Jimmy Rowles Similar Artists

Lou Levy - 94% match to Jimmy Rowles

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Louis A. Levy, 5 March 1928, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 23 January 2001, Dana Point, California, USA. Among Levy’s early piano jobs were stints in the late 40s with the big bands of Georgie Auld and Woody Herman. He also accompanied Sarah Vaughan in 1947, the first of many singers with whom he worked over the years. Others included Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day, Nan Read more

Eddie Costa - 70% match to Jimmy Rowles

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Edwin James Costa, 14 August 1930, Atlas, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 26 July 1962, New York City, New York, USA. After studying piano formally, Costa began playing jazz and later took up the vibraphone. While still in his teens, he played with a band led by Joe Venuti, and in the 50s worked and sometimes recorded with several artists including Tal Farlow, Kai Winding, Sal Salvado Read more

Al Haig - 54% match to Jimmy Rowles

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

John Bunch - 38% match to Jimmy Rowles

Genres: Jazz
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Alan Broadbent - 31% match to Jimmy Rowles

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

Victor Feldman - 31% match to Jimmy Rowles

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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Bill Mays - 30% match to Jimmy Rowles

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Allen Mays, 5 February 1944, Sacramento, California, USA. Mays studied piano formally for a number of years into his twenties. In the early 70s his proficiency and growing reputation was such that he was hired as accompanist to Sarah Vaughan and then Al Jarreau. In the mid-70s he led his own small band and also worked with many other leaders including Bobby Shew and Read more

Dave McKenna - 29% match to Jimmy Rowles

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 May 1930, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA. By his late teens, McKenna was active in and around Boston, playing piano with Boots Mussulli’s band. In 1949, he joined Charlie Ventura, then worked with Woody Herman until drafted during the Korean War. From 1953 until well into the 60s he was mostly engaged in small group work, playing with Ventura again and with several ma Read more

Conte Candoli - 27% match to Jimmy Rowles

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Secondo Candoli, 12 July 1927, Mishawaka, Indiana, USA, d. 14 December 2001, Palm Desert, California, USA. At the age of 13 Candoli was already showing a prodigious talent playing the trumpet, and studying alongside his older brother, Pete Candoli, with whom he performed briefly in the Woody Herman band at the age of 16. He went back home to finish school, then rejoined Herm Read more

Ken Peplowski - 26% match to Jimmy Rowles

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 May 1959, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Peplowski took up the clarinet as a child and played his first professional engagement at the age of 10. He studied formally and played both classical music and jazz, appearing on radio and television in and around his home town. In 1978 his quartet played opposite the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, at the time under the direction of Buddy Morrow, Read more

Geri Allen - 25% match to Jimmy Rowles

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

Teddy Edwards - 25% match to Jimmy Rowles

Genres: Blues Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Theodore Marcus Edwards, 26 April 1924, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, d. 20 April 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA. As a child Edwards played alto saxophone with local bands and continued playing this instrument when he moved to Detroit in 1940. He toured with territory bands in Michigan and Florida including those led by Ernie Fields and Stack Walton. In the Walton band he p Read more

Denny Zeitlin - 24% match to Jimmy Rowles

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dennis Jay Zeitlin, 10 April 1938, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Zeitlin had a classical music training before studying medicine at Johns Hopkins University and then Columbia. In 1963 he successfully auditioned for the record producer John Hammond Jnr. but then moved to San Francisco where he studied psychiatry and played the piano. In 1965 he was involved in a trio with bass play Read more

Harry "Sweets" Edison - 24% match to Jimmy Rowles

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 October 1915, Columbus, Ohio, USA, d. 27 July 1999, Columbus, Ohio, USA. A trumpeter who was inspired by Louis Armstrong, Edison gained valuable early experience with a number of territory bands, including the excellent Jeter-Pillars Orchestra. After a short spell with Lucky Millinder, Edison joined the Count Basie band in 1938, where he remained until Basie folded his bi Read more

Tete Montoliu - 24% match to Jimmy Rowles

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


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