"You don't know what you like, you like what you know. In order
to know what you like, you have to know everything.

- Ellis Marsalis                                


Important Jazz Artists


 

Soprano Saxophone
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet
Trombone
Piano
Guitar
Bass
Drums

Vibes
Organ
Flute
Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Violin
Cello
Harmonica
Steel Pan

Groups
Vocalists
Big Bands
Jazz Composers & Arrangers
Television & Film Composers
Educators
Theorists
Impresarios
Conductors
Jazz Writers
 

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  Soprano Saxophone  
David Liebman Jane Ira Bloom Kenny Garrett Wayne Shorter Sidney Bechet
         
  Sidney Bechet
Jane Ira Bloom
John Coltrane
Joe Farrell
Kenny Garrett
Steve Grossman
Steve Lacy
David Liebman
Chris Potter
Wayne Shorter
 


  Alto Saxophone  
Phil Woods Richie Cole Charlie Parker Paquito D'Rivera Lee Konitz
         
  Cannonball Adderley
Gary Bartz
Arthur Blythe
Benny Carter
Richie Cole
Ornette Coleman
Steve Coleman
John Coltrane
Paul Desmond
Eric Dolphy
Lou Donaldson
Paquito D'Rivera
Kenny Garrett
Herb Geller
Bunky Green
Jimmy Greene
Antonio Hart
Johnny Hodges
Lee Konitz
Charlie Mariano
Jackie McLean
Frank Morgan
Lennie Niehaus
Greg Osby
Charlie Parker
Art Pepper
Bud Shank
Jim Snidero
James Spaulding
Sonny Stitt
Bobby Watson
Steve Wilson
Phil Woods
John Zorn
 


  Tenor Saxophone  
Michael Brecker Sonny Rollins John Coltrane Joshua Redman Branford Marsalis
         
  Eric Alexander
Gene Ammons
Bob Berg
Jerry Bergonzi
Don Braden
Michael Brecker
Don Byas
Pete Christlieb
George Coleman
John Coltrane
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
Bill Evans
Joe Farrell
Joel Frahm
Bud Freeman
Chico Freeman
Von Freeman
Stan Getz
Benny Golson
Paul Gonsalves
Dexter Gordon
Johnny Griffin
Scott Hamilton
Eddie Harris
Coleman Hawkins
Jimmy Heath
Joe Henderson
Illinois Jacquet
Clifford Jordan
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Pat LaBarbera
Harold Land
Yusef Lateef
David Liebman
Charles Lloyd
Joe Lovano
Branford Marsalis
Warne Marsh
Don Menza
Bob Mintzer
Hank Mobley
James Moody
David Murray
Houston Person
Chris Potter
Dewey Redman
Joshua Redman
Sonny Rollins
David Sanchez
Pharoah Sanders
Archie Shepp
Wayne Shorter
Zoot Sims

Sonny Stitt
Ira Sullivan
Lew Tabackin
Stanley Turrentine
Grover Washington, Jr.
Ben Webster
Walt Weiskopf
Frank Wess
Lester Young
 


  Baritone Saxophone  
Gerry Mulligan Pepper Adams Nick Brignola Ronnie Cuber Gary Smulyan
         
  Pepper Adams
Nick Brignola
Serge Chaloff
Ronnie Cuber
Gerry Mulligan
Cecil Payne
Sahib Shihab
Gary Smulyan
 


  Trumpet      
Tim Hagans Freddie Hubbard Dizzy Gillespie Clifford Brown Miles Davis
         
  Nat Adderley
Louis Armstrong
Chet Baker
Terence Blanchard
Lester Bowie
Randy Brecker
Cecil Bridgewater
Clifford Brown
Donald Byrd
Don Cherry
Buck Clayton
Miles Davis
Kenny Dorham
Dave Douglas
Harry Edison
Roy Eldridge
John Faddis
Art Farmer
Dizzy Gillespie
Tim Hagans
Roy Hargrove
Tom Harrell
Freddie Hubbard
Ingrid Jensen
Thad Jones
Booker Little
Brian Lynch
John McNeil
Wynton Marsalis
Blue Mitchell
Lee Morgan
Fats Navarro
Nicholas Payton
Barry Ries
Red Rodney
Wallace Roney
Arturo Sandoval
Carl Saunders
Woody Shaw
Bobby Shew
Terell Stafford
Clark Terry
Cuong Vu
Scott Wendholt
Kenny Wheeler
 


  Trombone      
Slide Hampton Conrad Herwig J. J. Johnson Bob Brookmeyer Wycliff Gordon
         
  Bob Brookmeyer
Robin Eubanks
Carl Fontana
Curtis Fuller
Wycliff Gordon
Urbie Green
Slide Hampton
Conrad Herwig
J. J. Johnson
Julian Priester
Jim Pugh
Josh Roseman
Roswell Rudd
Steve Turre
Bill Watrous
 


  Piano      
Oscar Peterson Bill Evans Herbie Hancock Keith Jarrett Chick Corea
         
  Monty Alexander
Geri Allen
Lynne Arriale
Kenny Barron
Count Basie

Paul Bley
Alan Broadbent
Dave Brubeck
Ray Bryant
Jaki Byard
Joey Calderazzo
Michel Camilo
Bill Charlap
Cyrus Chestnut
Sonny Clark
Nat King Cole
Chick Corea
Stanley Cowell
Kenny Drew
George Duke
Taylor Eigsti
Eliane Elias
Duke Ellington
Tommy Flanagan
Hal Galper
Red Garland

Eroll Garner
Larry Goldings
Benny Green
Dave Grusin
Al Haig
Herbie Hancock
Sir Roland Hanna
Barry Harris
Gene Harris
Hampton Hawes
Fred Hersch
Andrew Hill
Earl Hines
Christian Jacob
Ahmad Jamal
Bob James
Keith Jarrett
Hank Jones
Bill Evans
Victor Feldman
Hank Jones
Geoffrey Keezer
Wynton Kelly
Kenny Kirkland
Steve Kuhn
John Lewis
Ramsey Lewis
Les McCann
Marian McPartland
Harold Mabern
Bill Mays
Lyle Mays
Brad Mehldau
Mulgrew Miller
Thelonious Monk
Jason Moran
Jelly Roll Morton
Phineas Newborn, Jr.
Alan Pasqua
Duke Pearson
Danilo Perez
Oscar Peterson
Michel Petrucciani
Bud Powell
Makoto Ozone
Marcus Roberts
Renee Rosnes
Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Sergio Salvatore
Joe Sample
George Shearing

Matthew Shipp
Horace Silver

Art Tatum
Billy Taylor
Cecil Taylor
Jacky Terrasson
Bobby Timmons
Lennie Tristano
McCoy Tyner
Cedar Walton
Kenny Werner
Randy Weston
James Williams
Mary Lou Williams
Teddy Wilson
Joe Zawinul
 


  Guitar      
Joe Pass Bill Frisell Pat Metheny Wes Montgomery Mike Stern
         
  John Abercrombie
Howard Alden
Laurindo Almeida
George Benson
Peter Berstein
Gene Bertoncini
Joshua Breakstone
Jimmy Bruno
Kenny Burrell
Charlie Byrd
Charlie Christian
Larry Coryell
Al DiMeola
Herb Ellis
Kevin Eubanks
Tal Farlow
Bill Frisell
Frank Gambale
Mick Goodrick
Freddie Green
Grant Green
Jim Hall
Scott Henderson
Allan Holdsworth
Charlie Hunter
Barney Kessel
Earl Klugh
Julian Lage
John McLaughlin
John McLean
Russell Malone
Pat Martino
Pat Metheny
Ben Monder
Wes Montgomery
Joe Pass
Bucky Pizzarelli
John Pizzarelli
Jimmy Raney
Django Reinhardt
Emily Remler
Kurt Rosenwinkel
John Scofield
Mike Stern
Ralph Towner
George Van Eps
Mark Whitfield
Atilla Zoller
 


  Bass      
Ray Brown Jaco Pastorius John Patitucci Christian McBride Victor Wooten
         
  Jeff Berlin
Jimmy Blanton
Ray Brown
Dave Carpenter
Ron Carter
Paul Chambers
Stanley Clarke
John Clayton
Scott Colley
Richard Davis
Jimmy Garrison
Eddie Gomez
Larry Grenadier
Charlie Haden
Percy Heath
Milt Hinton
Dave Holland
Anthony Jackson
Alphonso Johnson
Marc Johnson
Sam Jones
Scott LaFaro
Cecil McBee
Christian McBride
Marcus Miller
Charlie Mingus
William Parker
Jaco Pastorius
John Pattitucci
Gary Peacock
Niels Ørsted Pedersen
Oscar Pettiford
Lynn Seaton
Steve Swallow
Miroslav Vitous
Buster Williams
Victor Wooten
Reggie Workman
 


  Drums      
Peter Erskine Jack DeJohnette Steve Gadd Tony Williams Buddy Rich
         
  Joey Baron
Louie Bellson

Ed Blackwell
Brian Blade
Art Blakey
Terri Lynne Carrington
Dennis Chambers
Joe Chambers
Kenny Clarke
Jimmy Cobb
Billy Cobham

Vinnie Colaiuta
Steve Davis
Jack DeJohnette
Billy Drummond
Bobby Durham
Peter Erskine
Al Foster
Steve Gadd
Chico Hamilton
Jeff Hamilton
Billy Hart
Roy Haynes
Tootie Heath
Billy Higgins
Papa Jo Jones
Philly Jo Jones
Elvin Jones
Connie Kay
Billy Kilson
Gene Krupa
Stan Levy
Shelly Manne
Butch Miles
Airto Moreira
Bob Moses
Paul Motian
Alphonse Mouzon
Idris Muhammed
Lewis Nash
Adam Nussbaum
Ralph Peterson
Tito Puente
Bernard Purdie
Buddy Rich
Danny Richmond
Max Roach
Mickey Roker
Marvin “Smitty” Smith
Steve Smith
Ed Soph
Bill Stewart
Grady Tate
Ed Thigpin
Kenny Washington
Jeff "Tain" Watts
Dave Weckl
Lenny White
Tony Williams
Matt Wilson
 


  Vibes   Organ   Flute   Clarinet   Bass Clarinet  
Gary Burton Jimmy Smith Herbie Mann Eddie Daniels Eric Dolphy
         
  Roy Ayers
Gary Burton
Dave Friedman
Terry Gibbs
Lionel Hampton
Stefon Harris
Bobby Hutcherson
Milt Jackson

Joe Locke
Johnny Lytle
Steve Nelson
Red Norvo
Dave Samuels
Cal Tjader
Joey DeFrancesco
Charles Earland
Larry Goldings
Richard Holmes
Jack McDuff
Jimmy McGriff
John Medeski
Tony Monaco
Jimmy Smith
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Reuben Wilson
Larry Young
Sam Yahel
Eric Dolphy
Joe Farrell
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Yusef Lateef
Hubert Laws
David Liebman
Charles Lloyd
Herbie Mann
James Moody
Bud Shank
Lew Tabackin
Frank Wess
Sidney Bechet
Don Byron
Paquito D'Rivera
Eddie Daniels
Buddy DeFranco
Pete Fountain
Jimmy Giuffre
Benny Goodman
Woody Herman
Ken Peplowski
Artie Shaw
Phil Woods
Eric Dolphy
Bob Mintzer
Art Pepper


  Violin       Cello   Harmonica   Steel Pan  
Stephane Grappelli Mark O'Connor David Baker Toots Theileman Andy Narell
         
  Regina Carter
Jerry Goodman
Stephane Grappelli
Michal Urbaniak
  Mark O'Connor
Jean-Luc Ponty
Stuff Smith
Joe Venuti
    David Baker   Toots Theileman
Gregoire Maret
    Andy Narell  


  Groups      
Flecktones Yellowjackets Take 6
     
  The Brecker Brothers
Bela Fleck
Brooklyn Funk Essentials
Head Hunters
The Hi-Lo’s
James Taylor Quartet
Jamiroquai
The Jazz Messengers
The Jazz Crusaders
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Manhattan Transfer
Medeski, Martin & Wood
The Modern Jazz Quartet
New York Voices
Pieces of a Dream
Return to Forever
Rippingtons
Steps Ahead
Supersax
Swingle Singers
Take 6
Tribal Tech
Vital Information
Weather Report
World Saxophone Quartet
Yellowjackets
 


  Vocalists      
Mark Murphy Jon Hendricks Kurt Elling Bobby McFerrin Joni Mitchell
         
  Mose Allison
Karrin Allyson
Ernestine Anderson
Chet Baker
Patricia Barber
Tony Bennett
Andy Bey
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Betty Carter
Ray Charles
June Christy
Rosemary Clooney
Freddy Cole
Nat King Cole
Natalie Cole
Harry Connick, Jr.
Jamie Cullum
Bobby Darin
Billy Eckstine
Eliane Elias

Kurt Elling
Ella Fitzgerald
Michael Franks
Dave Frishberg
Giacomo Gates
Johnny Hartman
Jon Hendricks
Billie Holiday
Shirley Horn
Al Jarreau
Eddie Jefferson
Etta Jones
Norah Jones
Diana Krall

Cleo Laine
Peggy Lee
Abbey Lincoln
Kevin Mahogany
Bobby McFerrin
Carmen McRae
Joni Mitchell
Jane Monheit
Mark Murphy
Anita O’Day
John Pizzarelli
Arthur Prysock
Flora Purim
Kenny Rankin
Lou Rawls
Dianne Reeves
Diane Schuur
Nina Simone
Frank Sinatra
Carol Sloane
Luciana Souza
Esperanza Spalding
Dakota Staton
Tierney Sutton
Mel Torme
Sarah Vaughan
Dinah Washington
Joe Williams
Cassandra Wilson
Nancy Wilson
 


    Big Bands      
Count Basie Orchestra Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Woody Herman Orchestra
     
   

Jazz Big Bands
Toshiko Akiyoshi Big Band
Count Basie Orchestra
Louie Bellson Big Band
Bob Brookmeyer New Art Orchestra
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Maynard Ferguson
Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
Woody Herman Big Band
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Rob McConnell's Boss Brass
Mingus Big Band
Bob Mintzer Big Band
Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band
Buddy Rich Big Band
Maria Schneider Orchestra
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Dance Bands
The Tex Beneke Orchestra
Les Brown and his Band of Renowns
Cab Calloway Orchestra
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Don Redman Orchestra
Brian Setzer Orchestra
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Chick Webb and His Orchestra
Paul Whiteman
 


  Jazz Composers & Arrangers      
Carla Bley Quincy Jones Duke Ellington Toshiko Akiyoshi Billy Childs
         
  Toshiko Akiyoshi
David Baker
Carla Bley
Paul Bley
Anthony Braxton
Alan Broadbent
Billy Childs
Duke Ellington
Don Ellis
Gil Evans
Russell Garcia
Michael Gibbs
Neal Hefti
Jerry Hey
Dave Holland
Bill Holman
Les Hooper
Gordon Jenkins
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Thad Jones
Quincy Jones
Billy May
Rob McConnell
Vince Mendoza
Don Menza
Charles Mingus
Bob Mintzer
Jelly Roll Morton
Sammy Nestico
Oliver Nelson
Ray Noble
Claus Ogerman
Don Redman
Nelson Riddle
Johnny Richards
Pete Rugolo
Don Sebesky
Maria Schneider
Billy Strayhorn
Steve Swallow
 


  Television & Film Composers      
Henry Mancini Howard Shore John Williams Dave Grusin Michael Kamen
         
  John Barry
Elmer Bernstein
Danny Elfman
Elliot Goldenthal
Jerry Goldsmith
Dave Grusin
Marvin Hamlisch
Jan Hammer
David Holmes
James Horner
James Newton Howard
Mark Isham
Ron Jones
Michel Legrand
Michael Kamen
Henry Mancini
Johnny Mandel
Alfred Newman
David Newman
Joey Newman
Lionel Newman
Randy Newman
Tom Newman
Mike Post
John Powell
Jeff Rona
Leonard Rosenman
Miklos Rozsa
Gustavo Santaolalla
Marc Shaiman
Howard Shore
Alan Silvestri
W.G. Snuffy Walden
John Williams
Patrick Williams
Hans Zimmer
 


  Educators   Theorists   Impresarios   Conductors   Jazz Writers  
Lennie Tristano George Russell Norman Granz Gunther Schuller Ben Ratliff
         
  David Baker
Charlie Banacos
Harold Danko
Mick Goodrick
Dan Haerle
David Liebman
Herb Pomeroy
Ramon Ricker
Lennie Tristano
George Russell Norman Granz Gunther Schuller Leonard Feather
Ben Ratliff



Student Transcriptions


Lee Dynes


Album
Next Generation
For Hamp, Red, Bags & Cal
Six Pack
Speak Like A Child
Live Wires/Yellowjackets



Zack Martinsek


Album
Sergio Salvatore
Something Cool/T. Sutton
Question & Answer



Kris Alavattam


Album
Spectrum
Know What I Mean?
Two Against Nature/S. Dan
Cannonball Takes Charge



Tyler Fosnight


Album
Live at the Show Boat
Don't Explain
Just In Case.../Sonny Stitt
In Style



Matt Buehrle


Album
Art of the Trio, Vol. 1
Live at the Blue Note
Like Minds/Gary Burton



Nate Duling


Album
Portrait In Jazz
The GB Cookbook
Standard Language



Chris Alverson


Album
Three Quartets/Chick Corea
Spectrum
Introducing Kenny Garrett