Jazz has achieved worldwide preeminence as an indigenous American music and art form, bringing forth a unique American musical synthesis and culture through the African-American experience.  Blues is a music genre and musical form which was originated in the Deep South of the United States around the 1860s by African-Americans from roots in African musical traditions, African-American work songs, and spirituals.

Franklin Bell

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Blues Venue Promoter
January 2019 Legend

Gary “Dap” Gipson

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Drummer
April 2019 Legend

George Bohanon

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Trombonist
May 2011 Legend

George Gilliam

Genre: Jazz
Instrument: Guitarist
June 2016 Legend

Gerald Wilson

Genre: Jazz
Instrument: Big Band Leader
July 2012 Legend
Homegoing: 09-08-14

Gilda Green-Hagood

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Historian
June 20120 Legend

Glen Doll

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Harmonica Player
September 2019 Legend

Gloria Cadena

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Club Venue Promoter
August 2012 Legend

Gloria Hendry

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
July 2015 Legend

Grant Geismann

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Guitarist
November 2017 Legend

Gregg Wright

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Guitarist
September 2019 Legend

Guitarist Shorty

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Guitarist
July 2016 Legend

HB Barnum

Genre: Jazz & Blues
Instrument: Pianist
June 2014 Legend

Henry Franklin

Genre: Jazz & Blues
Instrument: Bassist
April 2012 Legend

Howlett Smith

Genre:  Jazz & Blues
Instrument: Pianist
May 2012 Legend
Homegoing: 11-24-19

Jack LeCompte

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Drummer
May 2012 Legend
Homegoing: 09-16-18

Jammin “Jai Rich” Richardson

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Radio Personlaity
May 2011 Legend
Homegoing: 10-31-12

James Janisse

Genre:  Jazz & Blues
Instrument: Radio Personality
June 2014 Legend

James Leary

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Bassist
April 2013 Legend

Jean Shy

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
July 2015 Legend

Jeff Dale

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Harmonica Player
September 2019 Legend

Jeffrey Winston

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Historian
June 2014 Legend

JeJ’e Burton

Genre:  Jazz & Blues
Instrument: Vocalist
June 2015 Legend

Jessica Taylor

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
July 2015 Legend

Jimmie James Smith

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Drummer
April 2015 Legend

Jimmy McConnell

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Trumpet & Big Band Leader
June 2015 Legend

Jimmy Spencer

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
February 2017 Legend

Job Striles

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Guitarist
October 2019 Legend

Jody Jaress

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
April 2015 Legend

Joe Kincaid

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Guitarist
August 2017 Legend