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.

Roscoe Lee Owens

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Promoter and Historian
June 2014 Legend

Rose Gales

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Pianist
March 2010 Legend
Homegoing: 05-16-20

Rose Mallet

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
June 2016  Legend

Roy Gaines

Genre: Blues
Instrument: Guitarist
August 2012 Legend

Roy McCurdy

Genre: Jazz
Instrument:  Drummer
June 2014 Legend

Ruth Price

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Venue Promoter
June 2014 Legend

Sammy Lee

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Harmonica
April 2019 Legend

Sandy Graham

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument:  Vocalist
May 2012 Legend

Berisford “Shep” Shepherd

Genre:  Jazz & Blues
Instrument: Vocalist
April 2017 Legend
Homegoing: 11-25-18

Sherry Pruitt

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Vocalist
February 2016 Legend

Sherry Williams

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
April 2015 Legend

Sherwood Sledge

Genre:  Jazz & Blues
Instrument: Vocalist
June 2015 Legend

Sonny Green

Genre: Blues
Instrument: Vocalist
June 2016 Legend

Stanley Griggs

Genre: Jazz & Blues
Instrument: Bassist/Vocalist
September 2017 Legend

Stephanie Spruill

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Saxophonist
June 2016 Legend

Stephen Foster

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument:
June 2019 Legend

Steve Rawlins

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Pianist
July 2016 Legend

Sweet Baby J’ai

Genre:  Blues
Instrument: Vocalist
February 2016 Legend

Sybil Coker

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Jazz Educator
June 2011 Legend

Sylvia Boyd

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
July 2015 Legend

Terry Gibbs

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument:  Vibes
April 2015 Legend

Tom Culver

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
May 2017  Legend

Toni Dodd

Genre: Blues
Instrument: Vocalist
September 2019 Legend

Wali Ali

Genre:  Jazz & Blues
Instrument: Guitarist/Vocalist
November 2017 Legend

Wally Holmes

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Flautist
September 2012 Legend

YeVette Stewart

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Vocalist
March 2017 Legend

Yve Evans

Genre:  Jazz
Instrument: Pianist
April 2015 Legend

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Genre:  Jazz
Instrument:
2021 Legend