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Alan Broadbent - 81% match to Denny Zeitlin

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 April 1947, Auckland, New Zealand. After studying piano and musical theory in his homeland, in the mid-60s Broadbent moved to the USA to study at the Berklee College Of Music. After studying with Lennie Tristano he began arranging for Woody Herman, his work appearing on the 1973 album, Giant Steps. In the 70s, Broadbent composed music in the classical form while simultane Read more

Larry Willis - 76% match to Denny Zeitlin

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lawrence Elliott Willis, 20 December 1942, New York City, New York, USA. Although destined to become a pianist of note, Willis also studied singing. His studies took him to the High School of Music and Art and the Manhattan School of Music. In the early 60s he began a decade long round of playing under leaders such as Jackie McLean, Hugh Masekela, Kai Winding and Stan Getz. Read more

Hal Galper - 70% match to Denny Zeitlin

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Galper, 18 April 1938, Salem, Massachusetts, USA. Galper was taught classical piano as a boy but turned to jazz and studied at the Berklee College Of Music between 1955 and 1958. He was taught privately by Jaki Byard and Herb Pomeroy. He moved to Boston in 1959 and played with Herb Pomeroy’s big band. Then he worked with Sam Rivers, Tony Williams, Chet Baker, St Read more

John Bunch - 55% match to Denny Zeitlin

Genres: Jazz
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Dave McKenna - 51% match to Denny Zeitlin

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 May 1930, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA. By his late teens, McKenna was active in and around Boston, playing piano with Boots Mussulli’s band. In 1949, he joined Charlie Ventura, then worked with Woody Herman until drafted during the Korean War. From 1953 until well into the 60s he was mostly engaged in small group work, playing with Ventura again and with several ma Read more

James Williams - 50% match to Denny Zeitlin

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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8 March 1951, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 20 July 2004, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Williams studied piano formally from the age of 13, later playing church organ. His studies took him to Memphis State University, where he also encountered Memphis-based pianists Mulgrew Miller and Donald Brown, and he also explored the work of Phineas Newborn Jnr. Williams’ Read more

Al Haig - 48% match to Denny Zeitlin

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Allan Warren Haig, 22 July 1924, Newark, New Jersey, USA, d. 16 November 1982, New York City, New York, USA. One of the first bop pianists, and for a time among the very best of them, Haig spent the second half of the 40s in excellent musical company. Active in the clubs of New York, he played with Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker and Dizzy Gillespie and proved to be an outst Read more

Bill Mays - 46% match to Denny Zeitlin

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Allen Mays, 5 February 1944, Sacramento, California, USA. Mays studied piano formally for a number of years into his twenties. In the early 70s his proficiency and growing reputation was such that he was hired as accompanist to Sarah Vaughan and then Al Jarreau. In the mid-70s he led his own small band and also worked with many other leaders including Bobby Shew and Read more

Geri Allen - 43% match to Denny Zeitlin

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 June 1957, Pontiac, Michigan, USA. Pianist Allen grew up in Detroit, steeped in the city’s strong bebop and black pop traditions (one early gig saw her playing with Mary Wilson and the Supremes), though Eric Dolphy, Herbie Nichols and Thelonious Monk were also major influences. She studied music at Washington’s Howard University and at the University of Pittsbur Read more

Mike LeDonne - 42% match to Denny Zeitlin

Genres: Jazz
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