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Mel Powell - 63% match to Dick Wellstood

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Melvin Epstein, 12 February 1923, New York City, New York, USA, d. 24 April 1998, Los Angeles, California, USA. As a teenager Powell played piano at Nick’s in New York City and soon thereafter joined Muggsy Spanier. His exceptional and at the time eclectic gifts attracted the attention of Benny Goodman, whom he joined in 1941. During his stint with Goodman he wrote seve Read more

D.D. Jackson - 61% match to Dick Wellstood

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Robert Cleanth Kainien Jackson, 25 January 1967, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. After studying classical piano at Indiana University, Jackson then went to the Manhattan School of Music where he turned to jazz. He also studied with Jaki Byard and Don Pullen. The latter was to remain Jackson’s greatest influence, as he told JazzTimes ’ Willard Jenkins, Pullen ‘freed m Read more

Joe Bonner - 53% match to Dick Wellstood

Genres: Jazz
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Amina Figarova - 37% match to Dick Wellstood

Genres: Jazz
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Jess Stacy - 36% match to Dick Wellstood

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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11 August 1904, Bird’s Point, Missouri, USA, d. 1 January 1995, Los Angeles, California, USA. After teaching himself to play piano, Stacy worked the riverboats for a number of years, arriving in Chicago in the mid-20s. There, he played with numerous bands, including that of Paul Mares, on through into the early 30s. In 1935, John Hammond Jnr. brought him to the attentio Read more

Deanna Witkowski - 33% match to Dick Wellstood

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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20 March 1972, New Hampshire, Ohio, USA. Raised in Pennsylvania and upstate New York, Witkowski played piano from early childhood, training as a classical pianist and also as a flautist. While studying at Wheaton College, Illinois, she turned to jazz, first as a saxophonist, then as pianist and composer. Jazz so captured her interest that she abandoned later studies at DePau Read more

Judy Carmichael - 30% match to Dick Wellstood

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Judith Lea Hohenstein, 27 November 1957, Lynwood, California, USA. Carmichael grew up in a musical household and was taught piano by her mother from the age of four. A gifted pianist, she played piano for Jo Stafford when still only 10 years old. Her career began in earnest in the early 70s and flourished after she based herself in New York from the early 80s. Technically as Read more

Laszlo Gardony - 29% match to Dick Wellstood

Genres: Jazz
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Andy LaVerne - 28% match to Dick Wellstood

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 December 1947, New York City, New York, USA. Playing the piano from an early age, LaVerne studied extensively including periods, sometimes brief, at the Berklee College Of Music, the Juilliard School of Music, and the New England Conservatory of Music. After considering other musical forms, in the early 70s he committed to jazz and joined Woody Herman’s big band. He a Read more

Max Morath - 28% match to Dick Wellstood

Genres: Jazz
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Bobby Enriquez - 24% match to Dick Wellstood

Genres: Jazz
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Buck Hill - 20% match to Dick Wellstood

Genres: Jazz
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Michael Carvin - 20% match to Dick Wellstood

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Michael Wayne Carvin, 12 December 1944, Houston, Texas, USA. A child prodigy at the drums, Carvin studied with his father, Hank Carvin, who was a professional drummer. He himself played professionally from the start of his teenage years and by his late teens had moved to Los Angeles. There, he extended his studies and also gained experience gigging in the area. In 1968, afte Read more

Hal Galper - 19% match to Dick Wellstood

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

Frank Hewitt - 16% match to Dick Wellstood

Genres: Jazz
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