Joe Beck Similar Artists

Dave Stryker - 98% match to Joe Beck

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Michael Stryker, 30 March 1957, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. At the age of 10, Stryker began playing guitar, an instrument upon which he was largely self taught although he did study in Los Angeles with Billy Rogers at the end of the 70s. Two years after starting to play, Stryker had performed with local rock bands, but by the mid-80s, having relocated to New York, he had dev Read more

Jimmy Bruno - 62% match to Joe Beck

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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James Michael Bruno, 22 July 1953, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Encouraged by his professional guitar-playing father, who played on the Virtues’ 1959 hit ‘Guitar Boogie Shuffle’, Bruno took up the instrument at the age of five. His first significant engagement came in the early 70s when he toured with the big band led by Buddy Rich. From the mid-70s to the Read more

Bobby Broom - 54% match to Joe Beck

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 January 1961, New York City, New York, USA. Broom began playing guitar at the age of 13 but was not interested in jazz until he heard Grover Washington Jnr. and George Benson. Broom’s studies broadened his interests and he also learned to play bass, but it was the lineage of jazz guitar that most attracted his attention. Moving away from the rock and fusion influenc Read more

Vic Juris - 53% match to Joe Beck

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Victor E. Jurusz Jnr., 26 September 1953, Parsippany, New Jersey, USA. Juris’ guitar playing first began to attract attention in the early and mid-70s thanks to appearances and recordings with Lyn Christie and Eric Kloss. These performances showed Juris to be adept in the wide range of styles covered by these leaders: jazz, rock, funk and pop. Subsequently, he stayed in Read more

Lenny Breau - 39% match to Joe Beck

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leonard Breau, 5 August, 1941, Auburn, Maine, USA, d. 12 August 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA. Before turning to jazz, guitarist Breau played in the same field as his country music-singing parents, Hal Lone Pine And Betty Cody. Playing from the age of seven, he worked in the family’s act, billed as ‘Lone Pine Jr. ? The Guitar Wizard’, throughout the north Read more

Bucky Pizzarelli - 28% match to Joe Beck

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Paul Pizzarelli, 9 January 1926, Paterson, New Jersey, USA. Although a self-taught guitarist, Pizzarelli quickly showed a comprehensive grasp of the guitar’s potential. Beginning his professional career in 1943 with the Vaughn Monroe dance band, he played in large and small combos, worked as a NBC staff musician, and as accompanist to singers, and even ventured int Read more

Howard Alden - 26% match to Joe Beck

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 October 1958, Newport Beach, California, USA. Alden began playing guitar when he was 10 years old, using recordings by well-known jazzmen as his guide. In his early teens he played professionally in the Los Angeles area and at 16 took formal lessons from Jimmy Wyble, a former member of the Red Norvo Trio. He later met Dan Barrett, with whom he formed a friendship, and con Read more

Eddie Lang - 24% match to Joe Beck

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Langlois, 15 January 1936, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 10 May 1985, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Lang grew up liking country and hillbilly music, so much so that when he became a member of Jessie Hill’s House Rockers, he would often regale audiences with a Hank Williams song. In 1952 he joined Guitar Slim’s band and his diminutive stature earned him the Read more

Peter Leitch - 24% match to Joe Beck

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 August 1944, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada. Leitch was raised in Montreal, playing guitar there in the early 60s and later in Toronto. He listened to jazz on record and live, sometimes sitting in with visiting artists. Among musicians he heard and from whom he learned were John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery and Thelonious Monk. Inevitably, his jazz orientation was towards the modern Read more

Steve Khan - 24% match to Joe Beck

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 April 1947, Los Angeles, California, USA. Khan is the son of lyricist Sammy Cahn and learned to play the piano and drums as a child. He was the drummer with the surf group the Chantays (1962-63) and only turned to the guitar when he was 20. After graduating in music from UCLA in 1969, he settled in New York where he became a prolific session musician recording with artist Read more


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