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Bull Moose Jackson - 100% match to Earl Bostic

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Clarence Jackson, 22 April 1919, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 31 July 1989, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Jackson become interested in music at an early age, and received singing and violin lessons by the age of four. In high school he learned to play the saxophone, and upon his graduation in the late 30s he was hired by legendary trumpeter Freddie Webster to play alto and teno Read more

Jimmy Forrest - 98% match to Earl Bostic

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Robert Forrest, 24 January 1920, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 26 August 1980, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Forrest’s early experience on tenor saxophone came in territory bands, including the Jeter-Pillars Orchestra, Don Albert’s San Antonio-based band and the group led by Fate Marable. In 1940, he joined Jay ‘Hootie’ McShann in Kansas City, where o Read more

Wynonie Harris - 91% match to Earl Bostic

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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24 August 1915, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, d. 14 June 1969, Los Angeles, California, USA. This stylish, flamboyant blues shouter enjoyed several R&B hit singles in the immediate post-war period. As a youth Harris played drums in and around his home town before moving to Los Angeles in the early 40s. There he played, danced, sang and worked in several non-musical capacities in Read more

Tommy Dorsey - 90% match to Earl Bostic

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
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Don Byas - 84% match to Earl Bostic

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Carlos Wesley Byas, 21 October 1912, Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA, d. 24 August 1972, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In his teens, Byas played alto saxophone with the Midwest bands of Bennie Moten, Terrence Holder and Walter Page, but switched to tenor in the early 30s while working on the west coast. He played in Lionel Hampton’s band at the Paradise Club in Los Angeles and, w Read more

Gene Krupa - 83% match to Earl Bostic

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 January 1909, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 16 October 1973, New York City, New York, USA. Krupa began playing drums as a child and after his mother failed to persuade him to become a priest, most of his large family actively encouraged his career in music. He studied formally, his most important teacher being Roy C. Knapp. However, growing up in Chicago in the 20s meant tha Read more

James Intveld - 80% match to Earl Bostic

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Compton, California, USA. John Intveld and his brother Ricky grew up watching their father play with a local band. He was given a guitar when he was eight and he sang in the church choir. In 1981, after playing with various bands, he and Ricky on drums formed the Rockin’ Shadows with Pat Woodward (double bass). In 1983 they opened for Rick Nelson who was so impressed th Read more

Ben Webster - 77% match to Earl Bostic

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Francis Webster, 27 March 1909, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 20 September 1973, Amsterdam, Netherlands. After studying violin and piano, and beginning his professional career on the latter instrument, Webster took up the tenor saxophone around 1930. He quickly became adept on this instrument; within a year he was playing with Bennie Moten and later worked with And Read more

Lucky Thompson - 76% match to Earl Bostic

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eli Thompson, 16 June 1924, Columbia, South Carolina, USA, d. 30 July 2005, Seattle, Washington, USA. Thompson’s professional career began in the early 40s as a sideman in territory bands. After moving to New York in 1943 he played tenor saxophone in the bands of Lionel Hampton, Don Redman, Billy Eckstine, Lucky Millinder and in 1944 joined Count Basie. On the west coas Read more

Benny Carter - 69% match to Earl Bostic

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bennett Lester Carter, 8 August 1907, New York City, New York, USA, d. 12 July 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA. Carter was born and raised in the area of New York known as San Juan Hill, a tough neighbourhood. His working-class parents encouraged their children to take up music and Carter and his two sisters received piano tuition from their mother, Sadie Bennett Carter. Read more

Little Esther - 67% match to Earl Bostic

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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Rachel Sweet - 66% match to Earl Bostic

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 July 1962, Akron, Ohio, USA. Sweet sang professionally at the age of five, working as a child model for television commercials in New York and as a support act to Mickey Rooney. At the age of 12 she recorded her first single, the country song ‘Faded Rose’, on the Derrick label which, along with her follow-up ‘We Live In Two Different Worlds’, reached t Read more

Jimmie Lunceford - 65% match to Earl Bostic

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Lionel Hampton - 64% match to Earl Bostic

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 April 1908 (some claim 1909 and 1914), Louisville, Kentucky, USA, d. 31 August 2002, New York, USA. After living briefly in Louisville and Birmingham, Alabama, Hampton was taken to Chicago where he lived with his grandparents. They sent him to Holy Rosary Academy at Collins, Wisconsin, where he was taught the rudiments of military band drumming by a Dominican nun. Followi Read more

Artie Shaw - 63% match to Earl Bostic

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arthur Jacob Arshawsky, 23 May 1910, East Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, d. 30 December 2004, Newbury Park, California, USA. The son of an Austrian mother and a Russian father, Arshawsky was born in New York but relocated with his family to New Haven, Connecticut while still a child. He learned to play the ukulele before taking up the alto saxophone at the age of 1 Read more


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