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Jazz Music in History (Part 8)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,524

  • 1930-07-08 Earl Van Dyke, American jazz and session piano, Hammond B-3, and harpsichord player (Motown Records' Funk Brothers, 1964-72), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1992)
  • 1930-07-22 Ray Pohlman, American session upright and electric bass guitarist and arranger (The Wrecking Crew), and jazz guitarist, born in Baker Township, Iowa (d. 1990)
  • 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
  • 1930-09-23 Irene Reid, American jazz singer ("I Must Be Doing Something Right"), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 2008)
  • 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 violinist and composer (Indo-Jazz Fusions), born in Calcutta, Bengal, British India (d. 2004) [1]
  • 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, pop, classical, and session 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 (Bill Evans Trio; Keith Jarrett), composer, and bandleader (Electric Bebop Band), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 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 pianist and film composer (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)
  • 1931-06-13 Georges Arvanitas, French jazz pianist and organist, born in Marseilles, France (d. 2005)
  • 1931-07-04 Duncan Lamont, Scottish jazz and session trumpet and saxophone player, arranger, andsongwriter ("I Told You So"), born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 2019)
  • 1931-07-21 Plas Johnson, American be-bop jazz and session saxophonist (sax solo on "The Pink Panther Theme"), born in Donaldsonville, Louisiana
  • 1931-09-08 Marion Brown, American jazz alto saxophonist, (Marion Brown Quartet; John Coltrane -"Ascension"; Artie Schepp), avant garde composer, writer, and ethno-musicologist, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • 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 and session saxophonist (Steely Dan's "Doctor Wu"; Billy Joel's "Just The Way You Are"), and composer, born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1931-11-05 Harold McNair, British-Jamaican calypso and jazz saxophonist and flautist, born in Kingston, Colony of Jamaica (d. 1971)
  • 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 (Beryl) "Jack" Sheldon, American jazz trumpeter (Merv Griffin), singer (Schoolhouse Rock), and actor (Run Buddy Run), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2019)
  • 1931-12-02 Wynton Kelly, American jazz pianist (Dizzy Gillespie; Miles Davis), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1931-12-21 David Baker, American jazz trombonist and cellist, jazz and classical composer (Reflections), and educator (Indiana University), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1931-12-24 (Erapheael) “Ray” Bryant, American jazz pianist, composer and arranger ("Madison Time"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1931-12-29 Jan Konopásek, Czech-American jazz baritone saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2020)
  • 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 Slide Hampton [Locksley Wellington Hampton], American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger, born in Jeanette, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • 1932-05-16 (Isaac) "Redd" Holt, American jazz and soul drummer (Ramsey Lewis Trio, 1956-66 - "The In Crowd"; Young-Holt Unlimited - "Soulful Strut"), born in Rosedale, Mississippi
  • 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)
  • 1932-06-07 (Harold) "Tina" Brooks, American hard-bop jazz saxophonist, and composer ("True Blue"), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 1974)
  • 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; Caveman), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1932-06-21 O. C Smith, American jazz singer ("Little Green Apples"), born in Mansfield, Louisiana (d. 2001)
  • 1932-06-21 Jamil Nasser [George Joyner], American jazz double and electric bassist, and tuba player (Ahmad Jamal Trio), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • 1932-07-07 [Josef] Joe Zawinul, Austrian-American jazz keyboardist, composer and bandleader (Weather Report - "Birdland"), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2007)
  • 1932-07-16 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1932-08-10 Trudy Pitts, American jazz Hammond B-3 organist, pianist, and vocalist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1932-09-03 (Granville) "Mickey" Roker, American jazz drummer (Art Farmer; Milt Jackson; Dizzy Gillespie), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2017)
  • 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)
  • 1932-09-21 Don Preston, American rock and jazz keyboard player (Mothers Of Invention/Frank Zappa, 1966-74), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 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)

Nina 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)

  • 1933-02-24 David "Fathead" Newman, American jazz saxophonist (Ray Charles - "The Right Time"), born in Corsicana, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1933-03-04 Ann Burton [Anna Rafalowicz], Dutch jazz singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1989)

Quincy 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

  • 1933-03-23 Dave Frishberg, American jazz pianist, vocalist, composer, and lyricist ("I'm Just A Bill"), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2021)
  • 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
  • 1933-09-01 Gene Harris [Haire], American soul-jazz pianist (The Three Sounds), born in Benton Harbor, Michigan (d. 2000)
  • 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)
  • 1933-11-29 John Lamb, American jazz double bassist (Duke Ellington Orchestra), born in Vero Beach, Florida
  • 1933-12-14 Leo Wright, American jazz saxophone and flute player (Dizzy Gillespie;; Blues Shout; I Left My Heart In San Francisco), born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 1991)
  • 1933-12-16 Johnny "Hammond" Smith, American jazz and bop organist (Wild Horses Rock Steady), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1997)
  • 1933-12-26 Billy Bean, American jazz guitarist (John Lewis; Herbie Mann; Bud Shank), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1934-01-17 Cedar Walton, American hard bop jazz pianist (Jazztet; Art Blakey), and composer ("Mosaic"), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1934-01-31 Ron Weatherburn, British jazz pianist, born in the Borough of Barking and Dagenham, England (d. 1995)
  • 1934-02-07 "King" Curtis [Ousley], American Grammy Award-winning R&B, rock, jazz, and session saxophonist bandleader ("Memphis Soul Stew"; Aretha Franklin; John Lennon), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1971)
  • 1934-02-28 Willie Bobo [Correa], American jazz percussionist (Evil Ways), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1934-03-30 Lanny Morgan, American West coast jazz and studio alto saxophonist (Maynard Ferguson), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1934-04-05 Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (Wonderland), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2000)
  • 1934-04-06 Horace Tapscott, American jazz pianist and composer (Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, 1961-98), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1934-04-07 Victor Feldman, British jazz pianist and drummer, born in London (d. 1987)
  • 1934-05-01 Shirley Horn, American jazz pianist and vocalist (Embers and Ashes), born in Washington D.C. (d. 2005)
  • 1934-05-14 Grady Gaines, American jazz, blues, and R&B tenor saxophonist (Little Richard; Sam Cooke, James Brown, Jackie Wilson), born in Waskom, Texas (d. 2021)
  • 1934-06-13 Uriel Jones, American jazz and session drummer (Motown's Funk Brothers), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • 1934-06-26 Dave Grusin, American jazz pianist and Academy and Grammy Award-winning composer specializing in film scores (The Milagro Beanfield War; Ishtar), born in Littleton, Colorado
  • 1934-07-23 Steve Lacy [Lackritz], American jazz soprano saxophonist (Thelonious Monk), born in New York City (d. 2004)
  • 1934-09-11 Oliver Jones, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Little Burgundy, Montreal, Quebec

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 701 - 800 of 935

  • 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
  • 2009-07-04 Jim Chapin, American jazz drummer, and author, dies at 89
  • 2009-07-27 George Russell, American jazz pianist (The Jazz Workshop), dies of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 86
  • 2009-08-04 Joe Maneri, American jazz composer, saxophone and clarinet player (Boston Microtonal Society), dies at 82
  • 2009-08-27 Virgilio Savona, Italian jazz singer and composer (Quartetto Cetra - "Un bacio a mezzanotte"; "Crapa pelada"), dies of complications from Parkinson's disease at 89
  • 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
  • 2010-02-13 Jamil Nasser [George Joyner], American jazz double and electric bassist, and tuba player (Ahmad Jamal Trio), dies at 77
  • 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
  • 2010-04-27 Morris Pert, Scottish session jazz-rock drummer, percussionist, pianist, and contemporary classical composer (Ankh; Auroura), dies at 62
  • 2010-05-01 Rob McConnell, Canadian jazz composer, arranger and valve trombonist (The Boss Brass), dies of liver cancer at 75
  • 2010-05-16 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, dies at 91
  • 2010-07-12 Paulo Moura, Brazilian jazz and swing clarinetist and saxophonist, dies at 77
  • 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
  • 2010-09-21 Geoffrey Burgon, British jazz trumpeter, and film, television and concert composer (City Adventures), dies at 69
  • 2010-10-07 (Terry) "T" Lavitz, American jazz-fusion keyboardist (Dixie Dregs; Jazz Is Dead), dies at 54
  • 2010-10-18 Marion Brown, American jazz alto saxophonist, (Marion Brown Quartet; John Coltrane -"Ascension"; Artie Schepp), avant garde composer, writer, and ethno-musicologist, dies at 79
  • 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
  • 2010-12-09 James Moody, American jazz saxophonist, flutist, and orchestra leader, dies of pancreatic cancer at 85
  • 2010-12-19 Trudy Pitts, American jazz Hammond B-3 organist, pianist, and vocalist, dies of pancreatic cancer at 78
  • 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
  • 2011-04-11 Billy Bang [William Walker], American free jazz violinist and composer, dies of lung cancer at 63
  • 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
  • 2011-06-08 Alan Rubin, American jazz and session trumpeter and flugelhorn player (SNL; Blues Brothers) known as "Mr Fabulous", dies of cancer at 68
  • 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, dies of a heart attack at 79
  • 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 (Bill Evans Trio; Keith Jarrett), composer, and bandleader (Electric Bebop Band), dies of bone marrow cancer at 80
  • 2011-12-15 Bob Brookmeyer, American jazz and studio pianist, valve trombone player, arranger, and composer (Stan Getz; Jerry Mulligan), dies of congestive heart failure at 81
  • 2012-01-02 Ian Bargh, Canadian jazz pianist & composer, dies from lung cancer at 76
  • 2012-02-06 Billy Bean, American jazz guitarist (John Lewis; Herbie Mann; Bud Shank), dies at 79
  • 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, pop, classical, and session 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
  • 2013-01-30 Patty Andrews, American pop and swing jazz singer (The Andrews Sisters - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"; "Rum and Coca-Cola"), dies at 94
  • 2013-02-04 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), dies at 80
  • 2013-03-23 Barbara Donald, American jazz trumpeter and bandleader ("The Past and Tomorrows"), dies at 70
  • 2013-05-29 Mulgrew Miller, American jazz pianist (Duke Ellington; Betty Carter; Artie Shaw; Art Blakely), composer, and educator (William Patterson University), dies of a stroke at 57
  • 2013-06-11 Johnny Smith, American cool jazz guitarist ("Moonlight In Vermont"; "Walk, Don't Run"), dies from injuries sustained in a fall at 90
  • 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, and radio host (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
  • 2013-10-13 Tommy Whittle, British jazz tenor saxophonist (Ted Heath; BBC Show Band), and bandleader, dies of pneumonia on his 87th birthday
  • 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
  • 2013-11-25 (Foreststorn) "Chico" Hamilton, American jazz drummer (Lester Young; Gerry Mulligan; Count Basie), and bandleader (Chico Hamilton Quintet), dies at 92
  • 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
  • 2014-01-31 Paul Humphrey, American jazz, R&B, and rock session and touring drummer, dies at 78
  • 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 Haden, American jazz double-bassist (Liberation Music Orchestra; Quartet West), dies at 76
  • 2014-07-29 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, dies at 74
  • 2014-09-08 Gerald Wilson, American jazz trumpeter, arranger (Jimmie Lunceford; Duke Ellington), orchestra leader, and teacher 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

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