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Herman Leonard photo of Kenny Clarke, one of the originators of bebop, moved to Europe and became an iconic jazz drummer.

Clark Terry (born December 14, 1920) is an American swing and bebop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, educator, and NEA Jazz Masters inductee. He played with Charlie Barnet, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Quincy Jones.

These Millennials Are Shaking Up the Jazz World

With deep roots in both pop and classical music, Esperanza Spalding,30—bassist, bandleader,composer, and vocalist—is the breakout star of jazz’s second century. Photograph by Mark Seliger.

Esbjörn Svensson (* 16. April 1964 in Västerås, Schweden; † 14. Juni 2008 in Stockholm bei einem Tauchunfall) war der Pianist und Komponist der schwedischen Jazzband Esbjörn Svensson Trio (auch E.S.T. oder e.s.t.). Er gilt als einer der herausragendsten Jazzpianisten der letzten 15 Jahre und schuf mit seiner Band einen neuartigen Jazztrio-Klang, der mit seinen Anleihen beim Sound der Pop- und Rockmusik dem Jazz neue Hörer erschloss. Jazzformationen.

Max Roach had so much impact on jazz! He created a bebop drumming style together with Kenny Clarke and inspired black activism in the 60s with his albums

ESPERANZA AND THE SUN… Esperanza Spalding, jazz Source of pic: pinterest.com