Birth of the Cool: 20 Black Style Pioneers: Style: GQMiles Davis 1926-1991 Trumpeter, composer Left: April 20, 1953, New York

Stanley Clarke is an American jazz musician and composer known for his innovative and influential work on double bass and electric bass as well as for his numerous film and television scores.

Nina Simone (1933-2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist and jazz musician

Kenny Clarke and Miles Davis at the Club Saint-Germain in Paris, France, December 1957. Photo by Jean-Pierre Leloir.

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