List of Famous Jazz Composers People
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List of Famous Jazz Composers

List of famous jazz composers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top jazz composers in the world? This includes the most prominent jazz composers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable jazz composers is in alphabetical order and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic jazz composers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned jazz composers.

List features items like Max Roach, John Coltrane and more!

From reputable, prominent, and well known jazz composers to the lesser known jazz composers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the jazz composer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous jazz composers ever?" and "What are the names of famous jazz composers?" then you're in the right place. (17 items)
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    about... Age: Died at 80 (1930-2010)
    Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Jazz Composer, Actor, Singer
    Died: 2010
    Place Of Death: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    Born: 1930
  2. 2

    Andrew Arthur Allen Jr

    about... Age: age 69
    Profession: Musician
    Born: 1945
  3. 3
    about... Age: age 69
    Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    Profession: Performer, Professor, Musician, Bandleader, Jazz Composer + 1 more
    Institution: Roosevelt University
    Born: 1945
  4. 4
    about... Age: Died at 89 (1921-2010)
    Birthplace: Greenville, North Carolina, United States of America
    Profession: Jazz Pianist, Jazz Composer, Presenter, Teacher
    Institution: Virginia State University
    Died: 2010
    Cause Of Death: Myocardial infarction
    Place Of Death: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    Born: 1921
  5. 5

    David Berger

    about... Age: age 65
    Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    Profession: Musician, Jazz Composer
    Born: 1949
  6. 6
    about... Age: Died at 76 (1917-1993)
    Birthplace: Cheraw, South Carolina, United States of America
    Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Bandleader, Actor, Composer + 2 more
    Died: 1993
    Cause Of Death: Pancreatic cancer
    Place Of Death: Englewood, New Jersey, United States of America
    Born: 1917

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