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Ronnie Laws - 56% match to Noel Pointer

Genres: Easy Listening Funk Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ronald Laws, 3 October 1950, Houston, Texas, USA. Laws played the saxophone from the age of 12, growing up with the musicians who were to become the Crusaders - the band with which his brother Hubert Laws played. Ronnie studied at the Stephen F. Austin State University and then at Texas Southern University. When he was 21 he moved to Los Angeles, where he worked with Von Rya Read more

Billy Taylor - 29% match to Noel Pointer

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lou Rawls - 27% match to Noel Pointer

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Louis Allen Rawls, 1 December 1935, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 6 January 2006, Los Angeles, California, USA. Briefly a member of the acclaimed gospel group the Pilgrim Travelers, this distinctive singer began forging a secular career following his move to California in 1958. An association with Sam Cooke culminated in ‘Bring It On Home To Me’, where Rawls’ thr Read more

Eddie Henderson - 22% match to Noel Pointer

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Jackson Henderson, 26 October 1940, New York City, New York, USA. Henderson learned the trumpet at school and studied music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (1954-57). There followed three years in the Air Force. He was already playing enough music to be encouraged by Miles Davis to develop his jazz. He returned to academic study, graduating in zoology (1964 Read more

Alphonse Mouzon - 17% match to Noel Pointer

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 November 1948, Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Mouzon started playing when he was four years old and was taught drums at high school. He relocated to New York when he was 17 and in 1969 played in the Broadway musical Promises, Promises. He released his first record in the same year, with Gil Evans. He freelanced for a time before playing with Weather Report in 1971, McCo Read more

Angela Bofill - 15% match to Noel Pointer

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1954, West Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, Bofill began writing songs at the age of 12. She formed her first group while still at high school, the Puerto Rican Supremes, who performed in church and at local school dances. Her father, a Latin music singer, had once sung with Cuban band leader Machito. After graduating from the Manhattan School of Music, she toured with R Read more

Timmy Thomas - 14% match to Noel Pointer

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 November 1944, Evansville, Indiana, USA. An accomplished singer-songwriter and keyboard player, Thomas first attracted attention for his work as an accompanist with jazz musicians Donald Byrd and Cannonball Adderley. He then embarked on a spell as a session musician, most notably with the Memphis-based Goldwax label, before his solo career blossomed in 1972 with ‘Why Read more

Gary Bartz - 13% match to Noel Pointer

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 September 1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Bartz, whose father ran a jazz club, began playing alto saxophone at the age of 11. He played in the Alabama State Teachers College band, at his father’s club, and studied at the Juilliard School of Music, New York, and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. He worked with Lee Morgan and Grachan Moncur III, but his first regu Read more

Patti Austin - 13% match to Noel Pointer

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 August 1948, New York City, New York, USA. Austin first sang on stage at the age of three at the famous Apollo Theatre in New York City during Dinah Washington’s set. As a child performer, she appeared on television, including Sammy Davis Jnr.’s programme, and in the theatre. Her stage work included Lost In The Stars and Finian’s Rainbow. At the age of nine Read more

Phyllis Hyman - 13% match to Noel Pointer

Genres: Disco Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 July 1949, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 30 June 1995, New York, USA. A singer, actress and fashion model, Hyman was one of several acts nurtured by vocalist Norman Connors in the mid-70s. Hyman began singing professionally in 1971, appearing with R&B bands such as New Direction and All The People. Relocating to New York, she worked as a legal secretary during the Read more

Earl Klugh - 12% match to Noel Pointer

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 September 1953, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Jazz guitarist Klugh has an unorthodox style in that when he sits down he rests the guitar on his right knee instead of the left. After studying piano and nylon string guitar as a child, Klugh settled on the latter instrument. While still in his mid-teens he recorded with Yusef Lateef and George Benson, with whom he also toured. He Read more

Jon Lucien - 12% match to Noel Pointer

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lucien Harrigan, 8 January 1942, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, d. 18 August 2007, Orlando, Florida, USA. One of the finest vocal stylists of his generation, Lucien’s recording career was bedevilled by changing trends and personal problems.Raised in the British Virgin Islands in a musical family, Lucien relocated to the USA in 1965. Taking up r Read more

Bob Dorough - 11% match to Noel Pointer

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Dorough, 12 December 1923, Cherry Hill, Arkansas, USA. After playing piano as a youth he studied piano and composition at college in Texas before attending Columbia University in New York. During this time he also played in New York clubs and soon began singing to his own accompaniment. In the 50s he worked in New York and Paris where he was resident for a while, play Read more

Najee - 11% match to Noel Pointer

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
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Ronny Jordan - 11% match to Noel Pointer

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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29 November 1962, London, England. Described by some as ‘the quintessential acid-jazz guitarist’, Jordan has an intimate and readily accessible musical demeanour that has endeared him to many. By the mid-90s he had disassociated himself with the acid-jazz movement, commenting that ‘the way I see acid-jazz, it’s more of a fashion statement and I’m not Read more

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