Charlie Ventura Similar Artists

Shorty Rogers - 100% match to Charlie Ventura

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Milton Rajonsky, 14 April 1924, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA, d. 7 November 1994, Van Nuys, California, USA. After studying in New York, Rogers played trumpet in the bands of Will Bradley, where he first met Shelly Manne, and Red Norvo. Military service interrupted his career, but in 1945 he joined Woody Herman for a spell, during which he also wrote a number of bop- Read more

Flip Philips - 68% match to Charlie Ventura

Genres: Big Band & Swing
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Flip Phillips - 68% match to Charlie Ventura

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Edward Fillipelli, 26 March 1915, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 17 August 2001, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Phillips initially played clarinet, working with trumpeter Frankie Newton, before switching to tenor saxophone in the late 20s. After playing in small groups in the New York area, Joe ‘Flip’ Phillips joined Woody Herman’s First Her Read more

Henry Red Allen - 56% match to Charlie Ventura

Genres: Jazz
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Wardell Gray - 51% match to Charlie Ventura

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 February 1921, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, d. 25 May 1955, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Growing up in Detroit, Gray first played clarinet before switching to tenor saxophone and joining the Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines band in 1943. After two years he relocated to the west coast, where he became prominent among local beboppers, notably Dexter Gordon, with whom he played at C Read more

Allen Eager - 48% match to Charlie Ventura

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

Clarence Williams - 38% match to Charlie Ventura

Genres: Blues Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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8 October 1893, Plaquemine, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 November 1965, New York City, New York, USA. Although Williams first made his mark as a pianist, singer and dancer, it was as a composer, record producer, music publisher and entrepreneur that he made a lasting impact on jazz. Before he was in his teens he had decided upon a career in showbusiness and had run away from home to Read more

Claude Thornhill - 38% match to Charlie Ventura

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 August 1909, Terra Haute, Indiana, USA, d. 1 July 1965, New York City, New York, USA. Thornhill studied piano formally, playing jazz with a friend, Danny Polo. In the early 30s he was resident in New York City, playing with Hal Kemp, Don Voorhees, Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman and many other leaders. In the mid-30s he worked with Ray Noble and André Kostelanetz. Lat Read more

Muggsy Spanier - 37% match to Charlie Ventura

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Francis Joseph Spanier, 9 November 1901, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 12 February 1967, Sausalito, California, USA. Spanier began playing cornet while barely in his teens and within a couple of years was a professional musician. His first job was with Elmer Schoebel. By the end of the 20s he had established a reputation mostly in and around Chicago and had been hired by Ted Le Read more

Buck Clayton - 35% match to Charlie Ventura

Genres: Jazz Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Wilbur Dorsey Clayton, 12 November 1911, Parsons, Kansas, USA, d. 8 December 1991, New York City, New York, USA. By his late teens Clayton was already an accomplished trumpeter, having worked locally in Kansas and briefly in California. He returned to the west coast, playing in several Los Angeles-based bands including that led by Charlie Echols. He also formed his own unit, Read more

Paul Gonsalves - 35% match to Charlie Ventura

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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12 July 1920, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, d. 15 May 1974, London, England. Gonsalves’ first professional engagement in Boston was on tenor saxophone with the Sabby Lewis band, in which he played both before and after his military service during World War II. On leaving Lewis he played with Count Basie from 1946-49, was briefly with Dizzy Gillespie, and then joined Duke Read more

Pee Wee Russell - 34% match to Charlie Ventura

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Ellsworth Russell, 27 March 1906, Maple Wood, Missouri, USA, d. 15 February 1969, Alexandria. Russell began playing clarinet in the early 20s and by 1927, the year he came to New York, had already worked with luminaries such as Jack Teagarden, Frank Trumbauer and Bix Beiderbecke. In the late 20s and throughout the 30s and 40s, Russell played with numerous jazzmen wor Read more

Andy Kirk - 33% match to Charlie Ventura

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Tab Smith - 32% match to Charlie Ventura

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Talmadge Smith, 11 January 1909, Kinston, North Carolina, USA, d. 17 August 1971, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. After learning to play piano and C-melody saxophone, Smith settled on alto and soprano saxophones. It was on alto that he made his name, working in bands led by Fate Marable, Lucky Millinder and Frankie Newton during the 30s. He also played in Teddy Wilson’s ill-f Read more

Eddie Condon - 31% match to Charlie Ventura

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Albert Edwin Condon, 16 November 1905, Goodland, Indiana, USA, d. 4 July 1973, New York City, USA. After working in local bands, guitarist and banjoist Condon moved to Chicago in the early 20s. He quickly associated himself with the very finest young white musicians based there: Bix Beiderbecke, Frank Teschemacher, Jimmy McPartland, Bud Freeman, Dave Tough and other members Read more


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