Dick Jurgens Similar Artists

Ted Weems - 95% match to Dick Jurgens

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 September 1901, Pitcairn, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 6 May 1963, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. After learning to play the violin when he was at high school, Weems switched to trombone while attending the University of Pennsylvania. That instrument was also favoured by his brother, Art, and in 1923 the brothers formed their own band, and soon afterwards Ted Weems decided to concentrate Read more

Sam Donahue - 58% match to Dick Jurgens

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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8 March 1918, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 22 March 1974, Reno, Nevada, USA. Among the most respected of swing era musicians, tenor saxophonist Donahue formed his first group in the mid-30s, leaving Sonny Burke as leader when he later joined Gene Krupa’s band. In the early 40s he played with Harry James and Benny Goodman. He returned to leading his old group again but in Read more

Ziggy Elman - 46% match to Dick Jurgens

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s
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Harry Aaron Finkelman, 26 May 1914, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 26 June 1968, Los Angeles, California, USA. As a child Elman learned to play various brass and reed instruments, and his first professional engagement was on trombone, although his main instrument later became the trumpet. In 1936 he joined Benny Goodman and formed part of one of the best three-man trump Read more

Art Mooney - 27% match to Dick Jurgens

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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1911, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. A popular band leader in the late 40s and 50s, Mooney started out by leading a band mostly in Detroit and the Midwest area during the 30s. After military service in World War II, he formed a new outfit with a similar style and sound to Glenn Miller, especially in the reed section. The band’s arrangers included Neal Hefti and George Wil Read more

Wayne King - 24% match to Dick Jurgens

Genres: Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1990s
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16 February 1901, Savannah, Illinois, USA, d. 16 July 1985. Dubbed ‘the Waltz King’, before establishing his first dance band King had served as featured saxophonist in the Del Lampe Orchestra operating out of the Trianon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois, USA. However, he soon dropped the primarily jazz influenced sound of this combo in favour of a smooth, highly styl Read more

Jerry Gray - 23% match to Dick Jurgens

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Les Brown - 22% match to Dick Jurgens

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

Ralph Flanagan - 21% match to Dick Jurgens

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ted Lewis - 21% match to Dick Jurgens

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1940s
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Flanagan & Allen - 19% match to Dick Jurgens

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1990s 2000s
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Bud Flanagan (Reuben Weintrop [Robert Winthrop], 14 October 1896, Whitechapel, London, England, d. 20 October 1968, Kingston, Surrey, England) and Chesney Allen (b. William Ernest Allen, 5 April 1896, London, England, d. 13 November 1982, Midhurst, Sussex, England). One of Britain’s best-loved comedy-singing duos during their heyday in the 30s and 40s. Allen was the str Read more


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