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Will Downing - 100% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Dance Holiday & Seasonal Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1963, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Downing was an in-demand session singer during the late 70s, appearing on recordings by artists including Rose Royce, Billy Ocean, Jennifer Holliday and Nona Hendryx. The soul singer’s career was really launched when he met producer/performer Arthur Baker in the mid-80s. This led to him joining Baker’s group Wally Jump Read more

Howard Hewett - 60% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s
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Bob Baldwin - 57% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 December 1960, Mount Vernon, New York, USA. Taught to play piano from the age of four by his father, Robert Baldwin Snr., a pianist and bass player, he was influenced by the recorded work of diverse artists, mainly from the jazz world, including Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, Herbie Hancock, Ramsey Lewis, Oscar Peterson, Patrice Rushen, his uncle Larry Willis, and Read more

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Najee - 51% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
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Walter Beasley - 50% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Jazz
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George Howard - 47% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Jonathan Butler - 46% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Christian & Gospel Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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October 1961, Cape Town, South Africa. Butler began his professional career as a guitarist, leaning strongly towards jazz. Later, resident in England, he added engaging vocals to his instrumental skills and broadened his repertoire to incorporate urban, reggae, gospel and Brazilian music. Underscoring all of his work, however, are Butler’s African musical roots. He bega Read more

Keith Washington - 46% match to Phil Perry

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s
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Everette Harp - 43% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 August 1961, Houston, Texas, USA. After attending North Texas State University, Harp played his robust alto saxophone mostly in R&B groups throughout the greater part of the 80s in and around his home-town. During this same period, he also worked as a studio musician. Towards the end of the decade he relocated to Los Angeles where he continued to play with R&B ban Read more

Norman Brown - 42% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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18 December 1970, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Brown played guitar from around the age of eight, initially taking his cue from contemporary pop artists. By chance he heard Wes Montgomery on record and this redirected his interest towards jazz. Moving to Los Angeles, he studied at the Musician’s Institute, a move that led to his developing a thorough foundation for his ca Read more

Gerald Albright - 41% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Marion Meadows - 40% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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West Virginia, USA. Raised in Connecticut, Meadows began playing clarinet and studying classical music at the age of eight. He heard numerous jazz artists on record, including Stanley Turrentine, Johnny Hodges, Coleman Hawkins and Sidney Bechet. The impression made by his hearing the last named, prompted him to settle on the soprano saxophone as his principal instrument. He Read more

Boney James - 39% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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James Oppenheim, 1 September 1961, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. Raised in New Rochelle, New York, Boney James played clarinet at school, then the tenor saxophone and later the alto and soprano. His early musical tastes leaned towards contemporary pop, fusion and rock, including Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind And Fire and Grover Washington Jnr. His family moved to Los Angeles in 1 Read more

Kirk Whalum - 38% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Christian & Gospel Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 July 1958, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. An accomplished tenor saxophonist, from the mid-80s onwards Whalum has found a lucrative niche playing smooth jazz. Raised in Memphis, he began playing in his father’s church choir before graduating to jazz during high school. He formed his own band while studying at Texas Southern University in Houston, and received his first brea Read more

Patti Austin - 38% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 August 1948, New York City, New York, USA. Austin first sang on stage at the age of three at the famous Apollo Theatre in New York City during Dinah Washington’s set. As a child performer, she appeared on television, including Sammy Davis Jnr.’s programme, and in the theatre. Her stage work included Lost In The Stars and Finian’s Rainbow. At the age of nine Read more


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