Thelonious Monk (1917-1982), "was American jazz pianist and composer considered one of the giants of American music.[He] had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire" Source: Wikipedia
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. Despite a limited mainstream exposure of four years, he is widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century.
Aretha Franklin, musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist. Her repertoire has included gospel, jazz, blues, R+B, pop, rock and funk. She is known as one of the most important popularizers of soul music and is referred to as the Queen of Soul. Rolling Stone magazine ranked her #1 on its "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" list as well as the 9th greatest artist of all time. She has won a whopping 20 Grammys and became the 1st female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.