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Bill Watrous - 69% match to Doc Severinsen

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Russell Watrous III, 8 June 1939, Middletown, Connecticut, USA. Although Watrous took some formal musical tuition and also learned trombone from his father, he was largely self-taught. After playing in semi-professional bands, he studied with Herbie Nichols before turning full-time in the early 60s. He played in bands led by artists such as Billy Butterfield, Kai Win Read more

Les Brown - 24% match to Doc Severinsen

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

Brian Lynch - 22% match to Doc Severinsen

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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12 September 1956, Urbana, Illinois, USA. Raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lynch took an early interest in music and began playing trumpet as a child. While studying at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, he sat in with locally-based musicians, including pianist Buddy Montgomery and, at The Main Event, a Milwaukee nightclub, with organist Melvin Rhyne. In 1980, Lynch moved t Read more

Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra - 22% match to Doc Severinsen

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Nat "King" Cole - 17% match to Doc Severinsen

Genres: Blues Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nathaniel Adams Coles, 17 March 1919 (although 1916 and 1917 have also been cited), Montgomery, Alabama, USA, d. 15 February 1965, Santa Monica, California, USA. Cole was born into a family that was both deeply religious and intensely musical. He learned to play piano at home when only four years old through his mother, Perlina Adams Coles, and, later, played organ at the ch Read more

Glen Gray - 16% match to Doc Severinsen

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Randy Brecker - 16% match to Doc Severinsen

Genres: Funk Jazz
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Claude Thornhill - 15% match to Doc Severinsen

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 August 1909, Terra Haute, Indiana, USA, d. 1 July 1965, New York City, New York, USA. Thornhill studied piano formally, playing jazz with a friend, Danny Polo. In the early 30s he was resident in New York City, playing with Hal Kemp, Don Voorhees, Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman and many other leaders. In the mid-30s he worked with Ray Noble and André Kostelanetz. Lat Read more

Bill Holman - 14% match to Doc Severinsen

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Willis Leonard Holman, 21 May 1927, Olive, California, USA. After studying at Westlake College, California, in the late 40s, tenor saxophonist Holman played in Charlie Barnet’s big band for three years, and then for four years with Stan Kenton. During this period Holman was not only playing but also contributing extensively to the Kenton band’s book, his charts bei Read more

Jack Sheldon - 14% match to Doc Severinsen

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 November 1931, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. After studying trumpet as a child, Sheldon played professionally while still in his early teens. In the late 40s, now relocated in the Los Angeles area, he played with many leading west coast musicians, including Art Pepper, Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray. He was also closely associated with comedian Lenny Bruce. In 1955 he was o Read more

Wynton Marsalis - 13% match to Doc Severinsen

Genres: Blues Classical Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 October 1961, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Marsalis took up the trumpet at the age of six, encouraged by his father, Ellis Marsalis, a pianist, composer and teacher. His brothers, Jason Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis and Branford Marsalis are also musicians. Before entering his teenage years he was already studying formally, but had simultaneously developed an interest in ja Read more

Bob Mintzer - 12% match to Doc Severinsen

Genres: Jazz
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Bobby Hackett - 12% match to Doc Severinsen

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Leo Hackett, 31 January 1915, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, d. 7 June 1976, Chatham, Massachusetts, USA. After learning to play a number of instruments while still at school, including cornet and guitar, Hackett became a professional musician when barely into his teens. For the first few years he played violin and guitar but by 1934 he was concentrating on cornet. In Read more

Casa Loma Orchestra - 11% match to Doc Severinsen

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Canadian tycoon Sir Henry Pellatt had delusions of grandeur similar to those exhibited by William Randolph Hearst. Pellatt’s equivalent to Hearst’s castle at San Simeon was Casa Loma, a house he built near Toronto. In 1929 a group of musicians, originally controlled by contractor Jean Goldkette and working as the Orange Blossoms, mainly in Canada, decided to strike ou Read more

Ted Heath - 11% match to Doc Severinsen

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 March 1900, Wandsworth, London, England, d. 18 November 1969, Virginia Water, Surrey, England. After playing tenor horn at the age of six, Heath later switched to trombone and throughout the 20s and 30s played with top orchestras such as Jack Hylton, Al Sarita, Sydney Lipton, and in the early 40s with Geraldo. On 7 May 1945 (VJ Day), he formed his own band, some of the ea Read more


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