Jazz Artists Biographies, Jazz Biographies

Welcome to the "Meat and Potatoes" page... or "Grits and Gravy" as we say down south... whichever you like to eat!

This is where you learn about all those cats that created this beautiful American Art Form. Lets give it some dignity and do a real shout out to the dead jazz-cat

I want to share with you a refreshing way of looking at these dudes. These jazz-cats were not academics.

Listen up! These cats had "issues". They had problems. They had bad habits. They sometimes didn't wash for days!

They drank hard.

They partied hard.

They dated plenty of women (and some men).

They used bad language.

Let's explore the life of some of these famous jazz musicians. Hold on to your hats..This will be a ride!

Miles Davis Biography

Billie Holiday Biography

John Coltrane Biography

Thelonious Monk Biography

Chet Baker Biography

Charlie Parker Biography

Dave Brubeck Biography

Coleman Hawkins Biography

Max Roach Biography

Bill Evans Biography

Bud Powell Biography

Charles Mingus Biography

Count Basie Biography

Bessie Smith Biography

Dexter Gordon Biography

Dizzy Gillespie Biography

Duke Ellington Biography

Ella Fitzgerald Biography

Stan Getz Biography

Herbie Hancock Biography

Ornette Coleman Biography

Josephine Baker Biography

Lester Young Biography

Louis Armstrong Biography

Nina Simone Biography

Ray Charles Biography

Sonny Rollins Biography

Sarah Vaughn Biography

Sonny Stitt Biography

Wes Montgomery Biography

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