Django Rhinehart
                                           1910-1953
European Gypsy Jazz guitarist  of the 1930s. His Quintet of the Hot Club of France recorded over 200 sides.

                                   Lester Young
                                     1909-1959
Influential tenor saxophonist, also known as The Prez.

                             Sidney Bichet
                                 1897-1995
                   Clarinet and Soprano Sax

 His progressive stype dominanted many of the bands that he was in, playing lead parts that were usually reserved for trumpets.
             He was a master of improvisation.

           Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington
                               (1899 - 1974)

"Duke Ellington's pre-eminence in jazz is not only because of the very high aesthetic standard of his output, not simply due to his remarkable abilities as a pianist, composer and bandleader, but also to the fact that he has extended the boundaries of jazz more than any other musician, without abandoning the true essence of the music."
                                                         -G.E. Lambert