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.

Mo Beeks

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Organist
October 2019 Legend

Mon David

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
June 2017 Legend

Mothership Otha Blair

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
March 2019 Legend

Munyungo Jackson

Genre: Jazz
Instrument: Percussionist
July 2020 Legend

Myrna Daniels

Genre: Jazz
Instrument:
June 2016  Legend

Nolan Shaheed

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Trumpeter
July 2016 Legend

Pat Prescott

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Radio Personality
July 2017 Legend

Pat Sligh

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
April 2015 Legend

Phil Ranelin

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Trombonist
July 2010 Legend

Phil Upchurch

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Guitarist
July 2011 Legend

Phil Wright

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Pianist
June 2010 Legend

Phyllis Battle

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
June 2015 Legend

Phyllis Causey

Genre: Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
July 2016 Legend

Pinky Winters

Genre: Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
April 2019 Legend

Piper Alvez

Genre: Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
September 2012 Legend

Putter Smith

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Bassist
May 2019 Legend

Queen Bey

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument:
March 2012 Legend

Quentin Dennard

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Drummer
June 2010 Legend

Ray Brooks

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument:  Guitarist
June 2019 Legend

Red Holloway

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument:  Saxophonist
December 2011 Legend
Homegoing: 02-25-12

Rene Fisher Mims

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
September 2017  Legend

Retha Spencer

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument:
 June 2015  Legend

Rich Eames

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Pianist
July 2016 Legend

Richard Reid

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Bassist
September 2012  Legend

Richard Simon

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Bassist
December 2017  Legend

Richard A. Williams, MD

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Saxophonist
June 2012 Legend

Rickey Woodard

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Bassist
September 2013 Legend

Roland Holmes

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Pianist
June 2011 Legend
Homegoing: 03-05-19

Ronald Myers

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Trumpeter
June 2011 Legend
Homegoing: 09-10-18

Rosa Lee Brooks

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Vocalist
June 2015 Legend