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MUSICIAN LIST

This index refers to the 227,280 individual jazz musicians (1,418,364 total entries) included in over 246,320 recording sessions detailed in The Jazz Discography Database as of July, 2020.

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Musician nameSessionsRecording YearsInstruments
"Big Chief" Smiley Ricks11992cga
Chief "Smiley" Ricks11992perc
Eddie "Sticks" Ricks31991d
Howard "Smiley" Ricks21991-1996bottle,tamb,cga,vcl,perc
Jeanne Ricks21993-1998backing-vcl,vcl
Jimmy Ricks361946-1965vcl
Jimmy Ricks31964-1965as,ts
John Ricks41921-1929tu,b
Luther Ricks11995d
Philadelphia Jerry Ricks141977-1990g,vcl
Smiley Ricks12009vcl,perc
Waldren Ricks12013tp
Waldron Ricks111992-2019tp
Waldron Mahdi Ricks12016tp
George Rickson221922-1932p,arr
Roger E. Rickson21971-1973cond
Bobby Ricky21944d
Vincent Ricler11944g
Rico12014p
Filiberto Rico11933as
Paul Rico, Jr.21985cga,perc
Raul Rico11996perc
Raul Rico, Jr.11996cga,perc
Ron Rico11954p
Stella Rico11978vcl
Chester Ricord11961perc
Chet Ricord11955d
Bobby Ricotta12000arr,p
Jo Ricotta11948b
Frank Ricotti991964-2013perc,vib,mar,cga,as,d,org,mand,cl,xyl,bgo
Greg Ricoy12018b
Andre Ricros21989-1992cabrette,vcl
Guiseppe Ricupero12016b
Jan Ridd131951-1959p
Tommy Ridde101953-1972vln,vcl
David Riddel22016-2019g
Bobby Riddell11998d
David Riddell11998cond
Don Riddell81954-1956p
Don Riddell21969voice
Greg Riddell12014cello
Gregor Riddell12018electronics,cello
John Riddell12019d
Bill Ridden11978d
Joe Ridder51989-2000saxes,ts,sax,fl
Stefan de Ridder11999g
Soldan Ridderstad11967vcl
Billy Riddick261944-1980tp,melophone
Clyde Riddick51960-1965vcl
Dave Riddick11932tp
Jeff Riddick201949-1980p,vcl,org
Joe Riddick11962d
John Riddick11956b
Johnny Riddick41924-1925p
Malcolm Riddick41966-1968g
Steve Riddick11999vcl
Bob Riddiford11971b
Neale Ridding11995as,sop,fl,ts
Bill Riddle11981d
Bob Riddle31992-2003tb
Charley Riddle11961b
Chris Riddle31978-1981tb,b-tb
Christopher Riddle21972-2002b-tb,dir
Jimmy Riddle11980g,hca
Kirk Riddle31965el-b
Nelson Riddle1731941-1986cond,arr,tb,dir,comp,vcl-arr,ldr,vcl
Phil Riddle22006-2007d
Ron Riddle51970-1981p,d
Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra 21957-1958
Dave Riddles11993bassoon
David Riddles161977-2014reeds,woodwinds,bassoon,perc,sop,fl,cl,contra-a-cl
DJ Ride12008scratch
Breggett Rideau22003-2008vcl
Jeanette Curtis Rideau22010spoken words,spoken word
Florian Ridel12011as,cl
Gregor Ridell12009cello
Keith Riden31973vln
Dalton Ridenhour62012-2014p
Brandon Ridenour22009-2019tp
Brendon Ridenour12009tp
Rich Ridenour12006p
Ray Rideout21995-1997saxes,synt,fl,sop
Red Rideout11990synt,b,keyboards
Rex Rideout191990-2007keyboards,keyboard,d programming,programming,Fende
Jack Rider61957-1966ts,saxes,cl,bar
John Rider21999saxes
Paul Rider21978-1988brass bass hrn,tp
Sylvie Rider12010vcl
The Riders21954vcl
Clyde Ridge11950p
Gary Ridge51991-2000perc,d,kick-d,snare-d
Imogen Ridge12018harp
Kid Ridge21957d
Pete Ridge131959-1970d,snare-d
Dick Ridgeley21956d,perc
Tonya Ridgely11996fl
Andrew Ridgeway11990rhythm-g
Don Ridgeway11976el-b
Frank Ridgeway11996tp
Karyn Ridgeway11984tb
Nigel Ridgeway21985-1986d
Spider Ridgeway141958-1980d
Dick Ridgley21952perc
Tommy Ridgley11951vcl
William "Baba" Ridgley11925tb
Norris Ridguard11971tb,tp,vcl
Max Ridgway41989-1996g-synt,g,el-g,prepared-g
Stanard Ridgway11985vcl
Alejandro Ridilenir12004g
Al Riding21946tb
Myra Ridinger12000cello
Jim Ridl821981-2018p,el-p,keyboards,synt
Kathy Ridl12002viola,accor
Calvin Ridle21962b
Susanna Ridler32002-2012vcl,arr,electronics
Carroll Ridley21939ts
Ethel Ridley61923-1925vcl
Greg Ridley61971b
Larry Ridley851957-2003b,el-b
Lynn Ridley12012fl,sax
Matt Ridley72010-2018b
Max Ridley22017-2019b
Michael Ridley61968-2002tp
Steve Ridley11994perc
Stretch Ridley101942-1950ts,reeds
Greg Ridlington21995tenor-fl,sax
Elizabeth Ridolfi12006viola
Humberto Ridolfi12006vln
Rudolph Ridolfi211947-1948strings
Aldo Ridone11979p,el-p
Alex Ridout12018tp,flhrn
Alexandra Ridout12017tp,flhrn
Mark Ridout21994-2006g
Tim Ridout12015cl,ts
Tom Ridout12017alto-recorder,sop,b-recorder,ts
Dominique Ridoux21998tp
Charlie Ridpath11996as
Dave Ridyard31969-1978cl
David Ridyard51969-1990cl
Pepito Riebe11951bgo
Peter Riebeck11989vcl
Margrit Rieben91990-2003d,electronics,singing saw
Ingo Rieber11999tb
Ingrid Rieber12004vcl
Nathan Riebli12011tu
Rene Riebli12011as
Piotrz Riechert31998-2001viola
Willi Riechsteiner11994g
Willie Riechsteiner21993-1996g,keyboards
Kristen Rieck11984vcl
Marcus Rieck102000-2011d
Katja Rieckermann12006as
Bob Ried11973b
Georg Ried11981tb
Paul Ried11998p
Ron Ried11997steel-d
Andy Riedel32001-2005g
Bob Riedel41940cl
Georg Riedel4151953-2017b,arr,cello,cond,comp,perc,g,bj,vln,dir,bn,spk
Jeannette Riedel21981-1982vln
Kaj Riedel21998-1999tp,flhrn
Kurt Riedel171971-2000d,perc,handclaps
Lothar Riedel21949-1956tp
Rainer Riedel21964-1965d
Mandi Riedelbauch31976-1980bassoon,fl,sax,as,ts
Manfred Riedelsperger12000perc
Diego Riedemann12009g
Sandro Riedener22005-2006tp
Gilles-Vincent Rieder11992d
Guenther Rieder61988ts,sop,fl,sax
James Riederich21941-1942tp
Pieter Riedijk11995tb
Ron Riedijk11986g
Angelika Riedl31994-1997bassoon,reeds
Florian Riedl22002-2007as
Frank Riedl51949-1953bar,as
Franz Xaver Riedl11954bar
Roger Riedlbauer12011g
Jan Riedlebauch11972fl
Ilse Riedler92000-2017ts,sop,fl,b-cl,cl,saxes,sax,reeds
Hans Riedwyl12009bj
Bob Riefe11987tp
Ben Rieff31992-1993b-tb
Eddie Rieff11964d
Chris Rieger12000as
David Rieger11980ts
Dave Riegert11994d
Chris Riegger11999as,cl
Daniel Riegler82005-2016tb,tp
Gabriele Riegler11997b-cl,ts
Robert Riegler141988-2001b,el-b,pic-b,6-string-b
Amiel Riehard11970perc
Oliver "Duke" Riehl41923-1924ts,as,bcl,b-cl,bassax
Eric Riehm11998ts
Karl Riehm11982org
Mathis Riehm12005d,perc
Rolf Riehm31979-1982as,synt,eng-hrn,vcl,p,melodica,harpsichord,el-org
Rennan Rieke12010b
Herman Rieken181987-1999perc,d
Dave Riekenberg391979-2019ts,fl,bar,saxes,cl,sop,sax,as,reeds,b-cl
Dave Riekenbert12006fl,ts
Michael Riekenbrauck11991as
Dave Rieker11985b
Alex Riel2831957-2016d,perc,gong
Renate van Riel11993vln
Eric Glick Rieman32004-2010el-p,p,theremin,org,prepared-el-p,synt
Katja Riemann12013vcl
Becky Riemer11974vcl
Stefan Riemer21981-1982b
Susanne Riemer21996-1998tp
Ringela Riemke12007cello
Dieter Riempp111963-1984tb
Liesbeth Riemslag51984-1993sousa,tu,b
Rienk Rienks12014comp,p
George Riens61971d
Bill Rients21973vcl
Tim Rients21973vln
Carmine Rienzi12000vcl
Manfred Rieper21983-1984d
Hubert Riepl11994fl
Hannes Riepler22017-2019g,el-g
Pablo Rieppi22007-2010perc
Daniel Riera12006fl
Albrecht Riermeier101977-1995perc,vib,d,mar
Barry Ries591971-2014tp,d,flhrn
Jasia Ries12005voice,vln
Martin Ries32003-2006d
Tanja Ries11997vcl
Tim Ries1151981-2017ts,sop,fl,as,alto-fl,cl,sax,bar,saxes,reeds,b-cl,b-fl,arr,comp,woodwinds
Gabriel Riesco12008g
Jean-Luc Riesen91990-2007b,el-b,el-g
Bastien Rieser12017tp
Dan Rieser241990-2019d,perc
Dani Rieser12000p
Leo Riesman11935dir
Bianca Riesner12011cello
Ab van Riessen41981-1987cnt,arr
Michael Riessler301986-2011b-cl,cl,sopranino,as,sax,Eb-cl,contrabass-cl,bar,B
Karin Riessner21983-1984vcl
Joe Riestra21935b
Pepito Riestra41958-1963cga,perc
Hans van Riet31958-1985b,tb,sousa
Freddy Rietdijk91945-1973vln
Derek Rieth12009perc
Heiner Rieth61952-1955vln
Jan Rietman31971-1973p,org-synt
Egon Rietmann81996-2016tb,bar,euph
Egon Rietmanni12010tb
Bas Rietmeijer22011-2015b
Bas Rietmeyer21993-1996b,el-b
Heinrich Rietmuller11949p
Elio Rietti421922-1929p,ldr
Raul Rietti11927d
Ben Rietveld11975b,el-b
Benjamin Rietveld11988b
Benny Rietveld391988-2016b,el-b
Boni Rietveld11984tp
Dick Rietveld21985-1995vcl
Wim Rietveld11998slide-g,dobro
Yannick Rieu441987-2019ts,sop,sampling,reeds,sax
Carole Rieussec21999-2003electroacoustic devices,electronics
Dominique Rieux61994-2016tp,flhrn
L. Rieves12013g
Richard Rieves12001fhr
Frands Rifbjerg281996-2019d,perc
Klaus Rifbjerg11963spk
Aslan Rife12001perc
Sylvain Rifflet162000-2017ts,cl,alto-fl,sop,b-cl,saxes
Guillermo Riffo11974vib,arr,dir
Ned Rifken22005-2006vcl
Hanna Rifkin12007vcl
Joshua Rifkin41968-1980p,cond
Marty Rifkin41989-2018pedal steel-g,dobro,pedal-steel-g
Campbell Riga11990saxes
Gianni Riga11993ts
Lou Rigani12009vcl
Jean-Yves Rigaud61973-1982vln,el-vln
Olivier Rigaud12001b
Pierre Rigaud51973-1988ts,sop,bar,as,mouthpiece,g,tp
Cecile Rigazio11997vcl
Luca Rigazio11989d
Steve Rigazzi52000-2005b,el-b
David Rigby21983vib,ts
Dick Rigby11977tb
Jason Rigby351996-2018ts,sop,cl,fl,b-cl,saxes,as,reeds,vcl,wood-fl
Joe Rigby61976-2009ts,sop,fl,sopranino-sax,as,sopranino,bar
Lauren Riley Rigby22008-2011cello
Paul J. Rigby11994d,ldr,perc
Sheryl Rigby21986-1987tb
Will Rigby11994d
Reg Rigden61944-1949cnt,tp
Jean Rige11956g
Al Rigeon21943ts
Stephan Rigert101990-2011perc,cga,d,vcl
Dave Rigg12004tp
Stefano Rigg22003ts,sop
Beat Riggenbach11995ts
Chris Riggenbach51996-1998b
Giacomo Riggi12011vib
Stefano Riggi101993-2013ts,sop
Dennis Riggins51985-2005as,ts,saxes,woodwinds
Emmanuel Riggins91970-1996org,el-p,p,DX7,clavinet
Karriem Riggins411994-2018d,perc,b,d-mix,sleigh bells,samples
Tim Riggins41982-1992tb
Paul Riggio41999-2003fhr
Roberto Riggio12004vln
Roberto Paolo Riggio12018vln
Arthur Riggs21949p
Chuck Riggs771977-2013d
Earl Riggs11928d,vcl
Henry Riggs111944-1952d
Ian Riggs21999-2000b
James Riggs211991-2008dir
Jim Riggs161969-1998as,saxes,reeds,sop,fl,pic,dir,woodwinds
Joe Riggs241961-1969as,cl
Michael Riggs12001p
Rodney Riggs11992caterwauling
Tommy Riggs11938vcl
Ettore Righello321960-1993p,arr,el-p
Augusto Righetti11964g
Ennio Righetti12014g
Matteo Righetto12004viola
Bobo Righi11994fretless-b
William Righi51946-1985ts,cl
Edoardo Righini22005-2007g
William Righl11979ts,cl
Edna Right11993background vcl
Norman Right11968vcl
Robert "Choclate" Right11977d
Jane Rigler52005-2016fl,pic,alto-fl,bass-fl,quarter-tone-fl,C-fl
Benny Rigman251970-1999sop,p,cl,ts,sop+ts
Hugo Rignold651925-1960vln,vcl,viola solo,ldr,cond
Miss Rignold11939vcl
Ross Rignold11974d
Hector Rigo12008b
Jan Rigo11982g
Leonardo Rigo12004b
Sandor Rigo41991-2004ts,cl,as,sax
Lorenzo Rigobello12001p
Nadia Rigolet12004vln
Marco Rigoletti42002-2007tp,flhrn
Carl Rigoli21975-2008d,vib
Sergio Rigon381967-1988bar,fl,ts,as,cl,saxes,reeds,b-cl,sax
Manuel Rigoni11971d
Ben Rigor21978-1999as
Lennie Rigor21978-1999b
Francisco Rigores21983-1993coro,vcl,perc
Marcel Rigot61957-1962b
Alex Rigowski11994el-g
Clarke Rigsby31996-2007g
Rick Rigsby22002-2003b,el-b
Bob Rigter21987-2000ts,bar
Dick Rigter11978tb
Simon Rigter221996-2018ts,reeds,bar,b-cl,sax
Wil Rigter51958-1961d
Richard Riguera11992perc
Mogens Rihn11998tp
Nicolas Rihs11990bassoon
Aarne Riikonen12009perc
Matti Riikonen71977-2013tp
Domenico Riina31995-2004tp
Domenico e Faro Riina11986tb
Fabio Riina11995tp
Faro Riina21989tp
Nino Riina21989tp
Joonas Riippa142003-2019d,perc,other inst,pocket-tp,hrn,glock,tp
Ville Riippa12004org
Amdi Riis11937p
Jakob Riis221989-2008tb,laptop,arr,var. instruments, electronics
Jesper Riis431992-2014tp,flhrn,arr,cond
Karen Riis11994tb
Niels Aage Riis11996d
Ole Peter Riis111994-2000tb,arr
Peter Riis11996ts
Rasmus Riis22005el-p,p,electronics,perc
Anders Riis Hansen11989rhythm-g
Peder Riis-Jensen12000claves
Jimmi Riise11999ts,sop
Jon Riise12004d
Jon Magne Riise22005d
Knut Riisnaes731966-2019ts,fl,sop,sax,arr,as,saxes,strings-arr,woodwinds,cl,dir
Odd Riisnaes161982-2003ts,sop,fl,p,arr,saxes,sax
Mario Rijavec61960-1964p,arr
Jorgen van Rijen12007tb
Jeroen de Rijk141991-2014perc,4
Marijn de Rijk31961-1962b
Henri Rijken12013marimba
Frans Rijkers11939g
Peter Rijkhoff161972-1981p
Fedor Rijkov22000choir
Francesca Rijks12019vln
Peter Rijkx12000fl,pic
Carel van Rijn81974-2013b,g,b-g,el-b
Ferdy van Rijn21983-1986tu
Jan van Rijn41974-1977tp
Tom van Rijn11969p
Ton van Rijn11984tb
Cees Rijnbende11968d
Henk Rijnberg201960-1993d
John Rijnen301977-1998b
Hans van Rijnsoever21984-1987b
Joao Rijo12007d
Tony Rijos12008g
Rijou12002perc
Karel Rijper561954-1986tp,tu
Hil Rijsewijk41977-1986cl,as,ts,bar,sop,bassax
Ulf van Rijswijk21949-1957b
Angela van Rijthoven11991vcl
Jan van Rijthoven21978-1980tb
Gus Rikard11973el-b
James Rikard21928cl
C. Rikato11997vcl
Rike11990vcl
Martin Rike11971tb
Korey Riker12012bar
Wayne Riker12009g
Marco Rikeri11982b
Makoto Rikitake11999d
Bert Rikker11978cl
Tom Rikker11978tp
Victor Rikker11994d
Vladimir Rikker51994-1997b,b-g
Ferdinand Rikkers101960-1989b,perc
Piet Rikkers41960-2007b
Yonatan Riklis22010-2011p
John Rile12014d
Holbrook Riles12013d
Johnnie Riles12005ts
Riley42000vcl
Adam Riley22000-2005d,perc
Alan Riley11991b
Audrey Riley12001el-cello
Barlow Riley11976g
Ben Riley3031958-2013d,perc,gong,bass-drum
Bernard Riley11991vib,perc
Beverly (Gregory) Riley21996-2000vcl,backing vcl
Bill Riley21958-1962g,b
Billy Lee Riley11951g,hca
Bob Riley11985el-d,d-programming
Carlton Riley41948tb
Carolyn Riley41998-2015viola,vla
Chris Riley11984vcl
Colin Riley22003-2009p,electronics,cond,cello
Crystabel Riley32017-2018perc
Daniel C. Riley11977tb
Dave Riley21989-2009arr,g,vcl,dir
Dave "Yahni" Riley, Jr.12009b
Dean Riley21975-1977b
Doug Riley771967-2008p,org,keyboards,el-p,arr,keyboard,clavinet,harpsichord,vln,synt,el-org
Eric Riley11992backing-vcl
Frank Riley71932-1933vcl
George Riley11981vln
Greg Riley81996-2010ts,sax,sop,b-cl,fl,bar
Gyan Riley72013-2019g,el-g,ac-g,classical-g
Harry Riley11970saxes
Herlin Riley1761984-2018d,perc,tamb,vcl,p,b,wbd,ta,backing vcl
Herman Riley811966-2006ts,fl,sop,reeds,cl,saxes,bar,as,sax,woodwinds,b-cl
Howard Riley981960-2019p,arr,3 pianos
Hugh Riley21986-1987g
J.D. Riley11979clavinet,el-p
Jack Riley21970-1972tb
Jack Riley11966p
Jeff Riley12004cl,b-cl
Jim Riley171953-1999as,ts,arr,reeds,fl
Jim Riley61942-1950p
Jim Riley51969-1970shaker,perc,cga
Jim Riley161985-2000bj,vcl,whistle
Jim Riley11996tu
Joe Riley71936-1949ts
John Riley1081976-2019d,perc,backing vcl
John Riley12003bassoon,ts
Judge Riley61947-1951d
Justin Riley12002tb
Kelly Riley11983electronics
Lauren Riley22005-2006cello
Lauria Riley21981-1993cello
Lee Riley41923-1925cnt
Lewis Riley101986-2015keyboards,p
Lyndon Riley11997tp
Mark Riley31982-1983d
Marlowe Riley12000backing-vcl
Melvin Riley12005p,g
Michael Riley11990vcl
Mike Riley281935-1939tb,vcl,dir,mel
Mike Riley61970-1974g
Mykaell Riley11988d,vcl
Norman Riley11980synt,vcl
Pat Riley11980g
Patt Riley12012backing-vcl
Russ Riley12011gong,d,darbuka
Rusty Riley11991d,perc
Sherrilynn Riley21993-1994vcl
Sheryl Riley12005vcl
Sirena Riley12008vcl
Stephen Riley401995-2019ts,sop,cl,alto-cl
Steve Riley12013sousa
Stuart Riley41988b
Teddy Riley131974-1990tp,vcl,flhrn,ldr
Terry Riley21963-2000p,comp,tape manipulator,harpsichord,vcl
Tim Riley11983d,vcl

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