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Malachi Favors

Malachi Favors was an American jazz bassist. He was best known for his work with the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Favors was born on August 22, 1927 in Lexington, Mississippi. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois. Well known records of his include Natu ...

                                               

Paul Gray

Paul Dedrick Gray was an American musician and bassist for Nu Metal band Slipknot. He was born in Los Angeles, California and moved to Slipknots home town when he was just a baby. He was the only member of Slipknot who was not from Des Moines, Iowa.

                                               

Charlie Haden

Charles Edward "Charlie" Haden was an American jazz double bass player. He was known for his long association with saxophonist Ornette Coleman, pianist Keith Jarrett, and his Liberation Music Orchestra, a group he co-led with pianist Carla Bley. ...

                                               

Yusef Lateef

Yusef Abdul Lateef was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator. He won a Grammy Award in 1987. Lateef mainly played the tenor saxophone and flute. He also played oboe and bassoon. He is known for his innovative blending of j ...

                                               

Murdoc Niccals

Murdoc Faust Niccals is the fictional bassist for the British animated rock band Gorillaz. He is voiced by Phil Cornwell and was created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett.

                                               

Oscar Pettiford

Oscar Pettiford was an American jazz bassist, cellist and composer. He was known for his pioneering work in bebop.

                                               

Mike Starr (musician)

Michael Christopher "Mike" Starr was an American musician. He is best known as the playing bass guitar in Alice in Chains. Starr was an original member of Alice in Chains since they were formed in 1987. Starr left Alice in Chains in 1993 which le ...

                                               

Sid Vicious

Sid Vicious was an English punk musician. His real name was John Simon Ritchie and he was born in Lewisham, London. He was a member of the band The Sex Pistols from February 1977 to January 1978, but played his instrument very badly. His bad beha ...

                                               

Valentin Berlinsky

Valentin Berlinsky was a Russian cellist. He played with the world-famous Borodin Quartet from 1945 when it was founded, and was a member until he retired in 2007.

                                               

Pablo Casals

Pau Casals i Defillo was a Spanish Catalan cellist. He is generally thought of as the greatest cellist of his time. When the democratic party was defeated in 1939 he said that he would never go back to Spain until democracy had been restored. He ...

                                               

Jacqueline du Pre

Jacqueline du Pre OBE was an English cellist. Today she is thought of as one of the greatest cellists of all time. She is particularly remembered for her performances of the Elgar Cello Concerto. She was still quite young when she became ill with ...

                                               

Emanuel Feuermann

Emanuel Feuermann was a famous Austrian cellist who became a naturalized American. During his short career he was thought of as the world’s greatest cellist after Pablo Casals.

                                               

David Popper

David Popper was a Bohemian cellist and composer. He composed many works for the cello which today are performed by cellists all over the world.

                                               

Mstislav Rostropovich

Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich was a Russian cellist and conductor. Many musicians say that he was the greatest cellist who ever lived. He played the cello with an amazing technique and musicianship, and asked lots of composers to write cello ...

                                               

John Dankworth

Sir John Dankworth, CBE, was an English jazz composer, saxophonist and clarinetist. He was widely thought of as Britains most famous jazz musician. He had a very big influence in the development of jazz in Britain. He composed film music and seve ...

                                               

Bozidar Boki Milosevic

He was born in Prokuplje to father Krsta, a farmer 1892–1968, and mother Vidosava, a housewife 1896–1971. After completing primary school in 1947, self-taught, he began playing the clarinet. In 1950 he came to Belgrade, where he started studying ...

                                               

Adolphe Sax

Antoine-Joseph Sax was a Belgian inventor and musician who played the flute and clarinet. He is best known for inventing the saxophone.

                                               

Pamela Weston

Pamela Weston was a British clarinettist, teacher and writer. She inspired many musicians through her inspiring teaching and her books about clarinettists and clarinet playing. Pamela Weston was born in London. Her father was a doctor. She went t ...

                                               

Mihailo Zivanovic

Mihailo Zivanovic, known as Mika-Zuti, was a prominent and one of the most inventive and best Serbian and Yugoslav clarinetist, saxophonist, a very prolific composer, conductor of RTB Light Music Orchestras and arranger.

                                               

Adolf Borsdorf

Adolph Borsdorf, was a German player of the French horn. Borsdorf was born in Saxony in 1854. He studied the French horn at the Conservatoire in Dresden and played in a military band. In 1879, he moved to England where he stayed for the rest of h ...

                                               

Alfred Edwin Brain Jr.

Alfred Edwin Brain Jr. was an English player of the French horn. He came from a family which included many famous horn players, including his nephew, Dennis Brain who became perhaps the most famous horn player of all time. A.E.Brain Jr Junior, to ...

                                               

Alfred Edwin Brain Sr.

Alfred Edwin Brain, was an English player of the French horn. He was the founder of a great school of English horn playing. His grandson Dennis Brain became perhaps the most famous horn player of all time. He is known as A.E.Brain Sr. because one ...

                                               

Aubrey Brain

Aubrey Brain was a British French horn player. There were a lot of French horn players in his family. His father, Alfred Edwin Brain senior, played in Henry Wood’s orchestra at the very first prom in 1895. Later he played for the London Symphony ...

                                               

Dennis Brain

Dennis Brain was a British horn player. During his short life he became world-famous. Many people thought of him as the greatest horn player ever. He made the horn very popular among classical music lovers in Britain. His recordings include the f ...

                                               

Barry Tuckwell

Barry Emmanuel Tuckwell AC OBE was an Australian horn player. He spent most of his professional life in the United Kingdom and the United States.

                                               

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, often known simply as Gurrumul, was an indigenous Australian musician. He was best known as a singer. Most of his songs are sung in Galpu, Gumatj or Djambarrpuyngu, which are all languages of the Yolngu people of nort ...

                                               

Witold Kieltyka

Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka was a Polish musician. He was best known as the drummer and percussionist for the Polish technical death metal Decapitated. He was also the younger brother of bandmate Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka. Besides Decapitated, Kieltyka ...

                                               

Charlie Daniels

Charles Edward "Charlie" Daniels was an American country singer-songwriter and musician. He played a fiddle and country rock music. His best known song was "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". He was honored into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of F ...

                                               

Johnny Gimble

John Paul Johnny Gimble was an American country musician. He played the fiddle and worked in the Western swing genre. From the 1970s, he won five Best Instrumentalist awards from the Country Music Awards and eight Best Fiddle Player awards from t ...

                                               

List of guitarists

Rich Ward Stuck Mojo, Sick Speed, Fozzy, {The Duke) Steve Vai Chris Impellitteri solo artist K. K. Downing Judas Priest Jeff Loomis Nevermore Herman Li DragonForce Bumblefoot Ron Thal Dave Murray Iron Maiden Michael Romeo Symphony X Mai Kanbe Yng ...

                                               

Pau Dones

On 1 September 2015 he had to cancel all his concerts after having an operation for colorectal cancer. On 5 April 2016 he announced via Twitter that he had recovered from his illness. However, he had a relapse a year later. He announced in Octobe ...

                                               

Hide (musician)

Hideto Matsumoto, better known by his stage name hide, was a Japanese musician, singer and songwriter, best known for his work as the lead guitarist of the heavy metal band X Japan. He was also a successful solo artist, and formed the American-ba ...

                                               

Mats Rådberg

Mats Rådberg was a Swedish country singer, guitarist, composer and architect. He scored several chart successes in Sweden during the 1970s and 80s. He is well known for working together with the country band Rankarna under the name Mats Rådberg & ...

                                               

Andres Segovia

Andres Segovia Torres, 1st Marquis of Salobreña, was a virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist from Linares, Jaen, Andalucia, Spain. He was always known as Andres Segovia. He was one of the best known and most influential classical guitar personalit ...

                                               

Thomas Sandgaard

Thomas Sandgaard is a Danish-American entrepreneur, inventor, and rock music guitarist. He founded Zynex Inc. He owns the Charlton Athletic Football Club.

                                               

Thurston Dart

Thurston Dart, was a British musicologist, conductor and keyboard player. He is particularly remembered for his books in which he wrote about how music from earlier centuries should be performed. Dart studied keyboard instruments at the Royal Col ...

                                               

Gustav Leonhardt

Gustav Leonhardt was a famous Dutch harpsichordist, organist and conductor who became well known for playing music from historical periods on period instruments. At the beginning of his career the harpsichord was not yet a popular instrument and ...

                                               

John Dowland

John Dowland was an English composer and lutenist. He is best known for some beautiful songs which express his unhappiness such as "Come, heavy sleep", "Come Again, Sweet Love" and "Flow my tears". His instrumental music became very popular again ...

                                               

Carlo Gesualdo

This article is about the composer; for the Italian town see Gesualdo. Carlo Gesualdo, known as Gesualdo da Venosa, Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza, was an Italian music composer, lutenist and murderer. He lived in the late part of the Renais ...

                                               

Evelyn Barbirolli

Evelyn Barbirolli was a famous oboist. She was an honorary member of the Royal Philharmonic Society. Only 116 people have ever been made honorary members. She was the wife of the conductor Sir John Barbirolli. She was born Evelyn Rothwell, and wa ...

                                               

Johann Georg Albrechtsberger

Johann Georg Albrechtsberger was an Austrian composer, organist, music theorist and music teacher. He is most known today because he was Beethoven’s teacher for a time.

                                               

Anton Bruckner

Anton Bruckner was an Austrian composer. He is especially famous for his nine symphonies. They are all very long and are written in a late Romantic style for a large orchestra. He was also an organist and teacher.

                                               

Petr Eben

Petr Eben was a Czech composer and organist. Many musicians think of him as the most important Czech composer of the late 20th century. He was known world wide for his organ playing. He was especially good at improvisation.

                                               

Claudio Arrau

Claudio Arrau Leon was a Chilean classical pianist and one of the greatest classical pianists of the 20th century. Arrau started to play the piano as a boy and was giving concerts at the age of 5. The Chilean government heard of the child prodigy ...

                                               

Ferruccio Busoni

Ferruccio Busoni was born in Empoli in Tuscany in Italy. His parents were both musicians. His father played the clarinet and his mother played the piano. They were often touring when Ferruccio was young. He spent most of his childhood in Trieste. ...

                                               

Frederic Chopin

Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist. He is considered one of the greatest Romantic piano composers. Chopin was born in Zelazowa Wola, a village in the Duchy of Warsaw. A famous child prodigy, he grew up in Warsaw ...

                                               

Ernesto Lecuona

Ernesto Lecuona y Casado was a Cuban composer and pianist of worldwide fame. He composed over six hundred pieces, mostly in the Cuban vein, and was a pianist of exceptional skill. As a child prodigy, he composed his first song at the age of 11. L ...

                                               

Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt was a Hungarian composer and pianist. Liszt was one of the most important musicians of the 19th century. He was the greatest pianist of his time and went on lots of tours through Europe where everyone filled the concert halls to hear ...

                                               

Aarno Raninen

Aarno Erik Raninen was a Finnish actor, singer-songwriter, musician, composer and screenwriter. He played the piano, violin and accordion. He composed, arranged and performed songs for many movies, television shows and television movies between 1 ...

                                               

Felix Weingartner

Felix von Weingartner was an Austrian conductor, composer and pianist. He is remembered today mainly as a conductor, but he also composed many works.

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