Valaida Snow

A great photo, often mis-labeled as "Young Billie Holiday." As several people have pointed out, the era is wrong. This lovely woman is Yourna Byrd, wife of jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. She was photographed on Street in NYC in 1960 by William Claxton

Fats Waller

Thomas Wright ”Fats” Waller (May 1904 – December q).who can have a bad, sad time…with ‘fats’ playing?

Louis Armstrong

Find Louis Armstrong biography and history on AllMusic - Louis Armstrong was the first important soloist…

Lee Morse

A history of Jazz before This site contains over 1000 songs from this era in Real Audio 3 format, as well as hundreds of biographies and discographies of Jazz musicians.

Ted Lewis

Me and My Father's Shadow: A Daughter's Quest and Biography of Ted Lewis "The Jazz King"

Paul Whiteman

"It's Only a Paper Moon" - Paul Whiteman Orchstra with vocals by Peggy Healy. Music by Harold Arlen

Al Bowlly

Al Bowlly

Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith (April 1894 -- September was an American blues singer.

Buddy Clark

Vocalist, Buddy Clark - (July 1912 - October - Buddy Clark died in a plane crash at 37 years old

Isham Jones

Isham Jones (January 1894 – October was a United States bandleader, saxophonist, bassist and songwriter.

Ruth Etting

Find the location of Ruth Etting's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, read a biography, see related stars and browse a map of important places in their career.

Gene Austin

Gene Austin

Annette Hanshaw

Here is my squidoo lens on jazz-age singer Annette Hanshaw. 1901 just one year into the new century, Annette would go on to be a very successful.