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Joe Bonner - 95% match to Andy LaVerne

Genres: Jazz
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Bill Carrothers - 81% match to Andy LaVerne

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1964, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Carrothers began playing piano professionally in the early 80s, soon establishing a reputation as a solid performer. During the next two decades he played many prestigious venues throughout the USA, including New York’s Village Gate, Knitting Factory and the revived Birdland, and also at Blues Alley in Washington, DC. In Europe he play Read more

D.D. Jackson - 76% match to Andy LaVerne

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Robert Cleanth Kainien Jackson, 25 January 1967, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. After studying classical piano at Indiana University, Jackson then went to the Manhattan School of Music where he turned to jazz. He also studied with Jaki Byard and Don Pullen. The latter was to remain Jackson’s greatest influence, as he told JazzTimes ’ Willard Jenkins, Pullen ‘freed m Read more

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Hal Galper - 56% match to Andy LaVerne

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Galper, 18 April 1938, Salem, Massachusetts, USA. Galper was taught classical piano as a boy but turned to jazz and studied at the Berklee College Of Music between 1955 and 1958. He was taught privately by Jaki Byard and Herb Pomeroy. He moved to Boston in 1959 and played with Herb Pomeroy’s big band. Then he worked with Sam Rivers, Tony Williams, Chet Baker, St Read more

Jay Leonhart - 48% match to Andy LaVerne

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Chancellor Leonhart, 6 December 1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. As a youth, Leonhart studied classical piano at the Peabody School of Music but his interest lay in jazz. Encouraged by his music teacher to follow his instincts, he abandoned not only classical music but also the piano. He began playing banjo and guitar, teaming up with his brother Bill to form a professi Read more

Frank Hewitt - 43% match to Andy LaVerne

Genres: Jazz
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Harold Danko - 41% match to Andy LaVerne

Genres: Jazz
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John Bunch - 40% match to Andy LaVerne

Genres: Jazz
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Roland Hanna - 36% match to Andy LaVerne

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joel Frahm - 32% match to Andy LaVerne

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1970, Racine, Wisconsin, USA. As a child Frahm studied piano and also played bassoon but while in eighth grade at the Stephen Bull Fine Arts School where he had tuition from music teacher Gary Mollenkopf, he began playing tenor saxophone. In 1985 he moved with his family to West Hartford, Connecticut, where, as a student at William H. Hall High School, he came under the wing Read more

Mel Powell - 31% match to Andy LaVerne

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Melvin Epstein, 12 February 1923, New York City, New York, USA, d. 24 April 1998, Los Angeles, California, USA. As a teenager Powell played piano at Nick’s in New York City and soon thereafter joined Muggsy Spanier. His exceptional and at the time eclectic gifts attracted the attention of Benny Goodman, whom he joined in 1941. During his stint with Goodman he wrote seve Read more

Gary Smulyan - 30% match to Andy LaVerne

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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4 April 1956, Bethpage, New York, USA. Smulyan started out playing alto saxophone while still very young before changing to the baritone saxophone. In high school he was encouraged to look to jazz as a means of self-expression and he went on to sit in with several noted touring musicians, including Chet Baker, Lee Konitz and Jimmy Knepper. In the mid- to late 70s he studied Read more

David Witham - 27% match to Andy LaVerne

Genres: Jazz
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Stan Tracey - 25% match to Andy LaVerne

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stanley William Tracey, 30 December 1926, London, England. Tracey taught himself to play piano and by his early teens was performing professionally. In the 50s he was deeply involved in the British modern jazz scene, working with musicians including Kenny Baker, Tony Crombie and Ronnie Scott. For most of the 60s he was resident pianist at Scott’s club, backing numerous Read more

Joe Beck - 22% match to Andy LaVerne

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 July 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Guitarist Joe Beck moved to New York in 1963 to take up employment in various bands. After working with musicians including Paul Winter, Charles Lloyd, Gary McFarland and Chico Hamilton, he found more permanent employment with Jeremy Steig’s Satyrs in 1968. The Satyrs took him on tour with Eric Clapton and Cream throughout Read more


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