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Marty Paich - 93% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Marty Louis Paich, 23 January 1925, Oakland, California, USA, d. 12 August 1995, Hidden Hills, California, USA. While still undergoing a long and thorough academic training, Paich began writing arrangements. After military service, during which he was able to continue his musical career, he returned to his studies and by the end of the 40s had gained numerous qualifications. Read more

Si Zentner - 88% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Simon H. Zentner, 13 June 1917, New York City, New York, USA, d. 31 January 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. After learning to play the trombone as a child, Zentner played in and around New York before joining Les Brown in 1940. During the 40s he played in a number of bands, including those led by Harry James and Jimmy Dorsey, and at the end of the decade entered a long period Read more

Pete Rugolo - 84% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 December 1915, San Piero Patti, Messina, Sicily. Rugolo’s family moved to Santa Rosa, California, USA in 1920. After studying composing and arranging under classicist Darius Milhaud, Rugolo began writing arrangements for Stan Kenton. Many of Kenton’s most successful recordings of the late 40s were Rugolo charts and of these a high proportion were also his compos Read more

Eddie Costa - 59% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Edwin James Costa, 14 August 1930, Atlas, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 26 July 1962, New York City, New York, USA. After studying piano formally, Costa began playing jazz and later took up the vibraphone. While still in his teens, he played with a band led by Joe Venuti, and in the 50s worked and sometimes recorded with several artists including Tal Farlow, Kai Winding, Sal Salvado Read more

The Hi-Lo's - 59% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The name of this outstanding North American vocal unit derived from the contrast in height between its tallest members - leader/arranger Gene Puerling (Eugene Thomas Puerling, 31 March 1929, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, d. 25 March 2008, USA) and Bob Morse (b. Robert Morse 27 July 1923, Pasadena, California, USA, d. 27 April 2001, USA) - and diminutive Clark Burroughs (b. 3 Ma Read more

Felix Slatkin - 48% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Pop / Rock
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Fred Hersch - 47% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 October 1955, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Hersch grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, in a very musical family. Playing piano from the age of three, he turned to jazz in his high school senior year. In 1975 he attended the New England Conservatory and after two years returned to Cincinnati where he played professionally. He spent six weeks on the road with Woody Herman, then relocated Read more

Kenny Kirkland - 47% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s
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Kenneth David Kirkland, 28 September 1955, New York City, New York, USA, d. 12 November 1998, New York City, New York, USA. After graduating from the Manhattan School of Music in 1977, Kirkland taught classical music for a period. His friendship with Herbie Hancock led to a growing interest in fusion He toured with violinist Michal Urbaniak in 1977, and joined Miroslav Vitou Read more

Art Van Damme - 45% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 April 1920, Norway, Michigan, USA. Raised in Chicago, Illinois, Van Damme heard accordion played on records when he was aged nine, liked the sound and asked for one. Within a year he was playing in public. Although he enjoyed the sounds of swing era music that became popular during his teenage years, he stayed with the accordion, which was a long way from being an instrume Read more

Mundell Lowe - 42% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Jazz Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mundell James Lowe, 21 April 1922, Laurel, Mississippi, USA. Guitarist Lowe began playing at the age of six; seven years later, he left home and headed for New Orleans, Louisiana. He listened and learned at many of the city’s clubs before he was found by his Baptist minister father and taken back home. He soon made another try for an early career in music, this time vis Read more

Ernie Watts - 41% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ernest James Watts, 23 October 1945, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. After studying at the Berklee College Of Music Watts was hired by Buddy Rich with whom he played saxophone, mostly tenor, for two years in the late 60s. He then became a studio musician, working extensively in Los Angeles but also finding time to play, and sometimes tour, with jazz musicians such as Gerald Wilson, Read more

The Three Suns - 39% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Easy Listening Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Billy May - 36% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward William May, 10 November 1916, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 22 January 2004, San Juan Capistrano, California, USA. Although May is best known to international audiences for his arranging and conducting work with Frank Sinatra in the late 50s, he had already been a professional musician for nearly 20 years prior to his first session with Hoboken’s favourite s Read more

Mel Lewis - 34% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Melvin Sokoloff, 10 May 1929, Buffalo, New York, USA, d. 3 February 1990, New York City, New York, USA. Following in the footsteps of his father, Lewis took up drumming as a child and was playing professionally by his early teens. In 1948, he joined Boyd Raeburn’s modern big band, then played in a number of well-known dance bands of the late swing era, including those o Read more


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