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The Dorsey Brothers - 56% match to Adrian Rollini

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Jessie Matthews - 20% match to Adrian Rollini

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 March 1907, London, England, d. 19 August 1981, Pinner, Middlesex, England. A member of a large and poor family, Matthews became a professional dancer at the age of 10. After a few years in the chorus of several shows in London’s West End, she achieved recognition with a series of ingénue roles and some bit parts in films. After appearing in stage production s Read more

Miff Mole - 19% match to Adrian Rollini

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Irving Milfred Mole, 11 March 1898, Roosevelt, Long Island, New York, USA, d. 29 April 1961, New York City, New York, USA. A youthful multi-instrumentalist, Mole had settled on the trombone by his mid-teenage years. Gigging extensively in and around New York, he worked with many small early jazz bands, including one led by pianist-turned-comedian Jimmy Durante, and was also Read more

Banu Gibson - 17% match to Adrian Rollini

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 October 1947, Dayton, Ohio, USA. Raised in Hollywood, Florida, Gibson performed from early childhood. She studied dance and singing and while still in school was appearing professionally. She extended her studies in college meanwhile maintaining her connection with showbusiness by performing at local clubs and theatres. She toured the USA and also visited Canada and Cuba. Read more

Don Ewell - 13% match to Adrian Rollini

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Donald Tyson Ewell, 14 November 1916, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 9 August 1983, Pompano Beach, Florida, USA. Although classically trained on piano, Ewell was drawn to jazz and in particular to the music of the early jazz masters of New Orleans. This was despite the fact that by the mid-30s, which was when his career got under way, such forms were suffering a decline in pop Read more

Soesja Citroen - 13% match to Adrian Rollini

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Den Haag, the Netherlands. A highly gifted singer whose style and musical interests are firmly rooted in post-bop, Citroen’s work deserves much wider attention than has so far been the case. Her voice is rich and fluid and her phrasing clearly demonstrates an excellent ear for the intricate nuances of bop. Although customarily working with fellow countrymen, she has als Read more

Bob Haggart - 12% match to Adrian Rollini

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Sherwood Haggart, 13 March 1914, New York City, New York, USA, d. 2 December 1998, Venice, Florida, USA. After formal tuition on guitar and informal playing of trumpet and piano, Haggart switched to bass, on which he was self-taught. After playing with various small-time dance bands, he came to national prominence when he joined the former members of the Ben Pollack u Read more

Ray McKinley - 12% match to Adrian Rollini

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 2000s
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18 June 1910, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 7 May 1995, Largo, Florida, USA. After drumming in the dance band led by fellow Texan, singer Smith Ballew, McKinley joined the Dorsey Brothers orchestra in 1934. When the band became Jimmy Dorsey’s, after his brother Tommy walked out, McKinley remained in the drum chair until 1939. In the autumn of that year he formed a band tha Read more


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