Jazz royalty
Jazz royalty is a term encompassing the many jazz musicians who have been termed as exceptionally musically gifted and informally granted honorific, "aristocratic" or "royal" titles.The practice of af...
Whiteys Lindy Hoppers .. Hellzapoppin. - YouTube
Probably the greatest Lindy hop sequence ever filmed. Whitey's Lindy Hoppers from the 1941 film Helzapoppin. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m34eD21QzUw
Swing music - Playlist 1
http://vaimusic.com/VIDEO/DVD_4345_WoodyHerman.htm Woody Herman plays Jazz Me Blues (Delaney) From: VAI DVD 4345 Woody Herman and His Swingin' Herd Woody H...
Swing music
A photo collage of some of my favorites to the song by Benny Goodman-Sing, Sing, Sing Hope you enjoy-feel free to get up & dance if you like!
Nicknames of jazz musicians
Nicknames are common among jazz musicians. Nicknames and sobriquets can also sometimes become stage names, and there are several cases of performers being known almost exclusively by their nicknames a...
Swing music
Swing music, or simply swing, is a form of American music that developed in the early 1930s and became a distinctive style by 1940. Swing uses a strong rhythm section of double bass and drums as the a...
Red Norvo
Red Norvo (March 31, 1908 – April 6, 1999) was one of jazz's early vibraphonists, known as "Mr. Swing". He helped establish the xylophone, marimba and later the vibraphone as viable jazz instrum...
Art Van Damme
Art Van Damme (April 9, 1920 – February 15, 2010) was a jazz accordionist.
Born in Norway, Michigan, he began playing the accordion at age nine and started classical study when his family mo...
Gene Krupa
Eugene Bertram "Gene" Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an American jazz and big band drummer, band leader, actor, and composer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style.
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John Pizzarelli
John Paul Pizzarelli, Jr. (born April 6, 1960) is an American jazz guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and bandleader. He has had a lengthy career as a recording artist, performing for a variety of labels...
Julie London
Julie London (born Gayle Peck; September 26, 1926 – October 18, 2000) was an American jazz and pop singer and actress. She was noted for her smoky, sensual voice and languid demeanor. She release...
Art Tatum
Arthur "Art" Tatum, Jr. (/ˈteɪtəm/, October 13, 1909 – November 5, 1956) was an American jazz pianist.Tatum is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, and was a major inf...
Charlie Barnet
Charles Daly "Charlie" Barnet (October 26, 1913 – September 4, 1991) was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader.His major recordings were "Skyliner", "Cherokee", "The Wrong Idea", "Sco...
Paul Whiteman
Paul Samuel Whiteman (March 28, 1890 – December 29, 1967) was an American bandleader, composer, orchestral director and violinist.Leader of one of the most popular dance bands in the United States dur...
Fred Rich
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. Among the famous musicians in his...
Nat Jaffe
Nat Jaffe (January 1, 1918 – August 5, 1945) was an American swing jazz pianist. He was married to singer Shirley Lloyd.Jaffe lived in Berlin from 1921 to 1932, where he received classical training on...
Bea Wain
Beatrice Wain (born April 30, 1917) is an American Big Band-era singer born in New York City, New York. She had a number of No. 1 hits with Larry Clinton and his Orchestra. After her marriage she and ...
Glenn Gray
Glen Gray (June 7, 1906 – August 23, 1963) was a jazz saxophonist and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra.
Gray was born to Lurdie P. and Agnes (Gray) Knoblauch in Roanoke, Illinois. His fathe...
Doc Cheatham
Adolphus Anthony Cheatham, better known as Doc Cheatham (June 13, 1905 – June 2, 1997), was a jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader.After having played in some of the leading jazz groups from t...
Stephane Grapelli
Stéphane Grappelli ([stefan ɡʁapɛˈli]; 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. It ...
Harry Connick, Jr.
Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. (born September 11, 1967) is an American singer, musician and actor. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide. Connick is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male...
Fletcher Henderson
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...
Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter.Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a s...
Hal Kemp
James Hal Kemp (March 27, 1904 – December 21, 1940) was a jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader, composer, and arranger. He was born in Marion, Alabama, and died in Madera, California, follow...
John Serry Sr.
John Serry, Sr. (Giovanni Serrapica January 29, 1915 – September 14, 2003) was an accomplished concert accordionist virtuoso, arranger, composer, organist and educator who performed on the CBS Ra...
Charlie Parker
Charles Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading fi...
Svend Asmussen
Svend Asmussen (born 28 February 1916 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a jazz violinist from Denmark, known as "The Fiddling Viking". Asmussen grew up in a musical family, starting violin lessons at age 7. ...
Big Joe Turner
Big Joe Turner (born Joseph Vernon Turner Jr., May 18, 1911 – November 24, 1985) was an American blues shouter from Kansas City, Missouri, United States. According to the songwriter Doc Pomus, "...
Milt Hinton
Milton John "Milt" Hinton (June 23, 1910 – December 19, 2000), "the dean of jazz bass players," was an American jazz double bassist and photographer. He was nicknamed "The Judge".
Hinton was born ...
Lester Young
Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and occasional clarinetist.Coming to prominence while a member of Count Basie...
John Kirby (musician)
John Kirby (December 31, 1908 – June 14, 1952), was a jazz double-bassist who also played trombone and tuba.
John Kirby was born John Kirk in Winchester, Virginia on 31 December 1908. His mo...