Male Jazz Musicians

 1 Phil Collins

Phil Collins
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Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: January 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

Phil Collins is best known for his work with the popular rock band Genesis. Having sold more than 150 million copies worldwide, he is one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Phil is one of three recording artists who have sold more than 100 million records both as principal members of a band and as solo artists.

 2 Jimi Hendrix

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Famous As: Singer & Musician
Birthdate: November 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: September 18, 1970

One of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. As his career progressed, he became the first musician to use stereophonic phasing effects in recordings. Rolling Stone ranked him as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of all time. He died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 27.

 3 Quincy Jones

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Famous As: Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer, Film Composer
Birthdate: March 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Regarded as one of the most popular and influential jazz musicians of the previous century, Quincy Jones is known for his work with other legendary artists like Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra. As the first African-American to find success at the Academy Awards ceremony, Quincy has influenced a host of black musicians and songwriters.

 4 Willie Nelson

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 29, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

An accomplished musician and one of the most popular names of the late 20th century American country music, Willie Nelson garnered fame with his albums Shotgun Willie, Red Headed Stranger, Stardust and Always on My Mind. The multiple Grammy award winning musician, who continues to record even today, has also appeared in numerous films and authored a number of books.

 5 Tom Waits

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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Actor
Birthdate: December 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Tom Waits is a musician and songwriter. His lyrics, which are delivered in his trademark gravelly voice, often focus on the underbelly of society. His story of being born in a middle-class family to becoming one of the greatest songwriters of all time serves as an inspiration to many. He has also influenced several musicians and attained a cult following.

 6 Louis Armstrong

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Famous As: Trumpeter
Birthdate: August 4, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: July 6, 1971

Louis Armstrong was an American trumpeter and singer who played an important role in the development of jazz. Thanks to his playing, trumpet became known as a solo instrument and jazz, which was previously known as a collectively improvised folk music, became a soloist's art form. Not surprisingly, Louis Armstrong is widely accepted as the embodiment of jazz. 

 7 Miles Davis

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Famous As: Jazz Trumpeter
Birthdate: May 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: September 28, 1991
Jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis was a pioneer in the bepop and jazz fusion genres. His work also had electronic, African, and Spanish influences. His album Kind of Blue sold 5 million copies in the U.S. and was termed a national treasure by the House of Representatives, years later. 
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 8 Neil Peart

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Famous As: Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: September 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian
Died: January 7, 2020

 9 Tony Scott

Tony Scott
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: March 28, 2007

 10 Carlos Santana

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Birthdate: July 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 11 Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend
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Famous As: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer
Birthdate: May 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 12 Bobby Darin

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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Jazz musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: December 20, 1973

 13 Buckethead

Buckethead
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Famous As: Guitarist, Composer, Banjoist, Jazz musician, Jazz guitarist
Birthdate: May 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 14 Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington
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Famous As: Composer, Pianist and Bandleader
Birthdate: April 29, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: May 24, 1974

 15 Don Shirley

Don Shirley
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Jamaican, American
Died: April 6, 2013

 16 Kyle Eastwood

Kyle Eastwood
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Famous As: Actor, Composer, Jazz musician, Music arranger, Jazz guitarist, Film score composer
Birthdate: May 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 17 Martin Kemp

Martin Kemp
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Famous As: Actor, Musician
Birthdate: October 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 18 Ginger Baker

Ginger Baker
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Famous As: Drummer, Jazz musician, Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 19, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 19 Herb Alpert

Herb Alpert
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 20 Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz musician, Keyboardist, Actor, Musician, Pianist, Film score composer
Birthdate: April 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 21 Chet Baker

Chet Baker
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Famous As: Jazz Trumpeter
Birthdate: December 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: May 13, 1988

 22 Gary Burghoff

Gary Burghoff
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 23 Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius
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Famous As: Bassist, Composer, Jazz musician, Bandleader
Birthdate: December 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: September 21, 1987

 24 Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk
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Famous As: Jazz Pianist & Composer
Birthdate: October 10, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: February 17, 1982

 25 Kenny G

Kenny G
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Famous As: Saxophonist
Birthdate: June 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 26 Charlie Watts

Charlie Watts
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Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: June 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 27 Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: French
Died: May 16, 1953

 28 Adan Canto

Adan Canto
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Mexican

 29 Mick Taylor

Mick Taylor
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 30 Jeff Porcaro

Jeff Porcaro
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Famous As: Drummer, Jazz musician
Birthdate: April 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: August 5, 1992

 31 Tevin Campbell

Tevin Campbell
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 32 Donald Fagen

Donald Fagen
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist
Birthdate: January 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 33 Buddy Rich

Buddy Rich
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 30, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: April 2, 1987

 34 Jon Batiste

Jon Batiste
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 35 Tim Buckley

Tim Buckley
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Famous As: singer-songwriter, singer, banjoist, jazz musician, guitarist, jazz guitarist
Birthdate: February 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: June 29, 1975

 36 Keith Jarrett

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Famous As: Pianist, Composer, Jazz musician, Saxophonist, Songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: May 8, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 37 Les Paul

Les Paul
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Famous As: Guitarist, Banjoist, Inventor, Jazz musician, Jazz guitarist, Radio personality, Musical instrument maker
Birthdate: June 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: August 13, 2009

 38 Jack Bruce

Jack Bruce
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Famous As: Composer, Singer, Jazz musician, Diarist, Pianist, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 14, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: October 25, 2014

 39 George Benson

George Benson
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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Jazz musician, Composer, Jazz guitarist
Birthdate: March 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 40 Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie
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Famous As: Bandleader
Birthdate: October 21, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: January 6, 1993

 41 Gary Kemp

Gary Kemp
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Famous As: Actor, Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: October 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 42 Walter Becker

Walter Becker
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Famous As: Guitarist, Songwriter, Jazz musician, Jazz guitarist, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: February 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 43 Chet Atkins

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Famous As: Guitarist, Jazz musician, Record producer, Jazz guitarist, Classical guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: June 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: June 30, 2001

 44 Neal Schon

Neal Schon
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Famous As: Guitarist, Jazz musician
Birthdate: February 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 45 Danny Carey

Danny Carey
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Famous As: Drummer, Jazz musician
Birthdate: May 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 46 Peter Erskine

Peter Erskine
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Famous As: Drummer, Music educator, Jazz musician
Birthdate: June 5, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 47 Chick Corea

Chick Corea
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Famous As: Pianist, Composer, Jazz musician
Birthdate: June 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 48 Mel Tormé

Mel Tormé
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Composer, Novelist, Songwriter, Autobiographer, Jazz musician, Television actor, Writer
Birthdate: September 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: June 5, 1999

 49 Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus
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Famous As: Jazz Musician
Birthdate: April 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: January 5, 1979

 50 Stan Getz

Stan Getz
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Famous As: Saxophonist, Jazz musician
Birthdate: February 2, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: June 6, 1991