Yury Ermolenko, “King Oliver” - Facevinyl - THE BIG COLLECTION - №53, side II, 2013, acrylic on vinyl. The History of Jazz and Blues. Юрий Ермоленко, “Кинг Оливер” - Facevinyl - БОЛЬШАЯ КОЛЛЕКЦИЯ - №53, сторона II, 2013, винил, акрил, История Джазовой и Блюзовой музыки.
23457 Beiderbecke, acrylic 11 x 14 painting by Pollux.
23457 Beiderbecke is the name of an actual asteroid. Named after legendary jazz player Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931), the asteroid could possibly be the home of a jazz band, eternally playing in space as it swings through the magnificent concert hall that is our solar system.
.1897 ~ First performance of Ludwig van Beethoven‘s Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60. It is a symphony in four movements.
. 1835 ~ Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer who, together with brothers Johann Strauss II and Josef Strauss made up the Strauss musical dynasty. He was the son of Johann Strauss I and Maria Anna Streim.
♡❤♡❤♡List of converts to Islam from Christianity♡❤♡❤♡ Olu Dara (born Charles Jones III in Natchez, Mississippi on 12 January 1941) – American cornetist, guitarist and singer.
Damian of Tarsus - Emir of Tarsus.
Arnoud van Doorn - Dutch Politician and anti-Islam movie maker.
Ian Dallas – Abdalqadir as-Sufi — Sufishaykh of Scottish origins.
Daniel Streich- Swiss military instructor, community council member and a former member of Swiss People’s Party.
Mujahid Dokubo-Asari - founder and leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force.
Dragut - seaman of Greek origin.
Isabelle Eberhardt – from LutheranChristianity, 19th-century explorer and writer
Abdullah el-Faisal – a Muslim cleric who preached in the United Kingdom until he was convicted of stirring up racial hatred and urging his followers to murder Jews, Hindus, Christians, and Americans.
Wadih el-Hage, former Al-Qaeda member who was convicted for his part in the 1998 United States embassy bombings.
Nathan Ellington – English football player
C. Jack Ellis – Mayor of Macon, Georgia
Keith Ellison – American, Representative from Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, first Muslim to be elected to the United States Congress, converted from Catholicism
Elpidius (rebel) - Byzantine aristocrat and governor of Sicily.
Yahiya Emerick – American Muslim scholar, President of the Islamic Foundation of North America, converted from Protestantism.
Erekle I of Kakheti – Georgian convert to Islam who ruled the kingdoms of Kakhetiand Kartli.
Yusuf Estes – Former preacher and federal prison chaplain, converted from Protestantism.
Chris Eubank – British boxer
Everlast - Rapper from the Irish-American hip-hop group House of Pain, converted from Catholicism.
Gazi Evrenos - a Byzantine convert to Islam.
Emeka Ezeugo – is a former Nigerian football defender and midfielder played in 1994 World Cup.
José Faria - A football coach of Brazilian ancestry, he converted to Islam while being a coach in Morocco.
Shah Shahidullah Faridi – Writer of German descent born to a Christian family.
Danilo Fernando – Brazilian Footballer. He changed his name become Muhammad Danilo Fernando.
Firouz – an Armenian Christian convert to Islam who served as a spy for Bohemundduring the Siege of Antioch.
Myriam Francois-Cerrah - Journalist who converted from Roman Catholicism in 2003
Radu cel Frumos – was the younger brother of Vlad Ţepeş (Dracula) and prince of the principality of Wallachia, who converted from Catholicism.
Adam Gadahn (born Adam Pearlman) – al-Qaeda English language spokesman. Home-schooled Christian.
Roger Garaudy-was a French philosopher, French resistance fighter and a prominent communist author and converted to Islam in 1982.
Mélanie Georgiades or Diam's - a French rapper of Greek ancestry.
Ghazan - seventh ruler of the Ilkhanatedivision of the Mongol Empire.
Cristian Gonzáles - Uruguayan-born Indonesian footballer.
Charles Greenlee - an American jazz trombonist.
Philippe Grenier - The first Muslim MP of France. He was a doctor and a Muslim convert.
Sir Archibald Hamilton, 5th Baronet – a distinguished British convert to Islam.
Omar Hammami – American-born member of the Somali Islamist paramilitary group al-Shabaab. Known by the nom de guerre Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki.
Hatice Refia Hanım - Mother of Tevfik Fikret.
Ryan Harris- football player for the Denver Broncos
Joel Hayward, British scholar, author and poet.
Muhammad Robert Heft - a Canadian activist and writer.
Murad Wilfred Hofmann – NATO official, converted from Catholicism
Knud Holmboe – Danish journalist and explorer who converted from Catholicism.
Bernard Hopkins – American boxer
Markus Horison - Indonesian footballer who changed his name to Muhammad Haris Maulana.
Silma Ihram – formerly a born again Baptistwho is an Australian pioneer of Muslim education in the West, founder and former school Principal of the ‘Noor Al Houda Islamic College’, campaigner for racial tolerance, and Author.
Ahmed el Inglizi – English architect and engineer who worked for the Sultan of Morocco Mohammed ben Abdallah in the 18th century.
Rex Ingram (director) - Irish film director.
T. B. Irving - An American scholar, authorand translator
Iyasu V – Ethiopian emperor.
Gauhar Jaan-British-Indian Singer.
Previously, Angelina Yeoward and of Armenian descent, Jaan converted to Islam.
Ibn Jazla – an 11th-century physician and Christian convert to Islam who later wrote to refute doctrines of Christianity.
Jermaine Jackson (Muhammad Abdul Aziz) – Michael Jackson’s elder brother & one of the original former members of The Jackson 5.
O'Shea Jackson - known as Ice Cube.
Sarah Joseph – commentator on women’s issues and founder of emel magazine, converted from Catholicism.
Abdul Kadir, former Guyanese politician, convicted of the 2007 John F. Kennedy International Airport attack plot.
David Benjamin Keldani - A former Catholic priest who converted to Islam and changed his name to Abd ul-Aḥad Dāwūd.
Nuh Ha Mim Keller – Islamic scholar who converted from Catholicism to agnosticism to Sunni Islam.
Saida Miller Khalifa - an author and convert to Islam, Saida was previously known as Sonya Miller and is from Britain. She converted in 1959 and married an Egyptian professor named Yusry Khalifa whom she went to Hajj with.
Allahverdi Khan – general and statesman ofGeorgian origin who was Christian and converted to Islam.
Mirza Malkam Khan – an Iranian Armenianproponent of Free masonry who was active during the period leading up to the Iranian Constitutional Revolution.
John Kingerlee - an Irish painter who converted to Islam in Morocco.
Michael Muhammad Knight – American novelist, writer, and journalist.
Jamilah Kolocotronis - an American Muslim writer of Greek ancestry.
John Tzelepes Komnenos - allied himself with the Seljuks against his uncle. Greek convert to Islam.
Colleen LaRose – American citizen charged with terrorism-related crimes.
Johann von Leers - a German convert to Islam. He changed his name to Omar Amin.
Leo of Tripoli – a Byzantine Greek renegadewho freed 4000 Muslim prisoners while attacking the Byzantine city of The ssalonica.
Samantha Lewthwaite also known as Sherafiyah Lewthwaite or the White Widow, is one of the United Kingdom’s most wanted terrorism suspects.
Tage Lindbom (1909–2001), Swedish historian, PhD in Political science. He was a disciple of the Swiss metaphysician Frithjof Schuon.
Germaine Lindsay – one of the suicide terrorists in the 7 July 2005 London bombings in which 52 people were murdered.
John Walker Lindh – an American insurgent, known as the “American Taliban”, who converted from Catholicism
Alexander Litvinenko – former FSB officer converted to Islam on his deathbed.
Loon – American hip hop and rap artist.
Fernão Lopes - a 16th-century Portuguesesoldier. Tortured and disfigured by Christians for siding with Muslims.
Badr al-Din Lu'lu’, an Armenian convert to Islam and successor to the Zangid rulers of Mosul.
Vincenzo Luvineri – American rapper and the lyricist behind the Philadelphia underground hip-hop group Jedi Mind Tricks, converted from Catholicism.
Daniel Maldonado – American Islamist convicted in the United States on charges of training with al-Qaida in East Africa. Raised Catholic.
Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood – British author, converted from Protestantism.
Ingrid Mattson – Canadian scholar and current president of the Islamic Society of North America (2006) who converted fromCatholicism.
Lynn Massyn: Former Miss South Africa. Won the contest in 1976.
Jacques-Francois Menou – French general under Napoleon I of France.
Bruno Metsu – French coach of the Senegal team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup
Köse Mihal – a Byzantine renegade, he accompanied Osman al-Ghazi in his ascent to power and converted to Islam.
Mleh, Prince of Armenia – an Armenianconvert to Islam from Catholicism, he was the eighth lord of Armenian Cilicia.
Leo Morris - New Orleans drummer. He changed his name to Idris Muhammad.
Preacher Moss – American comedian who converted from Baptist ChristianityAmerican comedian and comedy writer.
Matthew Saad Muhammad (formerly Matthew Franklin) – former boxer, converted from Catholicism.
Peter Murphy – vocalist of the goth/rock group Bauhaus who converted fromCatholicism.
Ibrahim Muteferrika (original name not known) – From Unitarian Christianity, an early example of a Muslim publisher and printer.
Jamilah Nasheed - an American politician from Missouri who currently represents the fifth district of the Missouri Senate. She visited a mosque in Grand Boulevard and eventually converted to Islam after studying.
John Nelson – Englishman sailor who converted to Islam in Morocco before 1583.
Adam Neuser – a German Lutheran pastor who criticized the doctrine of the trinity and was consequently imprisoned.
Tech N9ne – an American rapper born to a Christian mother who converted to Islam during adulthood.
Öljaitü - a ruler of the Ilkhanate dynasty.
Occhiali - Italian convert.
Robin Padilla – Filipino actor.
Naledi Pandor - the Minister of Science and Technology for South Africa, Pandor converted to Islam and is married to a Muslim man.
Wayne Parnell – South African cricketer converted to Islam in January 2011.
Hersekzade Ahmed Pasha – born to a Christian Croatian Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha - An Ottoman Grand Vizier.
Koca Yusuf Pasha – a Georgian Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire who also served as the governor of Peloponnese.
Damat Hasan Pasha - an Ottoman Grand Vizier.
Mehmed Ali Pasha (marshal) - German-born Chief of Staff of the Ottoman Army.
Moralı Enişte Hasan Pasha – GreekOttoman Grand Vizier.
Judar Pasha – conqueror of the Songhai Empire.
Omar Pasha – Ottoman general who converted from Serbian Orthodoxy.
Raghib Pasha – was a Greek Ottomanpolitician who served as Prime Minister of Egypt and who converted to Islam from Christianity.
Suleiman Pasha – French-born Egyptiancommander.
Zağanos Pasha – one of the prominentmilitary commanders of Mehmet II (Mehmet the Conqueror) and a lala, at once an advisor,mentor, tutor, councillor, protector, for thesultan.
St. John Philby – Arabist, explorer, writer, and British colonial office intelligence operative; converted from Anglicanism.
Bilal Philips – Islamic scholar and author
Marmaduke Pickthall – famous translator of the Quran.
Mauro Poggia - a Swiss-Italian convert. He is a politician and a lawyer and a member of the Geneva Citizens’ Movement.
Vyacheslav Polosin - Russian academic and former priest of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Sean Price - an American rapper who converted in 2009.
Poncke Princen – Dutch soldier and human rights activist who converted fromCatholicism.
William Abdullah Quilliam – 19th-century British poet, ambassador and journalist.
Ilie II Rareş – prince of Moldavia.
Ahmad Rashād – Emmy award-winning sportscaster (mostly with NBC Sports) and former American football wide receiver.
Richard Colvin Reid – shoe bomber (convicted terrorist)
Murat Reis or Jan Janszoon - a Dutch Barbary corsair who was an admiral for the Republic of Salé. He converted to Islam from Christianity.
Janszoon became a very active Muslim missionary who tried to convert his fellow Europeans who were Christian to Islam.
Franck Ribéry – a French football player. His name after he converted to Islam is Bilal.
Yvonne Ridley – British journalist, from Anglicanism. She converted after being kidnapped and released by the Taliban.
Robert of St. Albans – an English templar knight who converted to Islam from Christianity in 1185 and led an army forSaladin against the Crusaders in Jerusalem.
Hamza Robertson - English singer.
Roger Garaudy France philosoph
Baron Omar Rolf von Ehrenfels - baptised as Rolf Werner Leopold von Ehrenfels, he would convert to Islam and change his name to,Omar Rolf von Ehrenfels. A prominent Austrian personality, Ehrenfels decided to convert to Islam, sometime around 1926.
Salman the Persian - convert from Christianity who was previously Zoroastrian.
Ahmed Santos – Filipino, fugitive, founder of the Rajah Solaiman Movement converted from Catholicism.
Ratna Sarumpaet, Indonesian stagewright, director, and actress
Brad Terrence Jordan (“Scarface”) – American rapper.
Mario Scialoja – Italian ambassador and President of the World Muslim League.
Betty Shabazz – wife of Malcolm X; former Methodist.
Zaid Shakir – American Muslim convert former Baptist to Sunni Islam, speaker, intellectual, author, Islamic scholar, and co-founder of Zaytuna College in the United States.
Omar Sharif – Egyptian actor who converted from Catholicism.
Ahmad Faris Shidyaq – Lebanese scholar, writer and journalist who was a Maroniteconvert to Islam.
Mimar Sinan - A famous Ottoman architect who converted to Islam and trained as an officer of the Janissary corps.
Anthony Small – professional boxer
Henry Stanley, 3rd Baron Stanley of Alderley- British convert.
Sean Stone – Son of Oliver Stone and documentary producer.
Daniel Streich – Swiss military instructor, community council member and a former member of Swiss People’s Party who led the campaign for the national ban on the construction of new minarets.
Kösem Sultan - powerful and influential woman in the Ottoman Empire.
Handan Sultan - mother of Ottoman sultan Ahmed I.
Abu Tammam – 9th-century Arab poet born to Christian parents.
Tekuder – Mongol leader of the Ilkhan empire who was formerly a Nestorian Christian.
Joe Tex – soul singer and recording artist.
Ahmad Thomson – British barrister and writer and also a member of the Murabitunmovement.
Danny Thompson – English double bassplayer converted from Catholicism.
Joseph Thomas – Australian convert, acquitted of terrorism charges, placed under a control order under the Australian Anti-Terrorism Act 2005, currently pending retrial.
Richard Thompson – British musician, best known for his guitar playing and song writing.
Gabriele Torsello – Italian freelancephotojournalist based in London who was abducted in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Mihnea Turcitul – was a Prince (Voivode) ofWalachia. Converted from Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
Anselm Turmeda – Majorcan writer and aFranciscan friar who converted to Islam
Mike Tyson – American boxer and Sunni Muslim
Salman Khan – Indian Actor and television Personality
Usman Ghani – Indian Actor and television Personality
Ismael Urbain – French journalist andinterpreter.
Abu Usamah – American-born Imam of Green Lane Masjid in Birmingham, UK.Accused of preaching messages of hate towards non-Muslims in a UK Television documentary.
Gustavo Victoria - Colombian football player who converted to Islam.
Bryant Neal Vinas – participated in and supported al-Qaeda plots in Afghanistan and the U.S., and helped al-Qaeda plan a bomb attack on the LIRR
Rudolf Carl von Slatin – Anglo-Austrian soldier and administrator in the Sudan. Later reverted to Catholicism.
Siraj Wahaj – Former Baptist.
African-American Imam, noted for his efforts to eliminate Brooklyn’s drug problems.
Jack Ward - English pirate and inspiration for captain Jack Sparrow from the moviePirates of the Caribbean.
Alexander Russell Webb – FormerPresbyterian. American journalist, newspaper owner, and former Consul-General of the U.S.A. in the Philippines.
Suhaib Webb – American Islamic activist and speaker.