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Source: Campbells High School/College Book of Lists
Alto saxophonist nicknamed 'Cannonball'
Trumpet player nicknamed 'Satchmo'; first jazz musician to sing 'scat' style; known for 'Ain't Misbehavin,' 'Hello, Dolly', 'What a Wonderful World.'
Pianist and orchestra leader nicknamed 'Count' and known for the 'Big Band' sound of the 1930s and 40s
Cornetist, pianist, and composer nicknamed 'Bix' and considered the first important white jazz artist
Composer and pianist nicknamed 'Eubie' and known for the all-black musical Shuffle Along, a show including the song 'I'm Just Wild About Harry'
Jazz artist famous for his recording 'Take Five' and for his unconventional time signatures
Guitarist who popularized the bossa nova
Band leader known as 'Cab' and the 'King of Hi De Hi De Ho'
Musician nicknamed 'King' and known for 'Straighten Up and Fly Right'
Tenor sax innovator famous for a recording of the song 'My Favorite Things,' featuring the soprano saxophone
Trumpet player, singer, bandleader nicknamed 'Prince of Darkness' because of his brooding personality, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop
Trombone player and band leader nicknamed the 'Sentimental Gentleman of Swing' and known for organizing an orchestra with his brother Jimmy, a saxophonist
Composer, pianist, orchestral leader nicknamed 'Duke' and the 'King of Swing', known for 'Mood Indigo,' Black, Brown, and Beige, 'Sophisticated Lady,' and 'It Don't Mean a Thing'
Singer famous for scat singing, known as the 'First Lady of Jazz' and the 'First Lady of Song' - first recorded hit was her jazz version of 'A Tisket, A Tasket'
Trumpet player, composer, and bop developer nicknamed 'Dizzy'
Clarinet player and band combo leader known as 'Benny' and the 'King of Swing'
Musician who recorded with clarinetist Benny Goodman, used the hit 'Flying Home' as his unofficial theme song, established the vibraphone as an accepted jazz instrument
Composer nicknamed 'W.C.' and 'Father of the Blues' and known for 'St. Louis Blues' and 'Beale Street Blues'
Piano player and songwriter known as 'Fatha'
Trumpet player known as the 'King of the Trumpet'
Blues singer nicknamed 'Lady' and 'Lady Day' and known for singing 'Strange Fruit'
Gospel singer known as the 'Queen of the Gospel Song' and 'Queen of Gospel Singers'
Composer and pianist called the 'King of the Ragtime Composers' and known for his 'Maple Leaf Rag'
Drum player and band and combo leader known as the 'Ace Drummer Man' and the 'King of the Drums'
Trumpeter who won a 1997 Pulitzer Prize for music, the first for a jazz artist, for his composition Blood on the Fields, an epic composition on slavery
Trombonist whose orchestra was known for 'Moonlight Serenade' and 'In the Mood' - disappeared over the English Channel in WWII while serving as director of the Army Air Force Band
Pianist known as the 'High Priest of Bebop' who composed 'Round Midnight' and 'Ruby My Dear'
Pianist and composer nicknamed 'Jelly Roll'
Saxophonist and noted jazz improviser known as 'Bird' and 'Yardbird' whose life formed the basis for the 1988 Clint Eastwood film entitled Bird
Blues singer from Columbus, Georgia, known as 'Ma' and the 'Mother of the Blues'
'High Priestess of Soul,' the singer born Eunice Waymon who blended gospel music, jazz, classical music, and popular tunes and is known for her song 'Single Woman'
Vocalist known as 'Empress of the Blues'
Vocalist nicknamed 'The Divine One' and 'Sassy' who was featured with Earl Hines in the mid 1940s
Piano player, singer, and composer nicknamed 'Fats' who composed 'Honeysuckle Rose' and 'Ain't Misbehavin'
Musician known as the 'King of Jazz,' in 1924 conducted a New York concert called an 'experiment in modern music,' the first performance of Gershwin's 'A Rhapsody in Blue'
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