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Wild Bill Davison - 100% match to Bunk Johnson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Edward Davison, 5 January 1906, Defiance, Ohio, USA, d. 14 November 1989, Santa Barbara, California, USA. As a youth Davison played with local bands, making occasional trips to Cincinnati and even New York in the mid-20s. While playing with the Seattle Harmony Kings, Davison made his first visit to Chicago, the city where he was to remain stylistically linked for the Read more

Bud Freeman - 87% match to Bunk Johnson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lawrence Freeman, 3 April 1906, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 15 March 1991, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Freeman’s early career found him in company with Jimmy McPartland, Frank Teschemacher and other members of the Austin High School Gang. Having set out playing the C-melody saxophone, Freeman switched to tenor in 1925 and quickly established a reputation on that instrument a Read more

Firehouse Five Plus Two - 84% match to Bunk Johnson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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The Firehouse Five Plus 2 were formed in 1949 by trombonist Ward Kimball. It was a semi-professional band whose members were drawn from the staff of Walt Disney’s animation studios in Hollywood. Some members went on to full-time careers such as clarinettists Tom Sharpsteen and George Probert. The band was playing at the time of a renewal of interest in traditional jazz sty Read more

Wingy Manone - 81% match to Bunk Johnson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Matthews Manone, 13 February 1900, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 9 July 1982, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Manone lost his right arm in a road accident while still a child, but took up trumpet playing, turning professional in his mid-teens. The 20s were hectic times for Manone. He worked with many riverboat and territory bands, visited St. Louis where he made his first r Read more

Jimmie Noone - 76% match to Bunk Johnson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 April 1895, Cut Off, Louisiana, USA, d. 19 April 1944, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of numerous students of Lorenzo Tio, Noone turned to the clarinet after first playing guitar. In the years immediately prior to World War I he played in bands led by notable New Orleans musicians such as Freddie Keppard and Buddy Petit. In 1918 he worked with King Oliver in Chicago an Read more

Dutch Swing College Band - 74% match to Bunk Johnson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This outfit’s polished, cleverly arranged repertoire was still being heard in concert more than half a century after its formation by Peter Schilperoort (the Netherlands, d. 18 November 1990; clarinet, saxophones) in 1945. Among musicians that have passed through its ranks are Wout Steenhuis (guitar), Jan Morks (clarinet), Kees Van Dorser (trumpet), Oscar Klein (trumpet Read more

Turk Murphy - 65% match to Bunk Johnson

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Melvin Edward Alton Murphy, 16 December 1915, Palermo, California, USA, d. 30 May 1987, San Francisco, California, USA. Murphy’s early career was as a trombonist in popular dance bands such as that led by Mal Hallett, but in the late 30s he joined the revivalist band led by Lu Watters and remained there for most of the next decade. After leaving Watters he formed his ow Read more

The Dukes Of Dixieland - 62% match to Bunk Johnson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1949 by trumpeter Frank Assunto (29 January 1922, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 25 February 1974, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA), and his trombonist brother Fred (b. 3 December 1929, Jennings, Louisiana, USA, d. 21 April 1966, Las Vegas Nevada, USA), the Dukes Of Dixieland got their start with band leader Horace Heidt in his ‘Youth Opportunity Programme’, Read more

Chuck Wayne - 58% match to Bunk Johnson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Jagelka, 27 February 1923, New York City, New York, USA, d. 29 July 1997, Jackson, New Jersey, USA. Born into a family with a strong musical background, Wayne taught himself to play the mandolin and worked for a while in a Russian balalaika band. Moving to the guitar, he played with Clarence Profit and also formed his own small bands, one of which included Al Cohn, a Read more

Frankie Trumbauer - 56% match to Bunk Johnson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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30 May 1901, Carbondale, Illinois, USA, d. 11 June 1956, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. As a teenager Trumbauer played various instruments, including piano and trombone, before concentrating on the ‘C’ melody saxophone. He began leading a band while still in his teens and after military service in World War I played with several Midwestern dance bands. In the mid-20s Read more

Henry Red Allen - 52% match to Bunk Johnson

Genres: Jazz
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Dr. Michael White - 47% match to Bunk Johnson

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Lu Watters - 40% match to Bunk Johnson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lucious Watters, 19 December 1911, Santa Cruz, California, USA, d. 5 November 1989, Santa Rosa, California, USA. After playing trumpet with several bands, Watters began leading his own combos in the mid-20s and thereafter was rarely out of work. Although his early bands were orientated towards swing and dance music, by the end of the 30s he was more and more dedicated to tra Read more

Humphrey Lyttelton - 39% match to Bunk Johnson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 May 1921, Eton, Berkshire, England, d. 25 April 2008, Barnet, London, England. Raised in an academic atmosphere (his father G.W. Lyttelton, the second son of the 8th Viscount Cobham, was a housemaster at Eton College), he taught himself to play a variety of instruments including the banjulele (a hybrid of the banjo and ukulele). His prodigious talent was spotted early and Read more


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