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Rebirth Brass Band - 100% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - 73% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Preservation Hall Jazz Band - 59% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Jazz Latin
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Trombone Shorty - 55% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Jazz
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Professor Longhair - 46% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Henry Roeland Byrd, 19 December 1918, Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA, d. 30 January 1980, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Byrd grew up in New Orleans where he was part of a novelty dance team in the 30s. He also played piano, accompanying John Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson. After wartime service, Byrd gained a residency at the Caldonia club, whose owner christened him Professo Read more

Allen Toussaint - 32% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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14 January 1938, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. This influential artist first came to prominence in the mid-50s as the touring piano player with Shirley And Lee. The duo’s producer, Dave Bartholomew, began using Toussaint on several recording sessions, including those of Smiley Lewis and, on a handful of occasions, Fats Domino. The artist’s solo debut came in 1958 wi Read more

The Subdudes - 32% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This four-piece roots rock band originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, although they subsequently relocated to Denver, Colorado. Fronted by vocalist/guitarist Tommy Malone with notable stylistic help from John Magnie (keyboards/accordion), Steve Amedée (percussion/mandolin) and Johnnie Ray Allen (bass), the Subdudes’ eclectic songs fused the best traditions of t Read more

Dr. John - 23% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues Blues Cajun & Zydeco Cajun & Zydeco Electronic & Ambient Funk Jazz Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Galactic - 21% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Despite being responsible for such funky sounds, Galactic’s founding members, Jeff Raines (guitar) and Robert Mercurio (bass), were originally in Washington DC, USA-based punk bands. It was only after relocating to New Orleans, Louisiana, that the duo began playing the funk and soul inflected sounds closely associated with the area (the Meters, the Neville Brothers, Dr. Jo Read more

James Booker - 20% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 December 1939, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 8 November 1983, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. As an exceptionally talented child, Booker studied classical piano, but balanced his virtuosity with blues and boogie learned from Isidore ‘Tuts’ Washington and Edward Frank. In his early teens he appeared on radio WMRY and formed a band he called Booker Boy And The Rhyt Read more

Dr. Michael White - 16% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Sidney Bechet - 14% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 May 1897, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 14 May 1959, Paris, France. A major figure in early jazz, an outstanding clarinettist, and for decades the only performer of consequence on soprano saxophone, Sidney Bechet’s career began in 1909. During the next few years he played clarinet in bands led by legendary musicians such as Buddy Petit, John Robichaux and Bunk John Read more

The Neville Brothers - 14% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco Cajun & Zydeco Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Neville Brothers represent the essence of 40 years of New Orleans music distilled within one family unit. The Nevilles comprise Art (Arthur Lanon Neville, 17 December 1937, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; keyboards/vocals), Charles (b. 28 December 1938, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; saxophone/flute), Aaron Neville (b. 24 January 1941, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; vocals/ke Read more

Jelly Roll Morton - 12% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Blues Jazz Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ferdinand Joseph Lemott, 20 October 1890, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 10 July 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA. A gifted musician, Morton played various instruments before deciding to concentrate on piano. In the early years of the twentieth century he was a popular figure on the seamier side of New Orleans night life. He played in brothels, hustled pool and generally Read more

Louis Armstrong - 12% match to Kermit Ruffins

Genres: Big Band & Swing Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts New Age Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 August 1901, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 July 1971, New York City, New York, USA. It is impossible to overstate Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong’s importance in jazz, as he was one of the most influential artists in the music’s history. He was also more than just a jazz musician, he was an enormously popular entertainer (a facet upon which some critics f Read more


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