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Pete Rugolo - 66% 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

Dick Hyman - 47% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: 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

The Hi-Lo's - 43% 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

Eddie Costa - 42% 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

Si Zentner - 42% 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

Felix Slatkin - 39% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Pop / Rock
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Mundell Lowe - 35% 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 - 33% 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

Kenny Kirkland - 32% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s
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Fred Hersch - 31% 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

Les Baxter - 30% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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14 March 1922, Mexia, Texas, USA, d. 15 January 1996, Palm Springs, California, USA. Baxter studied piano at the Detroit Conservatory before moving to Los Angeles for further studies at Pepperdine College. Abandoning a concert career as a pianist he turned to popular music as a singer, and at the age of 23 he joined Mel Tormé’s Mel-Tones, singing on Artie Shaw re Read more

Jamey Aebersold - 29% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Jazz Latin
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Manny Albam - 27% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Emmanuel Albam, 24 June 1922, Samana, Dominican Republic, d. 2 October 2001, Croton-On-Hudson, New York, USA. Raised in New York, Albam became interested in jazz as a child and occasionally sat in at a club in the Village, playing alto saxophone. At the age of 16 he graduated from high school and joined Muggsy Spanier’s band, then worked with Bob Chester before playing Read more

The Three Suns - 27% match to Claus Ogerman

Genres: Easy Listening Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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