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Henry Jerome - 100% match to Bill Perkins

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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12 November 1917, New York, USA. Jerome formed his dance band orchestra in 1932 in Norwich, Connecticut, USA. Comprising eight to ten musicians, with vocalists Frank Warren and David Allen, their greatest impact came through frequent radio exposure on the Dinner At The Green Room show on the ABC network. This was broadcast remote from the Green Room of the Hotel Edison in Ne Read more

Plas Johnson - 58% match to Bill Perkins

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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John Johnson Jnr., 21 July 1931, Donaldsonville, Louisiana, USA. After being taught soprano saxophone by his father, Johnson took up the tenor as well. Resident on the west coast in the 50s he worked in the studios but played jazz dates with artists including Benny Carter. His film and television work increased and his work (though not his name) became known to millions when Read more

Si Zentner - 53% match to Bill Perkins

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Simon H. Zentner, 13 June 1917, New York City, New York, USA, d. 31 January 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. After learning to play the trombone as a child, Zentner played in and around New York before joining Les Brown in 1940. During the 40s he played in a number of bands, including those led by Harry James and Jimmy Dorsey, and at the end of the decade entered a long period Read more

Dave Pell - 51% match to Bill Perkins

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 February 1925, New York City, New York, USA. Pell played clarinet at the age of 13, later switching to tenor saxophone. In the 40s he was with Bobby Sherwood and Tony Pastor, then settled in Los Angeles playing with Bob Crosby and Les Brown. Although active in the studios, in 1953 he formed an octet for jazz dates. Among many leaders, he recorded with Chet Baker, Shorty R Read more

Jonah Jones - 45% match to Bill Perkins

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Robert Elliott Jones, 31 December 1909, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, d. 29 April 2000, New York City, New York, USA. As a youth Jones played trumpet with numerous local and territory bands before joining Horace Henderson in 1928. After drifting through various other minor bands, he joined Jimmie Lunceford and then in Buffalo, in 1932, began a highly profitable musical partners Read more

Georgie Auld - 34% match to Bill Perkins

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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John Altwerger, 19 May 1919, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, d. 7 January 1990, Palm Springs, California, USA. Originally an alto saxophonist, Auld found work in the early 30s in New York, where his family had recently moved. In 1936 he switched to tenor saxophone under the influence of Coleman Hawkins and, after leading a small group, joined the big band of Bunny Berigan. In 193 Read more

Sam Butera - 31% match to Bill Perkins

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
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Don Costa - 25% match to Bill Perkins

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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10 June 1925, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, d. 19 January 1983, New York, USA. The youngest of five children, Costa taught himself to play the guitar by the age of eight, and at 15 was a member of the CBS radio orchestra in Boston. In his spare time he loved to dance the jitterbug. After starting as a musical arranger in radio in the 40s, Costa moved into the recording busines Read more

Buddy Morrow - 22% match to Bill Perkins

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Latin
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Bob Thompson - 19% match to Bill Perkins

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
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Bob Thompson - 19% match to Bill Perkins

Genres: Jazz
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Edmundo Ros - 18% match to Bill Perkins

Genres: Easy Listening Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 December 1910, Port of Spain, Trinidad. The leader of one of the most popular - if not the most popular - Latin American band in the UK for many years, spent his early life in Venezuela, before attending the Military Academy at Caracas, where, via the Academy’s band, he became interested in music and learned to play the euphonium or ‘bombardin’. Despite harb Read more


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