This floor plan is a tribute to Earl Kenneth Hines, universally known as Earl "Fatha" Hines (December 28, 1903 April 22, 1983), an American jazz pian
...ist and bandleader. He was one of the most influential figures in the development of jazz piano and, according to one major source, is "one of a small number of pianists whose playing shaped the history of jazz."
This floor plan is a tribute to Arthur "Art" Tatum, Jr. (October 13, 1909 November 5, 1956), an American jazz pianist. Tatum is widely acknowledged a
...s one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, and was a major influence on later generations of jazz pianists. He was hailed for the technical proficiency of his performances, which set a new
standard for jazz piano virtuosity.
This floor plan is a tribute to Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 July 6, 1971), an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and one of the pivotal and most in
...fluential figures in jazz music. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" trumpet and cornet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance.
This floor plan is a tribute to Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917
June 15, 1996), an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of
... Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
This floor plan is a tribute to Joseph Nathan Oliver (December 19, 1881 April 10, 1938), better known as King Oliver or Joe Oliver, an American jazz
...cornet player and bandleader. He was particularly recognized for his playing style and his pioneering use of mutes in jazz.
This floor plan is a tribute to Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 September 28, 1991), an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and compos
...er. Widely considered one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, together with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music.
This floor plan is a tribute to Nathaniel Adams Coles
(March 17, 1919 February 15, 1965), known professionally
as Nat King Cole, an American sing
...er who first came to
prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He was widely noted for his soft, baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres. He became a major force in popular music for three decades producing many hit songs.
This floor plan is a tribute to Eric Allan Dolphy, Jr. (June 20, 1928 June 29, 1964), an American jazz alto saxophonist, flutist, and bass clarinetis
...t. Dolphy was one of several multi-instrumentalists to gain prominence in the 1960s. He was one of the first important bass clarinet soloists in jazz, extended the vocabulary and boundaries of the alto saxophone, and was among the earliest significant jazz flute soloists.
This floor plan is a tribute to Charles Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 March 12, 1955), also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", an American jazz saxophoni
...st and composer. Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique and improvisation.
This floor plan is a tribute to John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane" (September 23, 1926 July 17, 1967), an American jazz saxophonist and com
...poser. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz.
This floor plan is a tribute to Malcolm Earl "Mal" Waldron (August 16, 1925 December 2, 2002), an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. He s
...tarted playing professionally in New York in 1950 after graduating from college. Waldron led his own bands and played for those led by Charles Mingus, Jackie McLean, John Coltrane, and Eric Dolphy, among others.
This floor plan is a tribute to Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 May 24, 1974), an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz o
...rchestras. Although known for his pioneering in jazz, Ellington also excelled in a variety of other genres, including gospel, blues, classical, popular and soundtrack.
This floor plan is a tribute to Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman (May 30, 1909 June 13, 1986), an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and ban
...dleader. Goodman led one of the most popular bands of the early 20th century. His 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall is considered to be one of the most important live shows in American music history, as it showcased jazzs coming to
prominence as a respectable art form.
This floor plan is a tribute to Art Blakey (October 11, 1919-October 16, 1990), a famous American drummer and bandleader who revolutionized the way ja
...zz drums were played. His unique approach to drumming incorporated bits of swing, blues, funk and hard bop; a style which is heard today through drummers everywhere.
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This floor plan is a tribute to Coleman Randolph Hawkins (November 21, 1904 May 19, 1969), nicknamed Hawk and sometimes "Bean", an American jazz teno
...r saxophonist. While Hawkins is strongly associated with the swing music and big band era, he also had a role in the development of bebop in the 1940s.