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Paul Taylor - 100% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock
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Richard Elliot - 100% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Glasgow, Scotland, but raised in Los Angeles, California, USA. It was perhaps inevitable, for a musician growing up in the 60s and early 70s, that Elliot’s early taste would range through Motown Records and rock. However, he was also indelibly impressed by R&B. As a tenor saxophonist he found much that appealed to him in this form but he was also aware of jazz, in p Read more

Eric Marienthal - 99% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Jazz
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Euge Groove - 99% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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Steven Eugene Grove, 27 November 1962, Hagerstown, Maryland, USA. Grove studied piano before taking saxophone studies while at high school. At the University of Miami, he gradually developed an interest in jazz. Gigging locally, he played in the All American College Band at Disney World, Orlando. Graduating in 1984, he played in local bands while on a masters degree course i Read more

Kim Waters - 99% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Maryland, USA. Born into a musical family, Waters began playing saxophone at an early age. His technical proficiency was remarkable, allowing him to play comfortably in jazz and R&B formats. He worked with childhood friend Cyrus Chestnut, sometimes playing jazz but also as members of a group backing a hotel lounge act. With his brothers James and Eric Waters, he also for Read more

Walter Beasley - 98% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Jazz
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Dave Koz - 96% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Los Angeles, California, USA. Saxophonist Dave Koz is one of a small number of modern jazz players to have found significant contemporary success without necessarily obtaining critical approval for their efforts. His repertoire, like that of both Kenny G. and Najee, incorporates instrumental treatments of familiar pop fare, as well as extended solo spots. His technique may n Read more

Pamela Williams - 96% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Williams began playing tenor saxophone while still very young and played in the Martin Luther King Jazz Ensemble at King High School in her home-town. In her teens she was already leading her own band, playing local clubs and building a wide-ranging repertoire that encompassed jazz, Latin, R&B and hip-hop. When she was 20 she began tourin Read more

Marion Meadows - 91% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Funk Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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West Virginia, USA. Raised in Connecticut, Meadows began playing clarinet and studying classical music at the age of eight. He heard numerous jazz artists on record, including Stanley Turrentine, Johnny Hodges, Coleman Hawkins and Sidney Bechet. The impression made by his hearing the last named, prompted him to settle on the soprano saxophone as his principal instrument. He Read more

Wayman Tisdale - 91% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 June 1964, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Tisdale began playing bass as a child but, although quickly becoming an accomplished musician, a sporting career beckoned strongly. He played basketball at Oklahoma University, making All-America and becoming the first OU player to have his number ‘retired’. Tisdale became a member of the USA basketball team for the 1984 Olympic G Read more

Boney James - 90% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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James Oppenheim, 1 September 1961, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. Raised in New Rochelle, New York, Boney James played clarinet at school, then the tenor saxophone and later the alto and soprano. His early musical tastes leaned towards contemporary pop, fusion and rock, including Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind And Fire and Grover Washington Jnr. His family moved to Los Angeles in 1 Read more

Rick Braun - 87% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 July 1955, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. A busy session musician and producer, trumpeter/flügelhornist Braun has mapped out a diverse musical career. While studying at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester he formed the fusion band Auracle, which released two late 70s albums recorded with Miles Davis’ producer Teo Macero. In the early 80s, Braun released a pop Read more

David Sanborn - 86% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 July 1945, Tampa, Florida, USA. Sanborn’s virtuosity has now spanned four decades, taking him from being a band member (with the seminal Paul Butterfield) to a leading session player for artists such as David Bowie, James Taylor and Stevie Wonder. His is the alto saxophone solo on Bowie’s ‘Young Americans’. He grew up in St. Louis and played with some Read more

Gerald Albright - 85% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Najee - 77% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
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