I did a Benny Goodman alumni show a few weeks ago and got tremendous response. So I thought I would do something like this on a regular basis.
Next up is Count Basie Alumni!!! Here is a partial list, divided by instruments. I'm trying to limit this to personel that were members of the regular band at one time. Not feature performers like Ella and Sassy who recorded, but didn't really tour with the band.
Guitarists wrote: Freddie Green
Alto Sax wrote: Earl Warren
Tenor Sax wrote: Illinois Jacquet
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
Baritone Sax wrote: Serge Chaloff
Clarinet Exclusively wrote: Buddy DeFranco
Trumpet wrote: Snooky Young
Harry "Sweets" Edison
Trombone wrote: J.J. Johnson
Bass wrote: Walter Page
Drums wrote: Jo Jones
Female Vocalist wrote: Bille Holiday
Others you can think of?Male Vocalist wrote: Jimmy Rushing
Tony Bennett (?)