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Glen Gray - 100% match to Claude Thornhill

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Larry Clinton - 98% match to Claude Thornhill

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Casa Loma Orchestra - 93% match to Claude Thornhill

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Canadian tycoon Sir Henry Pellatt had delusions of grandeur similar to those exhibited by William Randolph Hearst. Pellatt’s equivalent to Hearst’s castle at San Simeon was Casa Loma, a house he built near Toronto. In 1929 a group of musicians, originally controlled by contractor Jean Goldkette and working as the Orange Blossoms, mainly in Canada, decided to strike ou Read more

Andy Kirk - 84% match to Claude Thornhill

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Erskine Hawkins - 75% match to Claude Thornhill

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Les Brown - 70% match to Claude Thornhill

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lester Raymond Brown, 14 March 1912, Reinerton, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 4 January 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA. By 1932, when he entered Duke University at Durham, North Carolina, Brown had already attended Ithaca College and the New York Military Academy and had studied harmony, arranging and composing, as well as becoming proficient on soprano saxophone, clarinet and b Read more

Lucky Millinder - 66% match to Claude Thornhill

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Don Redman - 63% match to Claude Thornhill

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Donald Matthew Redman, 29 July 1900, Piedmont, West Virginia, USA, d. 30 November 1964, New York City, New York, USA. A gifted child, alto saxophonist Redman studied extensively and by his graduation had mastered most of the wind instruments and was also adept at arranging. He then joined a territory band based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with whom he visited New York. This Read more

Tony Pastor - 55% match to Claude Thornhill

Genres: Big Band & Swing Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1990s 2000s
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26 October 1907, Middletown, Connecticut, USA, d. 31 October 1969, Old Lyme, Connecticut, USA. As a teenager Pastor played tenor saxophone in a number of east coast-based bands, sometimes with Artie Shaw who was a neighbour. Pastor tried a hand at band leading in the early 30s but with limited success. In the middle of the decade he joined Shaw’s band, became one of its Read more

Pee Wee Russell - 54% match to Claude Thornhill

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

Frankie Trumbauer - 43% match to Claude Thornhill

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

Muggsy Spanier - 43% match to Claude Thornhill

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

The Cats & The Fiddle - 42% match to Claude Thornhill

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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This African-American vocal/instrumental group from Chicago, Illinois, USA, featured original members Austin Powell (lead vocals, guitar), Jimmy Henderson (first tenor, tipple), Ernie Price (second tenor, tipple) and Chuck Barksdale (bass vocals, bass). The Cats And The Fiddle were one of the finest representatives of the string band/vocal harmony ensembles that were common in Read more

Sammy Kaye - 41% match to Claude Thornhill

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Samuel Zamocay, 13 March 1910, Lakewood, Ohio, USA, d. 2 June 1987, Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA. Kaye began playing in bands while still at college. In the early 30s he led a band at the Statler Hotel in Cleveland and also worked in Pittsburgh. In the later years of the decade he was hired by several top New York hotels, including the Astor and the New Yorker. An adept clarin Read more

Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra - 41% match to Claude Thornhill

Genres: Big Band & Swing
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