Illinois Jacquet Similar Artists

Lucky Thompson - 100% match to Illinois Jacquet

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

Eli Thompson, 16 June 1924, Columbia, South Carolina, USA, d. 30 July 2005, Seattle, Washington, USA. Thompson’s professional career began in the early 40s as a sideman in territory bands. After moving to New York in 1943 he played tenor saxophone in the bands of Lionel Hampton, Don Redman, Billy Eckstine, Lucky Millinder and in 1944 joined Count Basie. On the west coas Read more

Benny Carter - 92% match to Illinois Jacquet

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs

Bennett Lester Carter, 8 August 1907, New York City, New York, USA, d. 12 July 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA. Carter was born and raised in the area of New York known as San Juan Hill, a tough neighbourhood. His working-class parents encouraged their children to take up music and Carter and his two sisters received piano tuition from their mother, Sadie Bennett Carter. Read more

Johnny Hodges - 85% match to Illinois Jacquet

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

John Cornelius Hodge, 25 July 1907, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, d. 11 May 1970, New York City, New York, USA. One of the greatest alto saxophonists in jazz, Hodges first tried other instruments before settling upon the one that would best serve his glorious romanticism. Largely self-taught, Hodges played in a number of minor bands in Boston and New York in the early 20s b Read more

Don Byas - 81% match to Illinois Jacquet

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

Carlos Wesley Byas, 21 October 1912, Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA, d. 24 August 1972, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In his teens, Byas played alto saxophone with the Midwest bands of Bennie Moten, Terrence Holder and Walter Page, but switched to tenor in the early 30s while working on the west coast. He played in Lionel Hampton’s band at the Paradise Club in Los Angeles and, w Read more

Lester Young - 81% match to Illinois Jacquet

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs

Lester Willis Young, 27 August 1909, Woodville, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 March 1959, New York City, New York, USA. Born into a musical family, Young was taught several instruments by his father. As a child he played drums in the family’s band, but around 1928 he quit the group and switched to tenor saxophone. His first engagements on this instrument were with Art Bronson Read more

Roy Eldridge - 75% match to Illinois Jacquet

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

David Roy Eldridge, 30 January 1911, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 26 February 1989, Valley Stream, New York, USA. One of the chief figures in the established lineage of jazz trumpet playing, Eldridge paid his dues with territory bands in the Midwest, such as those of Speed Webb and Horace Henderson, before moving to New York in 1930. He then played with a number of ban Read more

Gene Ammons - 64% match to Illinois Jacquet

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

Eugene Ammons, 14 April 1925, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 6 August 1974, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Ammons chose to make the tenor saxophone his instrument in preference to the piano played by his father, the famous boogie-woogie exponent Albert Ammons. Gene left school at the age of 18 and within two years was a member of Billy Eckstine’s bebop-orientated big band. Despite Read more

Zoot Sims - 62% match to Illinois Jacquet

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

John Haley Sims, 29 October 1925, Inglewood, California, USA, d. 23 March 1985, New York City, New York, USA. Sims played clarinet in grade school but took up the tenor saxophone to work with singer Kenny Baker in 1941. He played with Bobby Sherwood from 1942-43, Sonny Durham in 1943 and the Benny Goodman big band in 1944. His recording debut was with Joe Bushkin’s smal Read more

Coleman Hawkins - 60% match to Illinois Jacquet

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

Coleman Randolph Hawkins, 21 November 1904, St. Joseph, Missouri, USA, d. 19 May 1969, New York City, New York, USA. Coleman Hawkins (aka ‘Bean’ and ‘Hawk’) is a colossus of the tenor saxophone, and hence of jazz. He was the first to use the instrument as a serious means of expression and continued to be open to new developments for 40 years. Starting pia Read more

Teddy Wilson - 60% match to Illinois Jacquet

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs Blu-ray CDs

Theodore Shaw Wilson, 24 November 1912, Austin, Texas, USA, d. 31 July 1986, New Britain, Connecticut, USA. Born into a middle-class family, Wilson grew up in Tuskegee where his parents moved to take up teaching posts at the university. He studied violin and piano at Tuskegee and later extended his studies at college in Alabama. In 1929, by now concentrating on piano, he bec Read more

James Moody - 59% match to Illinois Jacquet

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs Blu-ray CDs

26 February 1925, Savannah, Georgia, USA. Beginning to play saxophones in his mid-teens, Moody developed his abilities as an instrumentalist during a spell in the American armed forces. Discharged in 1946, he joined Dizzy Gillespie’s big band (on tenor saxophone), later touring Europe (mostly playing alto saxophone). His 1949 recording of ‘I’m In The Mood For Read more

Houston Person - 58% match to Illinois Jacquet

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

10 November 1934, Florence, South Carolina, USA. A late starter, Person took up the tenor saxophone in his late teenage years and gained considerable experience in bands during his military service. In the 60s he was sometimes sideman, sometimes leader of small groups cashing in on the organ-tenor fad, and was a member of Johnny Hammond’s group from 1963-66. Late in the Read more

Cedar Walton - 56% match to Illinois Jacquet

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

Cedar Anthony Walton, 17 January 1934, Dallas, Texas, USA. After being taught piano by his mother, Walton studied music formally. In the mid-50s his early career was interrupted by military service, but he was fortunate in that this allowed him to meet and play with several emerging jazz musicians, including Don Ellis. After leaving the armed forces, he played in and around Read more

Ben Webster - 55% match to Illinois Jacquet

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs Blu-ray CDs

Benjamin Francis Webster, 27 March 1909, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 20 September 1973, Amsterdam, Netherlands. After studying violin and piano, and beginning his professional career on the latter instrument, Webster took up the tenor saxophone around 1930. He quickly became adept on this instrument; within a year he was playing with Bennie Moten and later worked with And Read more

Art Farmer - 54% match to Illinois Jacquet

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

Arthur Stewart Farmer, 21 August 1928, Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA, d. 4 October 1999, New York City, New York, USA. While still a child Farmer moved first to Phoenix, Arizona, then to Los Angeles. This was in the mid-40s, and during the next few years Farmer played trumpet in various name bands, including those led by Jay McShann and Benny Carter, and worked and recorded with Read more


Artist matches Powered by AudioScrobbler
Filter Results