Lusitano, Vicente (?–after 1561)

Sancho, Ignatius (1729–1780)

Boulogne, Joseph Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745–1799)

Garcia, José Maurício Nunes (1767–1830)

Johnson, Francis (1792–1844)

Connor, Aaron J. R. (d. 1850)

Hazzard, Isaac (1804–c.1864)

Williams, Henry F. (1813–1903)

Holland, Justin (1819–1887)

Dédé, Edmond (1827–1901)

Postlewaite, Joseph W. (b. 1827)

Lambert, Charles Lucien (1828–1896)

Lambert, Sidney (1831–1905)

White, Joseph (José Silvestre) (1835–1918)

Gomes, Antônio Carlos (1836–1896)

Barès, Basile (1845–1902)

Bland, James A. (1845–1911)

Douglass, John Thomas (1847–1886)

Gonzaga, Chiquinha (1847–1935)

Lambert, Lucien-Léon Guillaume (1858–1945)

Davis, Gussie (1863–1899)

Arnold, Maurice (1865–1937)

Burleigh, Harry T. (1866–1949)

Joplin, Scott (1867–1917)

Dédé, Eugène (1867–1919)

Cole, Bob (1868–1911)

Cook, Will Marion (1869–1944)

Freeman, Harry Lawrence (1869–1954)

Johnson, John Rosamond (1873–1954)

Handy, W. C. (1873–1958)

Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel (1875–1912)

Ricketts, Estelle (b. 1877–?)

Europe, James Reese (1881–1919)

Dett, R. Nathaniel (1882–1943)

Aldridge, Amanda (1886–1956)

Price, Florence (1887–1953)

Moore, Undine Smith (1904–1989)

Bonds, Margaret (1913–1972)

Perry, Julia (1924–1979)

King, Betty Jackson (1928–1994)

Logan, Wendell (1940–2010)

Moore, Dorothy Rudd (b. 1940)

Chen Yi (b. 1953)