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Nick Brignola - 100% match to Gary Smulyan

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 July 1936, Troy, New York, USA, d. 8 February 2002, Albany, New York, USA. A largely self-taught baritone saxophonist, Brignola played professionally for some years before learning to read music. Later, he studied at Berklee College Of Music where he worked and recorded with Herb Pomeroy. In 1957 he was a member of the band voted Best College Jazz Group in DownBeat magazi Read more

Buck Hill - 70% match to Gary Smulyan

Genres: Jazz
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Virginia Mayhew - 70% match to Gary Smulyan

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 May 1959, Palo Alto, California, USA. Encouraged into a life in music through the enthusiasm of musical parents and grandparents, Mayhew began playing clarinet at the age of 10 before switching to alto saxophone while in her mid-teens, at which time she played in the high school jazz band. At the end of her teens, she moved to San Francisco, extending her studies through Read more

Winard Harper Sextet - 54% match to Gary Smulyan

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Hiram Winard Harper, 4 June 1962, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Born into a very musical family, Harper began playing drums at the age of five. At eight years old he was a member of a rock band led by his brother Danny (trumpet/piano). Later, he switched to jazz and from the start of the 80s was a member of bands led by several distinguished musicians, among them Dexter Gordon a Read more

Joel Frahm - 39% match to Gary Smulyan

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1970, Racine, Wisconsin, USA. As a child Frahm studied piano and also played bassoon but while in eighth grade at the Stephen Bull Fine Arts School where he had tuition from music teacher Gary Mollenkopf, he began playing tenor saxophone. In 1985 he moved with his family to West Hartford, Connecticut, where, as a student at William H. Hall High School, he came under the wing Read more

Andy LaVerne - 30% match to Gary Smulyan

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 December 1947, New York City, New York, USA. Playing the piano from an early age, LaVerne studied extensively including periods, sometimes brief, at the Berklee College Of Music, the Juilliard School of Music, and the New England Conservatory of Music. After considering other musical forms, in the early 70s he committed to jazz and joined Woody Herman’s big band. He a Read more

Upper Left Trio - 20% match to Gary Smulyan

Genres: Jazz
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Laszlo Gardony - 19% match to Gary Smulyan

Genres: Jazz
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Bob Berg - 18% match to Gary Smulyan

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Berg, 7 April 1951, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 5 December 2002, Long Island, New York, USA. Studying for a short time at the New York School of Performing Arts, before leaving prematurely to take a year’s practical course at the Juilliard School of Music, as a young tenor saxophonist, Berg’s interests were very much in the free jazz scene and Read more

Wayne Escoffery - 17% match to Gary Smulyan

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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23 February 1975, London, England. Born into a musical household, in his earliest years Escoffery heard his guitarist father play reggae and listened to R&B from his mother’s record collection. In 1986, his family emigrated to the USA, settling in New Haven, Connecticut. There, he sang in the school choir and also studied tenor saxophone. These studies included spel Read more

John Stein - 16% match to Gary Smulyan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Jazz Pop / Rock
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Bill Easley - 15% match to Gary Smulyan

Genres: Jazz
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Mel Powell - 13% match to Gary Smulyan

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Melvin Epstein, 12 February 1923, New York City, New York, USA, d. 24 April 1998, Los Angeles, California, USA. As a teenager Powell played piano at Nick’s in New York City and soon thereafter joined Muggsy Spanier. His exceptional and at the time eclectic gifts attracted the attention of Benny Goodman, whom he joined in 1941. During his stint with Goodman he wrote seve Read more

Vido Musso - 13% match to Gary Smulyan

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 January 1913, Carrini, Sicily, d. 9 January 1982, Rancho Mirage, California, USA. Musso’s family emigrated to the USA in 1920, settling in Detroit, where he began playing clarinet. Relocating to Los Angeles in 1930, he became friendly with Stan Kenton and the two men worked together in various bands, including one led by Musso and one they co-led. In the mid-30s Muss Read more

Antonio Sanchez - 12% match to Gary Smulyan

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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1 November 1971, Mexico City, Mexico. Taking an interest in playing drums from the age of five, Sanchéz studied privately for some years before starting to perform with rock, jazz and Latin bands in Mexico City. In the late 80s, he studied at the city’s National Conservatory of Music from where he went to the USA to study at Berklee College Of Music. There, he e Read more


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