Jazz (1920–30s)


Henry "Red" Allen (1908–67)

Albert Ammons (1907–49)

Louis Armstrong (1901–71)

Svend Asmussen (1916–2017)

Buster Bailey (1902–67)

Charlie Barnet (1913–91)

Count Basie (1904–84)

Sidney Bechet (1897–1959)

Bix Beiderbecke (1903–31)

Bunny Berigan (1908–42)

Chu Berry (1910–41)

Eubie Blake (1883–1983)

Jimmy Blythe (1901–31)

Benny Carter (1907–2003)

Oscar "Papa" Celestin (1884–1953)

Doc Cheatham (1905–97)

Charlie Christian (1916–42)

Eddie Condon (1905–73)

The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks

Bob Crosby (1913–93)

Baby Dodds (1898–1959)

Johnny Dodds (1892–1940)

Tommy Dorsey (1905–56)

Roy Eldridge (1911–88)

Duke Ellington (1899–1974)

Bud Freeman (1906–91)

Benny Goodman (1909–86)

Stéphane Grappelli (1908–97)

Edmond Hall (1901–67)

Lionel Hampton (1909–2002)

Harlem Hamfats [1936–1939]

Coleman Hawkins (1901–69)

Erskine Hawkins (1914–93)

Fletcher Henderson (1897–1952)

Woody Herman (1913–87)

Earl Hines (1905–89)

Johnny Hodges (1907–70)

Spike Hughes (1908–87)

Bunk Johnson (1879–1949)

Clarence "Jelly" Johnson

James P. Johnson (1894–1955)

Pete Johnson (1904–67)

John Kirby (1908–52)

Andy Kirk (1898–1993)

Eddie Lang (1904–33)

George Lewis (1900–68)

Meade Lux Lewis (1905–64)

Guy Lombardo (1902–77)

Jimmie Lunceford (1902–47)

McKinney's Cotton Pickers (1928–30)

Glenn Miller (1904–44)

Mills Blue Rhythm Band [1930–1938]

Jelly Roll Morton (1890–1941)

Bennie Moten (1894–1935)

New Orleans Rhythm Kings (1922–25)

Frankie Newton (1906–54)

Red Nichols (1905–65)

Jimmie Noone (1895–1944)

Red Norvo (1908–99)

King Oliver (1885–1939)

Kid Ory (1886–1973)

Hot Lips Page (1908–54)

Don Redman (1900–64)

Django Reinhardt (1910–53)

Harry Reser (1896–1965)

Luis Russell (1902–63)

Pee Wee Russell (1906–69)

Raymond Scott (1908–84)

Charlie Shavers (1917–71)

Artie Shaw (1910–2004)

Jabbo Smith (1908–90)

Stuff Smith (1909–67)

Willie "The Lion" Smith (1895–1973)

Muggsy Spanier (1906–67)

Jess Stacy (1904–94)

Rex Stewart (1907–67)

Art Tatum (1909–56)

Jack Teagarden (1905–64)

Kid Thomas Valentine (1896–1987)

Joe Venuti (1903–78)

Fats Waller (1904–43)

Chick Webb (1909–39)

Ben Webster (1909–73)

Dicky Wells (1907–85)

Paul Whiteman (1890–1967)

Clarence Williams (1893–1965)

Cootie Williams (1910–85)

Mary Lou Williams (1910–81)

Teddy Wilson (1912–86)

Lester Young (1909–59)

Various Artists


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