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Here is a list of jazz artists I have come up with who have the same first letter in both their first and last names. I have not consulted anything but a mental picture of my CD/LP collection. I urge you to resist the urge I fought in consulting the All Music Guide or any other comprehensive sources of this kind. This game was suggested to me by some musicians who had played it in the car to pass the time going from New York to Pittsburgh.

Here is the list I have come up with so far. George Gee is a rather local Pittsburgh name (though his big band goes all over the US these days for swing dances and the like). Try to keep it to names that you think others would know.

I think this one should be fun! :D

Ahmed Abdoul-Malik

Al Aarons

Albert Ammons

Albert Ayler

Alex Acuna

Alvin Alcorn

Bam Brown

Barney Bigard

Baron Browne

Benny Bailey

Bill Barron

Bill Basie

Bill Bickford

Billy Bang

Billy Banks

Billy Bauer

Billy Butler

Billy Butterfield

Billy Byers

Bix Beiderbecke

Bob Bates

Bob Berg

Bob Brookmeyer

Bobby Broom

Bobby Bradford

Borah Bergman

Brian Blade

Brian Bromberg

Bruce Barth

Bubba Brooks

Buddy Bolden

Buddy Bregman

Bunny Berigan

Buster Bailey

Cab Calloway

Carla Cook

Charlie Christian

Chick Corea

Chris Cheek

Chris Connor

Conte Candoli

Corky Corcoran

Cosy Cole

Curtis Counce

Cutty Cutshall

Cyrus Chestnut

Dave Douglas

Diz Disley

Don Doane

Donald Dean

Doris Day

Eddie Edwards

Eliane Elias

Ellery Eskelin

Essiet Essiet

Frank Foster

Fred Fried

Gene Gifford

George Garzone

George Gee

George Gruntz

Glen Gray

Gianni Gebbia

Gil Goldstein

Gigi Gryce

Giorgio Gaslini

Grant Green

Hampton Hawes

Harold Harris

Helen Humes

Herbie Hancock

Herbie Harper

Horace Henderson

Horacio ‘El Negro’ Hernandez

Ike Issacs

James P. Johnson

Javon Jackson

Jimmy Jones

Jimmy Johnson

Jo Jones

Joe Jackson

Joe Johnston

John Jenkins

Jonah Jones

Joseph Jarman

JJ Johnson

Kenny Kirkland

Krysztof Komeda

Lorne Lofsky

Lou Levy

Marcus Miller

Marian McPartland

Maria Muldaur

Mark Murphy

Marty Markowitz

Marty Morell

Mat Maneri

Matty Matlock

Maurice Meunier

Mezz Mezzrow

Michael Philip Mossman

Miff Mole

Mike Manieri

Mike Mantler

Mike Metheny

Mike Migliori

Misha Mengelberg

Monk Montgomery

Mulgrew Miller

Myra Melford

Pat Patrick

Paul Parker

Perez Prado

Pony Poindexter

Ram Ramirez

Red Rodney

Renee Rosnes

Ronnie Ross

Rudy Rutherford

Rufus Reid

Sahib Shihab

Sal Salvador

Shirley Scott

Shorty Sherock

Slam Stewart

Sonny Sharrock

Sonny Stitt

Steve Smith

Steve Swallow

Stuff Smith

Tommy Tedesco

Tommy Turrentine

Toots Thielemans

Teri Thornton

Walt Weiskopf

Wilbur Ware

Zeke Zarchy

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