Fred AstaireFred Astaire
10 May 1899
Dancer
Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington
29 April 1899
Composer, Pianist and Bandleader

Cole PorterCole Porter
09 June 1891
Composer, Songwriter

George GershwinGeorge Gershwin
26 September 1898
Composer

Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
10 February 1893
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist

Scott JoplinScott Joplin
24 November 1868
Composer and Pianist
Florence Foster JenkinsFlorence Foster Jenkins
19 July 1868
Socialite

John Philip SousaJohn Philip Sousa
06 November 1854
Conductor, Composer

Stephen FosterStephen Foster
04 July 1826
Composer, Lyricist
Buddy BoldenBuddy Bolden
06 September 1877
Musical Artist

Charles IvesCharles Ives
20 October 1874
Composer
George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan
03 July 1878
American playwright

Percy GraingerPercy Grainger
08 July 1882
Musician, Composer, arranger and pianist

Amy BeachAmy Beach
05 September 1867
Pianist, Music Composer

Sigmund RombergSigmund Romberg
29 July 1887
Composer

Louis Moreau GottschalkLouis Moreau Gottschalk
08 May 1829
Composer
Edward MacDowellEdward MacDowell
18 December 1860
Composer and Pianist

Edgard VareseEdgard Varese
22 December 1883
Composer

Igor Fyodorovich StravinskyIgor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
17 June 1882
Composer

Edmond Dédé Edmond Dédé
20 November 1827
Violinist and Orchestra Conductor
Karl Lawrence KingKarl Lawrence King
21 February 1891
Musician (Composer)

Irving BerlinIrving Berlin
11 May 1888
Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter,
Jack FrostJack Frost
25 November 1893
Composer

Fanny CrosbyFanny Crosby
24 March 1820
Poet

Ethel WatersEthel Waters
31 October 1896
Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Stage actor
Jelly Roll MortonJelly Roll Morton
20 October 1890
Pianist, Bandleader, Composer, Conductor, Jazz

Eddie CantorEddie Cantor
31 January 1892
comedian
Ma RaineyMa Rainey
26 April 1886
Street artist, Musician

Ira GershwinIra Gershwin
06 December 1896
Lyricist

Jerome KernJerome Kern
27 January 1885
Composer, Songwriter, Film score composer, Coin
Blind Willie JohnsonBlind Willie Johnson
22 January 1897
Musician, Singer, Guitarist

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Sidney BechetSidney Bechet
14 May 1897
Composer, Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Jazz musician
W. C. HandyW. C. Handy
16 November 1873
Trumpeter, Composer, Songwriter, Autobiographer,

Blind Lemon JeffersonBlind Lemon Jefferson
24 September 1893
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Street artist,

Max SteinerMax Steiner
10 May 1888
Conductor, Composer, Musician, Screenwriter, Film

Mississippi John HurtMississippi John Hurt
08 March 1892
Singer
Paul WhitemanPaul Whiteman
28 March 1890
Bandleader
Mack SennettMack Sennett
17 January 1880
Actor

Fritz KreislerFritz Kreisler
02 February 1875
Composer, Violinist

Erich Wolfgang KorngoldErich Wolfgang Korngold
29 May 1897
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Film score composer

Zitkala-SaZitkala-Sa
22 February 1876
Writer
King OliverKing Oliver
19 December 1881
Musician

Arthur FreedArthur Freed
09 September 1894
Film producer, Composer, Screenwriter, Actor,

Billy RoseBilly Rose
06 September 1899
Impresario

Big Bill BroonzyBig Bill Broonzy
26 June 1893
Singer

Lorenz HartLorenz Hart
02 May 1895
Lyricist, Composer, Playwright, Songwriter,
Victor HerbertVictor Herbert
01 February 1859
Composer

Molly PiconMolly Picon
28 February 1898
Actress
Henry CowellHenry Cowell
11 March 1897
Composer, Musicologist, Music theorist, Pianist

Harry PartchHarry Partch
24 June 1901
Composer

Efrem ZimbalistEfrem Zimbalist
21 April 1889
Composer, Conductor, Music educator, Violinist,
Sidney LanierSidney Lanier
03 February 1842
Musician

Harry WarrenHarry Warren
24 December 1893
Composer
James Reese EuropeJames Reese Europe
22 February 1880
Composer

Eugene OrmandyEugene Ormandy
18 November 1899
Conductor, University teacher, Concertmaster

Blind Tom WigginsBlind Tom Wiggins
25 May 1849
Music Performer

Arthur FiedlerArthur Fiedler
17 December 1894
Conductor

Ferde GroféFerde Grofé
27 March 1892
Composer
Vincent YoumansVincent Youmans
27 September 1898
Composer

Maxwell AndersonMaxwell Anderson
15 December 1888
Playwright

Mario Castelnuovo-TedescoMario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
03 April 1895
Composer, Pianist, Film score composer

Uncle Dave MaconUncle Dave Macon
07 October 1870
Musician
George SzellGeorge Szell
07 June 1897
Conductor, Pianist, Composer, University teacher

Gus KahnGus Kahn
06 November 1886
Composer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Film score
Patty HillPatty Hill
27 March 1868
Composer

Josef HofmannJosef Hofmann
20 January 1876
Pianist

Howard HansonHoward Hanson
28 October 1896
Composer
Nicolas SlonimskyNicolas Slonimsky
27 April 1894
Conductor

Fritz ReinerFritz Reiner
19 December 1888
Conductor, Composer
William BillingsWilliam Billings
07 October 1746
Composer

Al DubinAl Dubin
10 June 1891
Composer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Film score

Pierre MonteuxPierre Monteux
04 April 1875
Conductor
Jimmy McHughJimmy McHugh
10 July 1894
Composer

Harry BurleighHarry Burleigh
02 December 1866
Composer
Johnny DoddsJohnny Dodds
12 April 1892
Musician

John Jacob NilesJohn Jacob Niles
28 April 1892
Musician

Lowell MasonLowell Mason
08 January 1792
Composer

Robert Russell BennettRobert Russell Bennett
15 June 1894
Composer
Janette CarterJanette Carter
02 July 1923
Musician
Mischa ElmanMischa Elman
20 January 1891
Violinist

Olga SamaroffOlga Samaroff
08 August 1880
Pianist

Patrick GilmorePatrick Gilmore
25 December 1829
Composer

Walter DonaldsonWalter Donaldson
15 February 1893
Songwriter
Bennie MotenBennie Moten
13 November 1894
Jazz pianist

Roger SessionsRoger Sessions
28 December 1896
Composer

Edward HarriganEdward Harrigan
26 October 1844
Actor

Rudolf FrimlRudolf Friml
07 December 1879
Composer

Bunk JohnsonBunk Johnson
27 December 1879
Musician
Charles Tomlinson GriffesCharles Tomlinson Griffes
17 September 1884
Composer

Randall ThompsonRandall Thompson
21 April 1899
Composer
Irving CaesarIrving Caesar
04 July 1895
Lyricist

Jimmy YanceyJimmy Yancey
20 February 1894
Pianist
Ossip GabrilowitschOssip Gabrilowitsch
07 February 1878
Pianist
Walter DamroschWalter Damrosch
30 January 1862
Conductor