Jazz Music in History (Part 6)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,120

  • 1929-04-08 Eiji Kitamura, Japanese jazz clarinetist, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1929-04-23 Len Barnard, Australian jazz drummer ("The Naked Dance"; Galapagos Duck), born in Melbourne Australia (d. 2005)
  • 1929-04-29 Ray Barretto, American percussionist and Latin jazz bandleader (Charanga Moderna - "El Watusi"), born in New York City (d. 2006)
  • 1929-05-21 Larance Marable, American jazz drummer (Charlie Haden's Quartet West; Stan Getz; Groove Holmes), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1929-06-11 Lennie Niehaus, American jazz saxophonist and film composer (Clint Eastwood films), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2020)
  • 1929-06-15 Gideon Nxumalo, South African jazz composer and pianist, born in Kimberley, South Africa (d. 1970)
  • 1929-07-14 George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher
  • 1929-08-14 Lorez Alexandria [Taylor] American jazz and gospel singer (Alexandria the Great), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • 1929-08-16 Bill Evans, American jazz pianist (Peace Piece; Waltz For Debbie), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 1980)
  • 1929-09-09 Claude Nougaro, French jazz singer and songwriter, born in Toulouse, France (d. 2004)
  • 1929-10-28 John Mayer, Indian violinist and composer (Indo-Jazz Fusions), born in Calcutta, Bengal, British India (d. 2004) [1]
  • 1929-12-03 Clarence Ford, American jazz and R&B clarinet and saxophone player, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1994)
  • 1929-12-12 Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese jazz pianist and composer, born in Liaoyang, Manchuria, Republic of China
  • 1929-12-22 Leonard "Red" Balaban, American jazz tuba and sousaphone player, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013) [1]
  • 1929-12-23 Chet Baker, American jazz trumpet player, born in Yale, Oklahoma (d. 1988)
  • 1930-01-10 Lyle Ritz, American jazz ukulele and session bassist, born in Clevelnad, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • 1930-01-29 Derek Bailey, British avant-garde jazz guitar virtuoso, born in Sheffield, England (d. 2005)
  • 1930-02-16 Peggy King, American jazz and pop vocalist, former TV personality and actress (George Gobel Show), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-02-28 Marty Grosz, American swing and dixieland jazz guitarist, banjoist, vocalist, and composer born in Berlin, Germany

Person of interestOrnette Coleman

1930-03-09 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Downbeat Musician of Year 1966), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2015)

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman
  • 1930-03-12 Wardell Quezergue, American jazz, blues, and funk composer, arranger, record producer and bandleader, known as the "Creole Beethoven", born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2011)
  • 1930-03-13 (Richard Allen) "Blue" Mitchell, American jazz trumpeter (Horace Silver Quintet; Riverside; Blue Note), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1979)
  • 1930-03-18 Pat Halcox, British jazz trumpeter (Chris Barber Jazz Band, 1954-2008), born in Chelsea, London (d. 2013)
  • 1930-03-19 Bill Henderson, American jazz singer ("Señor Blues"), and actor (Dreams - "Torpedo"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1930-04-05 Nabil Totah, Palestinian-American jazz double bassist, born in Ramallah, Palestine Territory (d. 2012)
  • 1930-04-10 Claude Bolling, French jazz and classical cross-over pianist and composer (Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio), born in Cannes, France (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1930-04-15 Richard Davis, American jazz double bassist described as "the greatest bass ever heard on a rock album" (Van Morrison's Astral Weeks), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1930-04-16 Herbie Mann, American jazz flutist (Just Wallin'), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1930-04-17 Chris Barber, English jazz trombonist ("Petite Fleur"), born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire (d. 2021)
  • 1930-05-05 Joyce Collins, American jazz and film and television session pianist, singer, and educator, born in Battle Mountain, Nevada (d. 2010)
  • 1930-05-16 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian classical and jazz pianist and composer (Ineffable; Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2000)
  • 1930-05-28 Lawrence "Tricky" Lofton, American jazz trombonist, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1930-06-03 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer ("Where Flamingos Fly"; "Sex Is A Misdemeanor") , born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1930-06-04 Morgana King [Messina], American jazz singer ("Dindi"; "It's A Quiet Thing"), and actress (The Godfather; The Godfather Part II), born in Pleasantville, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1930-07-03 Pete Fountain, American jazz clarinetist (Lawrence Welk TV show 1957-59), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • 1930-07-07 Hank Mobley, US jazz saxophonist
  • 1930-07-25 Annie Ross, British-American jazz singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - "Twisted") and actress, born in London (d. 2020)
  • 1930-08-06 Abbey Lincoln [Anna Wooldridge], African-American civil rights activist, jazz vocalist, songwriter and actress (Nothing But a Man), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • 1930-09-07 Sonny Rollins, American jazz saxophonist (Blue Room), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-10-08 (Park Frederick) "Pepper" Adams, American jazz saxophonist (Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band), born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • 1930-10-28 John Mayer, Indian composer (Indo-Jazz Fusion), born in Calcutta, Bengal, British India (d. 2004)
  • 1930-10-30 Clifford Brown, American jazz trumpeter and composer (Joyspring, Jordu), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1956)
  • 1930-11-11 Hank Garland, American country, rock and jazz guitar virtuoso ("Sugarfoot Rag"; "(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame"; "Jingle Bell Rock"), born in Cowpens, South Carolina (d. 2004)
  • 1930-12-04 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist and composer, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1931-01-02 Frank Marocco, American jazz and classical accordionist, arranger and composer, born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1931-01-20 Hachidai Nakamura, Japanese jazz pianist and songwriter, born in Tsingtao, Republic of China to (d. 1992)
  • 1931-02-11 Bobby Lamb, Irish jazz trombonist, composer, and conductor, born in Cork, Irish Free State
  • 1931-03-25 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer and composer
  • 1931-03-27 Burt Collins, American jazz trumpeter, born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1931-03-30 Harold Burrage, American blues and jazz singer, and pianist (Hi Yo Silver), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1931-04-11 Frank Vicari, American jazz, session, and touring saxophonist (Maynard Ferguson; Woody Herman; Tom Waits; Saturday Night Live), born in New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • 1931-04-27 Krzysztof Komeda, Polish jazz and film composer and pianist (Rosemary's Baby), born in Poznań, Poland (d. 1969)
  • 1931-05-02 Richard "Groove" Holmes, American jazz organist ("Misty"), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1991)
  • 1931-05-06 Hasaan Ibn Ali [William Henry Langford, Jr], American jazz pianist and composer (Max Roach Trio), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)
  • 1931-05-07 Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer ("Put Another Nickel In"), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • 1931-05-17 [Walter] Dewey Redman, American jazz saxophonist, born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1931-09-16 Jan Johansson, Swedish jazz pianist, born in Söderhamn, Hälsingland, Sweden (d. 1968)
  • 1931-10-15 (Lionel) Frederick "Freddy" Cole, American jazz singer and pianist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1931-11-02 Phil Woods, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Steely Dan's "Doctor Wu"; Billy Joel's "Just The Way You Are"), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1931-11-17 Wayne Andre, American jazz and session trombonist, born in Manchester, Connecticut (d. 2003)
  • 1931-11-23 Gloria Lynne [Wilson], American jazz vocalist (Dell Tones), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2013)
  • 1931-11-30 Jack Sheldon, American jazz trumpeter, singer, and actor (Run Buddy Run, Merv Griffin), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1931-12-02 Wynton Kelly, American jazz pianist (Dizzy Gillespie; Miles Davis), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1931-12-24 Erapheael “Ray” Bryant, American jazz pianist, composer and arranger ("Madison Time"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1931-12-31 Gil Mellé, American jazz saxophonist and composer, born in New York City (d. 2004)
  • 1932-01-14 Grady Tate, American jazz drummer & singer, born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2017)
  • 1932-01-31 [Anna] Ottilie Patterson, Irish blues and jazz singer (Chris Barber Jazz Band), born in Comber, Northern Ireland (d. 2011)
  • 1932-02-10 Rockin Dopsie Sr [Alton Jay Rubin], American Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), born in Carencro, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • 1932-02-25 Åke Persson, Swedish bebop jazz trombonist (Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band, 1963–71), born in Hässleholm Sweden (d. 1975)
  • 1932-04-17 Arthur "Art" Ellefson, Canadian jazz saxophonist, born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
  • 1932-04-21 Locksley Wellington "Slide" Hampton, American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger, born in Jeanette, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-06-04 Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (The Blues and the Abstract Truth), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • 1932-06-05 Pete Jolly [Ceragioli], American session and West Coast jazz pianist, and accordionist (Shorty Rogers; Pete Jolly Trio), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • 1932-06-14 Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, American pianist, arranger, jazz and classical composer (For Bird, With Love), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1932-06-21 (Boris) "Lalo" Schifrin, Argentine-American jazz pianist and composer (Mission Impossible), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1932-06-21 O. C Smith, American jazz singer (Little Green Apples), born in Mansfield, Louisiana (d. 2001)
  • 1932-07-07 [Josef] Joe Zawinul, Austrian-American jazz keyboardist, composer and musician (Weather Report - "Birdland") (d. 2007)
  • 1932-07-16 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1932-09-11 Ian Hamer, British jazz trumpeter and session musician (Beatles - "Got To Get You Into My Life"; Top of the Pops studio band), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)
  • 1932-09-13 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2013)
  • 1932-10-13 Johnny Lytle, American jazz drummer and vibraphonist, known as "Fast Hands", born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1932-11-11 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1932-11-28 Ethel Ennis, American jazz singer (If Women Ruled The World), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
  • 1932-12-09 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1932-12-15 Curtis Fuller, American jazz trombonist (Yusef Lateef; John Coltrane; Farmer/Golson Jazztet), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2021)
  • 1933-01-22 Jean-Louis Viale, French jazz drummer, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1984)
  • 1933-02-01 Sadao Watanabe, Japanese jazz and bossa nova saxophonist, and flute player, born in Utsunomiya, Japan
  • 1933-02-09 Maria Dybbro, Danish jazz saxophonist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1933-02-14 Bertram Turetzky, American classical, jazz, klezmer double bassist, composer, pedagogue, and author (The Contemporary Contrabass) born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • 1933-02-20 Charles Kynard, American soul, jazz, and funk Hammond B-3 organ player (Reelin' With The Feelin'), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1979)

Person of interestNina Simone

1933-02-21 Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], American jazz pianist, singer, songwriter, arranger, and civil rights activist (“Mississippi Goddam”; “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black”, “Feeling Good”; “Wild Is The Wind”), born in Tyron, North Carolina (d. 2003)

Singer and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone
Singer and Civil Rights Activist
Nina Simone
  • 1933-02-24 David "Fathead" Newman, American jazz saxophonist (Ray Charles - "The Right Time"), born in Corsicana, Texas (d. 2009)

Person of interestQuincy Jones Jr

1933-03-14 Quincy Jones (Jr.), American jazz trumpeter. composer, arranger, record producer (Michael Jackson; Frank Sinatra; "We Are The World"), and film producer (The Color Purple), born in Chicago, Illinois

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • 1933-03-23 Dave Frishberg, American jazz pianist, vocalist, composer, and lyricist ("I'm Just A Bill"), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1933-03-28 Vincente "Tete" Montoliu, Catalonian jazz pianist, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1997)
  • 1933-04-28 Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, American jazz drummer, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1994)
  • 1933-05-21 Gene “Joe” Byrd, American jazz bassist (Charlie Byrd Trio), born in Chuckatuck, Virginia (d. 2012)
  • 1933-08-25 Wayne Shorter, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Weather Report), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1933-10-02 (Albert Ronald) "Ronnie" Ross, Scottish jazz and session baritone saxophonist, born in Calcutta, India (2 October 1933 (d. 1991)
  • 1933-11-11 Marlene VerPlanck [Pampinella], American jazz and pop vocalist, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2018)

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 501 - 600 of 682

  • 2007-10-17 Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (Put Another Nickel In), dies at 76
  • 2007-11-27 Cecil Payne, American jazz baritone saxophonist, dies of prostrate cancer at 84

Person of interestOscar Peterson

2007-12-23 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, dies of kidney failure at 82

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • 2008-02-19 Teo Macero [Attilio Joseph Macero], American jazz saxophonist, composer and record producer (Miles Davis), dies at 82
  • 2008-03-16 Ola Brunkert, Swedish pop, rock and jazz drummer (ABBA), dies from injuries after a fall at 61
  • 2008-04-14 Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish jazz pianist (Seven Days Of Falling), dies in scuba diving accident at 44
  • 2008-04-25 Humphrey Lyttelton, British jazz trumpeter and bandleader ("Bad Penny Blues"), and broadcaster (BBC2 - Best Of Jazz, 1967-2007; BBC4 - I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, 1972-2008), dies at 86
  • 2008-05-15 Walt Dickerson, American jazz vibraphone player, and composer ("To My Queen"), dies of cardiac arrest at 80
  • 2008-05-25 David Gahr, American photographer noted for his work with folk, jazz and rock musicians (Time Magazine; Folkways albums), dies at 85 [1]
  • 2008-05-28 Dennis Moss, British jazz tenor saxophonist, dies at 80
  • 2008-06-14 Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish jazz pianist (b. 1964)
  • 2008-07-06 Bobby Durham, American jazz drummer (b. 1937)
  • 2008-07-25 Johnny Griffin III, American jazz saxophonist (A Blowin' Session), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • 2008-07-25 Hiram Bullock, American jazz, funk, and fusion guitarist (The World's Most Dangerous Band) dies of cancer at 52
  • 2008-11-27 Pekka Pohjola, Finnish rock and jazz-fusion bassist, and composer, dies of a seizure at 56
  • 2008-12-05 Anca Parghel, Romanian jazz singer and composer (b. 1957)
  • 2008-12-29 Freddie Hubbard, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1938)
  • 2008-12-30 Derek Wadsworth, British jazz composer and arranger, dies at 69
  • 2009-01-20 David "Fathead" Newman, American jazz saxophonist (Ray Charles - "The Right Time"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 75
  • 2009-01-24 Leonard Gaskin, American jazz bassist (Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis), dies at 88
  • 2009-01-28 Arthur Jenkins, Jr., American jazz and pop session and touring keyboardist, composer, and arranger (Johnny Nash; Harry Belafonte; John Lennon; Roberta Flack), dies at 72
  • 2009-02-07 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, dies of natural causes at 84
  • 2009-02-14 Louie Bellson, American jazz drummer and orchestra leader (Pearl Bailey Show), dies at 84
  • 2009-03-24 Uriel Jones, American jazz and session drummer (Motown's Funk Brothers), dies from complications of a heart attack at 74
  • 2009-04-02 Clifford “Bud” Shank, American jazz saxophonist and flute player, dies of a pulmonary embolism at 82
  • 2009-05-15 Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player and smooth jazz bassist, dies from the effects of cancer at 44
  • 2009-06-07 Hugh Hopper, British progressive rock and jazz bassist (Soft Machine; Stomu Yamashta's East Wind; Carla Bley), dies of leukemia at 64
  • 2009-06-22 Steve Race, British composer, jazz pianist and radio and television presenter (BBC's "My Music", 1967-94), dies at 88
  • 2009-07-27 George Russell, American jazz pianist (The Jazz Workshop), dies of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 86
  • 2009-10-31 Ron Gowans, Australian jazz saxophonist, dies of cancer at 83
  • 2010-01-03 Joyce Collins, American jazz and film and television session pianist, singer, and educator, dies at 79
  • 2010-02-15 Art Van Damme, American jazz accordionist (Chicago Jazz), dies at 89
  • 2010-03-30 John Bunch, American jazz pianist (New York Swing Trio), dies of melanoma at 88
  • 2010-05-01 Rob McConnell, Canadian jazz composer/arranger and valve trombonist (b. 1935)
  • 2010-05-16 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, dies at 91
  • 2010-07-14 Gene Ludwig, American jazz organist (b. 1937)
  • 2010-08-13 Esteban "Steve" Jordan, American conjunto, Tejano, rock and jazz accordion player, dies of liver cancer at 71
  • 2010-08-14 Abbey Lincoln [Anna Wooldridge], African-American civil rights activist, jazz vocalist, songwriter and actress (Nothing But a Man), dies at 80
  • 2010-11-03 (Cecil) Hotep Idris Galeta, South African jazz pianist, composer, and educator, dies of an asthma attack at 69
  • 2010-11-30 Monty Sunshine, British jazz clarinetist and bandleader (Petite Fleur), dies at 82
  • 2010-12-19 Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)
  • 2010-12-28 Billy Taylor, American jazz pianist (Birdland), orchestra leader (David Frost Show) and broadcaster (NPR), dies after a heart attack at 89 [1]
  • 2011-01-01 Charles Fambrough, American jazz bassist (Jazz Messengers), dies at 60
  • 2011-02-14 George Shearing, British-American blind jazz pianist (Lullaby of Birdland), dies at 91
  • 2011-03-12 Joe Morello, American jazz drummer (Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Blue Rondo à la Turk"), dies at 82
  • 2011-05-08 Cornell Dupree, American jazz and R&B session guitarist (Atlantic Records - Aretha Franklin), dies of emphysema at 68
  • 2011-05-11 (Eugene) "Snooky" Young, American jazz trumpeter who mastered the plunger mute, dies at 92
  • 2011-05-13 Bruce Ricker, American jazz and blues documentarian (Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser), dies at 68
  • 2011-05-15 Bob Flannigan, American jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), dies at 84
  • 2011-06-02 Erapheael “Ray” Bryant, American jazz pianist, composer and arranger ("Madison Time"), dies at 79
  • 2011-06-20 [Anna] Ottilie Patterson, Irish blues and jazz singer (Chris Barber Jazz Band), dies at 79
  • 2011-09-06 Wardell Quezergue, American jazz, blues, and funk composer, arranger, record producer and bandleader, known as the "Creole Beethoven", dies at 81
  • 2011-09-19 Johnny Răducanu, Romanian jazz pianist (b. 1931)
  • 2011-10-06 Brad Felt, American jazz tuba and euphonium player, composer, and bandleader, dies of pancreatic cancer at 55
  • 2011-11-01 André Hodeir, French classical and jazz violinist, and composer, dies at 90
  • 2011-11-22 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer, dies at 80
  • 2012-01-02 Ian Bargh, Canadian jazz pianist & composer, dies from lung cancer at 76
  • 2012-02-22 Mike Melvoin, American jazz and studio pianist, composer, and arranger, dies of cancer at 74
  • 2012-02-25 Red Holloway [James], American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies from stroke and kidney failure at 84
  • 2012-02-26 Rolf "Hazy" Osterwald, Swiss jazz bandleader, trumpeter, and vibraphonist, dies at 90
  • 2012-03-03 Frank Marocco, American jazz and classical accordionist, arranger and composer, dies at 81
  • 2012-03-06 Gene “Joe” Byrd, American jazz bassist (Charlie Byrd Trio), dies in a car crash at 78
  • 2012-03-06 Lucia Mannucci, Italian jazz singer (Quartetto Cetra, 1947-88), dies at 91
  • 2012-04-12 George Mesterhazy, Hungarian-American jazz pianist, and arranger, dies at 56
  • 2012-04-20 Bert Weedon, British jazz, pop, and blues guitar player ("Guitar Boogie Shuffle"), dies at 91
  • 2012-04-28 Jackie Kelso [John Joseph Kelson Jr], American jazz saxophonist & session musician, dies at 90
  • 2012-06-07 Nabil Totah, Palestinian-American jazz double bassist, dies at 72
  • 2012-07-04 Larance Marable, American jazz drummer (Charlie Haden's Quartet West; Stan Getz; Groove Holmes), dies at 83
  • 2012-09-27 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, dies at 90
  • 2012-10-07 John Tchicai, Danish jazz saxophonist and composer (New York Art Quartet), dies at 76
  • 2012-10-18 David Spencer Ware, American free jazz saxophonist, dies at 62
  • 2012-10-27 Terry Callier, American soul, folk and jazz guitarist, and singer-songwriter ("What Color Is Love"), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2012-11-04 Ted Curson, American jazz trumpeter, dies from a heart attack at 77
  • 2012-12-05 Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist ("Take Five") and composer (Gates of Justice), dies from heart failure at 91
  • 2013-02-04 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), dies at 80
  • 2013-07-02 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, dies at 80
  • 2013-07-13 Laurie Ann Frink, American big band jazz trumpeter and educator, dies of cancer at 61 [1]
  • 2013-07-17 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, dies from natural causes at 84
  • 2013-07-28 Rita Reys [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, dies from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88
  • 2013-08-05 George Duke, American Grammy Award-winning jazz and funk keyboard player, and composer, dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67
  • 2013-08-19 Cedar Walton, American hard bop jazz pianist (Jazztet; Art Blakey), and composer ("Mosaic"),, dies at 79
  • 2013-08-20 Marian McPartland, British jazz pianist (Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz), dies at 95
  • 2013-09-07 Fred Katz, American classical and jazz cellist (Chico Hamilton Quintet), and composer (Roger Corman films), dies at 84
  • 2013-10-15 Gloria Lynne [Wilson], American jazz vocalist (Dell Tones), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • 2013-10-19 Ronald Shannon Jackson, American avant-garde jazz and funk drummer, and composer (Cecil Taylor; Last Exit; Decoding Society), dies of leukemia at 73
  • 2013-12-06 Stan Tracey, British jazz pianist, dies at 86
  • 2013-12-10 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist and composer, dies at 83
  • 2013-12-23 Yusef Lateef, American jazz saxophonist and flautist, dies at 93
  • 2013-12-29 Leonard "Red" Balaban, American jazz tuba and sousaphone player, dies at 84
  • 2014-02-11 Alice Babs [Nilson], Swedish jazz singer (The Swe-Danes; Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts), and actress (Swing It, Teacher!), dies of Alzheimer's disease complications at 90
  • 2014-04-14 Armando Peraza, Cuban jazz, Latin jazz, and rock percussionist (George Shearing; Cal Tjader; Santana, 1972-90), dies at about 89 [birth year disputed]
  • 2014-04-23 Benjamín Brea, Spanish-Venezuelan jazz saxophonist, arranger and teacher, dies of stomach cancer at 67
  • 2014-04-24 Konstantin Orbelyan, Armenian pianist, jazz and classical composer, and orchestra leader (State Estrada (Pops) Orchestra), dies at 85
  • 2014-07-06 Kathy Stobart, British jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader, and teacher, dies of a stroke at 89
  • 2014-07-11 Charlie [Charles Edward] Haden, American jazz double-bassist (Liberation Music Orchestra), dies at 76
  • 2014-07-29 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, dies at 74
  • 2014-09-08 Gerald Wilson, American jazz trumpeter and orchestra leader (Redd Foxx), dies at 96
  • 2014-09-12 Joe Sample, American jazz and session keyboardist and composer (The Jazz Crusaders), dies of mesothelioma at 75
  • 2014-10-16 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer, dies from cardiac arrest at 72
  • 2014-11-02 (Bernard) "Acker" Bilk, British clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, dies at 85

Famous Jazz Musicians