WordPress Jazz Musicians

The Music Behind WordPress

Data Sources

The raw data for this chart is based on the jazz musicians major WordPress versions were named for.

The full list can be found at WordPress.org history page.


Starting from WordPress 1.0 major releases are named after well-known jazz musicians.

WordPress 0.7 is the only major version that was not names after any musician.

WordPress 1.0.2 and WordPress 2.0.5 are the only two minor versions that were named after a jazz musician.

Historical Data

6.6Named after Tommy Dorsey.
6.5Named after Regina Carter.
6.4Named after Shirley Horn.
6.3Named after Lionel Hampton.
6.2Named after Eric Allan Dolphy Jr..
6.1Named after Mikhail Alperin.
6.0Named after Arturo O'Farrill.
5.9Named after Joséphine Baker.
5.8Named after Art Tatum.
5.7Named after Esperanza Spalding.
5.6Named after Nina Simone.
5.5Named after Billy Eckstine.
5.4Named after Nat Adderley.
5.3Named after Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
5.2Named after Jaco Pastorius.
5.1Named after Betty Carter.
5.0Named after Bebo Valdés.
4.9Named after Billy Tipton.
4.8Named after William John Evans.
4.7Named after Sarah Vaughan.
4.6Named after Pepper Adams.
4.5Named after Coleman Hawkins.
4.4Named after Clifford Brown.
4.3Named after Billie Holiday.
4.2Named after Bud Powell.
4.1Named after Dinah Washington.
4.0Named after Benny Goodman.
3.9Named after Jimmy Smith.
3.8Named after Charlie Parker.
3.7Named after Count Basie.
3.6Named after Oscar Peterson.
3.5Named after Elvin Jones.
3.4Named after Grant Green.
3.3Named after Sonny Stitt.
3.2Named after George Gershwin.
3.1Named after Django Reinhardt.
3.0Named after Thelonious Monk.
2.9Named after Carmen McRae.
2.8Named after Chet Baker.
2.7Named after John Coltrane.
2.6Named after McCoy Tyner.
2.5Named after Michael Brecker.
2.3Named after Dexter Gordon.
2.2Named after Stan Getz.
2.1Named after Ella Fitzgerald.
2.0Named after Duke Ellington.
1.5Named after Billy Strayhorn.
1.2Named after Charles Mingus.
1.0Named after Miles Davis.