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26 Persons in the Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame:

Art Tatum

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Tatum Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47, 23 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Blind in one eye, partially in the other eye. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1985. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1964. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Benny Goodman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin David Goodman
Nickname(s):
King of Swing
Patriarch of the Clarinet
The Professor
Swing's Senior Statesman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Clarinet. Jazz and swing music. Song Sometimes I'm Happy. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1983. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1957. Kennedy Center Honors 1982. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1988. Jewish-American Hall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bessie Smith

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Bessie Smith
Nickname(s):
Empress of the Blues
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Down Hearted Blues, St. Louis Blues with Louis Armstrong. Died of injuries in a car accident. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1967. National Women's Hall of Fame 1984. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2008.

Betty Carter

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lillie Mae Jones
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21

Brief Facts:

DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1999. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1994. National Medal of Arts 1997. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2014.

Bill Evans

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William John Evans
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Song Waltz for Debby. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2010.

Billie Holiday

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Eleanora Fagan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000. Blues Hall of Fame 1991. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1961. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. National Women's Hall of Fame 2011. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1540 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 7 April 1986.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bix Beiderbecke

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leon Bismark Beiderbecke
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornetist, pianist. Songs Georgia on My Mind, Singin' the Blues. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Charlie Christian

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Christian
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz and swing guitarist. Performed with Benny Goodman. Died young, of tuberculosis. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1989. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2002. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2007.

Charlie Parker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Christopher Parker Jr.
Nickname(s):
Charlie
Bird
Yardbird
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophone player. Nickname Yardbird because he liked chicken. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1955. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Hall of Famous Missourians 1994. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Coleman Hawkins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Coleman Randolph Hawkins
Nickname(s):
Hawk
Bean
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor saxophonist. Associated with swing music and big band, had a role in the development of bebop in the 1940s. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Count Basie

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Allen Basie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz and swing orchestra Count Basie Orchestra jazz pianist and swing music. Theme song One O'Clock Jump. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1958. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Kennedy Center Honors 1981. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1985. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6508 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 January 1982.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Dizzy Gillespie

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Birks Gillespie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trumpet player - his trumpet had a bent tube and the bell pointed upward. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1960. Kennedy Center Honors 1990. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1993. National Medal of Arts 1989. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. South Carolina Hall of Fame 1985. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7057 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 October 1995.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Duke Ellington

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Kennedy Ellington
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1956. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1992. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1992. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969. French Legion of Honor. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6535 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Earl Hines

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Earl Kenneth Hines
Also Known As:
Earl "Fatha" Hines
Nickname(s):
Fatha
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1965. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1980. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005.

Ella Fitzgerald

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ella Jane Fitzgerald
Nickname(s):
Lady Ella
Queen of Scat
First Lady of Song
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 13 Grammy Awards, and was awarded the National Medal of Art by Ronald Reagan. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. National Women's Hall of Fame 1995. Kennedy Center Honors 1979. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1984. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1997. National Medal of Arts 1987. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6738 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Fats Waller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Wright Waller
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Songs Ain't Misbehavin', The Joint is Jumpin'. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1968. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1989. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005.

Jelly Roll Morton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ferdinand Joseph Lamothe
Also Known As:
Ferdinand Morton
Ferd Morton
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birthday may be October 20, 1890. World War I draft registration card shows September 13, 1884. Confusion over his birth name also, may have been LaMenthe or LaMotte. Jazz pianist. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998. Claimed he wrote songs Alabama Bound, Tiger Rag, copyrighted by others. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1963. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

John Coltrane

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John William Coltrane
Nickname(s):
Trane
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz saxophonist. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1980. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1980. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Lester Young

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lester Willis Young
Nickname(s):
Pres
Prez
The Prez
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. Member of Count Basie Orchestra. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1980. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Lionel Hampton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lionel Leo Hampton
Nickname(s):
The Gates of Swing
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drums and vibraphone. Song Flying Home. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1986. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1987. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1992. Kennedy Center Honors 1992. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2006. National Medal of Arts 1996. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 June 1982.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Louis Armstrong

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Louis Daniel Armstrong
Nickname(s):
Satchmo
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 29 days before his 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Hello, Dolly!, What a Wonderful World, I'm a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas, That Lucky Old Sun, When You're Smiling. Movie Hello, Dolly!. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1952. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Max Roach

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Maxwell Lemuel Roach
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz drummer, known for defining the style of drumming in jazz. Awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. International Percussive Art Society's Hall of Fame. Grammy Hall of Fame. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1980. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1991. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005.

Miles Davis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Miles Dewey Davis III
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Cicely Tyson by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Trumpeter. Album Bitches Brew. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1962. Guitar Center RockWalk 2006. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1976. French Legion of Honor. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 19 February 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6314 Delmar Boulevard.

Sarah Vaughan

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Lois Vaughan
Nickname(s):
Sassy
The Divine One
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 7 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Misty, Smooth Operator, Broken Hearted Melody, Whatever Lola Wants. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2010.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 31 July 1985.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sonny Rollins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Walter Rollins
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophonist. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1973. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1999. Kennedy Center Honors 2011. National Medal of Arts 2010. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005.

Thelonious Monk

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thelonious Sphere Monk
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin once removed of

Brief Facts:

DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1963. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1980. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7055 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 24 July 1989.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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