Jamaaladeen Tacuma [Rudy McDaniel], American jazz bassist (Ornette Coleman), born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1956-11-07 Denise Jannah [Zeefuik], Suriname-Dutch jazz singer (Farmer's Market), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1957-11-04 Najee [Jerome Najee Rasheed], American jazz musician, born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-12-24 Diane Tell, Canadian pop-jazz singer-songwriter, born in Québec City, Quebec
  • 1958-10-16 Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Greek folk and jazz singer, born on Icaria, Greece
  • 1959-09-30 Basia [Barbara Stanisława Trzetrzelewska], Polish jazz and pop singer (Time and Tide), born in Jaworzno, Poland
  • 1960-01-16 Richard Elliot, Scottish-born American jazz saxophonist (When a Man Loves a Woman cover), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1960-06-22 Arturo O’Farrill, Mexican Latin jazz musician (Four Questions), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1960-06-23 Donald Harrison, American jazz saxophonist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1960-08-26 Branford Marsalis, American jazz, classical and funk saxophonist (Sting; Tonight Show, 1992-95), born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
  • 1960-10-02 Django Bates, British jazz musician, composer and educator, born in Beckenham, Kent
  • 1962-02-25 LaVerne Butler, American jazz singer, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1962-04-01 Sara Lazarus, American jazz singer ("It's All Right With Me"), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1962-10-12 Chris Botti, American jazz musician (Impressions), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1962-11-11 James Morrison [Lloyd], Australian jazz musician (Morrison Brothers Big Bad Band), born in Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1963-03-27 Dave Koz, American jazz saxophonist, born in Encino, California
  • 1963-06-09 Gilad Atzmon, Israeli-British jazz saxophonist, accordion player, bandleader, and author (The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1963-07-27 Karrin Allyson, American jazz singer (Wild for You), born in Great Bend, Kansas
  • 1963-11-07 Elizabeth "Liz" Mikel, American actress and jazz singer (Friday Night Lights), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1963-11-25 Holly Cole, Canadian jazz singer (Temptation), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1964-03-18 Courtney Pine, British jazz saxophonist
  • 1964-06-09 Wayman Tisdale, American NBA player (Phoenix Suns) and smooth jazz bassist, born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1965-07-28 Delfeayo Marsalis, American jazz musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966-06-19 Silje Nergaard, Norwegian jazz singer (Tell Me Where You're Going), born in Steinkjer, Norway
  • 1966-08-17 Maysa Leak, American Jazz Singer, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1967-04-27 Tommy Smith, Scottish jazz musician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1967-11-02 Kurt Elling, American jazz singer-songwriter (Secrets are the Best Stories), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-03-27 Stacey Kent, American jazz singer (Breakfast On The Morning Tram), born in South Orange, New Jersey
  • 1969-02-01 Joshua Redman, American jazz saxophonist, and composer, born in Berkeley, California
  • 1969-02-28 Elisa Fiorillo, American pop and jazz singer (Forgive Me For Dreaming), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1969-10-01 Ori Kaplan, Israeli jazz musician
  • 1971-07-29 Lisa Ekdahl, Swedish pop and jazz singer-songwriter (Vem Vet), born in Hägersten, Stockholm, Sweden)
  • 1974-07-17 Laura Macdonald, Scottish jazz musician, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1974-07-22 Viktoria Tolstoy [Louise Viktoria Kjellberg], Swedish jazz singer (Meet Me at the Movies), born in Sigtuna Municipality, Sweden
  • 1975-01-31 Kate Shutt, American jazz singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
  • 1976-01-17 Aga Zaryan [Agnieszka Skrzypek], Polish jazz singer (A Book of Luminous Things), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1976-02-11 Gretchen Parlato, American jazz singer, and songwriter (The Lost And Found), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1976-03-27 Tia Fuller, American jazz musician (Beyoncé backing band), born in Aurora, Colorado
  • 1977-11-03 Jane Monheit, American jazz singer, born on Long Island, New York
  • 1978-07-12 Mélanie De Biasio, Belgian jazz singer (A Stomach Is Burning), born in Charleroi, Belgium
  • 1978-07-28 Luka Udjbinac, Croatian jazz musician, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1978-10-08 Mike Moreno, American jazz musician (First in Mind), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1978-11-19 Matt Dusk, Canadian jazz vocalist, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1979-02-25 Joanna Pascale, American jazz singer (When Lights Are Low) and educator (Temple University), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1979-03-30 Norah Jones, American pop and jazz singer and pianist ("Come Away With Me"), born in Brooklyn, New York

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  • 1983-07-11 Peter Cincotti, American pop/jazz singer-songwriter, born in New York City
  • 1984-08-10 Cyrille Aimée, French jazz singer (Let's Get Lost), born in Samois-sur-Seine, Fontainebleau
  • 1985-02-02 Melody Gardot, American jazz singer, born in New Jersey
  • 1986-01-02 Trombone Shorty [Troy Andrews], American jazz musician and producer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1986-08-28 Florence Welch, British blues and swing jazz singer (Florence and the Machine), born in London, England
  • 1988-12-30 Leon Jackson, Scottish pop-jazz singer (The X-Factor - "When You Believe"), born in Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland
  • 1995-05-09 Andrea Motis, Spanish jazz singer and trumpeter (Emotional Dance), born in Barcelona, Spain

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