Jazz Artists

This page has a list of almost all the jazz artists mentioned on this website (there might be some artists mentioned only once who aren’t listed here).

Choose the artist you want to know about, then click on the link to go to a page about that artist.

If you don’t know where to start, or would like to know who the great jazz artists are, then click here.

The page for each jazz artist is split into at least three parts:

  1. A picture of the jazz artist.
  2. A ‘fact’ box.
  3. Two videos.

If the name of the jazz artist is difficult to say, then their will be also be a box telling you how to say the name.

Most ‘fact’ boxes have the following information:

  • Date of birth.
  • Date of death (unless the jazz artist is still alive!).
  • Where the jazz artist is buried (unless the jazz artist is still alive!).
  • A photo of the jazz artist’s grave (or a second picture of the jazz artist if he/she is still alive).
  • A list of some well-known pieces or singles.
  • A list of some great recordings.
  • A list of some interesting facts.

Finally, the videos can normally be described as follows:

  • One video of the jazz artist playing some of his (or her!) music. Often this video is very old. And it may only have pictures instead of a movie.
  • Another video of the jazz artist himself (or herself), or a modern video of someone else playing music by the jazz artist.

Choose the jazz artist you wish to know more about:

First letter of the composer’s surname:    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    J    K    M    O    P    S















Picture credits:
  1. A jazz artist doing what he does best!. This is a photograph of Nicholas Payton at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2007. The image may be used freely providing one credits the photographer (the user Infrogmation on Wikipedia). Click here for the source of this image, along with the relevant copyright information.