Famous Black Bandleaders

From the Who2 database of 4,800 musicians, actors, historical figures, and other celebrities:

  • Basie, Count

    Swing bandleader and performer of "One O'Clock Jump"
  • Handy, W.C.

    The composer called "The Father of the Blues"
  • Tatum, Art

    Jazz's too-many-notes piano wizard of the 1930s and '40s

See: Famous African-Americans (for Black History Month)