Angie Stone Angie Stone is an American recording artist, producer, and actress. She rose to fame in the late 1970s as member of the hip hop trio The Sequence. Soon after, Stone began working with futuristic rap group Mantronix and singer Lenny Kravitz.
Barney Kessel Barney Kessel was an American jazz guitarist born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Noted in particular for his knowledge of chords and inversions and chord-based melodies, he was a member of many prominent jazz groups as well as a "first call" guitarist for studio, film, and television recording sessions.
Barry Manilow Barry Manilow is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician, and producer with a career that has spanned more than 50 years. His hit recordings include "Mandy", "Can't Smile Without You", and "Copacabana".
Bud Shank Clifford Everett "Bud" Shank, Jr. was an American alto saxophonist and flautist. He rose to prominence in the early 1950s playing lead alto and flute in Stan Kenton's Innovations in Modern Music Orchestra and throughout the decade worked in various small jazz combos.
Cal Tjader Callen Radcliffe "Cal" Tjader, Jr. was an American Latin jazz musician, known as the most successful non-Latino Latin musician. He explored other jazz idioms, even as he continued to perform the music of Cuba, the Caribbean, and Latin America for the rest of his life.
Carl Fontana Carl Charles Fontana was an American jazz trombonist. After working in the big bands of Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, and Stan Kenton, he devoted most of his career to playing music in Las Vegas.
Charlie Byrd Charlie Lee Byrd was an American guitarist. His earliest and strongest musical influence was Django Reinhardt, the gypsy guitarist. Byrd was best known for his association with Brazilian music, especially bossa nova.
Christian Scott Christian Scott, also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, is an American trumpeter, composer and producer.
Clare Fischer Douglas Clare Fischer was an American keyboardist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. After graduating from Michigan State University, he became the pianist and arranger for the vocal group the Hi-Lo's in the late 1950s.
Curtis Stigers Curtis Stigers is an American jazz vocalist, saxophonist, guitarist, and songwriter. He achieved a number of hits in the early 1990s, most notably international 1991 hit, "I Wonder Why", which reached No. 5 in the UK and No. 9 in the US.
Danielle Nicole Danielle Nicole is an American blues /soul musician from Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Her self-titled solo debut EP was released March 10, 2015 via Concord Records.
Dave Brubeck David Warren Brubeck was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. He wrote a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke".
Dave Koz David Stephen "Dave" Koz is an American smooth jazz saxophonist.
Dave McKenna Dave McKenna was an American jazz pianist. Known primarily as a solo pianist and for his distinctive "three-handed" swing style, he was a significant figure in the evolution of jazz piano.
Dennis Rowland Dennis Rowland is a jazz vocalist born and raised in Detroit, MI. Having grown up in a household of jazz enthusiasts, Rowland developed an appreciation for Jazz music at an early age.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a New Orleans, Louisiana, brass band. The ensemble was established in 1977 by Benny Jones together with members of the Tornado Brass Band.
Dr. John Malcolm John Rebennack, better known by his stage name Dr. John, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, pianist and guitarist, whose music combines blues, pop, jazz, boogie woogie and rock and roll.
Eiji Kitamura Eiji Kitamura 北村 英治 is a Japanese jazz clarinetist originally from Tokyo who made his debut at the age of 22.
Ernestine Anderson Ernestine Anderson was an American jazz and blues singer. In a career spanning more than six decades, she recorded over 30 albums. She was nominated four times for a Grammy Award.
Frank Vignola Frank Vignola is an American jazz guitarist. He has played in the genres of swing, fusion, Gypsy jazz, classical, and pop.
Frank Wess Frank Wellington Wess was an American jazz saxophonist and flautist. In addition to his extensive solo work, Wess is remembered for his time in Count Basie's band from the early 1950s into the '60s.
Fraser MacPherson John Fraser MacPherson CM was a Canadian jazz musician from Saint Boniface, Manitoba.
Gene Harris Gene Harris was an American jazz pianist known for his warm sound and blues and gospel infused style that is known as soul jazz.
George Benson George Benson is an American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at 21 as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt.
George Cables George Andrew Cables is an American jazz pianist and composer.
George Shearing Sir George Shearing, OBE was a British jazz pianist who for many years led a popular jazz group that recorded for Discovery Records, MGM Records and Capitol Records.
Herb Ellis Mitchell Herbert "Herb" Ellis was an American jazz guitarist.
Jake Hanna Jake Hanna was an American jazz drummer.
Jane Monheit Jane Monheit is an American jazz and pop vocalist. She has collaborated with John Pizzarelli, Michael Bublé, Ivan Lins, Terence Blanchard and Tom Harrell, and has received Grammy nominations for two of her recordings.
Jim McNeely Jim McNeely is a Grammy award-winning jazz pianist, composer, and arranger.
Jimmy Demers Jimmy Demers is an American singer-songwriter, best known as "the original voice" of the "Always Coca-Cola" ad campaign. He is a contributor to The Huffington Post.
Kalil Wilson Kalil Amar Wilson is an American jazz vocalist, composer, arranger, and ethnomusicologist.
Karrin Allyson Karrin Allyson is an American jazz vocalist. She has been nominated for five Grammy Awards, and has received positive reviews from several prominent sources, including the New York Times, which has called her a "singer with a feline touch and impeccable intonation."
Kate Higgins Catherine Davis "Kate" Higgins, also known as Kate Davis, is an American voice actress, singer, and jazz pianist. Her major voice roles have been in English-language adaptations of Japanese anime, and she is best known as the voice of Sakura Haruno in Naruto.
Kenny G Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American saxophonist. His 1986 album, Duotones, brought him commercial success.
Ken Peplowski Ken Peplowski is a jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist born in Cleveland, Ohio, known primarily for playing swing music. He is sometimes compared to Benny Goodman in tone and virtuosity. For over a decade, Peplowski recorded for Concord Records.
Kurt Elling Kurt Elling is an American jazz vocalist, composer, lyricist and vocalese performer. Born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Rockford, Elling first became interested in music through his father, who was Kapellmeister at a Lutheran church.
LaToya London LaToya Renee London is an American R&B and soul singer and actress who was the fourth-place finalist on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol. Her debut album, Love & Life, was released in September 2005 and spawned a number of moderate R&B chart hits.
Laurindo Almeida Laurindo Almeida was a Brazilian virtuoso guitarist and composer who made many recordings of enduring impact in classical, jazz and Latin genres. He is widely credited, with fellow artist Bud Shank, for creating the fusion of Latin and jazz which came to be known as the jazz samba.
Lorne Lofsky Lorne Lofsky is a jazz guitarist in Toronto, Canada. He teaches at York University.
Macy Gray Macy Gray is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actress, known for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday.
Marian McPartland Margaret Marian McPartland, OBE, was an English-American jazz pianist, composer and writer. She was the host of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on National Public Radio from 1978 to 2011.
Mel Tormé Melvin Howard Tormé, nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, best known as a singer of jazz standards. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, drummer, an actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books.
Michael Bolton Michael Bolotin, known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an American singer and songwriter. Bolton originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, both on his early solo albums and those he recorded as the frontman of the band Blackjack.
Michael Feinstein Michael Jay Feinstein is an American singer, pianist, and music revivalist. He is an interpreter of, and an anthropologist and archivist for, the repertoire known as the Great American Songbook. In 1988 he won a Drama Desk Special Award for celebrating American musical theatre songs.
Mindi Abair Mindi Abair is an American two time Grammy Award nominated saxophonist, vocalist, author, and National Trustee for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the organization that puts on the Grammy Awards show.
Nathaniel Rateliff Nathaniel David Rateliff is an American singer and songwriter based in Denver, whose influences are described as folk, Americana and vintage rhythm & blues. Rateliff has garnered attention with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, the soulful R&B combo he formed in 2013.
Paula Abdul Paula Julie Abdul is an American singer, songwriter, voice actress, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality.
Phil Woods Philip Wells "Phil" Woods was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader, and composer.
Poncho Sanchez Poncho Sánchez, is a Mexican American conguero, Latin jazz band leader, and salsa singer. In 2000, Sanchez and his ensemble won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album for their work on the Concord Picante album Latin Soul.
Rachael MacFarlane Rachael Ann MacFarlane Laudiero is an American voice actress and singer. She is best known as the voice of character Hayley Smith on the animated television show American Dad!, which was created by her brother Seth MacFarlane.
Ray Brown (musician) Raymond Matthews "Ray" Brown was an African American jazz double bassist and cellist, known for extensive work with Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald, among others.
Regina Belle Regina Belle is an American singer–songwriter and actress who first started her career in the mid–1980s.
Rosemary Clooney Rosemary Clooney was an American singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the song "Come On-a My House", which was followed by other pop numbers such as "Botch-a-Me", "Mambo Italiano", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey There" and "This Ole House".
Ross Tompkins Ross Tompkins was an American jazz pianist who was a member of The Tonight Show Band.
The Cars The Cars are an American rock band that emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970s.
Tony Bennett Anthony Dominick Benedetto, known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, having created works under the name Anthony Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions.
Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi is a Japanese jazz composer/arranger, bandleader and pianist.
Vanessa Williams Vanessa Lynn Williams is an American actress, singer, and fashion designer. She initially gained recognition as the first African-American recipient of the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America 1984 in 1983.
Woody Herman Woodrow Charles Herman was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. Leading various groups called "The Herd", Herman came to prominence the late 1930s and was active until his death in 1987.