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Cecil Payne - 60% match to Don Patterson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cecil McKenzie Payne, 14 December 1922, New York City, New York, USA, d. 27 November 2007, Camden, New Jersey, USA. After first learning guitar, alto saxophone and clarinet, Payne took up the baritone saxophone. In 1946, a year in which he played and recorded with J.J. Johnson and Roy Eldridge, he joined Dizzy Gillespie’s big band for a three-year stint. Leaving Gillesp Read more

Eric Kloss - 53% match to Don Patterson

Genres: Jazz
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Leroy Vinnegar - 36% match to Don Patterson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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13 July 1928, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, d. 2 August 1999, Portland, Oregon, USA. After teaching himself to play bass, Vinnegar worked in clubs in the Chicago area (including the Beehive), accompanying jazz musicians such as Charlie Parker, before moving to the west coast in 1954. He immediately made an impact on the local music scene, then in the middle of the ‘cool j Read more

Jimmy Cleveland - 29% match to Don Patterson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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James Milton Cleveland, 3 May 1926, Wartrace, Tennessee, USA d. 23 August 2008, Lynwood, California, USA. By the time he joined Lionel Hampton in 1950 Cleveland was already a highly-experienced trombonist, having worked with a band formed by his musical family and in the orchestra of Tennessee State University. With Hampton he played with surging power, a wonderfully rich an Read more

Carl Fontana - 19% match to Don Patterson

Genres: Jazz
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18 July 1928, Monroe, Louisiana, USA, d. 9 October 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. As a teenager Fontana played trombone in a band led by his father, then joined Woody Herman in 1952. Subsequent big band stints came with Lionel Hampton and Stan Kenton. In the late 50s he worked with Kai Winding’s four-trombone band. He spent most of the 60s working in house bands in Las V Read more

Hal Galper - 19% match to Don Patterson

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

Jimmy Knepper - 16% match to Don Patterson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Minter Knepper, 22 November 1927, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 14 June 2003, Triadelphia, West Virginia, USA. Knepper learned to play trombone as a small child, later studying intensively. In the early 40s he played in local dance bands, playing jazz with various small groups. From the late 40s and into the early 50s he played with numerous name bands, including th Read more

Joe Newman - 16% match to Don Patterson

Genres: Jazz
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Jutta Hipp - 15% match to Don Patterson

Genres: Jazz
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4 February 1925, Leipzig, Germany, d. 7 April 2003, New York City, New York, USA. Although her musical career was quite brief, Hipp made a big impression in post-war Europe. She studied piano formally as a child, taking an interest in jazz in her mid-teens. At the end of the war she formed her own small band, mostly playing bop. After playing throughout Europe, in the mid-50 Read more

Sonny Fortune - 15% match to Don Patterson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Cornelius Fortune, 19 May 1939, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. An intense player on alto, tenor and soprano saxophones and flute, Fortune studied at Wurlitzers and Granoff School of Music and privately with Roland Wiggins. He started his playing career in Philadelphia R&B bands. He moved to New York in 1967 and played with Elvin Jones (1968), Mongo Santamaría ( Read more

Brad Shepik Trio - 13% match to Don Patterson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Brad Schoeppach, 1966, Walla Walla, Washington, USA. After making a reputation in Seattle in his home state as a gifted and innovative guitarist, Shepik moved to New York City where he made a similar impact on the intense avant garde jazz and improvised scene. In the late 90s he was one of the collective trio Babkas (with Briggan Krauss and Aaron Alexander) and also led a qu Read more

Joe Beck - 11% match to Don Patterson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 July 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Guitarist Joe Beck moved to New York in 1963 to take up employment in various bands. After working with musicians including Paul Winter, Charles Lloyd, Gary McFarland and Chico Hamilton, he found more permanent employment with Jeremy Steig’s Satyrs in 1968. The Satyrs took him on tour with Eric Clapton and Cream throughout Read more

Mark Elf - 11% match to Don Patterson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ron Affif - 11% match to Don Patterson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s
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30 December 1965, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. A fluent hard bop guitarist influenced by George Benson and Joe Pass, Affif attracted critical praise in the mid-90s with several excellent albums for the Pablo label. As a teenager Affif was taught by his uncle Ron Anthony, a guitarist with experience of playing with George Shearing and Frank Sinatra. After relocating to Los Read more

Rufus Harley - 11% match to Don Patterson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 2000s
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20 May 1936, nr. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, d. 31 July 2006, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Harley was raised in Philadelphia in extreme poverty but learned to play a musical instrument, the C-melody saxophone, from the age of 12. In the mid-50s he played in a local jazz group led by drummer Mickey Collins and around 1958 began taking tuition from Dennis Sandole. It was Read more


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