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Geri Allen - 100% match to Kenny Werner

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

Alan Broadbent - 96% match to Kenny Werner

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

Stefon Harris - 71% match to Kenny Werner

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Stefon DeLeon Harris, 23 March 1973, Albany, New York, USA. Harris started out playing piano, studying the classical form for many years at both the Eastman and the Manhattan Schools of Music. Along the way to graduation, he took an interest in jazz and also switched to the vibraphone. While still a student, he gained working experience with Max Roach, Bobby Watson, Steve Tu Read more

Ben Allison - 66% match to Kenny Werner

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 November 1966, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Allison studied music and guitar from the age of nine, eventually graduating from New York University in 1989. Having been active as a bass player and composer in New York for some time, in the early 90s Allison formed the Jazz Composers Collective. Run by and for musicians, this non-profit organization was created in order that Read more

Mike LeDonne - 56% match to Kenny Werner

Genres: Jazz
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Larry Willis - 55% match to Kenny Werner

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lawrence Elliott Willis, 20 December 1942, New York City, New York, USA. Although destined to become a pianist of note, Willis also studied singing. His studies took him to the High School of Music and Art and the Manhattan School of Music. In the early 60s he began a decade long round of playing under leaders such as Jackie McLean, Hugh Masekela, Kai Winding and Stan Getz. Read more

Denny Zeitlin - 54% match to Kenny Werner

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

Makoto Ozone - 49% match to Kenny Werner

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 March 1961, Kobe, Japan. Makoto is the son of one of Japan’s best jazz pianists, Minoru Ozone, and has a prodigious technique and a wide knowledge of jazz piano styles. He started on the organ at the age of four, but took up the piano in his teens after hearing Oscar Peterson. In 1980 he went to the USA to study composing and arranging at the Berklee College Of Music Read more


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