Cab Calloway

Not merely a fantastic entertainer and singer, ‘king of hi-de-ho’ and chronicler of Minnie the Moocher, but the leader of a damn good big band, even if the sidemen had to squeeze their solos in between Cab’s outsize vocals.

Later made a name for himself as Sportin’ Life in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, a part that allegedly had been written by George Gershwin with 'CC' in mind.

Jazz Bands & Musicians:
Louis Armstrong
Bix Beiderbecke
Art Blakey
Cab Calloway
Nat King Cole
John Coltrane
Miles Davis
Bill Evans
Benny Goodman
Erskine Hawkins
Stan Kenton
Andy Kirk
Mills Blue Rhythm Band
Charles Mingus
Thelonious Sphere Monk
Bud Powell
Sonny Rollins
Art Tatum