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David Sanborn - 100% 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

Najee - 83% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
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Walter Beasley - 79% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Jazz
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Richard Elliot - 78% 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

Boney James - 77% 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

Dave Koz - 76% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz 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

Peter White - 73% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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Gerald Albright - 72% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1957, Los Angeles, California, USA. A technically adroit alto saxophonist, Albright spent about 15 years with keyboard player Bobby Lyle. Subsequently, he played and sometimes recorded with Oscar Brashear, Anita Baker and Marlena Shaw, and he also toured with a Whitney Houston package. In 1995 he was on the Jazz Explosion tour with Rachelle Ferrell, ex-Earth, Wind And Fire d Read more

Eric Marienthal - 69% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Jazz
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Warren Hill - 69% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1966, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Hill grew up listening to all kinds of music, particularly rock. Although he had previously dabbled with the alto saxophone, Hill later formed his own group, playing guitar and also singing. At the age of 17 he went to jazz summer school at the Eastman School of Music in New York. After hearing music of past saxophone giants and contemporary p Read more

Nelson Rangell - 68% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Denver, Colorado, USA. One of the more distinctive voices working in the oversubscribed pop/jazz firmament, Rangell first picked up the flute at the age of 15. Six months later he found himself studying at the Interlochen Arts Academy, before travelling to the New England Conservatory Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, to study with renowned saxophone tutor Joe Allard. Immer Read more

Norman Brown - 66% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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18 December 1970, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Brown played guitar from around the age of eight, initially taking his cue from contemporary pop artists. By chance he heard Wes Montgomery on record and this redirected his interest towards jazz. Moving to Los Angeles, he studied at the Musician’s Institute, a move that led to his developing a thorough foundation for his ca Read more

Bob Baldwin - 65% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 December 1960, Mount Vernon, New York, USA. Taught to play piano from the age of four by his father, Robert Baldwin Snr., a pianist and bass player, he was influenced by the recorded work of diverse artists, mainly from the jazz world, including Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, Herbie Hancock, Ramsey Lewis, Oscar Peterson, Patrice Rushen, his uncle Larry Willis, and Read more

Marion Meadows - 65% 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

George Howard - 62% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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