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MUSICIAN LIST

This index refers to the 214,593 individual jazz musicians (1,336,733 total entries) included in over 232,751 recording sessions detailed in The Jazz Discography Database as of July, 2017.

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Musician nameSessionsRecording YearsInstruments
Y11979d
Madam Y22001-2002vln
Yah Ya11976ts
Yong Ya12003koto
Ngoma Ya Uhura21972-1974bells,poet,vcl,perc
Smadar Ya'ari11994vcl
Norm Yablonsky11968dir
Koichi Yabori31997-2004g,arr
Jan Yabs11998tb
Monzali Yabusele11988maracas,lokale,vcl
Gaku Yabushita12014g
Jim Yacabacci11996backing vcl
George Yachnicki121945vln
The Yachtsmen11961vcl
Wes Yaciuk52004-2009g
Yona Yacoub12004as
Harry Yaeger41941-1942d
Phil Yaeger32007-2014tb,comp,spoken word
Philip Yaeger32004-2008tb
Juko Yagami11989synt
Sol Yaged231947-1968cl
Bud Yager11982arr,b
Charles Yager21946d
Ward Yager32000-2001flhrn,tp
Amir Yaghmai12014g
Hideki Yagi12011d
Masao Yagi261957-1985p,arr,keyboards
Michie Yagi11994sou
Michiyo Yagi61995-201121-string koto,17-string b-koto,koto,17-string kot
Nobuo Yagi11980hca
Takayugi Yagi12015p,comp
Takayuki Yagi22010-2012p
Hiroshi Yaginuma51977-1983as,fl,cl,reeds
Harry Yaglijian11985vcl
Yagon11997prog
Kazuko Yaguchi11979cello
Jose Luis Yague11984el-b
Toni Yagumi11996koto,taiko,perc
Tetsu Yahauchi11991el-b
Sam Yahel381994-2011org,p,keyboards,g,synt,clavinet,el-p
Igor Yahilevich11975el-p
Tomohiro Yahiro221984-2012perc,d,tablas
Yoichi Yahiro11990el-b
Kurt Yahjian11984background vcl
Leslie Yahonikan11975bar,b-cl
Barbara Yahr11998cond
Yahzarah12014vcl
Mincko Yajima21988vln
Mineko Yajima61995-2000vln
Nibeko Yajima12004vln
Tomio Yajima41978-1993cello
Jim Yakas12008perc
Maral Yakshieva12008p
Abdulla Yakub21973-1977perc,small inst,vcl
Abdullah Yakub11973a-hrn,small inst
Dmitry Yakubovsky22007-2009viola,alto-vln
Ramon Yalas11993perc
Mahmut Yalay91996-2006b,vcl,glasses,cymb
Nesin Yaldiz12003b
Ann Yale11995vcl
Daniel Yale21976viola
Rob Yale81988synt,d
William Yale31996b,perc
John Yalenezian21967dumbeg
Raul Yalez12004p
Don Yallech51982-1990perc,d,el-perc
Cengiz Yaltkaya112000-2010p,arr
Atsuko Yama22004vcl
Atsushi Yamada21978-1980bar,b-cl,reeds
Chisato Yamada11995shamisen
Eiko Yamada12008recorders
Erica Yamada11985eng-hrn,oboe
G. Yamada11977b
Jo Yamada11999ts
Joe Yamada51993-2005as
Joh Yamada81997-2003as
Kaori Yamada12009d
Keisuke Yamada12009g
Ken-ichiro Yamada11994ts
Kiyohiko Yamada21974riu teki
Koji Yamada31975-1997d,b
Masato Yamada11996b
Sakae Yamada11985fhr
Sharon Yamada51999-2003vln
Takuji Yamada32008-2015as,b-cl,saxes
Taluji Yamada12008b-cl,as,sop
Terumichi Yamada51978-2009b
Tetsuo Yamada11983vln
Yasuyoshi Yamada21978-1980g
Yoichi Yamada11979tb
Yoshiki Yamada12011b
Yoshiteru Yamada12014b,el-b
Yuji Yamada11999viola
Yukari Yamada11987alto-fl
Yuki Yamada12011vcl
Hiroshi Yamagishi11982fhr
June Yamagishi61988-2003g
Junji Yamagishi81974-1988g
Shoko Yamagishi32009-2015p
Masako Yamagita61979-1988vln,strings
Akira Yamaguchi21983-1992b
Aoi Yamaguchi12013vcl
Hirofumi Yamaguchi21985p
Jiro Yamaguchi12006perc
Katsuyuki Yamaguchi11983d-1-2
Kazuyo Yamaguchi21980b
Kohjiro Yamaguchi11978tp
Koichi Yamaguchi11972tymp
Koji Yamaguchi11981fhr
Kojiro Yamaguchi41976-1978tp
Mabumi Yamaguchi221971-2011ts,sop,as
Osamu Yamaguchi11977d
Shingo Yamaguchi32000-2013d
Stanley Yamaguchi11979as
Takako Yamaguchi11982vcl
Takeshi Yamaguchi71988-1997g,arr
Tomoo Yamaguchi42005-2009g
Yasunori Yamaguchi11975perc
Yuki Yamaguchi12015vcl
Yuzo Yamaguchi81978-2000b
June Yamagushi11998g
Debbie Yamak11979cello
Hitomi Yamakami32008-2014as,fl
Etsuko Yamakawa11985backing vcl
Keiko Yamakawa51975-1982harp
Koichi Yamakawa11984p,vcl
Hideo Yamaki581976-2016d,perc,rhythmmachine,balaphone
Kohzaburo Yamaki11978g
Kozaburo Yamaki231964-2005g,arr,el-g
Jose Miguel Yamal12008p
Jose-Miguel Yamal12008org,p
Wynn Yamami21991p
Yoshifumi Yamamota12005g
Danny Yamamoto31982-2000d,keyboards,perc
Eddie Yamamoto11984vcl
Eiji Yamamoto101964-1994p,cnt,tp
Eisuke Yamamoto11986tp
Eri Yamamoto222001-2016p,comp
Gina Yamamoto11996taiko,perc
Goro Yamamoto21965-1971b
Hozan Yamamoto201964-1992shakuhachi,bamboo-fl,bamboo fl,comp
Isamu Yamamoto41991-1997d
Jorge Yamamoto21996-1997perc
Kazuaki Yamamoto21975-1976b
Kei-ichi Yamamoto11998b
Keiichi Yamamoto21994el-b
Ko-ichiro Yamamoto12010tb
Kyosuke Yamamoto71989-1995b,el-b
Masahiro Yamamoto22008-2011sax
Masashi Yamamoto11997hrn
Midori Yamamoto22010vln
Nao Yamamoto11972fhr
Reiko Yamamoto22012-2014vib
Shiho Yamamoto11996vln
Shinobu Yamamoto12011vcl
Takumi Yamamoto11981el-g
Takuo Yamamoto81991-1996bar,hrn,cl,b-cl,fl,ts
Taro Yamamoto12011cl
Tatsuhisa Yamamoto12009d
Tomohiro Yamamoto21988-1989perc
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto661974-2015p,synt,el-p,keyboards,vcl
Yunosuke Yamamoto21986-1992cello
Yusuke Yamamoto61995-2002perc,d,clay-fl,voice,berimbau,talking-d,vib
Ryuichi Yamamura32008-2010b,el-b
Yoshiko Yamamura11986biwa
Gurkun Yaman12014ud
Chihiro Yamanaka192000-2012p,el-p,synt,arr,ukulele,keyboards,org,g,hca
Hiro Yamanaka12010g
Yoshiyuki Yamanaka71982-1999ts,sop,fl
Rie Yamane11997vcl
Takashi Yamane11994b-cl
Shusaku Yamano12012g
Yasuko Yamano11980p
Eyi Yamanoto11964tp
Miki Yamaoka71985-2015vcl
Yuko Yamaoka11997p
Malick Yamar11993d
Dave Yamasaki41981-1990g
David Yamasaki111994-2008g
Hisako Yamash'ta21973-1974vln
Stomu Yamash'ta41971-1976perc,d,hca
Junko Yamashiro52007-2015b-tb,tb
Ace Yamashita12000g
Haruo Yamashita41971-1975tb
Jun Yamashita31989-1991g
Kei Yamashita11995vln
Ko-ji Yamashita12003b
Koji Yamashita51993-2011b
Mari Yamashita32007-2011vib,mar
Masato Yamashita12000d
Nobuhiko Yamashita71990-2007d
Stomu Yamashita11971perc,hca
Takashi Yamashita21958b
Tatsuroh Yamashita21990g
Toru Yamashita11988synt
Yoshitaka Yamashita12011d
Yosuke Yamashita1271963-2013p,perc,el-p,mar,synt,vib,keyboards,thumb-p,glocken
Yukiko Yamashita12006chorus
Dave Yamaski12002g
David Yamaski12001g
Katsura Yamauchi12011sax
Tetsu Yamauchi101980-1996g,el-b,b,el-g
Toru Yamauchi12004classical-g
Yoichiro Yamauchi12013d
Yamaya11954as
Kiyoshi Yamaya121957-1970arr,as,p,saxes,unknown inst
Yamazaki11956p
Hideo Yamazaki12000d
Hirokazu Yamazaki11976b
Hiroshi Yamazaki201968-2014d,p,perc
Ken Yamazaki71996-2006perc,d
Kohichi Yamazaki21976b
Koichi Yamazaki81974-1987b
Michiharu Yamazaki41980-1988tb,b-tb
Mizue Yamazaki11968vcl
Seiko Yamazaki11973vln
Takeru Yamazaki12012microtonal keyboards
Yasuhiro Yamazaki71979-1981d
Yoshiki Yamazaki11993d
Yusaku Yamazaki11966tu
Yuki Yamazato11996vcl
George Yamazawa12015vcl
Chuck Yamek21999g
Craig Yamek171991-1992d,perc,sampled-perc,sampled perc,trigger samples
Yami12011vcl,g,b,backing-vcl
Eli Yamin121991-2013p,vcl
Ferris Yamin51923tu
Toshihiro Ogata Doctor Yamori12012vcl
Victor Yampolsky11996p
Vitaly Yamuteev11999ts,sop
Zhang Yan11993guzheng
Yoshinori Yanagawa51990-1995saxes,as
Shunichi Yanagi12012p
Toshi Yanagi51992-1997g
Masashi Yanagida11981tb
Yoichiro Yanagihara12012g,vcl
Yoshino Yanagihara11982vcl,fl
Yuka Yanagihara22012-2015p
Vaunette Yanaginuma11979harp
Kazuhiko Yanagisawa21994bar
masako Yanagita21999-2012vln
Ido Yanai11994g
Naoki Yanai231988-1995b,el-b
J.C. Yanajara12000b
Paul Yanamaura11985d
Bob Yance81967-1987tp
Ed Yance251944-1945g
Robert Yance11968fl,tp
Alonzo Yancey21943p
Aubrey Yancey21937tp,vcl
Bill Yancey161961-1994b
Craig Yancey11978reeds
Estella "Mama" Yancey111943-1983vcl
Jimmy Yancey111939-1951p,vcl,sp,harmonium
Melvin Yancey61960-1979b
Nigel Yancey12013cl,as
Chala Yancy32010-2012vln,viola
Emily Yancy11979vcl
Jerome Yancy11986b,el-b,windchimes
Marvin Yancy11974keyboards
Susanne Yancy11987backing-vcl
W. Yancy11962b
William Yancy21999b
Youseff Yancy121977-2004theremin,tp,flhrn,perc,electronics,el-perc
Jim Yanda61987-2014g
Mary Yandall11998vcl
Patrick Yandall71996g
Tommy Yandall21951g
Tom Yandell11946g
Milt Yaner2121931-1966as,cl,saxes,ts,reeds,b-cl,sax
Georgy Yanev12011vln
Eliazar Yanez11986perc
Felipe Yanez21963p,arr
Raul Yanez12000p,keyboards
Sergio Yanez12007bar
Ted Yanez12009tp
Chihsuan Yang12012vln
Jeong Lim Yang12012b
Justin Yang211997-2003ts,as,vln,p,cond,fl,perc,b,viola,b-cl,comp,Eb-cl,s
Lim Yang22009-2012b
Fiorentini S. Yangko11935
Oleg Yangurov21989-2012b,b-g
Vickie Yanics11983strings
Milt Yanier31957-1958sax
Jeanette Yanikian11969g
Alan Yankee201974-1994bar,fl,reeds,arr,cond,flutes,vcl,saxes
Pat Yankee251959-2005vcl
Malvei Yankelevic12001vcl
Stoyan Yankoulov71998-2007perc,tupan,d,tapan
Darina Yankova32010harp
Stoyan Yankulov31993-2014perc,morsing,d,tupan
Stoyan Yankulov-Vurmahlar11998vcl,perc
Tom Yankus41954b
Yann12001strings
Savina Yannatou111986-2015vcl,voice
Yvonne Yanney22007-2012vcl
Rami Yanni21990-1995b
Yannic11992dog-voices
Mark Yannie11999ts,fl,sop
Bud Yannon21951-1952tp
Edwin "Patsy" Yannon51942tp
Akiko Yano51979-1999p,vcl,keyboards,voice,lyrics,el-b,el-p
Hidechika Yano11989tb
John Yano12004g
Masamichi Yano12009vcl
Mitsuo Yano81966d
Nobuyuki Yano22005-2009b
Saori Yano112003-2014as
Nikki Yanofsky162006-2014vcl
Y. Yanoushev11970as
Joe Yanovitch11994el-g
Scott Yanow12010cl
Bruce Yantis271929-1935vln
Youlian Yanusev11994cl,sax
Semih Yanyali12005g,programming,el-g,synt-g,fretless-g
Brother Yao12001poetry
John Yao111993-2014tb
Phillip Yao71998-2005fhr
David Yap31977b,el-b
Shu Mei Yap12005vln
Malik Yaqub11980ts,p
Ara Yaralyan12014b
Ara Yaralyn12014b
Davey Yarborough121982-2005fl,as,ts,saxes,comp,sax,sop
Keith Yarborough11988tu
Kim Yarborough11977b
Matt Yarborough12004tb
Paul Yarborough21993viola
Valerie Yarborough11983perc
Nat Yarbro12001d
Rufus Yarbro11996b
Alisa Yarbrough11995backing-vcl
Ann Yarbrough11995fhr
Estella Yarbrough11973vcl
Holly Yarbrough12008vcl
Kim Yarbrough41977-1978el-b
Linnie Yarbrough11981as
Martin Yarbrough31963-1964g,vcl
Martin Yarbrough11976cnt
Nat Yarbrough51996-2005d,vcl
Raya Yarbrough12006p,g,vcl
Roy Yarbrough22000b
Jason Yarde221993-2015sop,as,bar,sax,keyboards,reeds,vcl,hand claps
Guy Yarden11987vln
Yardena12001vcl
Matthew Yardley12015tp,flhrn
Lee Yardum11940bar
Tyler Yarema31997-2005p,vcl
Yuri Yaremchuk111998-2009sop,b-cl,ts,cl,perc,synt,comp,voice,B-cl,as,KORG-T
Craig Yaremko92006-2012fl,as,alto-fl,ts,sop,saxes,b-cl,cl,reeds
Seki Yarg31981d
Melanie Yarger22000cello
Satomi Yarimizo12008p
Ferrum Yarkin71994-1995bindir,davul
Bert Yarlett21936vcl
Norman Yarlett11936p
John Yarling151978-2013d,cga
Nicole Yarling91981-2012vcl,vln,el-vln
Yaro11991rap
Blair Yarranton32006-2007tp
Joyce Yarrow12000g,vcl
Peter Yarrow11967g,vcl
James Yarsky12004arr
Joe Yarto11927tu
Doug Yarwood12003b
The Yas Yas Girl221937-1947vcl
YAS-KAZ11993perc
Junichi Yasaka11982perc
Stuart Yasaki12007flhrn,tp
Gueorgy Yasgashvili12003g
Osamu Yashida12008p
Gota Yashiki121997d,programming,perc,b,cavaquinho,keyboards
H. Yashima21988vln
Kazuo Yashiro511958-1985p,el-p,keyboards,org
Kunimi Yashiro11982d
Kuniyoshi Yashiro51980-1990d
Khalid Yasin31969-1972org
Anne Yasinitsky21977-1984fl
Greg Yasinitsky12013ts
Gregory Yasinitsky41977-1984sop,ts
Jason Yasinsky12000tb
Greg Yaskovich11977bubble-tp
Yasmin11996backing-vcl
Dario Yassa22004-2007p
Baikida Yasseen11970tp
Bakida Yasseen21972tp,small inst,gong
Raed Yassin32006-2010b,tapes,electronics
Khaled Yassine22008-2013bendir,cahoun,darabouka,darbouka
Amy Yassinger22013-2015vcl
Charles Yassky21991cl
Serhan Yastiman12003caz-g,g
Fumio Yasuda11979p
Koji Yasuda42008-2014b
Minami Yasuda31974-1977vcl
Shinji Yasuda41979-1984tp
Clyde Yasuhara31990contra-b,vcl
Matsuda Yasuhiro11993as
Otani Yasuhiro11997Mac powerbook
Yoshigaki Yasuhiro51994-2006d,tp,perc,kit-d,vcl
... Yasuhisa21979-1981b
Gennoshin Yasui11990perc
Sachiko Yasui22006-2012p
Daiki Yasukagawa81991-2014b
Hiroshi Yasukawa31974-1979g
Saco Yasuma52006-2011as,bamboo-sop,saxes,bamboo-sax
Koide Yasumasa11993b
Harumi Yasunaga22004-2008d
Tadashi Yasunaga21977-1985triangle,perc
Yuko Yasunaga11999p
Mami Yasunori12004vcl
Arakawa Yasuo11996b
Harada Yasushi21980-1996tb
Tazuke Yasushi12007g
Owen Yateman31964-1975tb,vcl,perc
Dr. Verna Yater11992vcl,perc
Alan Yates11936ts
Bill Yates91961-1966p,vcl,d,org
Billy Yates12004tb
Blind Richard Yates31927vcl,kazoo
Chuck Yates41974-1989p,el-p,arr
Dan Yates471923-1927vln
Douglas Yates501989-2012as,b-cl,cl,sop,fl,ts
Hal Yates211926-1939vcl
Jack Yates31978-1983p
Jojo Yates51990-1993vcl,wea-fl,mbira,odukro-gya-d,cowbells,African-d,t
Joy Yates81973-1996vcl
Little Sammy Yates11958vcl
Mark Yates11983vcl,b
Martin Yates11976tb
Matt Yates12006reeds
Neil Yates161980-2013tp,flhrn,fl,tenor-horn,whistles,bodhran,tb,fx,whis
Nicholas Yates22008-2012b
Paul Yates11986vcl
Sammy Yates141944-1964tp,vcl,ts
Stephen Yates11984b
Sterling Yates11962host
Steven Yates11995d
W. Yates21933g
E. Yatov71929-1930arr,p
Keith Yaun21998-1999g,arr
Alon Yavnai181996-2015p
Nail Yavuzoglu12008p
Bruce Yaw21982-1984b,el-b
Ralph Yaw51940-1941arr
Jesse Yawn21999-2006vcl
Yuel Yawney12015vln
Birol Yayla12004yayli tanbur,tanbur
Yayoi21996-2002scat vcl
Yutake Yazaki11976ohtsuzumi
Toshitugu Yazawa11963b
Ali Yazdanfar12012b
Haig Yazdjian21999-2003oud,vcl
Goran Ydermark71944-1952d
Shlomo Ydov12012vcl
Jim Ydstie162001-2007b,vcl,accor,tu
Paco Ye21987d,perc
Clive Yeadon121985-1997p
Gus Yeadon11974p,g,vcl
Al Yeager51966-1968tp
Bill Yeager261972-2004tb,dir,sousa
Billy Yeager11987el-g
Bonnie Yeager12008vcl
Buddy Yeager531941-1950tp,vcl
Debby Yeager11995vcl
Jason Yeager22010-2012p
Phil Yeager12004tb
Steve Yeager31998-2003vib
Steve Yeager11994vcl
Wayne Yeager71980-2003org,p,el-p,keyboards
William Yeager31983tb
Art Yeames11978vcl
Alex Yeap12008b
Thomas Yearsley51994b
Chauncey Yearwood32005-2010vcl,perc,b-d,cga
Sam Yearwood21921-1922fl
Douglas Yeats12011b-cl
Almaz Yebio51991-1997vcl
Eyal Yechieli11994tp
Masaki Yeda11991backing-vcl
Mark Yedanic11999d
Yitzhak Yedid32002-2006p
Otto Yedla151921-1922tu
Tim Yedoutschnig12010tp
Benny Yee11977synt
Helen Yee22010-2012yangqin,vln
Moe-Moe Yee11994Burmese-harp
Mark Yeend21995-2007d,perc
Tardu Yegin31994bar,sop
Andrej Yegorov91965-1970b
Juri Yegorov11967tb
Annie Yeh12007cello
C. Spencer Yeh72004-2010vln,vcl,voice
C. Spenser Yeh12012vln,vcl
John Yeh11998cl
Ming Yeh31995-2010vln
Yehudit71997-2002vln,el-vln
Lior Yekutieli41991g
Chris Yelf211987-2000tu,sousa,finger cymbals
Robert Yelin21981-1983g,el-g
Lev Yelisavetsky72001vcl

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