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  1. Armando Anthony Corea

    American jazz keyboardist, born June 12, 1941, Chelsea, Massachusetts. Married to Gayle Moran

  2. American Jazz composer, multi-instrumentalist, educator, writer, clinician, pedagogue. Originally a talented trombonist, he was forced to abandon that instrument after a jaw injury left him unable to play, Following the injury, he learned to play cello. This shift to cello largely ended his career as a performer and marked a period of increased interest in composition and pedagogy. Among the first and most important people to begin to codify the then largely aural tradition of jazz he wrote several seminal books on jazz, including Jazz Improvisation

  3. Yusef Lateef (born October 9, 1920, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - died December 23, 2013, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA) was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer and prominent figure among the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in America, following his conversion to Islam in 1950. Although Lateef's main instruments were the tenor saxophone and flute, he also played oboe and bassoon, both rare in jazz, and also used a number of non-western instruments such as the bamboo flute, shanai, shofar, xun, arghul and koto.

    Yusef Lateef had an inquisitive spirit and was never just a bop or hard bop soloist. Lateef, did not care much for the term "jazz", consistently creating music that stretched (and even broken through) boundaries. A superior tenor saxophonist with a soulful sound and impressive technique, by the 1950's, Lateef was one of the top flutists around. He also developed into a talented jazz soloist on the oboe, was an occasional bassoonist, and introduced such instruments as the arghul (a double clarinet that resembles a bassoon), shanai (a type of oboe), and different types of flutes. Lateef played "world music" long before the term was coined.

  4. American percussionist, drummer & vibraphonist.

    Born : 1918 in New York City, New York.
    Died : January 13, 2012 in Houston, Texas.

  5. American jazz valve trombonist, pianist, arranger and composer.

    Born : December 19, 1929 in Kansas City, Missouri.
    Died : December 15, 2011 in New London , New Hampshire.

  6. Mickey Roker (born March 9, 1932, Miami, Florida, USA - died May 22, 2017, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) was an American jazz drummer.

  7. American Jazz Drummer, brother of Bernie Hamilton, born 20 September 1921 in Los Angeles, California, USA, died 25 November 2013 in New York City, USA.
    also Forest Thorn

    Bill Perkins Quintet, Chico Hamilton & Euphoria, Four Trombone Band, Gerry Mulligan Quartet, Gerry Mulligan Tentette, Red Norvo Sextet, Russell Jacquet And His All Stars, The Buddy Collette - Chico Hamilton Sextet, The Chico Hamilton Octet, The Chico Hamilton Quartet, The Chico Hamilton Quintet, The Chico Hamilton Sextet, The Chico Hamilton Trio

  8. Ben Riley (born July 17, 1933, Savannah, Georgia, USA – died November 18, 2017, West Islip, New York, USA) was an American jazz drummer.

  9. American jazz drummer, born July 26, 1929 in Morristown, New Jersey, as Charles Lawrence Persip, and later changed his name to Charli Persip in the early 1980s.

  10. American jazz drummer, born 13 August 1940 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

  11. Elvin Jones was born September 9, 1927 in Pontiac, Michigan, USA.
    Died on May 18, 2004, Englewood, New Jersey, USA, from heart failure.

    Called by Life magazine "the world's greatest rhythmic drummer"

  12. American jazz drummer.
    Born : August 18th 1920 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
    Died : December 23rd 2003 - Orlando, Florida, USA

  13. Drummer, son of Charles Moffett and brother of Charnett Moffett.

  14. drummer

  15. American jazz double bassist and photographer. He was nicknamed "The Judge".

    Born: June 23, 1910 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
    Died: December 19, 2000 in Queens, New York.