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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

Joyce Cooling - 89% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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New Jersey, USA. Born and raised in a musical family, Cooling tried playing keyboards and percussion before deciding on the guitar. After moving to California, her musical understanding expanded and although largely self-taught as a guitarist, she was eager to pick up other skills, drawing notably from West African percussionist C.K. Ladzekpo and keyboard player Jay Wagner, Read more

Gerald Albright - 88% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kim Waters - 88% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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 - 88% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Jazz
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Euge Groove - 85% 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

Nelson Rangell - 84% 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

Michael Lington - 83% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 June 1969, Copenhagen, Denmark. His grandfather was popular Danish bandleader Otto Lington, who encouraged Michael in his choice of a career. Playing clarinet from the age of seven and studying classical music as a youth, he switched to tenor saxophone as his principal instruments in his early teens under the influence of jazz saxophonists such as Cannonball Adderley, Joh Read more

Rick Braun - 82% 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

Jeff Kashiwa - 80% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Seattle, Washington, USA. Playing soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, Kashiwa studied at Berklee College Of Music, a period that was followed by a gig with the All American College Band at Disneyland in California. Having returned to the west coast, he decided to stay and extended his studies at the University of California, Long Beach. He played with the Untouchables, whose Read more

Peter White - 80% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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Marion Meadows - 79% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: 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

Paul Taylor - 79% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
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Marc Antoine - 78% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Paris, France. After studying classical guitar at the Edouard Pailleron College and the International School of Classical Guitar in Paris, Antoine carried out a considerable amount of studio work. He also played jazz in Paris clubs and throughout western France. During visits to Spain he became enamoured with that country’s acoustic guitar style and sound. He was hired Read more

Eric Marienthal - 77% match to Mindi Abair

Genres: Jazz
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