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Bobby Short - 40% match to George Wein

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Waltrip Short, 15 September 1924, Danville, Illinois, USA, d. 21 March 2005, New York, USA. A self-taught pianist, Short worked in vaudeville as a child and sang in clubs and on radio in Chicago, operating under the nickname of ‘the Miniature King of Swing’. In mid-1937 he went to New York where he played and sang for audiences unprepared for smart-suited so Read more

Grassella Oliphant - 33% match to George Wein

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s
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Don Ewell - 17% match to George Wein

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Donald Tyson Ewell, 14 November 1916, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 9 August 1983, Pompano Beach, Florida, USA. Although classically trained on piano, Ewell was drawn to jazz and in particular to the music of the early jazz masters of New Orleans. This was despite the fact that by the mid-30s, which was when his career got under way, such forms were suffering a decline in pop Read more

Sylvia Syms - 17% match to George Wein

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sylvia Blagman, 2 December 1917, Brooklyn, USA, d. 10 May 1992, New York City, New York, USA. One of America’s most distinguished cabaret and jazz singers with a profound appreciation of lyrics, Syms overcame polio as a child, and in her teens discovered the delights of jazz in the clubs of New York’s 52nd Street. Inspired and informally trained by Billie Holiday, Read more

Ernie Andrews - 16% match to George Wein

Genres: Blues Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 December 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Andrews was raised in Louisiana but by his mid-teens was living in Los Angeles where he attracted attention through singing at talent shows. He also sang with visiting bands, including Andy Kirk’s, and made a handful of records that were sufficiently popular to convince him that he was in the right business. Although in Read more

Dutch Swing College Band - 15% match to George Wein

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This outfit’s polished, cleverly arranged repertoire was still being heard in concert more than half a century after its formation by Peter Schilperoort (the Netherlands, d. 18 November 1990; clarinet, saxophones) in 1945. Among musicians that have passed through its ranks are Wout Steenhuis (guitar), Jan Morks (clarinet), Kees Van Dorser (trumpet), Oscar Klein (trumpet Read more

Barbara Carroll - 14% match to George Wein

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Barbara Carole Coppersmith, 25 January 1925, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Carroll studied piano formally and in her early 20s became well known in New York playing bop with her own trio, which at one time included Charlie Byrd. Many leading bop musicians played with the group, finding Carroll’s good ears and technical virtuosity to be ideal accompaniment. Carroll play Read more

Manny Albam - 14% match to George Wein

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Emmanuel Albam, 24 June 1922, Samana, Dominican Republic, d. 2 October 2001, Croton-On-Hudson, New York, USA. Raised in New York, Albam became interested in jazz as a child and occasionally sat in at a club in the Village, playing alto saxophone. At the age of 16 he graduated from high school and joined Muggsy Spanier’s band, then worked with Bob Chester before playing Read more

Tete Montoliu - 14% match to George Wein

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vincenç Montoliu y Massana, 28 February 1933, Barcelona, Spain, d. 24 August 1997, Barcelona, Spain. Blind from birth, pianist Montoliu studied classical music as a child, but in his early teens started listening to the American jazz records issued by the La Vos de su Amo label, in particular the challenging work of artists such as Art Tatum, Earl Hines and Bud Powel Read more

Eddie Heywood - 13% match to George Wein

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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4 December 1915, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, d. 2 January 1989, North Miami, Florida, USA. Heywood received his first piano lessons from his father, also named Eddie, who was a well-known band leader in the 20s. Heywood joined his father, playing piano in the pit band at an Atlanta theatre. He also accompanied singers, including Bessie Smith, and thereafter worked in various smal Read more

Geri Allen - 13% match to George Wein

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 June 1957, Pontiac, Michigan, USA. Pianist Allen grew up in Detroit, steeped in the city’s strong bebop and black pop traditions (one early gig saw her playing with Mary Wilson and the Supremes), though Eric Dolphy, Herbie Nichols and Thelonious Monk were also major influences. She studied music at Washington’s Howard University and at the University of Pittsbur Read more

Marty Grosz - 13% match to George Wein

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Martin Oliver Grosz, 28 February 1930, Berlin, Germany. Resident in the USA since the age of three, Grosz began playing banjo and guitar in and around New York while still attending university. His musical inclinations were towards dixieland jazz, which he played with artists such as Dick Wellstood. After military service he settled in Chicago and played there for several ye Read more

Victor Feldman - 13% match to George Wein

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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Alan Broadbent - 12% match to George Wein

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 April 1947, Auckland, New Zealand. After studying piano and musical theory in his homeland, in the mid-60s Broadbent moved to the USA to study at the Berklee College Of Music. After studying with Lennie Tristano he began arranging for Woody Herman, his work appearing on the 1973 album, Giant Steps. In the 70s, Broadbent composed music in the classical form while simultane Read more

Beegie Adair - 12% match to George Wein

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Vocals
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