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

George GershwinGeorge Gershwin
26 September 1898
Composer

Cole PorterCole Porter
09 June 1891
Composer, Songwriter

Florence Foster JenkinsFlorence Foster Jenkins
19 July 1868
Socialite

Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
10 February 1893
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist
Scott JoplinScott Joplin
24 November 1868
Composer and Pianist

Stephen FosterStephen Foster
04 July 1826
Composer, Lyricist

John Philip SousaJohn Philip Sousa
06 November 1854
Conductor, Composer

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

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

Sigmund RombergSigmund Romberg
29 July 1887
Composer
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

Ethel WatersEthel Waters
31 October 1896
Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Stage actor

Eddie CantorEddie Cantor
31 January 1892
comedian

Fanny CrosbyFanny Crosby
24 March 1820
composer, poet, singer, writer, teacher,
Jelly Roll MortonJelly Roll Morton
20 October 1890
Pianist, Bandleader, Composer, Conductor, Jazz
Lorenz HartLorenz Hart
02 May 1895
Lyricist, Composer, Playwright, Songwriter,

Jerome KernJerome Kern
27 January 1885
Composer, Songwriter, Film score composer, Coin

Ira GershwinIra Gershwin
06 December 1896
Lyricist

Ma RaineyMa Rainey
26 April 1886
Street artist, Musician
Blind Willie JohnsonBlind Willie Johnson
22 January 1897
Musician, Singer, Guitarist

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

W. C. HandyW. C. Handy
16 November 1873
Trumpeter, Composer, Songwriter, Autobiographer,

Sidney BechetSidney Bechet
14 May 1897
Composer, Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Jazz musician

Blind Lemon JeffersonBlind Lemon Jefferson
24 September 1893
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Street artist,
Erich Wolfgang KorngoldErich Wolfgang Korngold
29 May 1897
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Film score composer

Fritz KreislerFritz Kreisler
02 February 1875
Composer, Violinist
Henry CowellHenry Cowell
11 March 1897
Composer, Musicologist, Music theorist, Pianist

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

Efrem ZimbalistEfrem Zimbalist
21 April 1889
Composer, Conductor, Music educator, Violinist,
Eugene OrmandyEugene Ormandy
18 November 1899
Conductor, University teacher, Concertmaster

George SzellGeorge Szell
07 June 1897
Conductor, Pianist, Composer, University teacher
Mario Castelnuovo-TedescoMario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
03 April 1895
Composer, Pianist, Film score composer

Gus KahnGus Kahn
06 November 1886
Composer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Film score

Josef HofmannJosef Hofmann
20 January 1876
Pianist, Composer, Screenwriter, University

Fritz ReinerFritz Reiner
19 December 1888
Conductor, Composer

Al DubinAl Dubin
10 June 1891
Composer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Film score
Charlie PattonCharlie Patton
31 March 1891
 

Howard DietzHoward Dietz
08 September 1896
Opinion journalist

Jimmie RodgersJimmie Rodgers
08 September 1897
 

James PierpontJames Pierpont
25 April 1822
composer, lyricist, songwriter
Huddie William LedbetterHuddie William Ledbetter
20 January 1888