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Vince Giordano - 67% match to Original Memphis Five

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Vincent James Giordano, 11 March 1952, New York City, New York, USA. Inspired by hearing records Giordano soon took a serious interest in music and by the age of 15 was playing professionally on string bass and, unusually, brass bass and bass saxophone. He had not only developed a liking for instruments on the lower range, he also took a precocious interest in arranging in t Read more

Bix Beiderbecke - 32% match to Original Memphis Five

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leon Bix Beiderbecke, 10 March 1903, Davenport, Iowa, USA, d. 6 August 1931, New York City, New York, USA. One of the legends of jazz, a role he would doubtless have found wryly amusing had he lived to know of it, Bix Beiderbecke entered music when he began picking out tunes on piano and cornet at the age of 15. Inspired by records of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and by Read more

David Johansen - 29% match to Original Memphis Five

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Original Dixieland Jazz Band - 29% match to Original Memphis Five

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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In May 1916 several young white New Orleans musicians were working in Chicago, often appearing in the same bands. After a few changes the musicians settled down as a permanent band, with the personnel comprising Nick LaRocca (Dominic James LaRocca, 11 April 1889, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 22 February 1961, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; cornet) Eddie Edwards (b. 22 May 1 Read more

Phil Napoleon - 13% match to Original Memphis Five

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s
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2 September 1901, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, d. 30 September 1990, Miami, Florida, USA. A child prodigy, Napoleon came from a musical family, two of his nephews being Marty and Teddy Napoleon. He played trumpet in public at the age of five and made his first records 10 years later. In 1922 he was a founder member of the Original Memphis Five, an exceptionally good dixieland Read more

Paul Whiteman - 12% match to Original Memphis Five

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 March 1890, Denver, Colorado, USA, d. 29 December 1967, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA. Whiteman’s father was a distinguished music teacher and a career in music seemed the most natural thing for the youngster to follow. A tall, heavily-built individual, Whiteman first learned classical violin, and in his teens was a member of the local symphony orchestra. During Worl Read more

Muggsy Spanier - 11% match to Original Memphis Five

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Francis Joseph Spanier, 9 November 1901, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 12 February 1967, Sausalito, California, USA. Spanier began playing cornet while barely in his teens and within a couple of years was a professional musician. His first job was with Elmer Schoebel. By the end of the 20s he had established a reputation mostly in and around Chicago and had been hired by Ted Le Read more


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