A handful of jazz musicians have had the dubious distinction of being born on the 29th of February. Among them are
- Jimmy Dorsey, bandleader and clarinet player (1904 – 1957)
- Martin France, drummer (1964)
- Paul Rutherford, free improv trombonist (1940 – 2007)
- Richie Cole, bebop alto player (1948)
Happy birthday, Richie and Martin!