Leo Wright Similar Artists

Fred Kaz - 76% match to Leo Wright

Genres: Jazz
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George Wein - 20% match to Leo Wright

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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George Theodore Wein, 3 October 1925, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. After studying formally, Wein began playing piano professionally in his early teenage years. He led his own band in and around his home town for a period, frequently accompanying visiting jazz musicians. In 1950 he opened his own club in Boston, the Storyville, formed his own record label (which had the same n Read more

Barbara Lea - 18% match to Leo Wright

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Barbara LeCoq, 10 April 1929, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Her family name was changed to Leacock and she shortened this when she took up a career as a singer. Her higher education took place at Wellesley College where she majored in Music Theory. She sang in the college choir and in the late 40s sang jazz and with dance bands in the north eastern states. She also worked as a jaz Read more

Matthew Gee - 14% match to Leo Wright

Genres: Jazz
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Mose Allison - 12% match to Leo Wright

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mose John Allison Jnr., 11 November 1927, Tippo, Mississippi, USA. Allison began piano lessons at the age of five, and played trumpet in high school, although he has featured the latter instrument less frequently in recent years. His music is a highly individual mix of blues and modern jazz, with influences on his cool, laconic singing and piano-playing ranging from Tampa Re Read more

Teddy Charles - 12% match to Leo Wright

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Theodore Charles Cohen, 13 April 1928, Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, USA. After studying percussion at the New York Juilliard School of Music, Charles worked in a number of late-swing era big bands, including those led by Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. From the late 40s onwards he performed with numerous small groups, some of which were still dedicated to swing, but his inte Read more

Tony Fruscella - 12% match to Leo Wright

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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4 February 1927, Orangeburg, New Jersey, USA, d. 14 August 1969, New York City, New York, USA. Raised in an orphanage until the age of 14, Fruscella started playing trumpet the following year. Largely self-taught, he did later study under Jerome Canudie. While serving in the US Army, in 1945, he played trumpet in an army band. On his release, he played professionally with va Read more


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