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Mezz Mezzrow - 83% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Casa Loma Orchestra - 78% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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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 - 75% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Bobby Hackett - 72% match to Pee Wee Russell

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

Andy Kirk - 67% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Glen Gray - 63% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Claude Thornhill - 57% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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 - 52% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Don Redman - 51% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Donald Matthew Redman, 29 July 1900, Piedmont, West Virginia, USA, d. 30 November 1964, New York City, New York, USA. A gifted child, alto saxophonist Redman studied extensively and by his graduation had mastered most of the wind instruments and was also adept at arranging. He then joined a territory band based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with whom he visited New York. This Read more

Bennie Moten - 50% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock
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

The Cats & The Fiddle - 49% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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This African-American vocal/instrumental group from Chicago, Illinois, USA, featured original members Austin Powell (lead vocals, guitar), Jimmy Henderson (first tenor, tipple), Ernie Price (second tenor, tipple) and Chuck Barksdale (bass vocals, bass). The Cats And The Fiddle were one of the finest representatives of the string band/vocal harmony ensembles that were common in Read more

Jimmie Noone - 47% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 April 1895, Cut Off, Louisiana, USA, d. 19 April 1944, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of numerous students of Lorenzo Tio, Noone turned to the clarinet after first playing guitar. In the years immediately prior to World War I he played in bands led by notable New Orleans musicians such as Freddie Keppard and Buddy Petit. In 1918 he worked with King Oliver in Chicago an Read more

Les Brown - 41% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lester Raymond Brown, 14 March 1912, Reinerton, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 4 January 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA. By 1932, when he entered Duke University at Durham, North Carolina, Brown had already attended Ithaca College and the New York Military Academy and had studied harmony, arranging and composing, as well as becoming proficient on soprano saxophone, clarinet and b Read more

Lu Watters - 39% match to Pee Wee Russell

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

Tony Pastor - 37% match to Pee Wee Russell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1990s 2000s
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26 October 1907, Middletown, Connecticut, USA, d. 31 October 1969, Old Lyme, Connecticut, USA. As a teenager Pastor played tenor saxophone in a number of east coast-based bands, sometimes with Artie Shaw who was a neighbour. Pastor tried a hand at band leading in the early 30s but with limited success. In the middle of the decade he joined Shaw’s band, became one of its Read more


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