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Steps Ahead - 100% match to Bob Berg

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1979 under the name Steps, this group was seen by founder and vibes player Mike Mainieri (24 July 1938, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) as a way of bringing together some of the virtuoso musicians working in the New York studio scene. Originally comprising Michael Brecker (b. 29 March 1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 13 January 2007, New York City Read more

Niacin - 48% match to Bob Berg

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Ravi Coltrane - 32% match to Bob Berg

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 August 1965, Huntington, New York, USA. The son of John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane, a musical career might have appeared inevitable. However, despite studying soprano saxophone while in high school, he gave up music when his older brother was killed in a road accident. By this time Coltrane was living in California and it was not until he was 20 that he resumed playing. H Read more

Eric Reed - 19% match to Bob Berg

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Eric Scott Reed, 21 June 1970, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Pianist Reed began his life in music when he was two years old with an interest in the drums. He gravitated to the piano and began formal lessons at five, eventually studying with influential teacher Vernon Lathon. Memorable influences at this time included the music that Reed heard in church, including pianists Read more

Rick Margitza - 17% match to Bob Berg

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Dean Margitza, 24 October 1961, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Margitza’s family background, which has gypsy roots, was decidedly musical. A grandfather was a session musician, playing bass and cello with artists as diverse as Glenn Miller and Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker, while his father played violin with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Margitza himself began pla Read more

Harry Allen - 15% match to Bob Berg

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 October 1966, Washington, DC, USA. When he was aged one, Allen’s parents moved to Los Angeles and it was there that he began playing music, but at that time chose the accordion and later the piano. When he was 11 years old the family moved again, this time to Rhode Island and there, at junior high school, he began playing clarinet and finally the tenor saxophone, in Read more

Steve Khan - 14% match to Bob Berg

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 April 1947, Los Angeles, California, USA. Khan is the son of lyricist Sammy Cahn and learned to play the piano and drums as a child. He was the drummer with the surf group the Chantays (1962-63) and only turned to the guitar when he was 20. After graduating in music from UCLA in 1969, he settled in New York where he became a prolific session musician recording with artist Read more

Charles McPherson - 13% match to Bob Berg

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 July 1939, Joplin, Missouri, USA. Often dismissed as a Charlie Parker copyist, McPherson is in fact more than a simple revivalist. While the style in which he plays, bebop, is now outmoded, it is one with which he grew up, and he plays it with fire and conviction. His family moved to Detroit when he was aged nine, and it was at high school, a few years later, that he star Read more

Tunnels - 11% match to Bob Berg

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Vince Mendoza - 11% match to Bob Berg

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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13 October 1961, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA. Mendoza started classical guitar and piano lessons from an early age. He took up the trumpet at high school and eventually obtained a music composition degree at Ohio University. He moved to Los Angeles to complete his graduate studies at the University of Southern California. A highly skilled arranger with multicultural influences Read more


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