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A Day at the Races (1937) is the seventh film starring the Marx Brothers, with Margaret Dumont, Allan Jones, and Maureen O'Sullivan.
Albert Aloysius Casey (September 15, 1915 – September 11, 2005) known professionally as Al Casey, was a jazz guitarist who was a member of Fats Waller's band during the 1930s and early 1940s.
Al Cohn (November 24, 1925 – February 15, 1988) was an American jazz saxophonist, arranger and composer.
Al Klink (December 28, 1915 in Danbury, Connecticut – March 7, 1991 in Bradenton, Florida) was an American swing jazz tenor saxophonist.
"All or Nothing at All" is a song composed in 1939 by Arthur Altman, with lyrics by Jack Lawrence.
Allan Reuss (June 15, 1915 – June 4, 1988) was an American jazz guitarist.
The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM/AFofM) is a 501(c)(5) labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada.
The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is an American not-for-profit performance-rights organization (PRO) that protects its members' musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance, and compensating them accordingly.
Howard Andrew Williams (December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012) was an American singer.
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" is a song which was written by Roy Turk and Lou Handman in 1926.
Arnett Cleophus Cobb (August 10, 1918 – March 24, 1989) - accessed July 2010 was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, sometimes known as the "Wild Man of the Tenor Sax" because of his uninhibited stomping style.
Arthur Edward Pepper Jr. (September 1, 1925 – June 15, 1982) was an American alto saxophonist and very occasional tenor saxophonist and clarinetist.
Arthur Tatum Jr. (October 13, 1909 – November 5, 1956) was an American jazz pianist.
Art Van Damme (April 9, 1920 – February 15, 2010) was an American jazz accordionist.
Arthur "Artie" Bernstein (February 4, 1909 – January 4, 1964) was an American jazz double bassist.
Artie Shaw (born Arthur Jacob Arshawsky; May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004) was an American clarinetist, composer, bandleader, and actor.
Asleep at the Wheel is an American country music group that was formed in Paw Paw, West Virginia and is based in Austin, Texas.
A bandleader is the leader of a music group such as a rock or pop group or jazz quartet.
Albany Leon "Barney" Bigard (March 3, 1906 – June 27, 1980) was an American jazz clarinetist known for his 15-year tenure with Duke Ellington.
Barney Kessel (October 17, 1923 – May 6, 2004) was an American jazz guitarist born in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Beatrice Ruth Wain (April 30, 1917 – August 19, 2017) was an American Big Band-era singer and radio personality born in the Bronx, New York City.
In acoustics, a beat is an interference pattern between two sounds of slightly different frequencies, perceived as a periodic variation in volume whose rate is the difference of the two frequencies.
Bebop or bop is a style of jazz developed in the early to mid-1940s in the United States, which features songs characterized by a fast tempo, complex chord progressions with rapid chord changes and numerous changes of key, instrumental virtuosity, and improvisation based on a combination of harmonic structure, the use of scales and occasional references to the melody.
Benjamin Francis Webster (March 27, 1909 – September 20, 1973) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist.
Benjamin "Bennie" Moten (November 13, 1894 – April 2, 1935) was an American jazz pianist and band leader born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri.
Bennett Lester Carter (August 8, 1907 – July 12, 2003) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader.
Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz clarinetist and bandleader known as the "King of Swing".
Bette Midler (Inside the Actors Studio, 2004 born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer.
The Big Apple is both a partner dance and a circle dance that originated in the Afro-American community of the United States in the beginning of the 20th century.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a contemporary swing revival band from Southern California.
A big band is a type of musical ensemble that usually consists of ten or more musicians with four sections: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section.
William Johnson Coleman (August 4, 1904 in Paris, Kentucky – August 24, 1981 in Toulouse) was a jazz trumpeter.
William James Finegan (3 April 1917 – 4 June 2008) was an American jazz bandleader, pianist, arranger, and composer.
Charles William Butterfield (January 14, 1917 – March 18, 1988) was an American jazz bandleader, trumpeter, flugelhornist, and cornetist.
William Clarence Eckstine (July 8, 1914 – March 8, 1993) was an American jazz and pop singer, and a bandleader of the swing era.
Edward William May Jr. (November 10, 1916 – January 22, 2004) was an American composer, arranger and trumpeter.
William Thomas "Billy" Strayhorn (November 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967) was an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, best known for his successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington, lasting nearly three decades.
Biréli Lagrène (born 4 September 1966) is a French jazz guitarist.
Leon Bismark "Bix" Beiderbecke (March 10, 1903 – August 6, 1931) was an American jazz cornetist, pianist, and composer.
"Blue Moon" is a classic popular song written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934, and has become a standard ballad.
Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
George Robert Crosby (August 23, 1913 – March 9, 1993) was an American jazz singer and bandleader, known for his group the Bob-Cats.
Bob Eberly (July 24, 1916 – November 17, 1981) was a big band vocalist best known for his association with Jimmy Dorsey and his duets with Helen O'Connell.
Robert Sherwood Haggart (March 13, 1914 – December 2, 1998) was a dixieland jazz double bass player, composer, and arranger.
Bob Wilber (born 15 March 1928) is an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, and band leader.
James Robert Wills (March 6, 1905 – May 13, 1975) was an American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader.
Bob Zurke (January 7, 1912 – February 16, 1944) was a significant American jazz pianist, arranger, composer and briefly a bandleader during the Swing Era.
Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor in film and television.
Robert Leo Hackett (January 31, 1915 – June 7, 1976) was an American jazz musician who played trumpet, cornet, and guitar with the bands of Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman in the late 1930s and early 1940s.
Bobby soxer is a 1940s sociological coinage describing the often very zealous fans of traditional pop music, in particular the singer Frank Sinatra.
"Body and Soul" is a popular song and jazz standard written in 1930 with lyrics by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour and Frank Eyton; and music by Johnny Green.
Boyd Albert Raeburn (October 27, 1913 – August 2, 1966) was an American jazz bandleader and bass saxophonist. His big band, which was active ca. 1944-1947, performed arrangements that were often quite avant-garde, like the arrangements of Stan Kenton during the same period. The compositions arranged by George Handy were the most contemporary, utilizing dissonance somewhat in the manner of Igor Stravinsky. He attended the University of Chicago, where he led a campus band but eventually left the music industry to pursue business interests in New York and the Bahamas.
Brian Robert Setzer (born April 10, 1959) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
Wilbur Dorsey "Buck" Clayton (November 12, 1911 – December 8, 1991) was an American jazz trumpet player who was a leading member of Count Basie’s "Old Testament" orchestra and a leader of mainstream-oriented jam session recordings in the 1950s.
John Paul "Bucky" Pizzarelli (born January 9, 1926) is an American jazz guitarist.
Lawrence "Bud" Freeman (April 13, 1906 – March 15, 1991) was an American jazz musician, bandleader, and composer, known mainly for playing the tenor saxophone, but also able at the clarinet.
Boniface Ferdinand Leonard "Buddy" DeFranco (February 17, 1923 – December 24, 2014) was an Italian American jazz clarinet player.
Bernard "Buddy" Rich (September 30, 1917 – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.
George Holmes "Buddy" Tate (February 22, 1913 – February 10, 2001) was a jazz saxophonist and clarinetist.
Roland Bernard "Bunny" Berigan (November 2, 1908 – June 2, 1942) was an American jazz trumpeter and bandleader who rose to fame during the swing era, but whose career and influence were shortened by a losing battle with alcoholism that ended with his early death at age 33 from cirrhosis.
Burt Freeman Bacharach (born May 12, 1928) is an American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer who has composed hundreds of popular hit songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many in collaboration with popular lyricist Hal David.
William C. "Buster" Bailey (July 19, 1902 – April 12, 1967) was a jazz clarinetist.
Lavere "Buster" Harding (March 19, 1917 – November 14, 1965) was a Canadian-born American jazz pianist, composer and arranger.
Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (December 25, 1907 – November 18, 1994) was an American jazz singer and bandleader.
In music, a call and response is a succession of two distinct phrases usually written in different parts of the music, where the second phrase is heard as a direct commentary on or in response to the first.
Caravan Palace is a French electro swing band based in Paris.
Carl Kress (October 20, 1907 – June 10, 1965) was an American jazz guitarist.
Carmen Mastren (born Carmine Mastrandrea, 6 October 191331 March 1981) was an American jazz guitarist, banjoist and violinist born in Cohoes, New York.
The Casa Loma Orchestra was an American dance band active from 1927 to 1963.
William Alonzo "Cat" Anderson (September 12, 1916 – April 29, 1981) was an American jazz trumpeter known for his long period as a member of Duke Ellington's orchestra and for his wide range (more than five octaves), especially his playing in the higher registers.
Charles Daly Barnet (October 26, 1913 – September 4, 1991) was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader.
Charles Henry Christian (July 29, 1916 – March 2, 1942) was an American swing and jazz guitarist.
Charles Parker Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as Yardbird and Bird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
Charles James Shavers (August 3, 1917 – July 8, 1971) was an American swing era jazz trumpeter who played with Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone, Sidney Bechet, Midge Williams, and Billie Holiday.
Charlie Spivak (February 17, 1905 or 1907 – March 1, 1982) was an American trumpeter and bandleader, best known for his big band in the 1940s.
The Cherry Poppin' Daddies are an American band established in Eugene, Oregon in 1989.
Cheryl Bentyne (born January 17, 1954 in Mount Vernon, Washington) is a Grammy Award-winning singer and a member of the vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer.
William Henry "Chick" Webb (February 10, 1905 – June 16, 1939) was an American jazz and swing music drummer as well as a band leader.
Chris Flory (born November 13, 1953 in New York City) is an American jazz guitarist.
Leon Brown "Chu" Berry (September 13, 1908 – October 30, 1941) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist during the 1930s.
Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
Clark Virgil Terry Jr. (December 14, 1920 – February 21, 2015) was an American swing and bebop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, composer, educator, and NEA Jazz Masters inductee.
Claude Thornhill (August 10, 1908 – July 1, 1965) was an American pianist, arranger, composer, and bandleader.
Clifton Lafayette Bruner (April 25, 1915 – August 25, 2000), known professionally as Cliff Bruner, was a fiddler and bandleader of the Western Swing era of the 1930s and 1940s.
Coleman Randolph Hawkins (November 21, 1904 – May 19, 1969), nicknamed "Hawk" and sometimes "Bean", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist.
The Collegiate Shag (or "Shag") is a partner dance done primarily to uptempo swing and pre-swing jazz music (185-250+ beats per minute).
Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.
Charles Melvin "Cootie" Williams (July 10, 1911 – September 15, 1985) was an American jazz, jump blues, and rhythm and blues trumpeter.
The Cotton Club was a New York City nightclub located in Harlem on 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue from 1923 to 1935, then briefly in the midtown Theater District from 1936 to 1940.
William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer.
The Count Basie Orchestra is a 16 to 18 piece big band, one of the most prominent jazz performing groups of the swing era, founded by Count Basie in 1935 and recording regularly from 1936.
In music, counterpoint is the relationship between voices that are harmonically interdependent (polyphony) yet independent in rhythm and contour.
Country music, also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.
Robert Dewees "Cutty" Cutshall (December 29, 1911 – August 16, 1968) was an American jazz trombonist.
Dan Barrett (born December 14, 1955 in Pasadena, California) is an American arranger, cornetist, and trombonist.
Daniel Ivan Hicks (December 9, 1941 – February 6, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter known for an idiosyncratic style that combined elements of cowboy folk, jazz, country, swing, bluegrass, pop, and gypsy music.
Dave McKenna (May 30, 1930 – 18 October 18, 2008) was an American jazz pianist known primarily as a solo pianist and for his "three-handed" swing style.
David Grisman (born March 23, 1945) is an American mandolinist.
Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, actor, comedian and film producer.
Richard Benjamin "Dick" Haymes (September 13, 1918 – March 28, 1980) was an Argentine actor and singer.
Richard Hyman (born March 8, 1927) is an American jazz pianist and composer.
Dick McDonough (July 30, 1904 – May 25, 1938) was an American jazz guitarist and banjoist.
Richard MacQueen "Dick" Wellstood (November 25, 1927 – July 24, 1987) was an American jazz pianist.
William Wells (c. June 10, 1907 – November 12, 1985), more commonly known by his stage name Dicky Wells (sometimes Dickie Wells), was an American jazz trombonist.
Marie Dionne Warwick (born December 12, 1940) is an American singer, actress and television show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health.
Dixieland, sometimes referred to as hot jazz or traditional jazz, is a style of jazz based on the music that developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century.
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer.
Jean Reinhardt (or; 23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953) stage name Django Reinhardt, was a Belgian-born Romani French jazz guitarist, musician and composer, regarded as one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century.
Adolphus Anthony Cheatham, better known as Doc Cheatham (June 13, 1905 – June 2, 1997), was a jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader.
Carl Hilding "Doc" Severinsen (born July 7, 1927) is an American jazz trumpeter who led the band for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas (October 21, 1912 – August 24, 1972) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, most associated with bebop.
Donald Matthew Redman (July 29, 1900 – November 30, 1964) was an American jazz musician, arranger, bandleader, and composer.
Doo-wop is a genre of rhythm and blues music that was developed in African-American communities in the East Coast of the United States in the 1940s, achieving mainstream popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death in a career spanning over fifty years.
Michael John "Duke" Robillard (born October 4, 1948) is an American guitarist and singer.
Earl Kenneth Hines, universally known as Earl "Fatha" Hines (December 28, 1903 – April 22, 1983), was an American jazz pianist and bandleader.
Earle Warren (July 1, 1914 – June 4, 1994) was an alto saxophonist and occasional singer with Count Basie.
Edward F. Davis (March 2, 1922 – November 3, 1986), known professionally as Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist.
Albert Edwin Condon (November 16, 1905 – August 4, 1973) was an American jazz banjoist, guitarist, and bandleader.
Eddie Durham (19 August 1906 – 6 March 1987) was an American musician who pioneered the use of the electric guitar in jazz.
Eddie Lang (October 25, 1902 – March 26, 1933) is known as the father of jazz guitar.
Edward Raymond Müller (June 23, 1911 – April 8, 1991) was a jazz musician who played tenor saxophone and clarinet born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Eddie South (Louisiana, Missouri, November 27, 1904 – April 25, 1962) was an American jazz violinist.
Edgar Melvin Sampson (October 31, 1907 – January 16, 1973), nicknamed "The Lamb", was an American jazz composer, arranger, saxophonist, and violinist.
Edmond Hall (May 15, 1901 – February 11, 1967) was an American jazz clarinetist and bandleader.
Electro swing is a music genre that combines the influence of vintage or modern swing and jazz mixed with house, hip hop, and EDM.
Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella.
Ellington at Newport is a 1956 live jazz album by Duke Ellington and his band of their 1956 concert at the Newport Jazz Festival, a concert which revitalized Ellington's flagging career.
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.
Ernesto Caceres (November 22, 1911 – January 10, 1971) was an American jazz saxophonist born in Rockport, Texas.
Ernest Brooks Wilkins Jr. (July 20, 1922 – June 5, 1999) was an American jazz saxophonist, conductor and arranger who spent several years with Count Basie.
Erroll Louis Garner (June 15, 1923 – January 2, 1977; some sources say b. 1921) was an American jazz pianist and composer known for his swing playing and ballads.
Erskine Ramsay Hawkins (July 26, 1914 – November 11, 1993) was an American trumpet player and big band leader from Birmingham, Alabama, dubbed "The 20th Century Gabriel".
Everybody Dance is a 1936 British musical film directed by Charles Reisner and starring Cicely Courtneidge, Ernest Truex, Percy Parsons and Alma Taylor.
Antoine "Fats" Domino Jr. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017) was an American pianist and singer-songwriter.
Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller (May 21, 1904 – December 15, 1943) was an American jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer.
James Fletcher Hamilton Henderson Jr. (December 18, 1897 – December 29, 1952) was an American pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing music.
Flip Phillips (March 26, 1915 – August 17, 2001) – accessed May 2010 was an American jazz tenor saxophone and clarinet player.
"Flying Home" is a jazz and jump blues composition written by Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton with lyrics by Sid Robin.
Frank Benjamin Foster III (September 23, 1928 – July 26, 2011) was an American tenor and soprano saxophonist, flautist, arranger, and composer.
Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.
Frank Vignola (born December 30, 1965 in Long Island, New York) is an American jazz guitarist.
Frank Wellington Wess (January 4, 1922 – October 30, 2013) was an American jazz saxophonist and flautist.
Orie Frank Trumbauer (May 30, 1901 – June 11, 1956) was one of the leading jazz saxophonists of the 1920s and 1930s.
Frederic Efrem "Fred" Rich (January 31, 1898 – September 8, 1956) was a Polish-born American bandleader and composer who was active from the 1920s to the 1950s.
Frederick William Green (March 31, 1911 – March 1, 1987) was an American swing jazz guitarist who played rhythm guitar with the Count Basie Orchestra for almost fifty years.
Eugene "Jug" Ammons (April 14, 1925 – August 6, 1974), also known as "The Boss", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist.
Eugene Bertram Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an American jazz and big band drummer, band leader, actor, and composer.
Gene Ramey (April 4, 1913 – December 8, 1984) was an American jazz double bassist.
Vincent Eugene Craddock (February 11, 1935 – October 12, 1971), known as Gene Vincent, was an American musician who pioneered the styles of rock and roll and rockabilly.
George Warren Barnes (July 17, 1921 – September 5, 1977) was an American swing jazz guitarist who played the first electric guitar in 1931.
Georgie Auld (May 19, 1919 – January 8, 1990) was a jazz tenor saxophonist, clarinetist, and bandleader.
Glenn Gray Knoblauch (June 7, 1900 – August 23, 1963), known professionally as Glen Gray, was a jazz saxophonist and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra.
Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – December 15, 1944) The website for Arlington National Cemetery refers to Glenn Miller as "missing in action since Dec.
Gloria Parker is an American musician and bandleader who had a radio show during the big band era.
Gordon Hill Jenkins (May 12, 1910 – May 1, 1984) was an American arranger, composer and pianist who was an influential figure in popular music in the 1940s and 1950s, renowned for his lush string arrangements.
The Great American Songbook, also known as "American Standards", is the canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
In music, groove is the sense of propulsive rhythmic "feel" or sense of "swing".
Gaetano Alberto "Guy" Lombardo (June 19, 1902 – November 5, 1977) was a Canadian-American bandleader and violinist of Italian descent.
Gypsy jazz (also known as gypsy swing or hot club jazz) is a style of jazz music generally accepted to have been started by the gypsy guitarist Jean "Django" Reinhardt in and around Paris in the 1930s.
James Hal Kemp (March 27, 1904 – December 21, 1940) was a jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader, composer, and arranger.
Henry "Hank" Jones Jr. (July 31, 1918 – May 16, 2010) was an American jazz pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer.
Harry Allen (born October 12, 1966) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist born in Washington, D.C. Early on he was recognized in high school as an exceptional talent able to play tunes such as Body and Soul in the style of tenor players Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, and Sam Donahue.
Harry "Sweets" Edison (October 10, 1915 – July 27, 1999) was an American jazz trumpeter and a member of the Count Basie Orchestra.
Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was an American musician who is best known as a trumpet playing band leader who led a big band from 1939 to 1946.
Helen Forrest (April 12, 1917 – July 11, 1999) was an American singer of traditional pop and swing music.
Helen O'Connell (May 23, 1920 – September 9, 1993) was an American singer, actress, and hostess, sometimes described as "the quintessential big band singer of the 1940s".
Helen Ward (September 19, 1913 – April 21, 1998) was an American jazz singer.
Hellzapoppin is a 1941 Universal Pictures adaptation of the musical of the same name directed by H.C. Potter.
Helmut Zacharias (27 January 192028 February 2002) was a German violinist and composer who created over 400 works and sold 14 million records.
Enrico Nicola "Henry" Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994) was an American composer, conductor and arranger, who is best remembered for his film and television scores.
Mitchell Herbert Ellis (August 4, 1921 – March 28, 2010) was an American jazz guitarist.
Herschel "Tex" Evans (9 March 1909 – 9 February 1939) was an American tenor saxophonist who worked in the Count Basie Orchestra.
Hip hop, or hip-hop, is a subculture and art movement developed in the Bronx in New York City during the late 1970s.
Horace W. Henderson (November 22, 1904 – August 29, 1988), the younger brother of Fletcher Henderson, was an American jazz pianist, organist, arranger, and bandleader.
Oran Thaddeus Page (January 27, 1908 – November 5, 1954) was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader born in Dallas, Texas, United States.
House music is a genre of electronic dance music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago in the early 1980s.
Howard Alden (born October 17, 1958) is an American jazz guitarist born in Newport Beach, California.
Hugues Panassié (27 February 1912, Paris – 8 December 1974, Montauban) was an influential French critic, record producer, and impresario of traditional jazz.
Jean-Baptiste "Illinois" Jacquet (October 30, 1922 – July 22, 2004) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, best remembered for his solo on "Flying Home", critically recognized as the first R&B saxophone solo.
Improvisation is creating or performing something spontaneously or making something from whatever is available.
Irving Conrad Ashby (December 29, 1920 – April 22, 1987) was an American jazz guitarist.
Jay C. (Jack) Higginbotham (May 11, 1906 – May 26, 1973) was an American jazz trombonist.
Truman Eliot "Jack" Jenney (May 12, 1910 – December 16, 1945) was a jazz trombonist who might be best known for instrumental versions of the song "Stardust".
Jack T. Perciful (November 26, 1925, Moscow, Idaho - March 13, 2008, Olympia, Washington) was an American jazz pianist.
Weldon Leo "Jack" Teagarden (August 20, 1905 – January 15, 1964) was a jazz trombonist and singer.
James Louis Chirillo (born May 2, 1953, Waltham, Massachusetts) is an American jazz guitarist, banjoist, composer, arranger, and band leader.
James Columbus "Jay" McShann (January 12, 1916 – December 7, 2006) was a jazz pianist and bandleader.
Jazz violin is the use of the violin or electric violin to improvise solo lines.
John Jean Goldkette (March 18, 1893 – March 24, 1962) was a jazz pianist and bandleader.
Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe (October 20, 1890 – July 10, 1941), known professionally as Jelly Roll Morton, was an American ragtime and early jazz pianist, bandleader and composer who started his career in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Jerry Don Gray (born December 16, 1962) is an American football coach and former player.
Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, often known by his nickname, The Killer.
Jesse Alexandria Stacy (August 11, 1904 – January 1, 1995) was an American jazz pianist who gained prominence during the swing era.
James Melvin Lunceford (June 6, 1902 – July 12, 1947) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader in the swing era.
James Charles Rodgers (September 8, 1897 – May 26, 1933), professionally Jimmie Rodgers, was an American country, blues and folk singer, songwriter and musician in the early 20th century, known most widely for his rhythmic yodeling.
James Blanton (October 5, 1918 – July 30, 1942) was an American jazz double bassist.
James Dorsey (February 29, 1904 – June 12, 1957) was a prominent American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, composer and big band leader.
Jimmy Hamilton (May 25, 1917 – September 20, 1994) was an American jazz clarinetist, tenor saxophonist, arranger, composer, and music educator, best known for his twenty-five years with Duke Ellington.
James Mundy (June 28, 1907 – April 24, 1983) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, arranger, and composer, best known for his arrangements for Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Earl Hines.
The jitterbug is a kind of dance popularized in the United States in the early 20th century, and is associated with various types of swing dances such as the Lindy Hop, jive, and East Coast Swing.
In latin dancing, the jive is a dance style that originated in the United States from African-Americans in the early 1930s.
Jonathan David Samuel Jones (October 7, 1911 – September 3, 1985) was an American jazz drummer.
Joe Bushkin (November 7, 1916 – November 3, 2004) was an American jazz pianist.
Michael Joseph "Joe" O'Sullivan (November 4, 1906 – October 13, 1971) was an American jazz pianist.
Giuseppe "Joe" Venuti (possibly September 16, 1903 – August 14, 1978) was an Italian-American jazz musician and pioneer jazz violinist.
John Bunch (December 1, 1921 – March 30, 2010) was an American jazz pianist.
John Holte (December 10, 1943 – January 8, 2003) was a musician who led the West Coast Swing Band revival of the 70's by creating the New Deal Rhythm Band in Seattle in 1972.
John Kirby (December 31, 1908 – June 14, 1952), was a jazz double-bassist who also played trombone and tuba.
John Paul Pizzarelli Jr. (born April 6, 1960) is an American jazz guitarist and vocalist.
John Serry Sr. (born Giovanni Serrapica; January 29, 1915 – September 14, 2003) was a concert accordionist, arranger, composer, organist and educator who performed in live concerts on the CBS Radio and CBS Television networks which were broadcast throughout the United States during the Golden Age of Radio.
John Albert "Johnny" Guarnieri (March 23, 1917 – January 7, 1985) was an American jazz and stride pianist, born in New York City.
John Cornelius Hodges (July 25, 1907 – May 11, 1970) was an American alto saxophonist, best known for solo work with Duke Ellington's big band.
John Royce Mathis (born September 30, 1935) is an American singer of popular music.
Johnny Richards (November 2, 1911 – October 7, 1968) was a jazz arranger and composer.
Johnny Varro (born 1930) is a pianist with roots in the swing style of jazz.
Jonah Jones (born Robert Elliott Jones; December 31, 1909 – April 29, 2000) was a jazz trumpeter who created concise versions of jazz and swing and jazz standards that appealed to a mass audience.
Juan Tizol Martínez (22 January 1900 – 23 April 1984) was a Puerto Rican trombonist and composer.
Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian.
Jump blues is an up-tempo style of blues, usually played by small groups and featuring saxophone or brass instruments.
"Jumpin' at the Woodside" is a song first recorded in 1938 by the Count Basie Orchestra, and considered one of the band's signature tunes.
JW-Jones (born July 15, 1980) is a Canadian blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and band leader.
Kai Chresten Winding (May 18, 1922May 6, 1983) was a Danish-born American trombonist and jazz composer.
James Kern Kyser (June 18, 1905 – July 23, 1985), known as Kay Kyser, was an American bandleader and radio personality of the 1930s and 1940s.
Dorothy Jacqueline Keely (March 9, 1928The reference work The Encyclopedia of Native Music: More Than a Century of Recordings from Wax Cylinder to the Internet gives Smith's date of birth as March 9, 1932. – December 16, 2017), better known as Keely Smith, was an American jazz and popular music singer, who performed and recorded extensively in the 1950s with then-husband Louis Prima, and throughout the 1960s as a solo artist.
Ken Peplowski (born May 23, 1959) is a jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist born in Cleveland, Ohio, known primarily for playing swing music.
Kenny Davern (January 7, 1935 – December 12, 2006), born John Kenneth Davern, was an American jazz clarinetist.
"King Porter Stomp" is a swing-era jazz standard by Jelly Roll Morton.
Kitty Kallen (born Katie Kallen; May 25, 1921 – January 7, 2016) was an American popular singer whose career spanned from the 1930s to the 1960s, to include the Swing era of the Big Band years, the post-WWII pop scene and the early years of rock 'n roll.
Lavay Smith is an American singer specializing in blues, jazz, and swing.
Lawrence Brown (August 3, 1907 – September 5, 1988) was a jazz trombonist from California who achieved recognition with the Duke Ellington orchestra.
Leonard George "Lennie" Hayton (February 14, 1908 – April 24, 1971) was an American musician, composer, conductor and arranger.
Lester Raymond Brown (March 14, 1912 – January 4, 2001) was an American jazz musician who led the big band Les Brown and His Band of Renown for nearly seven decades from 1938 to 2000.
Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and occasional clarinetist.
Let's Dance was a Saturday night radio music program broadcast by NBC in the mid-1930s.
The Lindy hop is an American dance which was born in Harlem, New York City in 1928 and has evolved since then with the jazz music of that time.
Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908 – August 31, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor.
This is a list of music styles.
Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz.
Louis Thomas Jordan (July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975) was a pioneering American musician, songwriter and bandleader who was popular from the late 1930s to the early 1950s.
Louis Leo Prima (December 7, 1910 – August 24, 1978) was an Italian American singer, actor, songwriter, bandleader, and trumpeter.
Lucius Venable "Lucky" Millinder (August 8, 1910 – September 28, 1966) was an African American rhythm-and-blues and swing bandleader.
Eli "Lucky" Thompson (June 16, 1924 – July 30, 2005) was an American jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist.
Margaret Marian McPartland, OBE (née Turner;Hasson, Claire,. PhD Thesis. Retrieved 12 August 2008. 20 March 1918 – 20 August 2013), was an English-American jazz pianist, composer and writer.
Marion Hutton (born Marion Thornburg; March 10, 1919 – January 10, 1987) was an American singer and actress.
Martha Tilton (November 14, 1915 – December 8, 2006) was an American popular singer during America's swing era and traditional pop period.
Martin Oliver Grosz (born February 28, 1930) is an American jazz guitarist, banjoist, vocalist, and composer born in Berlin, Germany.
Mary Lou Williams (born Mary Elfrieda Scruggs; May 8, 1910 – May 28, 1981) was an American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer.
McKinney's Cotton Pickers were an African American jazz band, in Detroit, Michigan, United States, in 1926 by William McKinney, who expanded his Synco Septet to ten pieces.
Mel Lewis (May 10, 1929 – February 2, 1990) was an American jazz drummer, session musician, professor, and author.
Mel Powell (born Melvin Epstein) (February 12, 1923 – April 24, 1998) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer, and the founding dean of the music department at the California Institute of the Arts.
Michael Steven Bublé (born 9 September 1975) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.
Michel Legrand (born 24 February 1932) is a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and jazz pianist.
Milton Brent Buckner (10 July 1915 – 27 July 1977) was an American jazz pianist and organist, who in the early 1950s popularized the Hammond organ.
Milton John "Milt" Hinton (June 23, 1910 – December 19, 2000), regarded as the Dean of jazz bass players, was an American double bassist and photographer.
Aubrey Wilson Mullican (March 29, 1909 – January 1, 1967), known as Moon Mullican and "King of the Hillbilly Piano Players", was an American country and western singer, songwriter, and pianist.
"Moten Swing" (originally "Moten's Swing") is a 1932 jazz standard by Bennie Moten and his Kansas City Orchestra.
A musical ensemble, also known as a music group or musical group, is a group of people who perform instrumental or vocal music, with the ensemble typically known by a distinct name.
"My Blue Heaven" is a popular song written by Walter Donaldson with lyrics by George A. Whiting.
Joseph Hilton "Nappy" Lamare (June 14, 1905 – May 8, 1988) was an American jazz banjoist, guitarist, and vocalist.
Nat Jaffe (January 1, 1918 – August 5, 1945) was an American swing jazz pianist.
Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American jazz pianist and vocalist.
Nat Pierce (né Nathaniel Pierce Blish Jr.; 16 July 1925 Somerville, Massachusetts – 10 June 1992 Los Angeles) was an American jazz pianist and prolific composer and arranger, perhaps best known for being pianist and arranger for the Woody Herman band from 1951 to 1955.
Neal Paul Hefti (October 29, 1922 – October 11, 2008) was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, and arranger.
Nelson Smock Riddle Jr. (June 1, 1921 – October 6, 1985) was an American arranger, composer, bandleader and orchestrator whose career stretched from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s.
New jack swing or swingbeatSilverton, Peter.
Oliver Edward Nelson (June 4, 1932 – October 28, 1975) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, arranger, composer, and bandleader.
"One O'Clock Jump" is a jazz standard, a 12-bar blues instrumental, written by Count Basie in 1937.
Oscar Marcelo Alemán (February 20, 1909 – October 14, 1980) was an Argentine jazz guitarist, singer, and dancer.
Oscar Frederic Moore (December 25, 1915 – October 8, 1981) was an American jazz guitarist who spent ten years with the Nat King Cole Trio.
Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer.
In music, an ostinato (derived from Italian: stubborn, compare English, from Latin: 'obstinate') is a motif or phrase that persistently repeats in the same musical voice, frequently at the same pitch.
Otto James "Toby" Hardwicke (May 31, 1904 – August 5, 1970) was a saxophone player associated with Duke Ellington.
The Palomar Ballroom, built in 1925, was a famous ballroom in Los Angeles, California, in the United States.
Marcus Füreder (pronounced Marcus fee-re-der) (born 27 November 1974) better known by his stage name Parov Stelar, is an Austrian musician, composer, producer and DJ.
Paul Gonsalves (–) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist best known for his association with Duke Ellington.
Paul Samuel Whiteman (March 28, 1890 – December 29, 1967) was an American bandleader, composer, orchestral director, and violinist.
Michael Andrew "Peanuts" Hucko (April 7, 1918 - June 19, 2003) was an American big band musician.
The Pearl Theatre was a theatre in Philadelphia.
Charles Ellsworth "Pee Wee" Russell (March 27, 1906 – February 15, 1969), was a jazz musician.
Norma Deloris Egstrom (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) known professionally as Peggy Lee, was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress, in a career spanning six decades.
Quincy Delight Jones Jr. (born March 14, 1933), also known as "Q", is an American musician and record producer.
Ralph Jose P. Burns (29 June 1922 – 21 November 2001) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger.
Ralph Earl Sutton (November 4, 1922 – December 30, 2001) was an American jazz pianist born in Hamburg, Missouri.
Joseph Raymond Conniff (November 6, 1916 – October 12, 2002) was an American bandleader and arranger best known for his Ray Conniff Singers during the 1960s.
Raymond "Ray" Eberle (born January 19, 1919, Mechanicville, New York – died August 25, 1979, Douglasville, Georgia) was a vocalist during the Big Band Era, making his name with the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Ray Willis Nance (December 10, 1913, in Chicago – January 28, 1976, in New York City) was a jazz trumpeter, violinist and singer.
Raymond Scott (born Harry Warnow, September 10, 1908 – February 8, 1994) was an American composer, band leader, pianist, engineer, recording studio maverick, and electronic instrument inventor.
Red Norvo (born Kenneth Norville, March 31, 1908 – April 6, 1999) was one of jazz's early vibraphonists, known as "Mr.
Rex William Stewart (February 22, 1907 – September 7, 1967) was an American jazz cornetist best remembered for his work with the Duke Ellington orchestra.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.
Robert Peter Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer, songwriter and actor.
Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.
Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, dating back to the early 1950s in the United States, especially the South.
The Roseland Ballroom was a multipurpose hall, in a converted ice skating rink, with a colorful ballroom dancing pedigree, in New York City's theater district, on West 52nd Street in Manhattan.
David Roy Eldridge (30 January 1911 – 26 February 1989), nicknamed "Little Jazz", was an American jazz trumpet player.
Reuben "Ruby" Braff (March 16, 1927 – February 9, 2003) was an American jazz trumpeter and cornetist.
Russell Procope (August 11, 1908 – January 21, 1981), was an American clarinettist and alto saxophonist who was a member of the Duke Ellington orchestra.
Salvatore Nistico (2 April 1941, Syracuse, New York state – 3 March 1991, Berne, Switzerland) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist.
Salvador "Tutti" Camarata (May 11, 1913 – April 13, 2005) was a composer, arranger, trumpeter, and record producer.
Sam Butera (August 17, 1927 – June 3, 2009) was a tenor saxophonist best noted for his collaborations with Louis Prima and Keely Smith.
Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, musician, dancer, actor and comedian.
Sammy Kaye (March 13, 1910 – June 2, 1987), born Samuel Zarnocay, Jr., was an American bandleader and songwriter, whose tag line, "Swing and sway with Sammy Kaye", became one of the most famous of the Big Band Era.
Samuel Blythe Price (October 6, 1908 – April 14, 1992) was an American jazz, boogie-woogie and jump blues pianist and bandleader.
The Savoy Ballroom was a large ballroom for music and public dancing located at 596 Lenox Avenue, between 140th and 141st Streets in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.
The Savoy Sultans was the name of two related 20th-century jazz ensembles.
Scott Hamilton (born September 12, 1954) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist, associated with swing (music) and mainstream jazz.
Serge Chaloff (November 24, 1923 – July 16, 1957) was an American jazz baritone saxophonist.
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (born October 26, 1973) is an American actor, animator, writer, producer, director, and singer, working primarily in animation and comedy, as well as live-action and other genres.
Shep Fields (September 12, 1910 – February 23, 1981) was the band leader for the "Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm" orchestra during the Big Band era of the 1930s.
Milton "Shorty" Rogers (April 14, 1924 – November 7, 1994) was one of the principal creators of West Coast jazz.
Sidney "Big Sid" Catlett (January 17, 1910 – March 25, 1951) was an American jazz drummer.
Ska is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae.
Leroy Eliot "Slam" Stewart (September 21, 1914December 10, 1987) was an African American jazz double bass player whose trademark style was his ability to bow the bass (arco) and simultaneously hum or sing an octave higher.
Bulee "Slim" Gaillard (January 4, 1916 – February 26, 1991), also known as "McVouty", was an American jazz singer and songwriter who played piano, guitar, vibraphone, and tenor saxophone.
Sonny Greer (December 13, 1895 – March 23, 1982) was an American jazz drummer and vocalist, best known for his work with Duke Ellington.
Squirrel Nut Zippers is an American jazz band formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by James "Jimbo" Mathus (vocals and guitar), Tom Maxwell (vocals and guitar), Katharine Whalen (vocals, banjo, ukulele), Chris Phillips (drums), Don Raleigh (bass guitar), and Ken Mosher.
Stan Getz (born Stanley Gayetski; February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz saxophonist.
Stanley Newcomb Kenton (December 15, 1911 – August 25, 1979) was an American popular music and jazz artist.
Stéphane Grappelli (26 January 1908 – 1 December 1997) was a French jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France with guitarist Django Reinhardt in 1934.
"Stompin' at the Savoy" is a 1934 jazz standard composed by Edgar Sampson.
The Sunset Cafe, also known as The Grand Terrace Cafe, was a jazz club in Chicago, Illinois operating during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
Suzie Q (or Suzy Q) is the name of a dance step in the Big Apple, Lindy Hop, and other dances.
Svend Asmussen (28 February 1916 – 7 February 2017) was a jazz violinist from Denmark, known as "The Fiddling Viking".
Swing dance is a group of dances that developed with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s–1940s, with the origins of each dance predating the popular "swing era".
In music, the term swing has two main uses.
The swing era (also frequently referred to as the "big band era") was the period of time (1935–1946) when big band swing music was the most popular music in the United States.
The swing revival, also called retro swing and neo-swing, was a renewed interest in swing music, beginning in the 1990s.
Swing When You're Winning is a swing cover album by English singer-songwriter Robbie Williams, and his fourth studio album overall.
Swings Both Ways is the tenth studio album by English singer-songwriter Robbie Williams.
Melvin James "Sy" Oliver (December 17, 1910 – May 28, 1988) was an American jazz arranger, trumpeter, composer, singer and bandleader.
Tango is a style of music in 4 time that originated among European immigrant populations of Argentina and Uruguay (collectively, the "Rioplatenses").
Edward Theodore Riley (born October 8, 1967) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, keyboardist, and record producer credited with the creation of the new jack swing genre.
Theodore Shaw Wilson (November 24, 1912 – July 31, 1986) was an American jazz pianist.
Territory bands were dance bands that crisscrossed specific regions of the United States from the 1920s through the 1960s.
Gordon Lee "Tex" Beneke (February 12, 1914 – May 30, 2000) was an American saxophonist, singer, and bandleader.
Thaddeus Joseph Jones (March 28, 1923 – August 20, 1986) was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader who has been called "one of the all-time greatest jazz trumpet soloists.".
The Andrews Sisters were an American close harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras.
The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert by Benny Goodman, Columbia Records catalogue item SL-160, is a two-disc LP of swing and jazz music recorded at Carnegie Hall in New York City on January 16, 1938.
The Manhattan Transfer is a jazz vocal group founded in 1969 that has explored a capella, vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythm and blues, and pop music.
The Marcels was an American doo-wop group known for turning popular music songs into rock and roll.
Harry Lawrence "Tiny" Hill (July 19, 1906 – December 13, 1971) was a band leader of the Big Band era.
Thomas Francis Dorsey Jr. (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was an American jazz trombonist, composer, conductor and bandleader of the Big Band era.
Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz.
For the Victorian era impresario of the same name, see Tony Pastor. Tony Pastor (born Antonio Pestritto; October 26, 1907 – October 31, 1969) was an Italian American novelty singer and tenor saxophonist.
Traditional pop (also classic pop or pop standards) is music that was recorded or performed after the Big Band era and before the advent of rock music.
James "Trummy" Young (January 12, 1912 – September 10, 1984) was an African-American trombonist in the swing era.
The University of Chicago Press is the largest and one of the oldest university presses in the United States.
Urban contemporary is a music radio format.
Van Alexander (May 2, 1915 – July 19, 2015) was an American bandleader, arranger, and composer.
Vaughn Wilton Monroe (October 7, 1911 – May 21, 1973) was an American baritone singer, trumpeter, big band leader, actor, and businessman, most popular in the 1940s and 1950s.
Victor Dickenson (August 6, 1906 – November 16, 1984) was an African-American jazz trombonist.
The Victor Recording Orchestra was a jazz band led by Jean Goldkette.
Vido William Musso (January 17, 1913 – January 9, 1982) was an Italian-born American jazz tenor saxophonist, clarinetist and bandleader, best-known for his many contributions to the big bands of Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman.
William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was a composer and musician, known as the Father of the Blues.
Walter Sylvester Page (February 9, 1900 – December 20, 1957) was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist and bandleader, best known for his groundbreaking work as a double bass player with Walter Page's Blue Devils and the Count Basie Orchestra.
Warren Vaché (born February 21, 1951) is a jazz trumpeter, cornetist, and flugelhornist born in Rahway, New Jersey.
Western swing music is a subgenre of American country music that originated in the late 1920s in the West and South among the region's Western string bands.
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers was a professional performing group of Savoy Ballroom swing dancers, started in 1935 by Herbert "Whitey" White.
Wilbur Schwichtenberg (July 12, 1912 – July 15, 1989), known professionally as Will Bradley, was an American trombonist and bandleader during the 1930s and 1940s.
Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist.
William McLeish Smith (November 25, 1910 – March 7, 1967) was one of the major alto saxophone players of the swing era.
Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987) was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, singer, and big band leader.
Harry Aaron Finkelman (May 26, 1914 – June 26, 1968), better known by the stage name Ziggy Elman, was an American jazz trumpeter associated with Benny Goodman, though he also led his own group known as Ziggy Elman and His Orchestra.
John Haley "Zoot" Sims (October 29, 1925 – March 23, 1985) was an American jazz saxophonist, playing mainly tenor but also alto (and, later, soprano) saxophone.
The period from the end of the First World War until the start of the Depression in 1929 is known as the "Jazz Age".
On August 1, 1942, the American Federation of Musicians, at the instigation of union president James Petrillo, began a strike against the major American recording companies because of disagreements over royalty payments.