Claude Bolling Similar Artists

Jacques Loussier - 100% match to Claude Bolling

Genres: Classical Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jean-Pierre Rampal - 66% match to Claude Bolling

Genres: Classical Instrumental Jazz
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Eubie Blake - 50% match to Claude Bolling

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Hubert Blake, 7 February 1883, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 12 February 1983, New York City, New York, USA. Eubie Blake grew up to the sounds of ragtime music, and before the turn of the century was playing piano in sporting houses and other similar establishments. He was a composer too, and in 1915 joined forces with Noble Sissle; they played in vaudeville as a double Read more

James Scott - 45% match to Claude Bolling

Genres: Jazz
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Ralph Sutton - 43% match to Claude Bolling

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Michel Magne - 24% match to Claude Bolling

Genres: Soundtracks
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Scott Joplin - 21% match to Claude Bolling

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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24 November 1868, Texarkana, Texas, USA, d. 1 April 1917, New York City, New York, USA. Joplin’s father was born into slavery, becoming a freedman with Emancipation in 1863. A musical individual, he encouraged the musical aspirations of his sons and daughters. Scott Joplin, who was originally self-taught, moved to St. Louis while still in his teens, by which time he was Read more

James P. Johnson - 20% match to Claude Bolling

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Price Johnson, 1 February 1894, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, d. 17 November 1955, New York City, New York, USA. Taught piano by his mother, Johnson assimilated a wide range of musical styles. In the years following his family’s relocation to New York, he continued his studies and by his late teens was working in clubs in the Hell’s Kitchen district. Johnso Read more

Michel Petrucciani - 16% match to Claude Bolling

Genres: Classical Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 December 1962, Orange, France, d. 6 January 1999, New York City, New York, USA. Born into a musical family, his father, Antoine ‘Tony’ Petrucciani, was an accomplished guitarist, Petrucciani played drums and piano as a child. He gave his first solo concert at the age of 13, at the Cliousclat Festival. After playing with Kenny Clarke and Clark Terry at the age o Read more

Monty Alexander - 15% match to Claude Bolling

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Montgomery Bernard Alexander, 6 June 1944, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Alexander has built a reputation as a dynamic and technically brilliant pianist in the Art Tatum / Oscar Peterson seam without ever extending that virtuoso tradition. He began playing the piano from an early age. His expert tuition and enthusiasm led to him supporting many top Jamaican session men in Read more

Teddy Wilson - 15% match to Claude Bolling

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Theodore Shaw Wilson, 24 November 1912, Austin, Texas, USA, d. 31 July 1986, New Britain, Connecticut, USA. Born into a middle-class family, Wilson grew up in Tuskegee where his parents moved to take up teaching posts at the university. He studied violin and piano at Tuskegee and later extended his studies at college in Alabama. In 1929, by now concentrating on piano, he bec Read more

Francis Lai - 14% match to Claude Bolling

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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26 April 1932, Nice, France. A composer and conductor for films from the early 60s. After scoring Circle Of Love, Roger Vadim’s re-make of Ophuls’ classic La Ronde, starring Jane Fonda, Lai won an Academy Award for his music to director Claud Lelouch’s classic love story A Man And A Woman (1966). He also scored Lelouch’s follow-up, Live For Life, before g Read more

Dick Hyman - 13% match to Claude Bolling

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Hyman, 8 March 1927, New York City, New York, USA. After studying classical music, Hyman broadened his interests to encompass jazz and many other areas of music. In the late 40s he played piano in and around his home-town, working with Red Norvo and Benny Goodman and leading bop musicians, including founding fathers Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Early in the 50 Read more

Erroll Garner - 13% match to Claude Bolling

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Erroll Louis Garner, 15 June 1921, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 2 January 1977, Los Angeles, California, USA. A self-taught pianist, Garner played on the radio at the age of 10 and within a few more years was playing professionally in his home town. Among the bands with which he played during this period were those led by Leroy Brown and, reputedly, Fate Marable. In 194 Read more

Michel Legrand - 12% match to Claude Bolling

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 February 1932, Paris, France. Legrand grew up in a musical environment - his father was an orchestra leader and film composer - and studied formally at the Paris Conservatoire. In the 50s he was an active pianist but was most successful as an arranger. Later in the decade he moved to New York and continued to arrange, but now with a strong orientation towards the contempo Read more


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