Pee Wee Russell Similar Artists

Muggsy Spanier - 100% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

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

Eddie Condon - 85% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

Albert Edwin Condon, 16 November 1905, Goodland, Indiana, USA, d. 4 July 1973, New York City, USA. After working in local bands, guitarist and banjoist Condon moved to Chicago in the early 20s. He quickly associated himself with the very finest young white musicians based there: Bix Beiderbecke, Frank Teschemacher, Jimmy McPartland, Bud Freeman, Dave Tough and other members Read more

Johnny Dodds - 78% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

12 April 1892, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 8 August 1940, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dodds did not begin playing clarinet until he was aged 17, but in taking lessons from Lorenzo Tio ensured that his late start did not hamper his career. In the years before World War I he played with Kid Ory and Fate Marable, mostly in his home town, and also worked with a minstrel show whe Read more

Mezz Mezzrow - 74% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

Milton Mesirow, 9 November 1899, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 5 August 1972, Paris, France. After playing club dates in and around his home town during the 20s, clarinettist Mezzrow moved to New York where he became a popular figure, partly owing to his other career as a supplier of marijuana. In the 30s he recorded with Sidney Bechet and Tommy Ladnier on the famous sessions o Read more

Casa Loma Orchestra - 68% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

Canadian tycoon Sir Henry Pellatt had delusions of grandeur similar to those exhibited by William Randolph Hearst. Pellatt’s equivalent to Hearst’s castle at San Simeon was Casa Loma, a house he built near Toronto. In 1929 a group of musicians, originally controlled by contractor Jean Goldkette and working as the Orange Blossoms, mainly in Canada, decided to strike ou Read more

Edmond Hall - 67% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

15 May 1901, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 11 February 1967, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Hall was born into a highly musical family: his father played clarinet and four of his brothers became professional musicians, mostly on reed instruments, the best known of these being clarinettist Herb Hall. After playing clarinet in his home-town with Buddy Petit, Lee Collins, Kid Th Read more

Erskine Hawkins - 64% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

Bobby Hackett - 63% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

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

Andy Kirk - 59% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
View Artist: Overview Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

Larry Clinton - 58% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Songs Similar Artists CDs

Glen Gray - 56% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
View Artist: Overview Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

Red Norvo - 53% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs DVDs

Kenneth Norville, 31 March 1908, Beardstown, Illinois, USA, d. 5 April 1999, Santa Monica, California, USA. After playing in a marimba band, Norvo was hired by Paul Whiteman in the late 20s. With this band he played xylophone and was called upon largely to deliver novelty effects. While with Whiteman he met and married one of the band’s singers, Mildred Bailey; in 1933 Read more

Lucky Millinder - 52% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs

Claude Thornhill - 49% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

10 August 1909, Terra Haute, Indiana, USA, d. 1 July 1965, New York City, New York, USA. Thornhill studied piano formally, playing jazz with a friend, Danny Polo. In the early 30s he was resident in New York City, playing with Hal Kemp, Don Voorhees, Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman and many other leaders. In the mid-30s he worked with Ray Noble and André Kostelanetz. Lat Read more

Wild Bill Davison - 47% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

William Edward Davison, 5 January 1906, Defiance, Ohio, USA, d. 14 November 1989, Santa Barbara, California, USA. As a youth Davison played with local bands, making occasional trips to Cincinnati and even New York in the mid-20s. While playing with the Seattle Harmony Kings, Davison made his first visit to Chicago, the city where he was to remain stylistically linked for the Read more


Artist matches Powered by AudioScrobbler
Filter Results