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Miles Davis circa 1955; Duke Ellington; Louis Armstrong; Cover of Sheet Music by Fats Waller
Biographies
Biographies, Life and times of the great ones Billie Holiday in Performance 1948; Benny Goodman 1936; Art Blakey at the Open Door in NYC; Awning of Village Vanguard 1960's
Everyone has a story to tell. Dive into the bios to learn about the lives of nearly 100 premiere artists in the field of Jazz music.

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Armstrong, Louis

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Basie, Count
Bechet, Sidney
Beiderbecke, Bix
Blakey, Art
Bolden, Buddy
Bowie, Lester
Brown, Clifford
Brubeck, Dave

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Cheatham, Doc
Christian, Charlie
Clarke, Kenny
Cobb, Jimmy
Coleman, Ornette
Collins, Johnny
Coltrane, John

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Davis, Miles
Desmond, Paul
Dorsey, Tommy

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Edison, Harry "Sweets"
Eldridge, Roy
Ellington, Duke
Europe, James Reese
Evans, Gil

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Fitzgerald, Ella

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Getz, Stan
Gillespie, Dizzy
Glaser, Matt
Goodman, Benny
Gordon, Dexter

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Haden, Charlie
Hammond, John
Hampton, Lionel
Hancock, Herbie
Hawkins, Coleman
Henderson, Fletcher
Hendricks, Jon
Herman, Woody
Hines, Earl
Hinton, Milt
Holiday, Billie

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Jerome, Jerry
Jordan, Louis

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Levey, Stan
Lincoln, Abbey
Lovano, Joe
Lunceford, Jimmie

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Manning, Frankie
Marsalis, Branford
Marsalis, Wynton
McLean, Jackie
McShann, Jay
Miller, Glenn
Modern Jazz Quartet
Monk, Thelonious
Morton, Jelly Roll
Mulligan, Gerry

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Oliver, Joe "King"
Original Dixieland Jazz Band

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Parker, Charlie
Powell, Bud

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Redman, Joshua
Reinhardt, Django
Rollins, Sonny
Rowles, Jimmy

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Sanders, John
Shaw, Artie
Shaw, Arvell
Sherrill, Joya
Silver, Horace
Smith, Bessie
Strayhorn, Billy

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Tatum, Art
Terry, Clark
Trumbauer, Frankie

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Vaughan, Sarah

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Waller, Fats
Waters, Benny
Waters, Ethel
Webb, Chick
Whiteman, Paul
Williams, Mary Lou
Wilson, Teddy

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Young, Lester

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