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Charlie Shavers - 96% match to Paul Quinichette

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 August 1917, New York City, New York, USA, d. 8 July 1971, New York City, New York, USA. Shavers took up trumpet in his teens and played with various minor bands before joining Tiny Bradshaw in 1937. In the same year he played with Lucky Millinder, Jimmie Noone and John Kirby. The Kirby sextet proved an ideal setting for him, both as trumpeter and arranger, and he stayed f Read more

Lu Watters - 82% match to Paul Quinichette

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lucious Watters, 19 December 1911, Santa Cruz, California, USA, d. 5 November 1989, Santa Rosa, California, USA. After playing trumpet with several bands, Watters began leading his own combos in the mid-20s and thereafter was rarely out of work. Although his early bands were orientated towards swing and dance music, by the end of the 30s he was more and more dedicated to tra Read more

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - 33% match to Paul Quinichette

Genres: Blues Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 March 1922, New York City, New York, USA, d. 3 November 1986, Culver City, California, USA. Davis began to make his mark on the jazz scene in his home town when he worked at Clark Monroe’s Uptown House in the late 30s. Despite this establishment’s close ties with the emergence of bebop a few years later, Davis’ tenor saxophone playing was rooted in swing and Read more

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Shorty Rogers - 26% match to Paul Quinichette

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Milton Rajonsky, 14 April 1924, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA, d. 7 November 1994, Van Nuys, California, USA. After studying in New York, Rogers played trumpet in the bands of Will Bradley, where he first met Shelly Manne, and Red Norvo. Military service interrupted his career, but in 1945 he joined Woody Herman for a spell, during which he also wrote a number of bop- Read more

Mel Powell - 18% match to Paul Quinichette

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Melvin Epstein, 12 February 1923, New York City, New York, USA, d. 24 April 1998, Los Angeles, California, USA. As a teenager Powell played piano at Nick’s in New York City and soon thereafter joined Muggsy Spanier. His exceptional and at the time eclectic gifts attracted the attention of Benny Goodman, whom he joined in 1941. During his stint with Goodman he wrote seve Read more

Bennie Moten - 16% match to Paul Quinichette

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Moten, 13 November 1894, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 2 April 1935, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. In his youth, Moten gained a substantial reputation in and around his home town as a pianist; by 1920 he had become an established and respected band leader. His unit, originally a small outfit, gradually expanded until it was a big band ready to take advantage of the u Read more

Ivie Anderson - 16% match to Paul Quinichette

Genres: Big Band & Swing Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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10 July 1905, Gilroy, California, USA, d. 28 December 1949, Los Angeles, California, USA. Although best known for her work with Duke Ellington in the 30s, Anderson had already worked extensively both in the USA, where she sang at the Cotton Club in the mid-20s, and overseas, touring Australia with Sonny Clay towards the end of the decade. Her light-toned voice and relaxed st Read more

Bobby Hackett - 13% match to Paul Quinichette

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Leo Hackett, 31 January 1915, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, d. 7 June 1976, Chatham, Massachusetts, USA. After learning to play a number of instruments while still at school, including cornet and guitar, Hackett became a professional musician when barely into his teens. For the first few years he played violin and guitar but by 1934 he was concentrating on cornet. In Read more

Bud Freeman - 13% match to Paul Quinichette

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lawrence Freeman, 3 April 1906, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 15 March 1991, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Freeman’s early career found him in company with Jimmy McPartland, Frank Teschemacher and other members of the Austin High School Gang. Having set out playing the C-melody saxophone, Freeman switched to tenor in 1925 and quickly established a reputation on that instrument a Read more

Gigi Gryce - 13% match to Paul Quinichette

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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28 November 1925, Pensacola, Florida, USA, d. 17 March 1983, Pensacola, Florida, USA. Alto saxophonist Gryce studied composition at Boston Conservatory and in Paris (with classicist Arthur Honegger) but then turned to jazz with spells in various bands, including that led by Tadd Dameron. In 1953 he was a member of the remarkable band with which Lionel Hampton toured Europe a Read more

Judy Carmichael - 13% match to Paul Quinichette

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Judith Lea Hohenstein, 27 November 1957, Lynwood, California, USA. Carmichael grew up in a musical household and was taught piano by her mother from the age of four. A gifted pianist, she played piano for Jo Stafford when still only 10 years old. Her career began in earnest in the early 70s and flourished after she based herself in New York from the early 80s. Technically as Read more

Pee Wee Russell - 12% match to Paul Quinichette

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Ellsworth Russell, 27 March 1906, Maple Wood, Missouri, USA, d. 15 February 1969, Alexandria. Russell began playing clarinet in the early 20s and by 1927, the year he came to New York, had already worked with luminaries such as Jack Teagarden, Frank Trumbauer and Bix Beiderbecke. In the late 20s and throughout the 30s and 40s, Russell played with numerous jazzmen wor Read more

Zoot Sims - 11% match to Paul Quinichette

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Haley Sims, 29 October 1925, Inglewood, California, USA, d. 23 March 1985, New York City, New York, USA. Sims played clarinet in grade school but took up the tenor saxophone to work with singer Kenny Baker in 1941. He played with Bobby Sherwood from 1942-43, Sonny Durham in 1943 and the Benny Goodman big band in 1944. His recording debut was with Joe Bushkin’s smal Read more


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