List of centenarians (musicians, composers and music patrons)

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The following is a list of centenarians – specifically, people who became famous as musicians, composers and music patrons – known for reasons other than their longevity. For more lists, see: Lists of centenarians.

Name Lifespan Age Notability
AdaskinFrances Adaskin 1900–2001 100 Canadian pianist
AlbaneseLicia Albanese 1913– 101 Italian-born American operatic soprano[1]
AndersonRobert Alexander Anderson 1894–1995 100 American composer
AndyKatja Andy 1907–2013 106 German-American classical pianist and piano professor[2]
BerlinIrving Berlin 1888–1989 101 Russian-American lyricist and composer
BerkowitzRalph Berkowitz 1910–2011 100 American composer and classical pianist[3]
BiermanBernard Bierman 1908–2012 104 American composer[4]
BorjaEsther Borja 1913–2013 100 Cuban singer[5]
BryantSlim Bryant 1908–2010 101 American country music singer and songwriter[6]
BüsserHenri Büsser 1872–1973 101 French composer
CaesarIrving Caesar 1895–1996 101 American composer
CapuisMatilde Capuis 1913– 101 Italian composer[7]
CarterElliott Carter 1908–2012 103 American classical music composer[8]
CervettoGiacobbe Cervetto 1682–1783 100.1100–101 Italian-English cellist
ChalifouxAlice Chalifoux 1908–2008 100 American harpist[9]
CignaGina Cigna 1900–2001 101 Italian soprano[10]
ColeOrlando Cole 1908–2010 101 American cellist[11]
CuénodHugues Cuénod 1902–2010 108 Swiss tenor[12]
DinwoodeyAnnette Richardson Dinwoodey 1906–2007 100 American Latter Day Saint vocalist
DouglasRoy Douglas 1907– 106 British composer
EkierJan Ekier 1913– 100 Polish pianist and composer[13]
FederhoferHellmut Federhofer 1911–2014 102 Austrian musicologist[14]
FebrosLionel Ferbos 1911–2014 103 American jazz trumpeter[15]
Galla-RiniAnthony Galla-Rini 1904–2006 102 American accordionist
GarcíaManuel García 1805–1906 101 Spanish music and singing teacher
GerrishJohn Gerrish 1910–2010 100 American composer[16]
GilbertPeggy Gilbert 1905–2007 102 American jazz saxophonist
GoossensSidonie Goossens 1899–2004 105 English harpist
HendersonRoy Henderson 1899–2000 100 English baritone
Herz-SommerAlice Herz-Sommer 1903–2014 110 Austro-Hungarian pianist[17]
HopeDolores Hope 1909–2011 102 American singer and philanthropist[18]
HorszowskiMieczysław Horszowski 1892–1993 100 Polish pianist
JeffriesHerb Jeffries 1913–2014 100 American singer and actor[19]
JohnsonWilliam Manuel Johnson 1872–1972 100 American jazz musician
JourneauMaurice Journeau 1898–1999 100 French composer
KhanAbdul Rashid Khan 1908– 105 Indian musician[20]
KolessaMykola Kolessa 1903–2006 102 Ukrainian composer
LangMargaret Ruthven Lang 1867–1972 104 American composer
LangeJohnny Lange 1905–2006 100 American Academy Award-nominated songwriter
LavagneAndré Lavagne 1913–2014 100 French composer[21]
Le FlemPaul Le Flem 1881–1984 103 French composer
LeonardConrad Leonard 1898–2003 104 British pianist and composer
LongHuey Long 1904–2009 105 American jazz singer[22]
LucieLawrence Lucie 1907–2009 101 American jazz musician[23]
LynchNonie Lynch 1910–2011 101 Irish singer[24]
MainerWade Mainer 1907–2011 104 American country music singer and banjoist[25]
MarjaneLéo Marjane 1912– 101 French singer[26]
MatkovicDraga Matković 1907–2013 105 German classical pianist[27]
MayerSir Robert Mayer 1879–1985 105 German born British philanthropist
MorenoBuddy Moreno 1912– 102 American singer, bandleader & radio personality[28]
MoyseBlanche Honegger Moyse 1909–2011 101 Swiss-born American conductor[29]
MuleMarcel Mule 1901–2001 100 French classical saxophonist
OliveroMagda Olivero 1910– 104 Italian soprano[30]
OrnsteinLeo Ornstein 1893–2002 108 Ukrainian-born American pianist and composer
OsborneUncle Charlie Osborne 1890–1992 101 American Appalachian Mountains musician
PaulinErnest "Doc" Paulin 1907–2007 100 American brass band leader
ReedH. Owen Reed 1910–2014 103 American composer, conductor, and author[31]
RespighiElsa Respighi 1894–1996 101 Italian composer, singer and wife of Ottorino Respighi
RioRosa Rio 1902–2010 107 American organist[32]
RosEdmundo Ros 1910–2011 100 Trinidadian musician, vocalist, and bandleader[33]
RudgeOlga Rudge 1895–1996 100 American violinist and mistress of Ezra Pound
SalemiJoseph Salemi 1902–2003 100 American jazz trombonist
SaporitiTeresa Saporiti 1763–1869 106 Italian soprano[34]
SheaGeorge Beverly Shea 1909–2013 104 Canadian-born American gospel music singer and songwriter[35]
SlonimskyNicolas Slonimsky 1894–1995 101 Russian-American composer and conductor
SweetlandSally Sweetland 1911– 102 American soprano[36]
TakácsJenő Takács 1902–2005 103 Austrian-Hungarian composer and pianist
TapiaBill Tapia 1908–2011 103 American musician[37]
TeddlieTillit Sidney Teddlie 1885–1987 102 American hymn composer
TotenbergRoman Totenberg 1911–2012 101 Polish-born American violinist and educator[38]
TuckerOrrin Tucker 1911–2011 100 American bandleader and composer[39]
VannStanley Vann 1910–2010 100 English composer[40]
WilsonElder Roma Wilson 1910– 103 American gospel harmonicist[41]

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