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Eric Reed - 100% match to John Hicks

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Eric Scott Reed, 21 June 1970, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Pianist Reed began his life in music when he was two years old with an interest in the drums. He gravitated to the piano and began formal lessons at five, eventually studying with influential teacher Vernon Lathon. Memorable influences at this time included the music that Reed heard in church, including pianists Read more

John Bunch - 57% match to John Hicks

Genres: Jazz
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Joanne Brackeen - 49% match to John Hicks

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joanne Grogan, 26 July 1938, Ventura, California, USA. Brackeen was self-taught; academic tuition did not suit her, and she left the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music after three days. Despite this, her piano playing became much in demand among the most exacting jazz leaders on the west coast: Harold Land, Teddy Edwards and Charles Lloyd. Unimpeded by marriage (to saxophonis Read more

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Eugene Maslov - 47% match to John Hicks

Genres: Jazz
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Frank Kimbrough - 46% match to John Hicks

Genres: Jazz
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Frank Marshall Kimbrough Jnr., 2 November 1956, Roxboro, North Carolina, USA. Kimbrough began playing piano as a very small child and took lessons from the age of seven. He played with several local bands before becoming resident in New York in 1981, where he spent many years playing piano in some obscurity even though he was a winner in the 1985 Great American Jazz Piano Co Read more

Laszlo Gardony - 19% match to John Hicks

Genres: Jazz
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Charles McPherson - 17% match to John Hicks

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 July 1939, Joplin, Missouri, USA. Often dismissed as a Charlie Parker copyist, McPherson is in fact more than a simple revivalist. While the style in which he plays, bebop, is now outmoded, it is one with which he grew up, and he plays it with fire and conviction. His family moved to Detroit when he was aged nine, and it was at high school, a few years later, that he star Read more

Toshiko Akiyoshi - 17% match to John Hicks

Genres: Jazz
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12 December 1929, Dairen, Manchuria. Born to Japanese parents, Akiyoshi went to live in Japan in 1947, by which time she was already an accomplished, classically trained pianist. Turning to jazz, she soon became one of Japan’s highest-paid entertainers. After recording for Norman Granz, Akiyoshi followed the advice of Oscar Peterson and moved to America, where she enrol Read more

Stan Tracey - 15% match to John Hicks

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stanley William Tracey, 30 December 1926, London, England. Tracey taught himself to play piano and by his early teens was performing professionally. In the 50s he was deeply involved in the British modern jazz scene, working with musicians including Kenny Baker, Tony Crombie and Ronnie Scott. For most of the 60s he was resident pianist at Scott’s club, backing numerous Read more

Kenny Werner - 13% match to John Hicks

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 November 1951, New York City, New York, USA. Werner began playing piano as a small child and at the age of 11 appeared on television. He studied classical and jazz piano, the former at the Manhattan School of Music, the latter at the Berklee College Of Music. Graduating from Berklee in 1973, he gigged with various leaders and led his own group for club engagements and on Read more

Von Freeman - 13% match to John Hicks

Genres: Jazz
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Earl Lavon Freeman Snr., 3 October 1922, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Freeman played ‘C’ melody saxophone as a child, later switching to tenor. In the early 40s he played with several bands including, most notably, that of Horace Henderson. Late in the decade he was briefly with Sun Ra, and then settled into a residency at a Chicago hotel in a band which included his br Read more


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