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MUSICIAN LIST

This index refers to the 215,647 individual jazz musicians (1,344,215 total entries) included in over 233,951 recording sessions detailed in The Jazz Discography Database as of October, 2017.

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Musician nameSessionsRecording YearsInstruments
Richard Bird11995b
Ricky Bird12012perc
Roger Bird61971-2005cl,ts,vcl
Ron Bird11974cl,ts
Rudolph Bird21988-1992perc
Rudy Bird321984-2016perc,gong,bata,cymb,cga,vcl
Sam Bird21927-1928d
Sam E. Bird11928vcl
Stan Bird31988-1996sousa,tu
Vic Bird61977-1988tb
Natasha Birder11989vcl
Blues Birdhead11929hca
Birds of Planet Earth12011voices
Birds On A Wire12013string quartet
Butch Birdsall11955vcl
Megan Birdsall22005-2007vcl
Roland Birdsall11957vcl
Blanche Birdsong51957-1966harp,vcl
Edwin Birdsong31970-1976vcl,org,perc
John Birdsong12010b
Jon Birdsong81996-2009cnt,conch shell,tp,conch,tu,perc,sousaphone,bamboo-fl,alto-hrn,sousa
Rob Birdwell22011-2015tp,flhrn
Bernardo Birembaum11966g
Dewey Birge31924bj,g
Elsa Birge11996vcl
Jean-Jacques Birge421975-1996synt,vcl,fl,sampling,p,perc,keyboards,tb,recorder,
Jodie Birge11994vcl
John Birge11979fhr
Johan Birgenius22010-2012d
Arne Birger41960-1961b
Arne Birger Johansen21958b
Carin Birgersson11996vcl
Bruno Biriaco371965-1981d,perc,p
Birigwa11972g,vcl
Dino Birindelli41948-1949vln
Andreas Birk12007viola
Nina Birk11994vcl
I. Birkans21970-1978fl,as
Arthur Birkby21941ts
Pete Birkby21986-1991perc
Erdman Birke11980accor
Walter Birkedahl11993b
Jens Birkedal12009b
Ragnar Birkedal11931cl,sax
Rolf Birkedal41931-1937d
Tore Birkedal181954-1958d
Jorn Birkeholm11961b
Hans Trygve Birkeland11994sop
Oystein Birkeland11994cello
Staale Birkeland12010d
Stale Birkeland12009d
Roald Birkelund11992g
Rainer Birkenfeld11977el-b
James Birkett12000g
Tyrone Birkett112006sax,keyboards
Nate Birkey141995-2014tp,vcl,flhrn,perc,p
Joe Birkfellner61948-1951as
Bob Birkhimer151978-1998tp
Josh Birkhimer11991d
David Birkin11979ts
Jane Birkin31990-2014vcl
Alan Birkinhead22001tb,vcl
Markus Birkle12002g
Henrik Birkmann11999reeds
Stephan Birkmeyer11995g
Thomas Birkner11985flhrn,tp
Till Birkner12007viola
Heather Birks11997vla
Christina Birkso22003-2006backing-vcl,vcl
Tony Birkys12001g
Beppe Birna11992p
Buzz Birnbach11982synt
Adam Birnbaum192003-2016p,keyboards,g
Andreas "Birne" Birnbaum12008perc
Carol Birnbaum11980vcl
Margot Birnbaum11978vcl
Gerald Birnhuber22001tb
Frank Birnie11986d
Martin Birnstiel41998-2013cello
Peter Birnthaler11990tb
Attila Biro11983arr
Rudolf Biro11988d,ldr
Aaron Birrell12000ts
Paulo "Stick" Birrelli11982d
Catherine Birrer21997-1999perc
Toni Birrer11989alphorn,tu,tenor-hrn
Reinhard Birri111991-1993keyboards,programming,arr,g,b,d,voice,choir
Tanja Birri11998backing-vcl
B. Birringer11945tp
Paolo Birro661990-2015p,keyboards
Carl Birs12009d
Gerhard Birschitzky31996-1998tb
Ian Birse11997effects,g
Norman Birseck41927-1928cl,as
Drew Birston111990-2009b,el-b
Harold Birston12008cello
Heather Birt32002-2007b
Miklos Birta41996-2004g
Juliana Birtea12014vln
Steve Birtwistle11994ts,sop
Joan Bisacca11994vcl
June Bisantz21980-1988vcl,backing vcl
Anthony Bisazza21957-1958as
J. Biscarri11950b
Giuliano Bisceglia12010vln
Michel Bisceglia91993-2015p,keyboards,arr
Gaetano Bisceglie31985tb
Nino Bisceglie21990-1998tb,tu
Hans Bischof11982tb
Lea Bischof91963-1994vcl
Madeleine Bischof12009contrabass-fl
Markus Bischof101978-2010p,synt
Willy Bischof91974-2004p,keyboards
Claudio Bischoff11977el-b
Jherek Bischoff12013b
John Bischoff31991-2007computer-driven-electronics,Amiga computers,electr
Lukas Bischoff12009tp,flhrn
Marc Bischoff101997-2011p
Bruno Biscik12000cello
Chris Biscoe641971-2013as,sop,alto-cl,bar,cl,fl,pic,ts,sax,saxes
Miss Biscotte11983vcl
Laura Biscotto11984vcl
Christophe Bisenz11989el-b
Riccardo Biseo121987-2010p,arr,el-p
Sergio Biseo121957-1961b
Nick Bisesi21997-2005as,ts,wood-fl,fl
Lars Bisgaard61967-1971vcl,perc
Maria Bisgaard11995cello
Simon Bisgaard12006vcl
Samy Bishai12008vln
Samy Bishal12008strings
Bassam Bishara22007-2009oud
Butrus Bishara12009vcl,oud
Charles Bisharat101986-2009vln,el-vln,viola,DX7,vla,mandolin,keyboards
Charlie Bisharat141993-2015vln,vla,d,strings
John Bisharat11990cello
Markus Bishof11997p
Adam Bishop22001-2005reeds
Alvin Bishop11974el-g
Andrew Bishop221993-2015ts,cl,sop,b-cl,fl,as,reeds,contrabass-cl,sax
B.J. Bishop12003b-tb
Ben Bishop12013g
Bruce Bishop21992g,dobro,backing vcl
Camille Bishop11994tp
Carl H. Bishop11988vcl
Caroline Bishop11996vln
Chris Bishop31988-2006fhr,el-b
Christopher Bishop11994b,vcl
Courtney Bishop31994b
Danny Bishop12005tb
Dave Bishop331975-2004ts,fl,bar,as,cl,sax,woodwind,saxes,sop
David Bishop31975-2015reeds,ts
Dick Bishop61955-1960g,vcl,bj
Dickie Bishop351955-2000bj,vcl,g
Donnie Bishop11972d
Elvin Bishop11988g,vcl
George Bishop71979-1985b-cl,ts,perc,sop,fl,contrabass-cl,shakuhachi,el-b,reeds,cl,reed-instr
Habib Bishop11982tar
Jeb Bishop1001991-2016tb,g,b-g,b,synt,el-g
Jerry Bishop21983perc
Joe Bishop911926-1941arr,fhr,tu,flhrn
John Bishop931976-2016d,simmons-d,6,7,g
John Bishop61968-1976g
Julia Bishop11994cl
Keith Bishop92004-2016reeds,ts,bar,as,fl,cl,saxes,sax
Le Don Bishop12001backing vcl
Mabel Bishop31965vcl
Mick Bishop12000synt,p
Neville Bishop61931-1932d
Parsanna Bishop12005as,ts,bar
Prasanna Bishop12015as
Rick Bishop51984-2006b,el-b,g
Ron Bishop111984-1999keyboards,p,synt
Stephen Bishop12000vcl
Susan Bishop11980vcl
Ted Bishop41961-1966bj,p
Theo Bishop91998-1999keyboards,p,org,programming
Todd Bishop81997-2014d
Tom Bishop11997b
Toni Bishop11988perc
Wallace Bishop821927-1969d,vcl,vib
Walter Bishop, Jr.1091947-1993p,el-p,keyboards
Wanda Bishop11999p,vcl
Wendy Bishop11938vcl
Martin Bisi51982-1987d,live 16-2 mix,rattle,voice,perc,fake b-d
Amy Bisiewicz11996d
Hector "Costita" Bisignani71953-1996ts,fl,cl,as
Barbara Bisio11987perc
Michael Bisio791981-2016b,d
Andy Biskin71996-2012cl,comp,b-cl
Aras Biskis141994-2009perc,d,vcl
Piotr Biskupski51985-2000d,perc
Sven Bislev11998tp
Michel Bismut31984-1997b
Sebastien Bismuth12014perc,electronics,d
Pierpaolo Bisogno432003-2015bgo,vib,cga,perc,hand-perc
Calle Bisping11976as,ts
Yann Bisquay21990-1992vln
Curt Bisquera71993-2006d,d programming,live hi hat,perc
Leon Bisquera21993-1998keyboards
Clara Biss12006vln
Harry Biss181944-1952p
Henry Biss91951p
Christian Bisschop11990d
Horrie Bissell31944-1945b
Roger Bissell61978-2015tb
John Bisset111995-2007g,el-g
Lee Bissette11946tp
Teddy Bissig11965bj
Richard Bissill141978-2007fhr,hrn
Merisa Bissinger21998-2004d,as,fl
Osvaldo Bissio21962vib
Tito Bissio19999-0000vib
Giovanna Bissoli12010sop
Magno Bissoli31993-2000d,perc
Anne Bisson32008-2013vcl,p
Bob Bissonette21950-1951bj
Gregg Bissonette351979-2006d,d-programming,vcl,perc
Matt Bissonette91980-2007b,vcl
Big Bill Bissonnette841962-2004tb,vcl,d,intros,kazoo,ldr
Sarah Bissonnette71993-1997ts,bar,b-cl
Paul Biste191948-1967as,arr,cl
Micky Bister11998d
Veli-Pekka Bister11973cello
Jurgen Bisterfeld51959-1975d
Fabrice Bistoni11999p
Helmut Bistron11981arr,dir
Andro Biswane22003-2010g
Ansulman Biswas21995-1999perc,tabla
Ansuman Biswas31998-1999perc,vibratone,overtones
Julius Anatol Biswurm12004metallophon,perc
Roland HH Biswurm12004d,perc
Adrien Bitan11982vib,timb
Robbie Bitanga11979b
Dave Bitelli101981-2002cl,ts,bar,saxes,as
Peter Bitenc62005-2012b
David Bithell12005tp
Arthur Bitker21970g
Huseyin Bitmez11998oud
Mehmet Emin Bitmez31992-1998oud
Marko Bitnec21980-1981vcl
Dan Bitney11996cga
Pierre-Olivier Biton12008d
Andrei Bitov31996-1998vcl,poet
Orly Bitov42008cello
Mariane Bitran91998-2015fl
Tibor Bittai31959-1960d
Dany Bittel31990-2004g
Marcel "May" Bittel21990-2002g
Don Bittenbender11926cl,sax
Dyke Bittenbender21932cl,as
John Bittence11970b
Lourenco Bittencourt12009g
Paulo Eduardo Bittencourt11992g,bj
Pick Bittencourt11951
Gerhard Bitter81975-1992b,comp,perc,el-b
Wim Bitter41963-1965g
Lukas Bitterlin161994-2007d,perc
Nelson Bitterman11928p,vcl
Clarence Bittick11924d
Gerald Bittick11935vln
Dan Bittker21977-1979b-cl,sax
Danny Bittker91991-2010bar,b-cl,steel pans,contra-alto-cl,ts,steel-d,bass
Klemens Bittmann52002-2011vln,strings
Derek Bittner12012tp
Walter Bittner71995-2008d,perc
Sam Bittner-Baird12008tb
Stefan Bitto11996vln
Iva Bittova341986-2014vcl,vln,voice,viola,perc,waterphone,kalimba,arr,to
Relu Bitulescu12013d
Pascal Biualshi12000vib
Daniel Biuley11970tb
Josephine Biundo22008-2009vcl
Joe Bivano101936accor
Kirby Bivans11986d
Fred Biven22002-2005tb
Bill Bivens11993ts
Bill Bivens11946vib
Billy Bivens11953vcl
Burke Bivens21930-1931cl,as,ts
Sam Bivens21970-1978tp
William Bivens191962-2003vib,perc,p,traps,bells,clavinet,cga
William Bivens11971bar
Joe Biviano21946-1947accor
Lin Biviano351965-2009tp,flhrn
Jason Bivins62000-2005g,el-g,electronics,vcl
Gus Bivona2091937-1970as,cl,reeds,ts,saxes,sop,fl,sax
Mike Bivona11976vcl
Roger Biwandu31998-2012d
Connie Biwer11973b
Doug Bixby81968-1976tu,contrabass-tb,b
David Bixler161989-2011as,sax
Heather Martin Bixler32009-2010vln
Martha Bixler11961as,ts,+ other inst.
Eberhard Bizat12006tu,b-tb
Veronique Bizet21999-2005p
Emil Bizga42011-2016tp,flhrn
Gaby Bizien31975-1978perc,d
Gabor Bizjak22008-2013horn
Bizmarkie11997vcl
Russell Bizzett91990-2012d
Paul Bizzochi11938reeds
Lady BJ11985vcl
Jon Pall Bjarnason51959-1990g,el-g
Marty Bjarnason11995vcl
Niklas Bjarnehall41997-2009p
Jesper Bjarnesen11999vcl
Daivd Bjella11998cello
Joni Bjella11998vln
Mike Bjella22011-2012ts,sax
Stein Bjelland21992-1995g
Leif Bjerborg201970-2011bj,g,vcl,d
Tue Bjerborg31997-2013g
Snorre Bjerck11992d,perc
Henning Bjerg21957-1959b
Svend Bjerg11961bj
Jan Anders Bjerger11993flhrn,tp
Lars Bjerges21974wbd,mand
Arve Bjerke11986tp
Arvid Bjerke41963-1980d
Sissel Bjerke11986vcl
Kjetil Bjerkestrand81989-2006sampler,synt,p,perc,org,arr,keyboard,keyboards
Oivind Bjerkestuen11985tp
Malte Bjerko12002vla,vcl
Kurt Bjerneby51981tp
Christer Bjernelind71974-1981el-b,g,b,bouzouki,p,el-g,perc
Lise Christensen Bjerno11996vcl
Holger Bjerre21968-1982strings,vln
Niels Bjerre12010vln
Allan Bjerregaard31987-2000tb
Johannes Bjerregaard31999-2014p
Allan Bjerregard11998tb
Bent Bjerrum51959-1995d
Peter Bjerrum21998-2006d
Ben Bjerstedt21994p
Sven Bjerstedt211985-2013p,arr,vcl
Trond Bjertnes11994recitation
Torben Bjoernskov12006b
Marie Bjoklund12007vcl
Oyvind Bjora11994vln
Ake Bjorange121979-2009tp,flhrn,ldr,cond
Jon-Erik Bjorange81994-2017d,tp,perc,flhrn
Mikael Bjorck12002g
Olav Bjorgaas11976strings
Kjell Bjorgeengen12005video
Hiemir Bjorgulfsson42000powerbooks,minidisc players
Kaj Bjork11972g
M. Bjork11996g
Par Bjork21994-1995keyboards
Peter Bjork31983tp
Tommy Bjork61983-1994d,perc
Torgny Bjork11974comp,g,vcl
Ulf Bjorkbom81977-1982sop,cl,sax
Alison Bjorkedal12011harp
Asmund Bjorken51976-1992as,accor
Ove Bjorken31979-1983g,bj,vcl
Raoul Bjorkenheim391983-2016g,el-g,el-viola da gamba,perc,shekere,comp,d,rebab,viola da gimbri,b-recorder,talking-d,gongs,gong,bass-d,viola da gamba,b-g
Erik Bjorkhager41964oboe,eng-hrn
Bjorn Bjorklof11965ldr,arr,poss tp
Alan Bjorklund12012didgeridoo,tp,pic-tp
Christer Bjorklund11986d
Georg Bjorklund281945-1959ts,cl,vcl
Hans Bjorklund11975fhr
Jan Bjorklund41976-1979bar
Johan Bjorklund42002-2007d,electronics,perc,sampler
Mark Bjorklund61981-2006el-b,keyboards,el-perc,bullroarers,p,rattles,deer
Mats Bjorklund11976g
Odd Bjorklund11950accor
Peter Bjorklund11996d
Terje Bjorklund101967-1983p,el-p,strings,org
Mats Bjorklung11980g
Ake Bjorkman121952-1961fhr
David Bjorkman11999vln
Staffan Bjorkman21974b
Gunnar "Hacke" Bjorksten361951-2012ts,sop,arr,pres,lyricon
Mille Bjorlik11997bar
John Bjorling751937-1956cl,as,vln,sax
Atli Bjorn261955-1979p
Hans Bjorn41999d
Preben Bjorn41976-1987g
Putte Bjorn91945-1949tp
Jens Bjorneboe11976recitation
Anders Bjorngren31993tp
Lis Bjornholt51959-1962vcl
Peter Bjornild11997b
Juna Bjorninen51975-1996g,vcl
Jens Bjornkjaer11994sax
Lars Bjornkjaer31997-2006vln
Knud Bjorno51970-1972ts,fl
Leif Bjorno21993-1996cl
Dag Bjornsen11995vcl
Ben Bjornskov12008b
Torben Bjornskov131993-2010b,el-b
Torben Botker Bjornskov41996-2006b
Larry Bjornson31996-2009b
Lawrence Bjornson11995b
Hoddi Bjornsson31977-2000b,el-b
Anders Bjornstad441976-2016tp,vcl
Cato Bjornstad11963d
Ivar Loe Bjornstad22009-2016d
Ketil Bjornstad281973-2012p,synt,keyboards,org,el-p
Kjell Bjornstad21940-1942d
Matias Bjornstad12012as
Tomas Bjornstad12008tp,flhrn
Bendik Bjornstad Foss12013viola
Finn Bjornulfsson11999perc
Synnove S. Bjorset12003hardangerfiddle
Jens Bjorum11963as
Dave Bjur21983-1994b
Svein Bjur11995sax
Ulf Bjurenhed12006oboe
Lars Bjurlid11979tp
Kjell Bjurling11978cello
Henry Bjurstrom31940-1950ts,cl
Misa Blaam11991b,el-b
Hans Blaas41983-1989p
O. Blaat12007electronics
Herman Blaauw11980tp,vcl
Marco Blaauw12004tp
Ad Blaauwboer11979p
Mario Blabo11940bar
Chinah Blac12011vcl
Aloe Blacc12007mc
Erhardt "Blacky" Blach31995-2002bar,saxes,reeds
Lars Blach381959-1991g,arr
Philippe Blachette11969vln
Thomas Blachman171986-2010d,vcl,perc,bassstation
Les Blachut12005steel pans,recorder,chimes,tubular bells,hand bell
"Wink" Black11970b
Alan Black11996cello
Alasdair Black12008vln
Alison Black22008vln
Alison Francis Black12015vln
Arnold Black21970vln
Artie Black12016ts
Ben Black21995-2000vcl
Big Black341964-2005cga,perc,bgo,vcl,tumba-d,tumbas
Bill Black151949-1950vcl
Bill Black21960-1962b,ldr
Bill Black11997b
Blue Black11993rap
Bob Black31968-2001tb,cl,as,ts,bar,sop
Bobby Black61975-2004bj,g,steel-g,vcl
Bud Black11998bj,g,vcl
Captain Ken Black11984vcl
Carol Black11985vcl
Carolyn Black22000-2001tb
Cary Black71994-2009b,el-b,perc
Catherine Black21997-2015vln
Cheryl Black21980vcl
Clarence Black61926-1941vln,poss.b,vcl
Claude Black121948-2012p,org
Colin Black12015g
Cristi Black11990vcl
Curtis Black21994-2002tp
Dan Black11992d
Dave Black491953-2010d,g,perc,el-g,d-set
Dave Black11997d
David Black12013reeds
Della Black31944announcer
Don Black31965-1995p,as,bar
Donald Black11912g
Dr. Frank Black11942cond
Ed Black11996cl
Elaine Black11961vcl
Emma Black21997-1999cello
Frank Black281925-1928p,cond,dir
Ian Black61968-1969oboe
Jack Black12008vcl
James Black171961-1988d
James Black11999g
Jeremy Black12005vln
Jim Black1541987-2016d,perc,electronics,melodica,dumbek,laptop,pianica,el-p,g,glockenspiel,chimes,vib,sampler
Jim Black21998electronics,g
Jim Black51975-1991b
Jim Black31927-1928p
Jimmy Black31945-1946as
Jimmy Carl Black41995-2008vcl,d,telephone
Jimmy Black, III12005vcl
Joe Black161945-1963p,org
Johnathon Black12013tb
Johnny Black41936-1947p
Johnny Black11945ts
Kate Black12005vln
Kerin Black11983fhr
Kerin E. Black12007hrn
Lisa Black11983lead vcl
Lou Black101922-1974bj,cnt,tp
Matt Black12003perc,electronics
Maurice Black41922-1924bj
Michael Black31992programs,backing vcl,d,vcl
Miles Black631990-2016p,keyboards,arr,synt-programming,org,g,string-arr,accor,synt programming,key-b,dir,backing vcl,backing-vcl,tasty tidbits
Monte Black21990background vcl
Napoleon Black22002-2007perc
Neil Black11978oboe
Nigel Black22000-2007fhr,horn
Paul Black11960b
Ralph Black11968vcl
Ray Black61955-1957ts
Rita Black11980vcl

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