Notable Birthday Requests

Dear Reeders,

One feature I’d like to add to this forum is birthday posts, honoring notable musicians. A place to share your favorite recording and any stories you might know. There are some calendars I can follow, but I would like some community input on this as well. I may not know as many oboe players, for example. So if you will please, share with me anyone who you feel should feel celebrated and I’ll make sure they get on the calendar.

Shall we start with Benny Goodman?
30 May 1909 - 13 June 1986