I believe I was too cavalier in simply giving two names. For this I apologize.
You ask for Latin and Jazz, one of the best sourses for information on the combination of the two is this website: http://www.latinjazznet.com/
For jazz the incomparable Miles Davis is a fantastic starting point. AllAboutJazz has a great page here: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=6144
You can use the MD alumnis to pretty much go through jazz history. You take any musician, check who that person played with, then check who they played with etc etc etc, and you will learn a great deal.