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George Benson

George Benson- Jazz great grew up playing guitar on street corners in his native Hill District (Pittsburgh) photography

Dexterous: demonstrating neat skill, especially with the hands.  He is very talented at playing the saxophone

Dexterous: demonstrating neat skill, especially with the hands. He is very talented at playing the saxophone

Clark Terry (born December 14, 1920) is an American swing and bebop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, educator, and NEA Jazz Masters inductee. He played with Charlie Barnet, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Quincy Jones.

Clark Terry (born December is an American swing and bebop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz.

Clifford Brown (Brownie) dies June 26, 1956 Jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown dies in an auto accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Founder of the Brown-Roach Quintet(1954) with Max Roach two years earlier, Brown had built a reputation as one of the finest jazz trumpeters of his day as a major proponent of hard bop.  Born in Wilmington, Delaware, lived on Poplar Street, renamed Clifford Brown Walkway in his honor

Clifford Brown dies June 1956 Jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown dies in an auto…

Charles "Charlie" Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Miles Davis once said, "You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parker."

Charlie "Bird" Parker, Miles Davis once said, "You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker.

Ben Webster; considered one of the three most important "swing tenors" along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young.

influential American jazz tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, considered one of the three most important "swing tenors" with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young.

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Charlie Parker and Tommy Potter - gorgeous portrait of this pair of jazz musicians on bass and saxophone.

“Stan Getz” @ All About Jazz photo gallery. View more jazz photos by Uploader Unknown

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[left to right] Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, and Wayne Shorter during Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers’ Mosaic session, Englewood Cliffs NJ, October 2 1961 (photo by Francis Wolff)

Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, and Wayne Shorter during Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers’ Mosaic session, Englewood Cliffs NJ, October 2 1961 (photo by Francis Wolff)

Sonny Rollins

No living artist has done more than Sonny Rollins to define the role of the tenor sax in jazz. He is an iconic figure, a founding father of modern jazz still active and playing at top form in his late