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  1. Buddy Rich was a US jazz drummer & bandleader. He was billed as "the world's greatest drummer", as he was known for his virtuoso technique,…

  2. For most of the period from 1966 until his death, Buddy Rich led successful big bands in an era when the popularity of big bands had waned from…

  3. Buddy Rich (1917 – 1987) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Rich was billed as "the world's greatest drummer" and was known for his…

  4. Stanley Newcomb Kenton (December 15, 1911 August 25, 1979) led a highly innovative, influential, and often controversial American jazz orchestra. In…

  5. Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, or simply The Big Phat Band, is a Grammy-nominated 18-piece Jazz ensemble based in California and led by Grammy and…

  6. Walter "Maynard" Ferguson (May 4, 1928 – August 23, 2006) was a Canadian-born jazz trumpet player and bandleader.

    Maynard's first idol was…

  7. Gene Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was a famous and influential American jazz and big band drummer, known for his highly energetic…

  8. Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987), better known as Woody Herman, was an American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano…

  9. William "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904– April 26, 1984) was a jazz pianist, organist, composer, and bandleader.

    As a pianist, he had a distinctive and…

  10. "The Mingus Big Band is a jazz band, based in New York City, that specializes in the compositions of the late Charles Mingus. The band is managed…

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