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.

John B. Williams

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Bassist
February 2016 Legend

Johnny Dominquez

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Drummer
August 2019 Legend

Jonathan Leonard

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Juneteenth Historian
June 2011 Legend
Homegoing: 10-07-17

Karen Hernandez

Genre: Jazz
Instrument: Pianist
April 2012 Legend

Kenny Elliott

Genre: Jazz
Instrument: Drummer
July 2020 Legend

Lady “GG” Barrow

Genre: Blues
Instrument: Vocalist
March 2012 Legend

Lee Hartley

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
June 2015 Legend

Leroy Harrison

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Pianist
June 2017 Legend
Homegoing: 06-10-18

Leroy Martinez

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Bass Guitar
June 2019 Legend

Les McCann

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Pianist
August 2013 Legend

Leslie Baker

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Bassist
March 2016 Legend

Lester Lands

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Bassist
January 2019 Legend

Linda Hopkins

Genre: Jazz & Blues
Instrument: Vocalist
May 2010 Legend
Homegoing: 04-10-17

Lorraina Marro

Genre: Jazz & Blues
Instrument: Vocalist
July 2015 Legend

Lou Shoch

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Drummer
July 2016 Legend
Homegoing: 12-06-16

Louie Kabok

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Pianist
October 2018 Legend

Louie Spears

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Bassist
October 2018 Legend
Homegoing: 07-06-20

Lucky Lloyd

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Guitarist
April 2019 Legend

Marguaret Love

Genre:  Jazz & Blues
Instrument: Vocalist
June 2014 Legend

Mark Massey

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Pianist
August 2018 Legend

Marla Gibbs

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
May 2011 Legend

Martha Taylor-LaCroix

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
July 2016 Legend

Mary Bogue

Genre:  Jazz & Blues
Instrument: Vocalist
April 2013 Legend

Mary Stallings

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
March 2019 Legend

Maxine Weldon

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
June 2014 Legend

Merle Krebich

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Venue Promoter
April 2012 Legend

Michael Gliona

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Blues Promoter
December 2018 Legend

Michael Saucier

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Bassist
October 2017 Legend

Michael White

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Violinist
April 2010 Legend
Homegoing: 12-06-16

Mikal Majeed

Genre:  Jazz & Blues
Instrument: Pianist
June 2016 Legend