Cecil Payne Similar Artists

Al Grey - 96% match to Cecil Payne

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

Gigi Gryce - 70% match to Cecil Payne

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

Leroy Vinnegar - 33% match to Cecil Payne

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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13 July 1928, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, d. 2 August 1999, Portland, Oregon, USA. After teaching himself to play bass, Vinnegar worked in clubs in the Chicago area (including the Beehive), accompanying jazz musicians such as Charlie Parker, before moving to the west coast in 1954. He immediately made an impact on the local music scene, then in the middle of the ‘cool j Read more

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Jiggs Whigham - 32% match to Cecil Payne

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Oliver Haydn Whigham III, 20 August 1943, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Whigham studied extensively as a young man, learning trombone, harmony and composing. In the early 60s he joined the Glenn Miller band led by Ray McKinley, remaining until the middle of the decade. He was then briefly with Stan Kenton before joining Kurt Edelhagen in Germany. Whigham decided to stay on in German Read more

Allen Eager - 30% match to Cecil Payne

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

Boyd Raeburn - 29% match to Cecil Payne

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Boyd Albert Raden, 27 October 1913, Faith, South Dakota, USA, d. 2 August 1966, Layfayette, Indiana, USA. Raeburn attended the University of Chicago, where he led a campus band, before becoming a professional musician leading a small, light music band, but in the 30s turned his attention to swing. In 1944 he formed a high-class band that featured some fine young musicians in Read more

Don Patterson - 26% match to Cecil Payne

Genres: Jazz
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Sonny Fortune - 24% match to Cecil Payne

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Cornelius Fortune, 19 May 1939, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. An intense player on alto, tenor and soprano saxophones and flute, Fortune studied at Wurlitzers and Granoff School of Music and privately with Roland Wiggins. He started his playing career in Philadelphia R&B bands. He moved to New York in 1967 and played with Elvin Jones (1968), Mongo Santamaría ( Read more

Hal Galper - 23% match to Cecil Payne

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

Daryl Sherman - 20% match to Cecil Payne

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 June 1950, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA. At the age of five Sherman was picking out tunes on the piano, and soon began singing along with her trombone-playing father, a local band leader. By her teenage years she was singing professionally with her father’s band. She widened her base a little, singing also in the Boston area, until, in 1974, she moved to New York. T Read more

Joel Frahm - 12% match to Cecil Payne

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


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