Category: Jazz Musicians

List of jazz musicians. Learn about their life, discography and more

Duke Ellington

Born: April 29, 1899 (Washington, D.C., U.S.) Died: May 24, 1974 (aged 75) (New York City, U.S.) Website: http://dukeellington.com/ Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until…

Frank Sinatra

Born: December 12, 1915 (Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.) Died: May 14, 1998 (aged 82) (Los Angeles, California, U.S.) Site: http://www.sinatra.com/ Francis Albert Sinatra was an American singer, actor and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical…

Louis Armstrong

Born: August 4, 1901 (New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.) Died: July 6, 1971 (Corona, Queens, New York City, U.S.) Early Life And Career Although Armstrong claimed to be born in 1900, various documents, notably a baptismal record, indicate that 1901 was…

Ella Fitzgerald

Born: April 25, 1917 (Newport News, Virginia, United States) Died: June 15, 1996 (Beverly Hills, California, United States) Site: http://www.ellafitzgerald.com/ Ella Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz…