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Gonzalo Rubalcaba - 28% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 May 1963, Havana, Cuba. Rubalcaba’s grandfather, Jacobo, was a danzon composer, and his father, Guillermo, a pianist. Playing piano from a very early age, Gonzalo took lessons from the age of eight and then studied classical music at Havana Institute of Fine Arts, where he earned a degree in music composition. He became a professional musician, forming Grupo Proyecto Read more

Allan Holdsworth - 27% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Wayne Shorter - 27% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 August 1933, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Shorter first played clarinet, taking up the tenor saxophone during his late teens. He studied music at New York University during the mid-50s before serving in the US army for two years. During his student days he had played with various bands, including that led by Horace Silver, and on his discharge encountered John Coltrane, with Read more

Brad Mehldau - 26% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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23 August 1970, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Mehldau began playing piano at a very early age, taking formal lessons from the age of six. While at Hall High School in Hartford, Connecticut, he played in the school’s popular and noted jazz band. Mehldau attracted attention by winning a competition sponsored by the Berklee College Of Music. Although he studied classical mus Read more

Kenny Barron - 26% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kenneth Barron, 9 June 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. After studying piano as a child, Barron began playing professionally when still in his early teens. Performing first in R&B bands, he began to concentrate on jazz, and in the late 50s and early 60s played briefly with Philly Joe Jones and Yusef Lateef. From 1961, he was resident in New York, playing with James Read more

Dave Weckl - 25% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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8 January 1960, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. A technically advanced fusion drummer who specialises in applying jazz’s rhythmic complexity to the aggressive sound of the rock kit, Weckl rose to prominence as Chick Corea’s fearless drummer, hidden behind a huge, towering kit in the popular Elektric Band. The son of an amateur pianist, Weckl was turned onto the drums by Read more

Freddie Hubbard - 25% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frederick Dewayne Hubbard, 7 April 1938, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Hubbard began playing trumpet as a child, and in his teens worked locally with Wes Montgomery and Monk Montgomery. When he was 20 he moved to New York, immediately falling in with the best of contemporary jazzmen. Amongst the musicians with whom he worked in the late 50s were Eric Dolphy (his room-mate for Read more

Bill Bruford - 24% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Scott Bruford, 17 May 1949, Sevenoaks, Kent, England. A founder member of progressive rock outfit Yes in 1968, Bruford left four years later at the height of the band’s popularity. An accomplished drummer, he opted to join King Crimson, where his skills were put to even greater test, and remained there until leader Robert Fripp dissolved the line-up in 1974. Bru Read more

Brian Bromberg - 24% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Instrumental Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 December 1960, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Following the example of his father and brother, Alex and David Bromberg, Brian took up the drums at the age of 13 but within a year he had switched first to cello and then to playing bass on which instrument he studied classical music. His music studies continued through high school and at university, where he played with classical and Read more

Lenny White - 24% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leonard White III, 19 December 1949, New York City, New York, USA. White took up the drums when he was 14-years-old and by the late 60s was playing in the band of Jackie McLean. He joined the sessions to record Bitches Brew with Miles Davis in 1969 and in the next couple of years played with many other leaders - Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Gato Barbieri, Joe Henderson, Stan Read more

Richard Galliano - 24% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 December 1950, Le Cannet, France. Galliano studied piano and accordion with his father, who came originally from Italy. Then he attended Nice Conservatory where he studied trombone, harmony and counterpoint. He listened to records by Italian accordionists as well as Americans who played the instrument in a jazz context, notably Art Van Damme and Ernie Felice. Performing i Read more

Stanley Clarke - 24% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Funk Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 June 1951, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Clarke started on violin then transferred to cello, double bass and finally the bass guitar. After formal training at school and at the Philadelphia Musical Academy, his first experience was in funk outfits; he then got a taste for playing jazz working with Horace Silver for six months in 1970. He played with tenor saxophonist J Read more

Alain Caron - 23% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Brand X - 23% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brand X was one of the most commercially successful of the UK jazz rock groups of the late 70s and early 80s. Moroccan Roll reached number 37 in the UK album chart in May 1977 while Is There Anything About crept in at number 93 in September 1982. The original line-up of the band comprised John Goodsall (guitar), Robin Lumley (keyboards), Percy Jones (bass, ex-Liverpool Scene) a Read more

Dennis Chambers - 23% match to Gary Burton

Genres: Funk Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Dennis Milton Chambers, 9 May 1959, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Chambers began playing drums at the age of four and two years later was playing in night clubs. Without formal schooling, his musical training came from these early professional gigs. Leaving high school at the age of 18, he joined George Clinton’s P-Funk All Stars. He was with this band until 1985 from where Read more


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