Famous Musicians From Illinois

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

John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949, American
Comedian, Actor, Musician
Quincy JonesQuincy Jones
14 March 1933, American
Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer,

Miles DavisMiles Davis
26 May 1926, American
Jazz Trumpeter

Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946, American
Singer

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964, American
Musician

Chief KeefChief Keef
15 August 1995, American
Rapper, Singer, Record Producer, Composer
Billy CorganBilly Corgan
17 March 1967, American
Musician

Chaka KhanChaka Khan
23 March 1953, American
Singer

Lil DurkLil Durk
19 October 1992, American
Rapper

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein
25 September 1930, American
Poet
Peter CeteraPeter Cetera
13 September 1944, American
Singer

Warren ZevonWarren Zevon
24 January 1947, American
Rock Singer-songwriter
Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield
03 June 1942, American
Singer, Guitarist

Patrick StumpPatrick Stump
27 April 1984, American
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Record Producer,

Benny GoodmanBenny Goodman
30 May 1909, American
Bandleader and clarinetist
Polo GPolo G
06 January 1999, American
Rapper

Laurie AndersonLaurie Anderson
05 June 1947, American
Musician
Paul GilbertPaul Gilbert
06 November 1966, American
Guitarist

CupcakkeCupcakke
31 May 1997, American
Rapper

Amatus Sami-KarimAmatus Sami-Karim
 , American
Musician, Composer, Actress
Kala SavageKala Savage
16 October 1978, American
Actress

Noah Gray-CabeyNoah Gray-Cabey
16 November 1995, American
Pianist, Actor
KiiaraKiiara
24 May 1995, American
Pop Singer, Songwriter

Juice WRLDJuice WRLD
02 December 1998, American
Rapper

Montana of 300Montana of 300
03 March 1989, American
Rapper

SmokePurppSmokePurpp
15 May 1997, American
Rrapper & Pproducer
Peter WentzPeter Wentz
05 June 1979, American
Musician, Songwriter, Bassist
TinkTink
18 March 1995, American
Rapper

Ann Marie SlaterAnn Marie Slater
20 November 1995, American
Singer-songwriter

John PrineJohn Prine
10 October 1946, American
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer

Alison KraussAlison Krauss
23 July 1971, American
Singer, Fiddler
Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock
12 April 1940, American
Singer-songwriter, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz

David Ogden StiersDavid Ogden Stiers
31 October 1942, American
Actor

Terry KathTerry Kath
31 January 1946, American
Musician, Singer, Guitarist

Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway
01 October 1945, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Conductor, Musician,

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Jodi BensonJodi Benson
10 October 1961, American
Actor, Singer, Voice actor, Musician, Stage actor
Ray ManzarekRay Manzarek
12 February 1939, American
American musician

Lupe FiascoLupe Fiasco
16 February 1982, American
Singer, Rapper, Businessperson, Record producer,
Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron
01 April 1949, American
Singer, Writer, Composer, Poet, Pianist

Mel TorméMel Tormé
13 September 1925, American
Actor, Singer, Composer, Novelist, Songwriter,

JeremihJeremih
17 July 1987, American
Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Record producer,
Jeff TweedyJeff Tweedy
25 August 1967, American
American songwriter

Lou AdlerLou Adler
13 December 1933, American
Record producer, Composer
Paul ButterfieldPaul Butterfield
17 December 1942, American
Singer, Musician

Mike BloomfieldMike Bloomfield
28 July 1943, American
singer, musician, guitarist, pianist

Gene KrupaGene Krupa
15 January 1909, American
American drummer

Bun E. CarlosBun E. Carlos
12 June 1951, American
Drummer

Brendon SmallBrendon Small
15 February 1975, American
Composer, Singer, Animator, Screenwriter,
Darryl JonesDarryl Jones
11 December 1961, American
Bassist, Jazz musician

Danny SeraphineDanny Seraphine
28 August 1948, American
Composer, Songwriter, Jazz musician, Record

Verdine WhiteVerdine White
25 July 1951, American
American musician

John MyungJohn Myung
24 January 1967, American
Bassist, Musician
Blind Lemon JeffersonBlind Lemon Jefferson
24 September 1893, American
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Street artist,

Patrick LeonardPatrick Leonard
1955 AD, American
composer, record producer, musician, songwriter
Tom PeterssonTom Petersson
09 May 1950, American
Musician, Songwriter

Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis
27 May 1935, American
Radio personality, Jazz musician, Pianist

Tom PaxtonTom Paxton
31 October 1937, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Musician, Guitarist,
Greg TribbettGreg Tribbett
07 November 1968, American
Guitarist

Bill LaswellBill Laswell
12 February 1955, American
Jazz musician, Singer, Record producer, Composer
Stanley JordanStanley Jordan
31 July 1959, American
Street artist, Jazz musician, Guitarist, Jazz

Jack DeJohnetteJack DeJohnette
09 August 1942, American
Drummer, Composer, Pianist, Jazz musician

Judy TenutaJudy Tenuta
07 November 1956, American
Actor, Writer, Record producer, Musician
Francis Parker YockeyFrancis Parker Yockey
18 September 1917, American
Philosopher, Historian, Writer, Pianist, Lawyer,

Michael OmartianMichael Omartian
26 November 1945, American
Record producer, Composer, Musician, Pianist,
Lee KonitzLee Konitz
13 October 1927, American
American composer

Sheldon HarnickSheldon Harnick
30 April 1924, American
Poet, Writer, Songwriter, Librettist

Jo JonesJo Jones
07 October 1911, American
jazz musician, musician

Adam JonesAdam Jones
15 January 1965, American
Guitarist, Sculptor, Musician, Animator
James YoungJames Young
14 November 1949, American
Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Jeff JonesJeff Jones
20 September 1953, Canadian
musician

Jeremih FeltonJeremih Felton
17 July 1987, American
American singer-songwriter

Rachel BartonRachel Barton
11 October 1974, American
 

William Patrick Corgan, Jr.William Patrick Corgan, Jr.
17 March 1967, American