Dizzy Gillespie - I met him once. When I was working as a waiter I was asked to pick him up from the airport and drive him to the Red Creek Inn .. at the end of the ride, he turned to me and puffed up his cheeks - AMAZING!!!
Dave Brubeck - jazz great and pioneer in integrating jazz. He worked with black musicians even when his own gigs were cancelled for it but refused to allow segregation to stop him from including black band members.
Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.