Jerry Gray Similar Artists

Tony Pastor - 70% match to Jerry Gray

Genres: Big Band & Swing Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1990s 2000s
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26 October 1907, Middletown, Connecticut, USA, d. 31 October 1969, Old Lyme, Connecticut, USA. As a teenager Pastor played tenor saxophone in a number of east coast-based bands, sometimes with Artie Shaw who was a neighbour. Pastor tried a hand at band leading in the early 30s but with limited success. In the middle of the decade he joined Shaw’s band, became one of its Read more

Manny Albam - 43% match to Jerry Gray

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

Vido Musso - 21% match to Jerry Gray

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

Elliot Lawrence - 19% match to Jerry Gray

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Elliot Lawrence Broza, 14 February 1925, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. A precociously talented pianist, at the age of four Lawrence participated in his father’s children’s shows on the radio and in his teens he led an orchestra of children for a local broadcast. He continued to be active in music during his university days, and his early professional work was in Read more

Mel Powell - 18% match to Jerry Gray

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

Judy Carmichael - 16% match to Jerry Gray

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Judith Lea Hohenstein, 27 November 1957, Lynwood, California, USA. Carmichael grew up in a musical household and was taught piano by her mother from the age of four. A gifted pianist, she played piano for Jo Stafford when still only 10 years old. Her career began in earnest in the early 70s and flourished after she based herself in New York from the early 80s. Technically as Read more


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