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Al Grey - 100% match to Boyd Raeburn

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Albert Thornton Grey, 6 June 1925, Aldie, Virginia, USA, d. 24 March 2000, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Early in his career Grey played trombone in bands in the US Navy but soon after World War II he joined Benny Carter, whom he always credited with extending his musical knowledge. After leaving Carter, Grey played in the bands of Jimmie Lunceford and Lucky Millinder. In 1948, he Read more

Allen Eager - 60% match to Boyd Raeburn

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 2000s
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10 January 1927, New York City, New York, USA. d. 13 April 2003, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA. Eager had formal tuition on clarinet but in 1943 received lessons on tenor saxophone from Ben Webster, a switch that marked the start of his professional career. His early experience was gained in big bands on the more lightweight side of the swing era, including those led by Bobby Read more

Cecil Payne - 51% match to Boyd Raeburn

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cecil McKenzie Payne, 14 December 1922, New York City, New York, USA, d. 27 November 2007, Camden, New Jersey, USA. After first learning guitar, alto saxophone and clarinet, Payne took up the baritone saxophone. In 1946, a year in which he played and recorded with J.J. Johnson and Roy Eldridge, he joined Dizzy Gillespie’s big band for a three-year stint. Leaving Gillesp Read more

Gigi Gryce - 48% match to Boyd Raeburn

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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28 November 1925, Pensacola, Florida, USA, d. 17 March 1983, Pensacola, Florida, USA. Alto saxophonist Gryce studied composition at Boston Conservatory and in Paris (with classicist Arthur Honegger) but then turned to jazz with spells in various bands, including that led by Tadd Dameron. In 1953 he was a member of the remarkable band with which Lionel Hampton toured Europe a Read more

Mound City Blue Blowers - 48% match to Boyd Raeburn

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1924 by Red McKenzie as a novelty group, the Mound City Blue Blowers expanded to include Eddie Lang, with whom they visited London in the mid-20s. Later the band became a more orthodox, and often much larger, dixieland outfit under McKenzie’s leadership. In its bigger form the band was occasionally home in the late 20s to leading musicians such as Eddie Condon, G Read more

Martha Raye - 44% match to Boyd Raeburn

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Margaret Teresa Yvonne O’Reed, 27 August 1916, Butte, Montana, USA, d. 19 October 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. On stage from the age of three with the family act, at 13 Raye sang with a band and in 1936 made her first film, Rhythm On The Range, with Bing Crosby. Through the late 30s she played comic roles in The Big Broadcast Of 1937 (1936, singing ‘Vote For Read more

Teddy Powell - 28% match to Boyd Raeburn

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Alfred Paolella, 1 March 1905, Oakland, California, USA. As a boy Powell studied violin and music theory privately, then attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 1927 he was playing guitar and banjo with Abe Lyman’s band, staying with them until 1935 when he became a radio producer for an advertising agency. He also branched out as a songwriter, with hits su Read more

Ziggy Elman - 23% match to Boyd Raeburn

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s
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Harry Aaron Finkelman, 26 May 1914, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 26 June 1968, Los Angeles, California, USA. As a child Elman learned to play various brass and reed instruments, and his first professional engagement was on trombone, although his main instrument later became the trumpet. In 1936 he joined Benny Goodman and formed part of one of the best three-man trump Read more

Jimmy Cleveland - 21% match to Boyd Raeburn

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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James Milton Cleveland, 3 May 1926, Wartrace, Tennessee, USA d. 23 August 2008, Lynwood, California, USA. By the time he joined Lionel Hampton in 1950 Cleveland was already a highly-experienced trombonist, having worked with a band formed by his musical family and in the orchestra of Tennessee State University. With Hampton he played with surging power, a wonderfully rich an Read more

Jess Stacy - 18% match to Boyd Raeburn

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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11 August 1904, Bird’s Point, Missouri, USA, d. 1 January 1995, Los Angeles, California, USA. After teaching himself to play piano, Stacy worked the riverboats for a number of years, arriving in Chicago in the mid-20s. There, he played with numerous bands, including that of Paul Mares, on through into the early 30s. In 1935, John Hammond Jnr. brought him to the attentio Read more

Red Rodney - 18% match to Boyd Raeburn

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Rodney Chudnick, 27 September 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 27 May 1994, Boynton Beach, Florida, USA. Within a few years of taking up the trumpet (first presented to him by a great aunt at his bar mitzvah), Rodney was hired by dance band leader Jerry Wald. While still in his teens he also played with Jimmy Dorsey, Elliot Lawrence and Benny Goodman. By 1946 Read more

Shep Fields - 15% match to Boyd Raeburn

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 September 1910, Brooklyn, New York, USA, d. 23 February 1981, Los Angeles, California, USA. This saxophone and clarinet player was the leader of the 30s sweet band, Shep Fields And His Rippling Rhythm. Fields led his first band while at university, then turned professional, gaining important engagements in Miami and New York during 1934. He toured with the Voloz and Yolan Read more

Evan Christopher - 14% match to Boyd Raeburn

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Claude Hopkins - 13% match to Boyd Raeburn

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Claude Driskett Hopkins, 24 August 1903, Alexandria, Virginia, USA, d. 19 February 1984, New York City, New York, USA. Hopkins was born into a well-educated, middle-class family, both parents being members of the faculty of Howard University. He studied formally at Howard before starting a career as a dance band pianist. In the mid-20s he visited Europe as leader of a band a Read more

Kurt Edelhagen - 12% match to Boyd Raeburn

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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5 June 1920, Herne, Germany, d. 8 February 1982, Cologne, Germany. Arranger, orchestra leader and pianist Edelhagen first came to prominence in the years immediately following World War II. Although the prompt formation of a symphony orchestra is often cited as a notable attempt to re-establish an element of culture in post-war German society, the formation of a radio big ba Read more


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