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Bobby Short - 41% 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 - 35% match to George Wein

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s
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Sylvia Syms - 18% 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

Al Haig - 17% match to George Wein

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Allan Warren Haig, 22 July 1924, Newark, New Jersey, USA, d. 16 November 1982, New York City, New York, USA. One of the first bop pianists, and for a time among the very best of them, Haig spent the second half of the 40s in excellent musical company. Active in the clubs of New York, he played with Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker and Dizzy Gillespie and proved to be an outst Read more

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

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

Ernie Andrews - 15% 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

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

Clarence Williams - 14% match to George Wein

Genres: Blues Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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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

Hazel Scott - 14% match to George Wein

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Hazel Dorothy Scott, 11 June 1920, Port of Spain, Trinidad, d. 2 October 1981, New York City, New York, USA. Scott was brought up and educated in New York where she studied classical piano. Later, she turned to jazz and began earning a living in the city’s nightclubs. She became very popular and played at Café Society, a favourite haunt of the in-crowd. She had h 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

John Bunch - 13% match to George Wein

Genres: Jazz
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Victor Feldman - 13% match to George Wein

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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