Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion.
Charlie Parker, aka ""Bird" & "Yardbird", jazz saxophonist & composer. He was a highly influential jazz soloist, a leading figure in the development of bebop, & an introducer of revolutionary harmonic ideas. As an icon for the hipster subculture and later the Beat Generation, he personified the jazz musician as an uncompromising artist & intellectual, rather than an entertainer. Miles Davis once said, "You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parker."