Musician Location of Birth Born Died
Irving Aaronson New York, New York 2-7-1895 5-10-1963
Texas Alexander Jewett, Texas 9-12-1900 4-16-1954
Henry "Red" Allen Algiers, Louisiana 1-7-1908 4-17-1967
Lil Hardin-Armstrong Memphis, Tennessee 2-3-1898 8-27-1971
Louis Armstrong New Orleans, Louisiana 8-4-1901 7-6-1971
Sidney Arodin Westwego, Louisiana 3-29-1901 2-6-1948
Lovie Austin Chattanooga, Tennessee 9-19-1887 7-10-1972
Buster Bailey Memphis, Tennessee 7-19-1902 4-12-1967
Josephine Baker St. Louis, Missouri 6-3-1906 4-12-1975
Smith Ballew Palestine, Texas 1-21-1902 3-12-1984
Paul Barbarin New Orleans, Louisiana 5-5-1899 2-10-1969
Roy Bargy Newaygo, Michigan 7-31-1894 1-16-1974
Danny Barker New Orleans, Louisiana 1-13-1909 3-13-1994
Sidney Bechet New Orleans, Louisiana 4-14-1897 4-14-1959
Barney Bigard New Orleans, Louisiana 3-3-1906 7-27-1980
Bix Beiderbecke Davenport, Iowa 3-10-1903 8-6-1931
Vic Berton Chicago, Illinois 5-7-1896 12-26-1951
Jimmy Bertrand Biloxi, Mississippi 2-24-1900 8-1960
Esther Bigeou New Orleans, Louisiana 1895 1936
Jack Bland Sedalia, Missouri 5-8-1899 10-1968
Jimmy Blythe Keene, Kentucky 5-20-1901 7-21-1931
Peter Bocage Algiers, Louisiana 9-6-1877 12-3-1967
Lucille Bogan Amory, Mississippi 4-1-1897 8-10-1948
Buddy Bolden New Orleans, Louisiana 9-6-1877 11-4-1931
Perry Bradford Montgomery, Alabama 2-14-1893 4-22-1970
Bessie Brown Baltimore, Maryland 3-2-1890 11-12-1955
Tom Brown New Orleans, Louisiana 6-3-1888 3-25-1958
George Brunies New Orleans, Louisiana 2-6-1902 11-19-1974
W.E. "Buddy" Burton Louisville, Kentucky 2-1890 7-6-1977
Henry Busse Magdeburg, Germany 5-19-1894 4-23-1955
Jack Carey Hahnville, Louisiana 1889 1934
Mutt Carey Hahnville, Louisiana 1891 9-3-1948
Hoagy Carmichael Bloomington, Indiana 11-22-1899 12-27-1981
Sonny Clay Chapel Hill, Texas 5-15-1899 1972
Papa Celestin Napoleanville, Louisiana 1-1-1884 12-15-1954
Junie Cobb Hot Springs, Arkansas 1896 1970
Lee Collins New Orleans, Louisiana 10-17-1901 7-3-1960
Doc Cooke Louisville, Kentucky 9-3-1891 12-25-1958
Eddie Condon Goodland Indiana 11-16-1905 8-4-1973
Martha Copeland ? ? ?
Ida Cox Toccoa, Georgia 2-25-1886 11-10-1967
Wilton Crawley Smithfield, Virginia 1900 1948
Charlie Creath Ironton, Missouri 12-30-1890 10-23-1951
Cow Cow Davenport Anniston, Alabama 4-23-1894 12-2-1956
Baby Dodds New Orleans, Louisiana 12-24-1898 2-14-1959
Johnny Dodds New Orleans, Louisiana 4-12-1892 8-8-1940
Natty Dominique New Orleans, Louisiana 8-2-1896 8-30-1982
Jimmy Dorsey Shenandoah, Pennsylvania 2-29-1904 6-12-1957
Tommy Dorsey Shenandoah, Pennsylvania 11-19-1905 11-26-1956
Lawrence Duhé La Place, Louisiana 11-19-1887 11-26-1960
Johnny Dunn Memphis, Tennessee 2-19-1997 8-20-1937
Frankie Dusen New Orleans, Louisiana 1880 1940
Jimmy Durante New York, New York 2-10-1893 1-29-1980
Honore Dutrey New Orleans, Louisiana 1894 7-21-1935
Cliff Edwards Hannibal, Missouri 6-14-1895 7-17-1971
Duke Ellington Washington, D.C. 4-29-1899 5-24-1974
Pops Foster McCall, Louisiana 5-18-1892 10-30-1969
Bud Freeman Chicago, Illinois 4-13-1906 3-15-1991
Bob Fuller New York, New York 1898 ?
Jean Goldkette Valenciennes, France 3-18-1899 3-24-1962
Benny Goodman Chicago, Illinois 5-30-1909 6-20-1986
W.C. Handy Florence, Alabama 11-16-1873 3-28-1958
Annette Hanshaw New York, New York 10-18-1901 3-13-1985
Emmett Hardy Gretna, Louisiana 6-12-1903 6-16-1925
Marion Harris Indiana or Kentucky 1896 4-24-1944
Coleman Hawkins St. Joesph, Missouri 11-21-1901 5-19-1969
Lucille Hegamin Macon, Georgia 11-29-1894 3-1-1970
Edmonia Henderson ? ? ?
Fletcher Henderson Cuthbert, Georgia 12-18-1897 12-28-1952
Katherine Henderson St. Louis, Missouri 6-23-1909 ?
Rosa Henderson Henderson, Kentucky 11-24-1896 4-6-1968
Edna Hicks New Orleans, Louisiana 10-14-1895 8-16-1925
Alex Hill Little Rock, Arkansas 4-1906 2-1937
Chippie Hill Charleston, South Carolina 1900 5-7-1950
Earl Hines Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 12-28-1900 7-6-1971
Alberta Hunter Memphis, Tennessee 4-1-1895 10-17-1984
Papa Charlie Jackson New Orleans, Louisiana 1890 1938
Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon Montgomery, Alabama 2-3-1895 1944
Bill Johnson New Orleans, Louisiana 8-10-1872 12-3-1972
Bunk Johnson New Orleans, Louisiana 12-27-1889 7-7-1949
James P. Johnson New Brunswick, New Jersey 2-1-1894 11-17-1955
Lonnie Johnson New Orleans, Louisiana 2-18-1899 7-16-1970
Margaret Johnson Kentucky? ? ?
Mary Johnson Eden Station, Mississippi 1900 1970
Maggie Jones Hillsbough, Texas 1900 ?
Richard M. Jones Donaldsville, Louisiana 6-13-1889 12-8-1945
Dolly Kay ? ? ?
Freddie Keppard New Orleans, Louisiana 2-27-1890 12-21-1933
Carl Kress Newark, New Jersey 10-20-1907 6-10-1965
Gene Krupa Chicago, Illinois 1-15-1909 10-16-1973
Tommy Ladnier New Orleans, Louisiana 5-28-1900 7-4-1939
Papa Jack Laine New Orleans, Louisiana 9-21-1873 6-1-1966
Eddie Lang Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10-25-1902 3-26-1933
Nick LaRocca New Orleans, Louisiana 4-11-1889 2-22-1961
George Lewis New Orleans, Louisiana 7-13-1900 12-31-1968
Ted Lewis Circleville, Ohio 6-5-1890 8-25-1971
Virginia Liston ? 1890 1932
Ray Lopez New Orleans, Louisiana 11-28-1889 4-27-1970
Nick Lucas Newark, New Jersey 8-22-1897 7-28-1982
Abe Lyman Chicago, Illinois 8-4-1897 10-23-1957
Wingy Manone New Orleans, Louisiana 2-13-1900 7-9-1982
Fate Marable New Orleans, Louisiana 12-2-1890 1-16-1947
Paul Mares New Orleans, Louisiana 6-15-1900 8-18-1949
Daisy Martin ? ? ?
Sara Martin Louisville, Kentucky 6-18-1884 3-24-1955
Viola McCoy 1900 1956
Hattie McDaniel Wichita, Kansas 6-10-1895 10-26-1952
Red McKenzie St. Louis, Missouri 10-14-1899 2-7-1948
Jimmy McPartland Chicago, Illinois 3-15-1907 3-12-1991
Frank Melrose Sumner, Illinois 12-26-1907 9-1941
Mezz Mezzrow Chicago, Illinois 11-9-1899 8-5-1972
Bubber Miley Aiken, South Carolina 4-3-1903 5-20-1932
Lizzie Miles New Orleans, Louisiana 3-31-1895 3-17-1963
Josie Miles Sommerville, North Carolina 1900 ?
Irving Mills New York, New York 1-16-1894 4-21-1985
George Mitchell Louisville, Kentucky 3-8-1899 5-27-1972
Miff Mole Welfare Island, New York 3-11-1898 4-29-1961
Monette Moore Gainesville, Texas 5-19-1902 10-21-1962
Lee Morse Portland, Oregon 11-30-1897 12-16-1954
Jelly Roll Morton New Orleans, Louisiana 10-20-1890 7-10-1941
Thomas Morris New York, New York 1898 ?
Bennie Moten Kansas City, Missouri 11-13-1894 4-2-1935
Phil Napoleon Boston, Massachusetts 9-2-1901 9-13-1990
Albert Nicholas New Orleans, Louisiana 5-27-1900 9-3-1973
Red Nichols Ogden, Utah 5-8-1905 6-28-1965
Jimmie Noone Cut-Off, Louisiana 4-23-1895 4-19-1944
Yellow Nuñez New Orleans, Louisiana 3-17-1884 9-2-1934
King Oliver New Orleans, Louisiana 5-11-1885 4-10-1938
Kid Ory La Place, Louisiana 12-25-1886 1-23-1973
Bee Palmer Chicago, Illinois 9-1894 12-23-1967
Anthony Parenti New Orleans, Louisiana 8-6-1900 4-17-1972
Tiny Parham Winnipeg, Canada 1-25-1900 4-4-1943
Eddie Peabody Reading, Massachusetts 2-19-1902 11-7-1970
Manuel Perez New Orleans, Louisiana 1873 1946
Buddie Petit White Castle, Louisiana 1895 7-4-1931
Alphonse Picou New Orleans, Louisiana 10-18-1880 2-4-1961
Armand J. Piron New Orleans, Louisiana 8-16-1888 2-17-1943
Ben Pollack Chicago, Illinois 6-27-1903 6-7-1971
Harry Raderman ? 1883 1939
Ma Rainey Columbus, Georgia 4-26-1886 12-22-1939
Don Redman Piedmont, West Virginia 7-29-1900 11-30-1964
Django Reinhardt Liberchien, Belgium 1-24-1910 5-16-1953
Kid Rena New Orleans, Louisiana 8-30-1898 4-25-1949
Harry Reser Piqua, Ohio 1-17-1895 1967
John Robichaux Thibodaux, Louisiana 1-16-1866 1939
Adrian Rollini New York, New York 6-28-1904 5-15-1956
Leon Roppolo Lutcher, Louisiana 3-16-1902 10-14-1943
Pee Wee Russell Maplewood, Missouri 3-27-1906 2-15-1969
Luis Russell Borcas Del Toro, Republic of Panama 8-6-1902 12-11-1963
Arthur Schutt Reading, Pennsylvania 11-21-1902 1-28-1965
Bud Scott New Orleans, Louisiana 1-11-1890? 7-2-1948
Cecil Scott Springfield, Ohio 11-22-1905 1-5-1964
Ben Selvin New York, New York 1898 7-15-1980
Boyd Senter New Orleans, Louisiana 11-30-1898 6-1982
Larry Shields New Orleans, Louisiana 9-13-1893 11-21-1953
Frank Signorelli New York, New York 5-24-1901 12-9-1975
Omer Simeon New Orleans, Louisiana 4-14-1898 9-17-1959
Zutty Singleton Bunkie, Louisiana 5-14-1898 7-14-1975
Bessie Smith Chattanooga, Tennessee 4-15-1895 9-26-1937
Clara Smith Spartanburg, South Carolina 1894 2-1935
Jabbo Smith Pembroke, Georgia 12-24-1908 1-16-1991
Laura Smith Indianapolis, Indiana ? 2-1931
Mamie Smith Cincinnati, Ohio 5-26-1883 10-30-1946
Pine Top Smith Troy, Alabama 1-11-1904 3-15-1929
Trixie Smith Atlanta, Georgia 1895 9-21-1943
Willie "The Lion" Smith Goshen, New York 11-25-1897 4-18-1973
Elmer Snowden Baltimore, Maryland 10-9-1900 5-14-1973
Muggsy Spanier Chicago, Illinois 11-9-1906 2-12-1967
Victoria Spivey Houston, Texas 10-15-1906 10-3-1976
Johnny St. Cyr New Orleans, Louisiana 4-17-1890 6-17-1966
Mary Stafford Missouri 1895 1938
Joe Sullivan Chicago, Illinois 11-4-1906 10-13-1971
Wilbur Sweatman Brunswick, Missouri 2-7-1882 3-9-1961
Erskine Tate Memphis, Tennessee 12-19-1895 12-17-1978
Eva Taylor St. Louis, Missouri 6-22-1895 10-31-1977
Jasper Taylor Texarkana, Texas 1-1-18945 1964
Jack Teagarden Vernon, Texas 8-20-1905 1-15-1964
Thelma Terry Bangor, Michigan 9-30-1901 5-30-1966
Frank Teschemacher Kansas City, Missouri 3-13-1906 3-1-1932
Hociel Thomas Houston, Texas 7-10-1904 8-22-1952
Alphonso Trent Fort Smith, Arkansas 10-24-1905 10-14-1959
Frankie Trumbauer Carbondale, Illinois 3-30-1901 7-11-1956
Joe Venuti Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 9-16-1903 8-14-1978
Sippie Wallace Houston, Texas 11-1-1898 11-1-1986
Fats Waller New York, New York 5-21-1904 12-15-1943
Ethel Waters Chester, Pennsylvania 10-31-1896 9-1-1977
DePriest Wheeler Kansas City, Missouri 1903 4-10-1998
Clarence Williams Plaquemine Delta, Louisiana 10-8-1898 11-6-1965
Edith Wilson Louisville, Kentucky 9-2-1896 3-30-1981
Lena Wilson Charlotte, North Carolina 1898 1939?
Paul Whiteman Denver, Colorado 3-28-1890 12-29-1967
Jimmy Yancey Chicago, Illinois 1901 9-17-1951