William Frederick "Billy" Gibbons is an American musician, actor and car customizer, best known as the guitarist of the Texas blues-rock band ZZ Top. He is also the lead singer and composer for many of the band's songs.
Sade (born Helen Folasade Adu; Lead vocalist for the smooth jazz band Sade. She received an OBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace for services to music. Voted 30 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music, & with the band, voted 50 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Winner of 4 Grammy awards, & seller of 50 million records worldwide. Also winner of an American Music Award, & a BRIT award)
Duke Ellington. - ELLINGTON called his music "American Music" rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as "beyond category." These included many of the musicians who were members of his orchestra, some of whom are considered among the best in jazz in their own right, but it was Ellington who melded them into one of the most well-known jazz orchestral units in the history of jazz.