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Jimmie Lunceford - 100% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Erskine Hawkins - 87% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Chick Webb - 82% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Henry Webb, 10 February 1909, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 19 June 1939, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Although crippled soon after his birth, Webb’s determination to be a drummer overcame his physical infirmities. After playing in local bands, he travelled to New York while still a teenager and soon formed his own band there. By 1927 he had played at the Savoy Ball Read more

Bunny Berigan - 69% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Rowland Bernart Berigan, 2 November 1908, Hilbert, Calumet, Wisconsin, USA, d. 2 June 1942, New York City, New York, USA. One of the outstanding trumpeters of the swing era, Berigan was heavily influenced by Louis Armstrong and at his best played with much of his idol’s attack and zest. In the early 30s he worked with numerous bands, including those of Paul Whiteman, Fr Read more

Charlie Barnet - 69% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Daly Barnet, 26 October 1913, New York City, New York, USA, d. 4 September 1991, San Diego, California, USA. Of all the swing era band leaders, Barnet was the one most able to do as he pleased. Born into a rich New York family, he played piano and reed instruments while still at school and by his teens had decided that he wanted to play jazz. For a number of years he Read more

Clarence Williams - 69% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Blues Jazz
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8 October 1893, Plaquemine, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 November 1965, New York City, New York, USA. Although Williams first made his mark as a pianist, singer and dancer, it was as a composer, record producer, music publisher and entrepreneur that he made a lasting impact on jazz. Before he was in his teens he had decided upon a career in showbusiness and had run away from home to Read more

Jack Teagarden - 69% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Weldon Leo Teagarden, 29 August 1905, Vernon, Texas, USA, d. 15 January 1964, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. One of the giants of jazz, Teagarden began playing trombone and singing in and around his home-town, encouraged by his mother, Helen Teagarden, a pianist. From his early teens he was playing professionally, touring with various bands, notably that led by Peck Kelley. He Read more

Frankie Trumbauer - 63% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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30 May 1901, Carbondale, Illinois, USA, d. 11 June 1956, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. As a teenager Trumbauer played various instruments, including piano and trombone, before concentrating on the ‘C’ melody saxophone. He began leading a band while still in his teens and after military service in World War I played with several Midwestern dance bands. In the mid-20s Read more

Bix Beiderbecke - 62% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leon Bix Beiderbecke, 10 March 1903, Davenport, Iowa, USA, d. 6 August 1931, New York City, New York, USA. One of the legends of jazz, a role he would doubtless have found wryly amusing had he lived to know of it, Bix Beiderbecke entered music when he began picking out tunes on piano and cornet at the age of 15. Inspired by records of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and by Read more

Jimmy Dorsey - 60% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 February 1904, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 12 June 1957, New York City, New York, USA. Musically active as a small child under the tutelage of his father, who was a coal miner turned music teacher, Dorsey switched from brass to reed instruments while still in his early teens. Concentrating on clarinet and alto saxophone, he played in various bands, mostly with his b Read more

Lucky Millinder - 60% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James P. Johnson - 57% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Price Johnson, 1 February 1894, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, d. 17 November 1955, New York City, New York, USA. Taught piano by his mother, Johnson assimilated a wide range of musical styles. In the years following his family’s relocation to New York, he continued his studies and by his late teens was working in clubs in the Hell’s Kitchen district. Johnso Read more

McKinney's Cotton Pickers - 54% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally formed shortly after the end of World War I by drummer Bill McKinney (17 September 1895, Cynthiana, Kentucky, USA, d. 14 October 1969, Cynthiana, Kentucky, USA), the band adopted their name in 1926. By this time McKinney was manager, having hired Cuba Austin to replace himself on the drums. Although geared towards harmless hokum, novelty songs and other aspects of Read more

Larry Clinton - 53% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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King Oliver - 52% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 May 1885, Abend, Louisiana, USA, d. 10 April 1938, Savannah, Georgia, USA. Raised in New Orleans, cornettist Joe ‘King’ Oliver became well known through appearances with local marching and cabaret bands during the early years of this century. After playing with notable early jazzmen such as Kid Ory and Richard M. Jones in 1918, he left for Chicago and two years Read more


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