A look at the incredible careers and lives of the jazz artists who created some of the finest jazz ever recorded.
The list does not include performers associated with traditional, big band, vintage, blues, funk, acid jazz or jazz rock but concentrates on those who were involved in the "modern" jazz idiom from the late 1940s and beyond.
This covers small group artists who were part of the "bebop", 1950s west coast "cool" scene and mainstream jazz styles.
The personalities listed are those who are regularly featured on "Jazz on Tuesday" on Golden Days Radio - 95.7FM Tuesday nights 8pm to 11pm.
To find a particular artist click on Jazz Profiles - A to Z