Jazz has achieved worldwide preeminence as an indigenous American music and art form, bringing forth a unique American musical synthesis and culture through the African-American experience. Blues is a music genre and musical form which was originated in the Deep South of the United States around the 1860s by African-Americans from roots in African musical traditions, African-American work songs, and spirituals.

Al Williams

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Drummer
April 2012 Legend

Albert “Tootie” Heath

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Drummer
May 2012 Legend

Albert Trepagnier

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Drummer
August 2019 Legend

Ann Mack

Genre: Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
March 2012 Legend

Antonio Ibarra

Genre: Blues
Instrument: Guitarist
November 2019 Legend

Art Hillery

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Pianist
April 2010 Legend
Homegoing: 11-23-11

Barbara Morrison

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
June 2010 Legend

Bennie Maupin

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Multi-Reedist
June 2017 Legend

Bernie Pearl

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Guitar
August 2017 Legend

Betty Bryant

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
March 2011 Legend

Bili Redd

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
April 2015 Legend

Bill Henderson

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
June 2012 Legend
Homegoing: 04-03-16

Billy Mitchell

Genre: Jazz & Blues
Instrument: Pianist
July 2012 Legend

Bob Lee

Genre: Jazz & Blues
Instrument: Bassist
January 2019 Legend

Bobby “Hurricane” Spencer

Genre:  Jazz & Blues
Instrument: Saxophonist
August 2013 Legend

Bobby Pierce

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Pianist
June 2015 Legend

Bobby Rodriguez

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Trumpet
June 2015 Legend

Brenda Lee Eager

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
June 2014 Legend

Bubba Jackson

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Radio Personality
February 2016 Legend

Buddy Collette

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Multi-Reedist
April 2010 Legend
Homegoing: 09-19-10

Cal “CB” Bezemer

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Pianist
April 2015 Legend
Homegoing: 01-02-20

Carl Burnett

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Drummer
June 2014 Legend

Carolyn Gliona

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Blues Historian
December 2018 Legend

Cathy Segal-Garcia

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Pianist
July 2015 Legend

Cecil “Big Jay” McNeely

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Saxophonist
June 2014 Legend
Homegoing: 09-16-18

Charles Owens

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Saxophonist
April 2011 Legend

Charlie Chan

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Harmonica
May 2019 Legend

Charlie Jene’

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Vocalist
July 2012 Legend

Chet Hanley

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Historian
June 2014 Legend

Clarence “CJ” Johnston

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Drummer
August 2012 Legend
Homegoing: 05-19-19