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a musician who plays or composes jazz music
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United States pioneering jazz trumpeter and bandleader (1900-1971)
Miles Dewey Davis Jr.
United States jazz musician; noted for his trumpet style (1926-1991)
Edward Kennedy Ellington
United States jazz composer and piano player and bandleader (1899-1974)
United States musician who was the first to use the vibraphone as a jazz instrument (1913-2002)
Woodrow Charles Herman
United States jazz musician and bandleader (1913-1987)
Thelonious Sphere Monk
United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)
Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe Morton
United States jazz musician who moved from ragtime to New Orleans jazz (1885-1941)
United States jazz musician who influenced the style of Louis Armstrong (1885-1938)
United States jazz pianist who was almost completely blind; his innovations influenced many other jazz musicians (1910-1956)
Thomas Wright Waller
United States jazz musician (1904-1943)
a musician who plays syncopated jazz music (usually in a dance band)
someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
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