Famous Jazz Artists 1920-1980

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  • Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong
    Famous Jazz trumpter. Influenced by Joe"King"Oliver.
    Knownas: POPS
    Hits: Stardust, What a Wonderful World
    Became an ambassador for the United States of America
  • Bix Beiderbecke

    Bix Beiderbecke
    Jazz Trumpeter
    Influenced by Louis Armstrong
    Known as: As a Romantic Hero
  • Joe"King" Oliver

    Joe"King" Oliver
    Famous Trumpeter who led Creole Jazz Band.
    Known as: Improvisation in jazz
    He was the mentor of Louis Armstrong.
  • Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington
    Composer,arranger,bandleader
    Known:Swing Jazz
    Famous Hit: It Don't Mean a Thing
    First black man to play at carnegie hall
  • Lester Young

    Lester Young
    Jazz tenor saxophonists
    Famous Hit: These Famous Things
    Nicknamed: Prez
  • Coleman Hawkins

    Coleman Hawkins
    Tenor Saxophonists
    Known: Swing Music
    Hits: Body and Soul
  • Charlie Parker

    Charlie Parker
    Alto Saxophonists
    Nicknamed:Charlie " The Bird" Parker
    Famous Hit: Bird Feathers
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Dizzy Gillespie
    Jazz trumpeter, band leader, singer
    Major Development bebhop and modern jazz
  • John Coltrane

    John Coltrane
    Jazz tenor saxophonists
    Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and later was at the forefront of free
    Hit: My one and only love
  • Miles Davis

    Miles Davis
    Jazz Trumpeter
    Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    Group: '"Miles Davis Sextet plus Earl Coleman and Ann Hathaway"',
    Known: Cool Jazz
  • Sonny Rollins

    Sonny Rollins
    Jazz tenor saxophonists
    Inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame 1973
    Hit: St. Thomas
  • Johnny Hodges

    Johnny Hodges
    Alto Saxophonists
    Lead Duke Ellington's saxophone section for 38 years
    Hit: Sentimental Lady
  • Cannonball Adderley

    Cannonball Adderley
    Jazz Alto Saxophonists
    Famous Song: We'll be together
    Adderley formed his own group with his brother Nat after signing onto the Savoy jazz label in 1957
  • Clifford Brown

    Clifford Brown
    Jazz trumpeter
    Inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame
    virtuosic technique and brilliance of invention.
  • Dave Koz

    Dave Koz
    Smooth Jazz Saxophonists
    Hit: Emily
    Knownas: Improvisor and passionate