Les Elgart Similar Artists

Roberto Delgado - 76% match to Les Elgart

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s
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Ronnie Aldrich - 69% match to Les Elgart

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 February 1916, Erith, Kent, England, d. 30 September 1993. As a gifted young pianist Aldrich undertook extensive studies, including a period at the Guildhall School of Music in London. Later, he worked with the Folkestone Municipal Orchestra before his career was interrupted by World War II. During the war he played piano and arranged for the RAF Dance Orchestra, remainin Read more

Si Zentner - 66% match to Les Elgart

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Simon H. Zentner, 13 June 1917, New York City, New York, USA, d. 31 January 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. After learning to play the trombone as a child, Zentner played in and around New York before joining Les Brown in 1940. During the 40s he played in a number of bands, including those led by Harry James and Jimmy Dorsey, and at the end of the decade entered a long period Read more

Henry Jerome - 50% match to Les Elgart

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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12 November 1917, New York, USA. Jerome formed his dance band orchestra in 1932 in Norwich, Connecticut, USA. Comprising eight to ten musicians, with vocalists Frank Warren and David Allen, their greatest impact came through frequent radio exposure on the Dinner At The Green Room show on the ABC network. This was broadcast remote from the Green Room of the Hotel Edison in Ne Read more

Les Brown - 38% match to Les Elgart

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lester Raymond Brown, 14 March 1912, Reinerton, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 4 January 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA. By 1932, when he entered Duke University at Durham, North Carolina, Brown had already attended Ithaca College and the New York Military Academy and had studied harmony, arranging and composing, as well as becoming proficient on soprano saxophone, clarinet and b Read more

Edmundo Ros - 32% match to Les Elgart

Genres: Easy Listening Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 December 1910, Port of Spain, Trinidad. The leader of one of the most popular - if not the most popular - Latin American band in the UK for many years, spent his early life in Venezuela, before attending the Military Academy at Caracas, where, via the Academy’s band, he became interested in music and learned to play the euphonium or ‘bombardin’. Despite harb Read more

Eddie Calvert - 18% match to Les Elgart

Genres: Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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15 March 1922, Preston, Lancashire, England, d. 7 August 1978, Johannesburg, South Africa. Calvert’s father taught him to play the trumpet, and at the age of 11, he joined the Preston Town Silver Band. In the 40s he played with Billy Ternent and Geraldo before forming his own group for nightclub engagements. By the early 50s he was touring the British variety circuit, a Read more

Mantovani - 12% match to Les Elgart

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mantovani Orchestra - 12% match to Les Elgart

Genres: Easy Listening
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Georgie Auld - 11% match to Les Elgart

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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John Altwerger, 19 May 1919, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, d. 7 January 1990, Palm Springs, California, USA. Originally an alto saxophonist, Auld found work in the early 30s in New York, where his family had recently moved. In 1936 he switched to tenor saxophone under the influence of Coleman Hawkins and, after leading a small group, joined the big band of Bunny Berigan. In 193 Read more


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