Aliases/nicknames/
pseudonyms/real names

 
  
... of musicians in Jazz

Many Jazz musicians have aliases - you´ll find some here that
are not commonly used (for example on records)
alias/nickname/
pseudonym/real name
commonly used name
Abdullah Ibn Bahaina
Art Blakey (dr)
Bags
Milt Jackson (vib)
Big Sid
Sid Catlett (dr)
Bird / Yardbird / Charlie Chan
Charlie Parker (as)
Blind Willie Dunn / Salvatore Massaro
Eddie Lang (g)
Butter
Quentin Jackson (tb)
Cannonball
Julien "Cannonball" Adderley (as)
Diz /John Birks Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie (tp)
Django
Jean Baptiste "Django" Reinhardt (g)
Dollar Brand
Abdullah Ibrahim (p)
Edward Gregory
Sahib Shihab (bs, fl, as, ss)
Fatha
Earl "Fatha" Hines (p)
Fritz Jones
Ahmad Jamal (p)
Hamp
Lionel Hampton (vib)
Hannibal
("Hannibal") Marvin Peterson (tp)
Hawk, Bean
Coleman Hawkins (ts)
Hootie
Jay McShann (p)
Jug
Gene Ammons (ts)
Kenneth Norville
Red Norvo (vib)
Klook / Liaquat Ali Salaam
Kenny Clarke (dr)
Lady Day
Billie Holiday (voc)
Le Sony´r Ra / Herman "Sonny" Blount
Sun Ra (p)
Leo Morris
Idris Muhammad (dr)
Leonard Graham
Idrees Sulieman (tp, as)
Lester Polfus
Les Paul (g)
Lillie Mae Jones
Betty Carter (voc)
Little Benny
Benny Harris (tp)
Little Giant
Johnny Griffin (ts)
Little Jazz
Roy Eldridge (tp)
Lockjaw
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (ts)
Long Tall Dexter
Dexter Gordon (ts)
Mahavishnu
John McLaughlin (g)
Melvin Sokoloff
Mel Lewis (dr)
Milton M. Rajonski
Shorty Rogers (tp, fl-h)
Mr. Cleanhead
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (as)
Mule
Major Holley (b)
Nathaniel Adams Coles
Nat King Cole (p, voc)
NHOP
Niels-Henning ěrsted-Pedersen (b)
Octupus
Tal Farlow (g)
Peter Chatman
Memphis Slim (p)
Prez / Pres / The President
Lester Young (ts)
Rabbit
Johnny Hodges (as, ss)
Rahsaan
Roland Kirk (ts, fl, cl, ...)
Robert Chudnick
Red Rodney (tp)
Roffe
Rolf Ericson (tp)
Satchmo / Pops / Satchelmouth
Louis Armstrong (tp, co)
Smack
Fletcher Henderson (p)
Sphere / The High Priest
Thelonious Monk (p)
Spoon
Jimmy Witherspoon (voc)
Sulaimon Saud
McCoy Tyner (p)
Sweets
Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp)
Swee´ Pea
Billy Strayhorn (p)
The Cat
Jimmy Smith (org)
The Count
Count Basie (p)
The Duke
Duke Ellington (p)
The Master
John Coltrane (ts)
Tootie / Kuumba
Albert/Al Heath (dr)
William Evans
Yusef Lateef (ts, as, fl, ob)
X-tine
Billiy Eckstine (voc)



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