Sonny Rollins; Saxophone Colossus

Saxophone Colossus - My favorite - Sonny plays the soundtrack to my life.

George Benson

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

Dick Hyman

Pianist Dick Hyman is as precise with his words as he is with his notes. During our conversation, Dick often stopped mid-sentence momentarily when answering a question, as if rolling his choice of words around in his palm before selecting.

Miles moms best friend used to date him

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 1926 was a very versatile and innovative American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential American born musicians of the century.

Charlie Parker by Ray Whitten

Charlie Parker by Ray Whitten


John Coltrane backstage / Stanford University a few months before his death in 1966 (photo by Jim Marshall) Best Jazz artist ever!


Miles Davis in 1973 -- Miles Dewey Davis III was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader and composer.