Peter Leitch Similar Artists

Dave Stryker - 49% match to Peter Leitch

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Michael Stryker, 30 March 1957, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. At the age of 10, Stryker began playing guitar, an instrument upon which he was largely self taught although he did study in Los Angeles with Billy Rogers at the end of the 70s. Two years after starting to play, Stryker had performed with local rock bands, but by the mid-80s, having relocated to New York, he had dev Read more

Joe Beck - 48% match to Peter Leitch

Genres: Funk Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 July 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Guitarist Joe Beck moved to New York in 1963 to take up employment in various bands. After working with musicians including Paul Winter, Charles Lloyd, Gary McFarland and Chico Hamilton, he found more permanent employment with Jeremy Steig’s Satyrs in 1968. The Satyrs took him on tour with Eric Clapton and Cream throughout Read more

Bobby Broom - 31% match to Peter Leitch

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 January 1961, New York City, New York, USA. Broom began playing guitar at the age of 13 but was not interested in jazz until he heard Grover Washington Jnr. and George Benson. Broom’s studies broadened his interests and he also learned to play bass, but it was the lineage of jazz guitar that most attracted his attention. Moving away from the rock and fusion influenc Read more

Jimmy Bruno - 31% match to Peter Leitch

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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James Michael Bruno, 22 July 1953, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Encouraged by his professional guitar-playing father, who played on the Virtues’ 1959 hit ‘Guitar Boogie Shuffle’, Bruno took up the instrument at the age of five. His first significant engagement came in the early 70s when he toured with the big band led by Buddy Rich. From the mid-70s to the Read more

Vic Juris - 22% match to Peter Leitch

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Victor E. Jurusz Jnr., 26 September 1953, Parsippany, New Jersey, USA. Juris’ guitar playing first began to attract attention in the early and mid-70s thanks to appearances and recordings with Lyn Christie and Eric Kloss. These performances showed Juris to be adept in the wide range of styles covered by these leaders: jazz, rock, funk and pop. Subsequently, he stayed in Read more

Lenny Breau - 20% match to Peter Leitch

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leonard Breau, 5 August, 1941, Auburn, Maine, USA, d. 12 August 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA. Before turning to jazz, guitarist Breau played in the same field as his country music-singing parents, Hal Lone Pine And Betty Cody. Playing from the age of seven, he worked in the family’s act, billed as ‘Lone Pine Jr. ? The Guitar Wizard’, throughout the north Read more

Joe Pass - 19% match to Peter Leitch

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Anthony Jacobi Passalaqua, 13 January 1929, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, d. 23 May 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. In his mid- and late teens guitarist Pass worked with a number of name bands, including those led by Tony Pastor and Charlie Barnet. From the early 50s until the beginning of the following decade, Pass dwelt in self-imposed obscurity playing when a Read more

Barney Kessel - 17% match to Peter Leitch

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 October 1923, Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA, d. 6 May 2004, San Diego, California, USA. After playing in various bands (including one led by Chico, the piano-playing Marx brother), Kessel began to establish a name for himself on the west coast. He appeared in the Norman Granz -produced short film Jammin’ The Blues (1944), then played in various big bands of the late swing Read more

Howard Alden - 17% match to Peter Leitch

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 October 1958, Newport Beach, California, USA. Alden began playing guitar when he was 10 years old, using recordings by well-known jazzmen as his guide. In his early teens he played professionally in the Los Angeles area and at 16 took formal lessons from Jimmy Wyble, a former member of the Red Norvo Trio. He later met Dan Barrett, with whom he formed a friendship, and con Read more

Herb Ellis - 16% match to Peter Leitch

Genres: Jazz Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mitchell Herbert Ellis, 4 August 1921, Farmersville, Texas, USA. In 1941 Ellis attended North Texas State College, where his fellow students included Jimmy Giuffre. After graduation, he played guitar in a number of big bands, including the Casa Loma Orchestra and the Jimmy Dorsey outfit. He was next with Soft Winds, a trio formed from the Dorsey rhythm section with Johnny F Read more

Jimmy Ponder - 14% match to Peter Leitch

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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Kenny Burrell - 14% match to Peter Leitch

Genres: Funk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kenneth Earl Burrell, 31 July 1931, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Coming from a family that encouraged music (all his three brothers were musicians), Burrell studied classical guitar for a mere 18 months (1952-53). In 1955 he received a Bachelor of Music degree from Detroit’s Wayne University. He played guitar with the Candy Johnson Sextet in 1948, with Count Belcher in 1949 Read more

Eddie Lang - 13% match to Peter Leitch

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Langlois, 15 January 1936, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 10 May 1985, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Lang grew up liking country and hillbilly music, so much so that when he became a member of Jessie Hill’s House Rockers, he would often regale audiences with a Hank Williams song. In 1952 he joined Guitar Slim’s band and his diminutive stature earned him the Read more

Bucky Pizzarelli - 12% match to Peter Leitch

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Paul Pizzarelli, 9 January 1926, Paterson, New Jersey, USA. Although a self-taught guitarist, Pizzarelli quickly showed a comprehensive grasp of the guitar’s potential. Beginning his professional career in 1943 with the Vaughn Monroe dance band, he played in large and small combos, worked as a NBC staff musician, and as accompanist to singers, and even ventured int Read more

Frank Vignola - 12% match to Peter Leitch

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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30 December 1965, West Islip, New York, USA. Starting to play guitar at the age of five, Vignola’s first teacher was guitarist Jimmy George, who had been a member of Dion And The Belmonts. At the age of 12, Vignola also began playing the banjo and two years later won the Grand National Banjo Championship in Canada and recorded a banjo album. While playing guitar in rock Read more


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