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

George GershwinGeorge Gershwin
26 September 1898
Composer

Cole PorterCole Porter
09 June 1891
Composer, Songwriter

Florence Foster JenkinsFlorence Foster Jenkins
19 July 1868
Socialite

George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan
03 July 1878
American playwright
Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
10 February 1893
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist

Scott JoplinScott Joplin
24 November 1868
Composer and Pianist

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

Sigmund RombergSigmund Romberg
29 July 1887
Composer

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
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

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

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

Eddie CantorEddie Cantor
31 January 1892
comedian
Fanny CrosbyFanny Crosby
24 March 1820
composer, poet, singer, writer, teacher,
Lorenz HartLorenz Hart
02 May 1895
Lyricist, Composer, Playwright, Songwriter,

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

Ma RaineyMa Rainey
26 April 1886
Street artist, Musician

Blind Willie JohnsonBlind Willie Johnson
22 January 1897
Musician, Singer, Guitarist
Jelly Roll MortonJelly Roll Morton
20 October 1890
Pianist, Bandleader, Composer, Conductor, Jazz

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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
Efrem ZimbalistEfrem Zimbalist
21 April 1889
Composer, Conductor, Music educator, Violinist,

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

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
 
Jimmie RodgersJimmie Rodgers
08 September 1897
 

Howard DietzHoward Dietz
08 September 1896
Opinion journalist

James PierpontJames Pierpont
25 April 1822
composer, lyricist, songwriter

Huddie William LedbetterHuddie William Ledbetter
20 January 1888