Jackie Ross – American soul singer.
Jody Watley – American singer, songwriter, record producer, and artist whose music crosses genres including pop, R&B, jazz, dance, and electronic soul.
Hank Marr – American jazz musician known for his work on the Hammond B-3 organ.
Buddy Montgomery – American jazz vibraphonist and pianist.
Ruth Brown – American singer-songwriter and actress, sometimes known as the “Queen of R&B”.