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George Howard - 100% match to Hiroshima

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Paul Hardcastle - 78% match to Hiroshima

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 December 1957, London, England. This producer, mixer, composer and keyboard wizard was one of the UK dance music scene’s first crossover successes. He first worked in a hi-fi shop and developed an interest in electronics in his teens. Hardcastle made his recording debut in 1981 on ‘Don’t Depend On Me’, a single by UK soul act Direct Drive. He subsequen Read more

Michael Franks - 74% match to Hiroshima

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 September 1944, La Jolla, California, USA. As a young teenager, Franks began singing to his own guitar accompaniment. He drew his eclectic repertoire from a broad field including folk music and aspects of the blues. He also began composing in the blues idiom, performing his own work and also hearing it picked up by other musicians. By the 70s Franks had become a well-know Read more

Spyro Gyra - 73% match to Hiroshima

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1975 by saxophonist Jay Beckenstein (14 May 1951, New York City, New York, USA) and pianist Jeremy Wall, the original Spyro Gyra comprised Chet Catallo (electric guitar), David Wolford (electric bass), Eli Konikoff (drums), and Gerardo Velez (percussion). After a modest start in Buffalo, New York, and an album on a small independent label, Beckenstein’s hard w Read more

Rippingtons - 69% match to Hiroshima

Genres: Jazz
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The Rippingtons - 69% match to Hiroshima

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This contemporary jazz group originally comprised Russ Freeman (Russell Donald Freeman, 11 February 1960, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; guitar), Kenny G. (b. Kenneth Gorelick, 6 July 1956, Seattle, Washington, USA; saxophone) and David Benoit (b. 1953, Bakersfield, California, USA; keyboards). The man generally recognized as the founder of the Rippingtons, Freeman discovered th Read more

Norman Brown - 67% match to Hiroshima

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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18 December 1970, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Brown played guitar from around the age of eight, initially taking his cue from contemporary pop artists. By chance he heard Wes Montgomery on record and this redirected his interest towards jazz. Moving to Los Angeles, he studied at the Musician’s Institute, a move that led to his developing a thorough foundation for his ca Read more

Bob Baldwin - 64% match to Hiroshima

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 December 1960, Mount Vernon, New York, USA. Taught to play piano from the age of four by his father, Robert Baldwin Snr., a pianist and bass player, he was influenced by the recorded work of diverse artists, mainly from the jazz world, including Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, Herbie Hancock, Ramsey Lewis, Oscar Peterson, Patrice Rushen, his uncle Larry Willis, and Read more

Marion Meadows - 64% match to Hiroshima

Genres: Funk Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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West Virginia, USA. Raised in Connecticut, Meadows began playing clarinet and studying classical music at the age of eight. He heard numerous jazz artists on record, including Stanley Turrentine, Johnny Hodges, Coleman Hawkins and Sidney Bechet. The impression made by his hearing the last named, prompted him to settle on the soprano saxophone as his principal instrument. He Read more

Najee - 64% match to Hiroshima

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
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Eric Marienthal - 62% match to Hiroshima

Genres: Jazz
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Fourplay - 62% match to Hiroshima

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A group which has earned consistent critical praise for its blend of pop and contemporary jazz, Fourplay was formed by Bob James (25 December 1939, Marshall, Missouri, USA; keyboards), Lee Ritenour (b. 1 November 1953, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar), Nathan East (bass) and Harvey Mason (b. 22 February 1947, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA; drums). Since forming in the Read more

Ken Navarro - 62% match to Hiroshima

Genres: Jazz
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Peter White - 62% match to Hiroshima

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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Alex Bugnon - 61% match to Hiroshima

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 October 1958, Montreux, Switzerland. From a very early age Bugnon was exposed to the sounds of jazz, owing to his home town’s internationally famed festival. He was influenced by the numerous noted jazz musicians who visited the festival, notably Herbie Hancock with whom he formed an early friendship. As Bugnon’s piano playing skills developed, he went to Paris Read more


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