1917
January
Billy Butterfield Sandy Block
February
Tadd Dameron
March
Curley Russell Junior Raglin Buster Harding Johnny Guarnieri Randy Brooks
April
Ella Fitzgerald Bill Finegan Mongo Santamaria Morty Corb Helen Forrest Joe Dixon
May
June
Lena Horne
July
August
J.C. Heard
September
Buddy Rich
October
Thelonious Monk Dizzy Gillespie Pat Flowers
November
December
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson