Famous Musicians From Illinois

Illinois has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones, John Belushi, Miles Davis, Eddie Vedder and others.

Chaka KhanChaka Khan
(Singer)

23 March 1953

American

Quincy JonesQuincy Jones
(Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer, Film Composer)

14 March 1933

American

John BelushiJohn Belushi
(Comedian, Actor, Musician)

24 January 1949

American

Miles DavisMiles Davis
(Jazz Trumpeter)

26 May 1926

American

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
(Musician)

23 December 1964

American

Chief KeefChief Keef
(Rapper, Singer, Record Producer, Composer)

15 August 1995

American

Patti SmithPatti Smith
(Singer)

30 December 1946

American

Billy CorganBilly Corgan
(Musician)

17 March 1967

American

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein
(Poet)

25 September 1930

American

Peter CeteraPeter Cetera
(Singer)

13 September 1944

American

Warren ZevonWarren Zevon
(Rock Singer-songwriter)

24 January 1947

American

Lil DurkLil Durk
(Rapper)

19 October 1992

American

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Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield
(Singer, Guitarist)

03 June 1942

American

Patrick StumpPatrick Stump
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Record Producer, Composer)

27 April 1984

American

Benny GoodmanBenny Goodman
(Bandleader and clarinetist)

30 May 1909

American

Laurie AndersonLaurie Anderson
(Musician)

05 June 1947

American

CupcakkeCupcakke
(Rapper)

31 May 1997

American

Kala SavageKala Savage
(Actress)

16 October 1978

American

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Paul GilbertPaul Gilbert
(Guitarist)

06 November 1966

American

Amatus Sami-KarimAmatus Sami-Karim
(Musician, Composer, Actress)

American

KiiaraKiiara
(Pop Singer, Songwriter)

24 May 1995

American

Noah Gray-CabeyNoah Gray-Cabey
(Pianist, Actor)

16 November 1995

American

Juice WRLDJuice WRLD
(Rapper)

02 December 1998

American

Montana of 300Montana of 300
(Rapper)

03 March 1989

American

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SmokePurppSmokePurpp
(Rrapper & Pproducer)

15 May 1997

American

Peter WentzPeter Wentz
(Musician, Songwriter, Bassist)

05 June 1979

American

TinkTink
(Rapper)

18 March 1995

American

Ann Marie SlaterAnn Marie Slater
(Singer-songwriter)

20 November 1995

American

Alison KraussAlison Krauss
(Singer, Fiddler)

23 July 1971

American

John PrineJohn Prine
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer)

10 October 1946

American

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Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock
(Singer-songwriter, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz musician, Keyboardist, Actor, Musician, Pianist, Film score composer)

12 April 1940

American

Jodi BensonJodi Benson
(Actor, Singer, Voice actor, Musician, Stage actor)

10 October 1961

American

Ray ManzarekRay Manzarek
(American musician)

12 February 1939

American

Lupe FiascoLupe Fiasco
(Singer, Rapper, Businessperson, Record producer, Composer)

16 February 1982

American

Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron
(Singer, Writer, Composer, Poet, Pianist)

01 April 1949

American

Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Conductor, Musician, Pianist, Record producer)

01 October 1945

American

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Terry KathTerry Kath
(Musician, Singer, Guitarist)

31 January 1946

American

Jeff TweedyJeff Tweedy
(American songwriter)

25 August 1967

American

Mel TorméMel Tormé
(Actor, Singer, Composer, Novelist, Songwriter, Autobiographer, Jazz musician, Television actor, Writer)

13 September 1925

American

JeremihJeremih
(Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Record producer, Rapper, Singer)

17 July 1987

American

Lou AdlerLou Adler
(Record producer, Composer)

13 December 1933

American

Gene KrupaGene Krupa
(American drummer)

15 January 1909

American

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Mike BloomfieldMike Bloomfield
(singer, musician, guitarist, pianist)

28 July 1943

American

Paul ButterfieldPaul Butterfield
(Singer, Musician)

17 December 1942

American

John MyungJohn Myung
(Bassist, Musician)

24 January 1967

American

Bun E. CarlosBun E. Carlos
(Drummer)

12 June 1951

American

Brendon SmallBrendon Small
(Composer, Singer, Animator, Screenwriter, Television actor, Journalist)

15 February 1975

American

Verdine WhiteVerdine White
(American musician)

25 July 1951

American

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Darryl JonesDarryl Jones
(Bassist, Jazz musician)

11 December 1961

American

Blind Lemon JeffersonBlind Lemon Jefferson
(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Street artist, Singer)

24 September 1893

American

Danny SeraphineDanny Seraphine
(Composer, Songwriter, Jazz musician, Record producer)

28 August 1948

American

Patrick LeonardPatrick Leonard
(composer, record producer, musician, songwriter)

1955 AD

American

Greg TribbettGreg Tribbett
(Guitarist)

07 November 1968

American

Tom PeterssonTom Petersson
(Musician, Songwriter)

09 May 1950

American

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Tom PaxtonTom Paxton
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Writer)

31 October 1937

American

Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis
(Radio personality, Jazz musician, Pianist)

27 May 1935

American

Bill LaswellBill Laswell
(Jazz musician, Singer, Record producer, Composer)

12 February 1955

American

Stanley JordanStanley Jordan
(Street artist, Jazz musician, Guitarist, Jazz guitarist, Pianist)

31 July 1959

American

Jack DeJohnetteJack DeJohnette
(Drummer, Composer, Pianist, Jazz musician)

09 August 1942

American

Judy TenutaJudy Tenuta
(Actor, Writer, Record producer, Musician)

07 November 1956

American

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Francis Parker YockeyFrancis Parker Yockey
(Philosopher, Historian, Writer, Pianist, Lawyer, Journalist)

18 September 1917

American

Michael OmartianMichael Omartian
(Record producer, Composer, Musician, Pianist, Conductor)

26 November 1945

American

Jo JonesJo Jones
(jazz musician, musician)

07 October 1911

American

Lee KonitzLee Konitz
(American composer)

13 October 1927

American

Sheldon HarnickSheldon Harnick
(Poet, Writer, Songwriter, Librettist)

30 April 1924

American

Adam JonesAdam Jones
(Guitarist, Sculptor, Musician, Animator)

15 January 1965

American

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James YoungJames Young
(Singer, Musician, Songwriter)

14 November 1949

American

Jeff JonesJeff Jones
(musician)

20 September 1953

Canadian

Jeremih FeltonJeremih Felton
(American singer-songwriter)

17 July 1987

American

Rachel BartonRachel Barton

11 October 1974

American

William Patrick Corgan, Jr.William Patrick Corgan, Jr.

17 March 1967

American