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MUSICIAN LIST

This index refers to the 218,316 individual jazz musicians (1,363,815 total entries) included in over 237,215 recording sessions detailed in The Jazz Discography Database as of June, 2018.

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Musician nameSessionsRecording YearsInstruments
C. Williams11935kazoo,vcl
C.I. Williams21977-1995as,fl
C.T. Williams11993as
Cameron Williams11952p
Carl Williams, Jr.31974vcl
Carol Williams11953org,p
Cathy Williams31974-1979p,clavinet,voice,org,glockenspiel,vcl,keyboard
Cec Williams21946-1956cl,as,reeds
Charles Williams221943-2015narration,vcl,p,as,d,arr,background vcl,g,backing-vcl,synt,tb
Charles Williams61947-1959d
Charles Williams181958-1995as,fl,cl,pic,ts
Charles Williams41945-1976tb
Charles "C.I." Williams11994as
Charles "Hungry" Williams71950-1959d,vcl
Charles James Williams11968as
Chas. James Williams31968as,vcl
Chas. Williams, Jr.31966-1967b
Chauncey Williams81959-1961d
Chink Williams31951-1952d
Chocolate Williams41941-1952b,vcl
Chris Williams211966-2016as,tb,wbd,cnt,perc,sax,mellophone,vcl,ts
Chris Williams21985-1988tp
Christina Williams41995vcl
Christopher Williams21966-1999vln,vcl
Chuck Williams31947-1952d
Cinda Williams11990vcl
Cindy Williams21999vcl
Clarence Williams3401921-1947p,vcl,dir,jug,bj,comments,gourd,arr,org,reed,poss 2nd p,j,celeste,talking,woodblocks,kazoo,speech,dialogue
Clarence Williams51950-2005bar,el-b
Claude Williams511929-1999vln,vcl,g,fiddle,el-b,el-g, vcl
Claude Williams21971-1973tp,cl,perc
Claude "Fiddler" Williams31994-2000vln
Claudine Williams11980p
Clay Williams11950vcl
Cleveland Williams11953vcl
Cleveland Williams11953ts
Cliff Williams91927-1977d,vcl,reeds
Cliff Williams21976el-b
Clora Williams11981vcl
Clyde Williams11956vcl
Col Williams111949-1976tb
Colin Williams12007voice
Colly Williams11961vcl
Cootie Williams5561928-1978tp,vcl,dir,announcer,tb
Cordy Williams51921-1923vln,vcl
Coretta Williams11999backing-vcl
Corky Williams51928-1935p,vcl
Cornell Williams31986-1999backing-vcl,vcl,b,el-b
Cornell "C" Williams11999vcl,b
Courtney Williams261938-1957tp
Craig Williams21982-1996perc
Curley Williams11969b
Curly Williams101966-1973g,bj
Curtis Williams11995keyboards
D.D. Williams22004perc
D.E. Williams11970space mel
Dacy Williams11961g
Dafydd Williams12011as
Dale Williams91974-1979el-g,g,handclapping,vcl,perc,el-b
Dan Williams12009b
Daniel Williams51946-1947as
Danny Williams341971-1978tb,vcl,cnt
Daoud David Williams41997-2006perc
Daoud-David Williams71992-2001perc,ldr
Darren Williams71983-2007d,ts
Darrien Williams12011g
Dave Williams71947-2009d,tp,tb,b,unknown,el-b
Dave Williams51950-1985d,perc
Dave Williams51952-1973p,vcl
Dave Williams61977-1979reeds,woodwinds,ts,arr
Dave Williams21959-1963tp
Dave "Fat Cat" Williams11978p
Dave "Fat Man" Williams121959-1981p,vcl
Davey Williams611976-2006g,el-g,bj,slide-g,as,mand,musical-toy,electronics,6-motored JPW,objects,12-strg-slide-g,prollotone,drumjo,baseball glove,arm-pit,ac-g,effects,fretless-g,motorized fish,tape measure,b-g,vcl
Davey Williams11956d
David Williams1711970-2016b,g,el-b,perc,as,vln,synt,el-g
David Williams31984-1991tb,g
David "Baba" Williams51938-1940as,ts
David T. Williams11974b,el-b
Daw Williams12009b
Dawn Williams11999vcl
Debbie Williams12001vcl
Delores Williams11943vcl
Delores King Williams22001-2012vcl
Denali Williams12008d
Denedra Williams11993tp
Deniece Williams31995-2016vcl,comp
Denise Williams71976-1987vcl,arr,vcl group,background vcl
Dennis Williams21985-2007p,background vcl,keyboards
Derek Williams11991tb
Derrick "Doc" Williams12011el-g
Devonia Williams541948-1956p,org,vcl
Diane Williams21981-2008vcl
Dick Williams171949-1996vcl,cnt,voice,tp,flhrn
Dienann Williams11999backing-vcl
Don williams251975-2014d,perc,vcl,tb
Donald Williams71951vcl
Donald J. Williams11998perc
Dootsie Williams81948-1954tp
Dorothy Williams91926-1927vcl
Doug Williams61982-2000tb,vcl
Doug E. Williams21969-1971tp,mell,flhrn,dance,vcl
Douglas Williams81928-1930cl
Dr. Odie Williams12005tp
Dr. Odies Williams, III41987-1994tp,flhrn
Dr. Richard Allen Williams32007-2009tp,flhrn
Duane Jingo Williams12008perc
Dustin Williams32006-2008tp
Dwayne Williams22010-2011perc
Earl Williams321957-1998d,perc
Earl Williams61951-1959vcl
Earl Williams11953p
Ed Williams12008b
Ed "Lump" Williams11974b,perc,el-b
Eddie Williams341947-2009tp,b,ts,d,flhrn,sop
Eddie Williams291944-1974b
Eddie Williams191937-1961ts,cl,as,vcl,bar
Eddie Williams71951-1962d
Eddie Williams11991as
Eddy Williams41954-1959ts,vcl
Eddy Williams11990d
Edgar Williams21924-1967b,tb
Edna Williams21943-1946tp,vcl
Edward Williams21967perc
Edward Williams, III12004b
Edwin Williams121974-1997tb
Edwin Williams21961ts
Edwin Williams11986b
Eileina Williams12005vcl
Eldee Williams421962-1969ts,saxes
Elen Williams11983tb
Elijah Williams, Jr.11980g
Ellis Williams11929hca
Elmer Williams471927-1950ts,cl,sax,bt
Elsie Williams11937vcl
Emile Williams21946org,accor
Emmett Williams11990vcl
Eric W. Williams11996perc
Ernest Williams11937ts,cl
Ernest Williams11998d
Ernie Williams81940-1958b,vcl,d,tp
Ernie Williams41955-1957arr,b
Ester Williams11961poss vcl
Esther Williams21996-2002vcl
Eustace Williams31999-2005b
Evelyn Williams11988bar
Fayette Williams61923-1929tb
Felicity Williams32012-2016voice
Fess Williams311925-1941cl,as,vcl,dir,speech
Flemming Williams11972vcl
Florence Williams11998backing-vcl
Floyd Williams41955-1964d
Floyd "Horsecollar" Williams71941-1964as,ts,arr
Fran Williams11988vcl
Franc Williams81967-1977tp,flhrn
Frances Williams11933vcl
Francis Williams1081946-1983tp,flhrn
Frank Williams151941-2011ts,d,tp,tb,clapper,perc
Frank Williams41988perc
Frank Williams21989-1993ts,as
Frank "Squirrel" Williams21995-2000cga,shacqure,shekere
Frank "Sweet" Williams51951-1960p,d
Fred Williams191941-2000ts,bar,p
Fred Williams91937-1940d
Fred Williams101959-1990b,el-b
Fred Williams11946unknown inst.
Freddie Williams21969-1974vcl
Freddy Williams221934-1951ts,cl,as,reeds,woodwinds,saxes
G.Q. Williams11981p
Gabriel Williams11954d
Gareth Williams451995-2014p,el-p,g,arr,keyboards,org,backing-vcl,vcl,vib
Garey Williams31997-2011d
Gary Williams12005g
Gene Williams241947-1995vcl,programming,keyboards
Geoff Williams51954-1989p,tp,perc
George Williams3791941-1993arr,cond,dir,p,vcl
George Williams21925-1930bj,g,vcl
George Williams11946p
George Williams201923-1930vcl
George Williams31924-1951cl,as,ts
George Williams31954-1956d,cga
George Williams31919-1922tb
Gerald Williams12001d
Gerry Williams31961-1962cl
Glenn Williams11999d
Graig Williams31982-1983tb
Greg Williams261975-2016b,fhr,el-b,d
Greg Williams51975-1991fhr,tb
Greg Williams31971-1972d
Greg "Vibrations" Williams11996d
Gregory Williams61984-2009fhr,b
Gregory Williams11974flhrn
Gregory Williams11991d
Gussie Williams11932vcl
Guy Williams11925bj,vcl
Guy Williams11953tb
Hank Williams, Jr.31970-1984vcl
Hannah Williams101926-1947vcl
Harold Williams11969b
Harold Ivory Williams131972-1977el-p,synt,mini-moog,org,keyboards
Harry Williams41923-1933d,wbd,vcl
Harry Williams, Jr.11974vcl
Heloise Williams11999fl,vcl
Henderson Williams21949tp,p
Henry Williams11926vcl
Henry Williams21947-1950d
Herb Williams11949d
Herbie Williams51954-1976tp,flhrn
Heshima Williams11980b
Heshima Mark Williams61975-2015b,el-b,vcl
Hiroko Williams62008-2014vcl
Hod Williams11937dir
Horsecollar Williams11945as
Howard Williams61958-2003p,tb,arr
Howard Williams11961tb
Howard Williams11965b
Howie Williams21957tb
Huw Williams22012-2016b
Ian Williams51958-2008d,keyboards,tp, strings
Idella Williams11961g,vcl
Ike Williams101923-1985tp,tu,flhrn
Ike "Diz" Williams12000tp
Ira Williams11973d
Ira "House" Williams11944vcl
Irene Williams11947vcl
Irv Williams151974-2013ts,as,sax,el-sax
Irving Williams11932p
Irving "Punchy" Williams11962b
Ivory Williams11927tu,b
J.C. Williams21972b-cl,sax
J.Mayo Williams11950dir
J.W. Williams11985b
Jabbo Williams11960tp
Jabo Williams11932p
Jack Williams101939-1973tb,d
Jack Williams11958cl
Jack Williams11977el-b
Jackie Williams1061934-2014d,tamb
Jamelle Williams42009-2015tp
James Williams1611976-2016p,org,arr,d,el-p,synt,vcl
James Williams51945-2010d,tb
James Williams81944-1945tb
James "D Train" Williams11993vcl
James "D-Train" Williams121959-2014vcl,backing-vcl,backing vcl,p,background vcl
Jamire Williams152006-2012d
Jan Williams41964-1995perc,vib,cga
Jane Williams12000vcl
Jane Kelly Williams12004vcl
Jason Williams22003-2004d,tp,perc
Jay Jay Williams12001d
Jean Williams11975b
Jean-Sebastien Williams22009-2010g
Jeanette Williams19999-0000vcl
Jeff Williams891972-2017d,perc,el-p,cga
Jeff Williams21992-1995tb
Jeff Williams22001-2002g,b
Jeff Williams21985-1989synt,p,tp
Jeremy Williams21993-1996vln
Jerome Williams12000backing-vcl,backing-vcl-arr,g
Jerrard Williams12007vcl
Jerry Williams241956-1990d,perc,cl,vib,bgo,tymp
Jerry Williams11963cl,as
Jerry D. Williams21960-1993d,perc
Jess Williams11941g
Jesse Williams241979-2014b,d,el-b,vcl
Jesse Williams11990vcl,b
Jessica Williams1351976-2016p,synt,d,b,perc,comp,keyboards,bells,whistle,el-p,org,synt-bottle-fl,fl,whistles,synt big band,synt-horns,vib,finger-d, synt-fl,synt-b,cga,prob p,computers,vcl
Jessica Williams71988-2013vcl
Jessie Williams31994-2008voice,backing-vcl,b
Jim Williams21958-1984tu,vcl
Jim Williams11996tp
Jim "Whip" Williams11982vcl
Jim Williams, Jr.21963perc
Jimmie Williams11999perc
Jimmy Williams171937-2002g,cl,ts,tb,p,as
Jimmy Williams11928b
Jimmy Williams21958p
Jo Jo Williams21959-1961d
Joanne Williams11976vcl
Jock Williams11971tb
Jody Williams61955-1962g,vcl
Joe Williams2191943-1998vcl
Joe Williams471945-1980b,tb
Joe Williams81927-1930bj,g,mand
Joe Williams11993tp
Joe Williams31930-1946vcl,hca
Joe Williams11928cl,as,sop
Joe Williams21928tb
Joey Williams12005vcl
John Williams461955-2009bar,b-cl,p,as,b,recorder,dir,contra-b-cl,voice-fl,bassax,sop,vcl,ts
John Williams51971-1986g
John Williams21953-1954p
John Williams181958-1960p,org
John Williams11980p
John Williams81960-1991keyboards,synt,vib,cel,harpsichord
John Williams91962-1965arr,cond
John Williams71939-1976b
John Williams561927-1972bar,as,bassax,cl
John Williams541950-1998p,arr
John Williams81936-1979d,perc
John Williams331944-1947tb
John Williams31936-1937tp
John "Jazz" Williams21923cl
John A. Williams12005recitation
John B. Williams301970-2016b,el-b
John C. Williams151971-1996bar,b-cl
John F. Williams61960-1961perc
John Williams Jr21970el-b
John Williams, Jr.71953-1993b,vcl,el-b
John T. Williams71956-1960p,arr
John T. Williams11979b
John Towner Williams391956-1963p,arr,harpsichord,comp,celeste
Johnny Williams1591934-2000b,el-b,d,p,comp,keyboard-b,g,cond,vcl
Johnny Williams21965arr
Johnny Williams101940-1994as,bar,fl,perc,saxes
Johnny Williams581927-1989d
Johnny Williams41969-1984g
Johnny Williams11985vln
Johnny Williams11978vcl
Johnny Williams, Jr.11996b
Johny Williams11938d
Jon Williams51987-2005p,tp,g,perc
Jon Williams11990tp
Jon "The Mad Capp" Williams11983cnt
Jonathan Williams41976-2013fhr,vcl,cello,el-b
Jonathan Williams11981background vcl
Jorell Williams12013vcl
Josef Williams11967background vcl
Joseph Williams51936-2006tp,vcl,tb
Joyce Williams11980vcl
Juanita Williams51960-2005vcl
Judy Williams11943vcl
Julie Williams11991vcl
Jumpin' Joe Williams41950-1953vcl
Justin Williams12001tb
Kae Williams, Jr.151990-1991d programming,keyboards,synt,p-synt,synt-b,org,b-s
Kahlil Williams12003ts
Kara Williams21990cl
Karin Williams12008vcl
Kate Williams131998-2016p,el-p
Kaye Williams21982-1985synt,keyboards
Kebbi Williams71995-2001ts,comp
Keith Williams221946-2013d,p,vcl,b,tp,cond
Keith Williams11959dir
Keith Williams31945-1973cnt,tp
Ken Williams401974-1995p
Ken Williams71977-1984vcl
Ken Williams21955-1956b
Ken "Afro" Williams11996perc,cga,vcl
Kenneth Williams81974-1998vcl,perc,cga,snare-d,backing vcl
Kenneth Williams11947bar
Kenneth Williams11983ts
Kenneth "Afro" Williams31980-1992perc
Kenneth J. Williams11977perc,cga,vcl
Kenny Williams151974-1988bar,ts,fl,background vcl,vcl,perc,dance
Kenny Williams11977p
Kerry Williams21987-2001vcl,b-tb
Kevin Williams11995g
Kip Williams21994d,rap,vcl,keyboards
Knobby Williams31961-1980b
Krystal Davis Williams12005backing-vcl
Kuumba Williams11997vcl
L.S. Williams11962org
Lamont Williams11995d
Larry Williams2121957-2011ts,synt,keyboards,sax,fl,vcl,p,as,arr,tp,pic,hrn,el-p,musical arr,reeds,cl,synt program,whistling,b,d,woodwinds,horns,flhrn,strings,saxes,keyboard,inst arr,string,synt-programs,inst & hrn arr,perc,arp-odyssey,bar,synt programs,brass,synt-program,ts-synt,hrns
Larry Williams11994tp
Larry Williams21990synt arr
Larry D.C. Williams11999hrn-arr,org
Larry O. Williams12007ts,sop
Lawrence Williams101973-1995d,perc,cga
Lawrence Williams41931-1958tb,tu
Lawrence Williams21977-1983as,reeds
Lawrence Williams11980vcl
Le Roy C. Williams11997vcl
Lee Williams11984keyboards
Lee Williams11946vcl
Lee Shot Williams11974vcl
Len Williams71952-1953g,accor
Lennie Williams21957-1962b
Lenny Williams161967-1996keyboards,vcl,p,strings,background vcl
Leo Williams51940-2002tb,g
Leo Jermaine Williams12012d
Leon Williams131978-2006ts,cl,as,sax
Leona Williams101922-1923vcl
Leonard "Rabbit" Williams11936d
Leroy Williams1151969-2016d,steel-d,steel d
Leroy Williams41928-1929cnt
Les Williams31937-1956ts,b
Leslie Williams11937mc
Lester Williams11971tb,arr
Lew Williams31936-1937saxes,reeds
Lillian Williams21970vcl
Lindsey Williams11994tb
Lionel Williams11998b
Lloyd Williams71931-1992tp,b
Lori Williams52006-2012vcl
Lori Anne Williams11999choir
Louie Williams51946-1948vcl
Louis Williams21946vcl
Louise Williams11953vcl
Lucian Williams11981g
Luther G. Williams41988-1994p
Lynda Williams11973vcl
M.J. Williams51995-2017tb,vcl,p,voice,melodica
Mac Williams12006d,perc
Maceo Williams21951p
Mahashakti Williams21977lead vcl
Major Williams21933arr
Mallory Williams12005keyboards
Mansell Williams11998vcl
Marc Williams11984vcl
Marcus Williams21998-2004d,backing-vcl
Marcus D. Williams12008d,g,keyboards,perc
Margaret Williams11928vcl
Margaret Williams11969g
Marion Williams221950-1992vcl,p,arr
Mark Williams241976-2013b,tb,vcl,g,voice,perc,electronics,b-tb,synt
Mark Williams11995b
Mark "Heshima" Williams12001b
Mark Anthony Williams21997b
Marlene Williams11994cl
Mars Williams391979-2016ts,as,sop,reeds,cl,saxes,sopranino,bells,didgeridoo,toys,fl,bassax,bar,sounds,kalimba,wood fl,woodflute,newspapers,autoharp,didjeridoo,toy horns,wooden-fl,etc...,sopranino-sax,narration,slide-whistles
Martin Williams141993-2008ts,cl,saxes,arr,as,reeds,fl,woodwinds
Martin P. Williams11986reeds
Marty Williams31953-2010p,d,vcl
Marvin Williams51979-1994b,ts,chanting,tu,g,perc
Mary Williams121929-1998vcl
Mary Jane Williams11987tb,vcl
Mary Lou Williams2081927-2003p,arr,comp,narr,org,narration,celeste,dir,vcl
Matt Williams12011vib
Matt "Guitar" Williams11952g
Maury Williams12006tp
Max Williams301925-2012tb,vcl,g,ts
Mayo Williams21929speech
McDuff Williams21952-1953dir
McKinley Williams12005perc
Mel Williams61957-1958vcl
Melvin Williams11979tp
Meridie Williams21998hrn
Merlin Williams12006cl,bar,b-cl
Merlyn Williams11999saxes
Michael Williams101980-2009tp,cello,g,unknown inst.,flhrn
Michael Williams11985ts,fl
Michael P. Williams11998tp
Midge Williams211934-1946vcl,vcl break
Miff Williams11982tb
Mike Williams221986-2013tp,flhrn,b,as,fl
Moon Williams11977vcl
Murray Williams671935-1952as,cl,reeds,saxes,bar
Myron Williams11998d,clave
Naima Williams41982-1984background vcl,vcl,backing vcl
Natalie Williams22000-2009vcl
Nate Williams11961vcl
Nathaniel Williams51928-1942tp,cnt
Neil Williams141949-1995b,d,b-g,el-b
Nelson Williams581949-1970tp,vcl,arr
Nick Williams21981-1999perc,tb,vcl
Nicole Williams11998vcl
Nicole Elizabeth Williams12002fhr
Nigel Williams41982-2010d,g
Nolan Williams11927d
Nora Williams21935vcl
Norman Williams11980tb
Norman Williams41956-1975b
Norman Williams11987synt
Norman E. Williams11956ldr,b
Norwood Williams11918g
O.D. Williams11968vcl
Obie Williams81964-1966d
Odies Williams21994-2008tp,flhrn
Odies Williams, III21999-2002tp,flhrn
Oscar Williams31976-1978tp
Oscar Williams, II12016p
Otis Williams11955vcl
Otto Williams11983b
Pamela Williams121996-2004as,sop,arr,Yamaha-WX11,synt-b,d-programming,ts,sax
Pat Williams341961-2001arr,cond,ldr,tp,comp,dir
Patrick Williams151995-2015b,arr,cond,d,dir
Paul Williams711947-2009ts,bar,cl,as,reeds,perc,b-g,tb,vcl
Paul Williams21982-1985vcl
Paul Williams21937tp
Paul Williams11980tb
Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams11976as,bar
Pearl Williams12002vcl
Pearlis Williams151936-1938d
Penelope Williams11984p
Penny Williams12000vcl
Percy Williams32005-2017perc
Pete Williams41955-2004cl,g,sop
Peter Williams11963d
Petula "Tutu" Williams12011vcl
Phatz Williams21975tb
Phil Williams12002perc
Phillard Williams51964-1968d,cga
Phillip Williams11948ts
Phyllis Williams11999backing-vcl
Pinky Williams301946-1968bar,as,saxes,cl,ts,b
Pip Williams11974el-sitar
Preston Williams11964flhrn
Priestly Williams12007tp

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