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Jimmy Bruno - 100% match to Lenny Breau

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 - 62% match to Lenny Breau

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

George Van Eps - 41% match to Lenny Breau

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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7 August 1913, Plainfield, New Jersey, USA, d. 29 November 1998, Newport Beach, California, USA. The son of the famous banjoist Fred Van Eps, George played the banjo professionally before he was a teenager. At the age of 13 he heard Eddie Lang, decided to switch to guitar and within a couple of years was earning a reputation as a teacher. In the late 20s and early 30s he wor Read more

Dave Stryker - 31% match to Lenny Breau

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

Howard Alden - 24% match to Lenny Breau

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

Joe Beck - 24% match to Lenny Breau

Genres: Funk Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 July 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Guitarist Joe Beck moved to New York in 1963 to take up employment in various bands. After working with musicians including Paul Winter, Charles Lloyd, Gary McFarland and Chico Hamilton, he found more permanent employment with Jeremy Steig’s Satyrs in 1968. The Satyrs took him on tour with Eric Clapton and Cream throughout Read more

Bucky Pizzarelli - 23% match to Lenny Breau

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

Chet Atkins - 17% match to Lenny Breau

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Chester Burton Atkins, 20 June 1924, Luttrell, Tennessee, USA, d. 30 June 2001, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The man known as ‘Mister Guitar’ was one of the most influential and prolific guitarists of the twentieth century, as well as an important producer and an RCA Records executive. The son of a music teacher and brother of guitarist Jim Atkins (who played with Le Read more

Vic Juris - 13% match to Lenny Breau

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Herb Ellis - 12% match to Lenny Breau

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mitchell Herbert Ellis, 4 August 1921, Farmersville, Texas, USA. In 1941 Ellis attended North Texas State College, where his fellow students included Jimmy Giuffre. After graduation, he played guitar in a number of big bands, including the Casa Loma Orchestra and the Jimmy Dorsey outfit. He was next with Soft Winds, a trio formed from the Dorsey rhythm section with Johnny F Read more


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