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Jenny Lumet is an American actress and screenwriter noted for her award-winning screenplay for Rachel Getting Married. The film was directed by the Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme. The daughter of noted filmmaker Sidney Lumet and journalist Gai
Santiago Álvarez Román was a Cuban filmmaker. He wrote and directed many documentaries about Cuban and American culture. His "nervous montage" technique of using "found materials," such as Hollywood movie clips, cartoons, and photographs, is con...
Arthur "Dooley" Wilson was an American actor and singer. who is best remembered as the piano-player and singer Sam who sings "As Time Goes By" at the request of Ilsa Lund in Casablanca. Wilson, an African-American, was a drummer and singer who led hi
Mercer Kennedy Ellington was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, and arranger. Ellington was born in Washington, DC, the son of the composer, pianist, and bandleader Duke Ellington and Edna Thompson. By the age of eighteen he had written his first
William "Bill" Douglass was an American jazz drummer born in Sherman, Texas. Douglass relocated to Los Angeles when he was six months old, becoming in his adulthood a popular LA musician who worked shows and sessions with some of swing's top performe
Francis "Frankie" Dunlop is an American jazz drummer. Dunlop grew up in a musical family and began playing guitar at age nine and drums at ten. He was playing professionally by age 16 and received some classical education in percussion. He toured wit
Will Wheaton, born Willie Mack Wheaton, Jr. is an American singer/songwriter and musician. He grew up in Los Angeles, California and is the son of Gospel singer Juanita Wheaton. He studied music in his teens and was eventually tutored by Furman Fordh
Gerald Wiggins was a jazz pianist and organist. He studied classical, but switched to jazz in his teens. He began as a professional playing accompaniment to Stepin Fetchit. He worked with Louis Armstrong and Benny Carter. In the 1940s he moved to Los
Ronnell Bright is an American jazz pianist born in Chicago. Bright played piano from a very young age, and won a piano competition when he was nine years old. In 1944, he played with the Chicago Youth Piano Symphony Orchestra. He studied at Juilliard
Roger Kellaway is an American composer, arranger, and pianist. Born in Waban, Massachusetts, he is an alumnus of the New England Conservatory. Kellaway has composed commissioned works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, and jazz big band, as well as for
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