Raymond Droz (January 23, 1934, La Chaux-De-Fonds - June 29, 2000, Zurich) was a Swiss jazz trombonist, arranger, and bandleader.
Droz won first prize at the first Zurich Jazz Festival in 1951 as a trombonist. In the next few years he played with Claude Albert and with his own Dixieland jazz band, and in 1956-1957 worked in Lausanne as a radio technician. He toured with his own bands, which included as sidemen Charly Antolini, Jean-Pierre Bionda, Raymond Court, and Pierre Favre. Between 1958 and 1964 he was a member of the orchestra of Kurt Edelhagen in Cologne, then became the first trombonist to be part of the radio entertainment orchestra of Schweizer Radio DRS, where he contributed many arrangements and compositions. He also arranged for the Ted Haenzi Big Band. He performed with Clark Terry at the Montreux Jazz Festival and in Switzerland with small ensembles. In 1985, he resigned from the DRS orchestra after health problems, but still played occasional sessions. He also worked with Heinz Kretzschmar (1960), Bill Ramsey (1965), Buck Clayton (1966), Rex Stewart (1966), Othella Dallas (1967), Gabriela Schaaf (1979) and New Zurich Jazztett (1981).
James Louis Johnson was an American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger.
Thomas Francis Dorsey Jr. was an American jazz trombonist, composer, conductor and bandleader of the big band era. He was known as the "Sentimental Gentleman of Swing" because of his smooth-toned trombone playing. His theme song was "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You". His technical skill on the trombone gave him renown among other musicians. He was the younger brother of bandleader Jimmy Dorsey. After Dorsey broke with his brother in the mid-1930s, he led an extremely popular and highly successful band from the late 1930s into the 1950s. He is best remembered for standards such as "Opus One", "Song of India", "Marie", "On Treasure Island", and his biggest hit single, "I'll Never Smile Again".
Gerald Joseph Mulligan, also known as Jeru, was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Though primarily known as one of the leading jazz baritone saxophonists—playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz—Mulligan was also a significant arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others. His pianoless quartet of the early 1950s with trumpeter Chet Baker is still regarded as one of the best cool jazz groups. Mulligan was also a skilled pianist and played several other reed instruments. Several of his compositions, such as "Walkin' Shoes" and "Five Brothers", have become standards.
Locksley Wellington "Slide" Hampton is an American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger. Described by critics as a master composer, arranger and uniquely gifted trombone player, Hampton's career is among the most distinguished in jazz. As his nickname implies, Hampton's main instrument is slide trombone, but he also occasionally plays tuba and flugelhorn.
Frode Thingnæs was a Norwegian jazz composer, arranger, conductor and trombone player who formed the Frode Thingnæs Quintet in 1960.
Emory Brace Remington (1892–1971) was a trombonist and music teacher. His unique method made him one of the most well-known and influential trombone educators in history. He was a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra from 1923 to 1949, and on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY from 1922 until his death in 1971.
Jozef "Jos" Cleber was a Dutch trombonist, violinist, conductor, composer, arranger, and producer.
Charlie Spivak was an American trumpeter and bandleader, best known for his big band in the 1940s.
Dutch jazz refers to the jazz music of the Netherlands. The Dutch traditionally have a vibrant jazz scene as shown by the North Sea Jazz Festival as well as other venues.
Melba Doretta Liston was an American jazz trombonist, arranger, and composer. Other than those playing in all-female bands she was the first woman trombonist to play in big bands during the 1940s and 1960s, but as her career progressed she became better known as an arranger, particularly in partnership with pianist Randy Weston. Other major artists with whom she worked include Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, John Coltrane and Count Basie.
An overview of the evolution of Jazz music in Germany reveals that the development of jazz in Germany and its public notice differ from the "motherland" of jazz, the US, in several respects.
Victor Stefan Vogel was a Canadian jazz pianist, composer, arranger, trombonist, and conductor.
Dennis Armitage was a British pianist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and painter. He was a member of the Hazy Osterwald - Sextett (1951–1966) and mainly played the saxophone, although he learnt to play the piano at an early age.
Roy Crimmins was an English jazz trombonist, composer and arranger.
Bent Jædig was a Danish jazz musician. He played tenor saxophone and flute.
Keith Anthony Ceasar Russell, known as Tony Russell, was an English jazz musician and composer, pianist and trombonist. Notably, he worked extensively with Johnny Dankworth and created the score for The Matchgirls, together with writing theme tunes and background music for TV series such as On the Buses and the children's programme The Herbs]. At the end of his life he turned from the jazz idiom to write a setting of a Mass.
Werner Kaegi is a Swiss electronic music composer, musicologist and educator. During the 1960s, he promoted electronic music in his home country. In the 1970s, as a composer and researcher at Utrecht's Institute of Sonology, The Netherlands, he developed pioneering programs in the field of computer-generated music.
Hellmuth Kolbe was a musician and an audio recording and acoustics pioneer.
Georgi Kornazov is a Bulgarian jazz trombonist and composer, who lives in Paris, France.
Samuel Blaser is a Swiss trombonist and composer.