Philadelphia Legends Of Jazz
THE PHILADELPHIA LEGENDS OF JAZZ ORCHESTRA is made up of full-time Jazz musicians, active studio musicians, and retired pros from many fields like music teachers, and armed forces musicians. Many of the band members were active contemporaries of Philadelphia Jazz notables like Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Benny Golson, "Dizzy" Gillespie, Clifford Brown, Bud Powell, Lee Morgan, Jimmy Smith, "Philly" Joe Jones, Jimmy Heath, Stanley Turrentine, "Spanky" DeBrest, Stan Getz, Kenny Barron, Hank Mobley, Nat "King" Cole, Gerry Mulligan, McCoy Tyner, Billie Holiday, "Slam" Stewart, Ray Bryant, Bessie Smith, Stanley Clarke, Charlie Ventura, "Sonny" Fortune, Percy Heath, Ted Curson, Christopher Columbus, Louis Jordan, John Splawn, Harry "Doc" Bagby, Pearl Bailey, Nelson Boyd, Joe Carroll, Charlie Shavers, Jimmy Hamilton, Elliot Lawrence, Joe Wilder, "Buddy" De Franco, Jackie Cain, Roy Kral, Richie Powell, Grover Washington, Jr., Gregory Herbert, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Bobby Timmons, Jymie Merritt, "Red" Rodney, Bill Barron, Donald "Duck" Bailey, "Slim" Gailliard, Shirley Scott, Clarence "C" Sharp, Reggie Workman, Bill Harris, Calvin "Folks" Massey, Beryl Booker, Ethel Waters, Joe Venuti, Nina Simone, Henry Grimes, "Cat" Anderson, Bobby Durham, Eddie Lang, Al Gray, Kenny Dennis, "Rahsaan" Roland Kirk, Johnny Coles, Buster Williams, Carl and Earl Grubbs, Nancy Wilson, Jimmy Cleveland, Cullen Knight, "Shadow" Wilson, John Dennis, Jimmy Woods, etc., etc., etc. The list goes on and on and on!!!