Dick Jurgens Similar Artists

The Dorsey Brothers - 47% match to Dick Jurgens

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Shep Fields - 38% match to Dick Jurgens

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 September 1910, Brooklyn, New York, USA, d. 23 February 1981, Los Angeles, California, USA. This saxophone and clarinet player was the leader of the 30s sweet band, Shep Fields And His Rippling Rhythm. Fields led his first band while at university, then turned professional, gaining important engagements in Miami and New York during 1934. He toured with the Voloz and Yolan Read more

Ziggy Elman - 38% 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

Phil Napoleon - 37% match to Dick Jurgens

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s
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2 September 1901, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, d. 30 September 1990, Miami, Florida, USA. A child prodigy, Napoleon came from a musical family, two of his nephews being Marty and Teddy Napoleon. He played trumpet in public at the age of five and made his first records 10 years later. In 1922 he was a founder member of the Original Memphis Five, an exceptionally good dixieland Read more

Teddy Powell - 37% match to Dick Jurgens

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Alfred Paolella, 1 March 1905, Oakland, California, USA. As a boy Powell studied violin and music theory privately, then attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 1927 he was playing guitar and banjo with Abe Lyman’s band, staying with them until 1935 when he became a radio producer for an advertising agency. He also branched out as a songwriter, with hits su Read more

Elliot Lawrence - 29% match to Dick Jurgens

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Elliot Lawrence Broza, 14 February 1925, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. A precociously talented pianist, at the age of four Lawrence participated in his father’s children’s shows on the radio and in his teens he led an orchestra of children for a local broadcast. He continued to be active in music during his university days, and his early professional work was in Read more

Ozzie Nelson - 27% match to Dick Jurgens

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 March 1906, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA, d. 3 June 1975. While studying for a career in the legal profession, Nelson ran a dance band as a hobby, but it was so successful that he abandoned law for music. He played many of the east coast’s more prestigious venues, including Glen Island Casino and the New Yorker Hotel. Nelson’s extremely relaxed singing style pro Read more

Cliff Jackson - 20% match to Dick Jurgens

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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19 July 1902, Culpeper, Virginia, USA, d. 24 May 1970, New York City, New York, USA. After studying piano formally Jackson turned to jazz, working in various east coast cities before coming to New York in the early 20s. During the rest of the decade he played in several minor bands, eventually joining one led by Elmer Snowden. Jackson later formed his own small group for clu Read more

Jessie Matthews - 18% match to Dick Jurgens

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 March 1907, London, England, d. 19 August 1981, Pinner, Middlesex, England. A member of a large and poor family, Matthews became a professional dancer at the age of 10. After a few years in the chorus of several shows in London’s West End, she achieved recognition with a series of ingénue roles and some bit parts in films. After appearing in stage production s Read more

Adrian Rollini - 17% match to Dick Jurgens

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 June 1904, New York City, New York, USA, d. 15 May 1956, Homestead, Florida, USA. After starting out on piano and xylophone, Rollini switched to bass saxophone in the early 20s. As a member of the prolific recording band the California Ramblers he played with many leading jazzmen of the day including Bix Beiderbecke, Frank Trumbauer and Red Nichols. His younger brother, A Read more

Leo Reisman - 17% match to Dick Jurgens

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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11 October 1897, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, d. 18 December 1961, Miami, Florida, USA. After being presented with a violin at the age of 10, Reisman attended the New England Conservatoire of Music. At the age of 18, he joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, while simultaneously leading a local dance orchestra. By 1919, he had formed his own dance band playing at Boston Read more


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