Melvin Sparks Similar Artists

Rusty Bryant - 81% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Jazz
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Quincy Jones - 41% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Big Band & Swing Disco Jazz R&B / Soul Radio Shows Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Quincy Delight Jones Jnr., 14 March 1933, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Jones began playing trumpet as a child and also developed an early interest in arranging, studying at the Berklee College Of Music. When he joined Lionel Hampton in 1951 it was as both performer and writer. With Hampton he visited Europe in a remarkable group that included rising stars Clifford Brown, Art Farm Read more

Mel Brown - 35% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
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The Counts - 32% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
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Merl Saunders - 28% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 February 1934, San Mateo, California, USA. Merl Saunders is best known for his keyboard playing in a 70s band with Jerry Garcia, lead guitarist of the Grateful Dead. Saunders began playing keyboards professionally at the age of 13 in San Francisco, concentrating on the organ after hearing jazz organist Jimmy Smith in 1957. Saunders worked in jazz outfits with vibes player Read more

Larry Willis - 27% match to Melvin Sparks

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

The Bo-Keys - 26% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: R&B / Soul
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David 'Fathead' Newman - 21% match to Melvin Sparks

Genres: Jazz
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