Phineas Newborn, Jr. Similar Artists

Carmell Jones - 100% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
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William Carmell Jones, 19 July 1936, Kansas City, Kansas, USA, d. 7 November 1996, Kansas City, USA. After attracting favourable attention for his trumpet playing in bands in the Kansas City area, Jones moved to Los Angeles in 1961, where he joined Bud Shank for an engagement at the Drift Inn, Malibu. He recorded with this group and later worked with Gerald Wilson and the Re Read more

Delfeayo Marsalis - 26% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 July 1965, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The third of four musician sons of pianist Ellis Marsalis, he began studying trombone when he was 12 years old, then went to Berklee College Of Music. His professional career as a performer was delayed because he took up record production, working on albums by his father, his brothers Wynton Marsalis and Branford Marsalis and Court Read more

Leroy Vinnegar - 26% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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13 July 1928, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, d. 2 August 1999, Portland, Oregon, USA. After teaching himself to play bass, Vinnegar worked in clubs in the Chicago area (including the Beehive), accompanying jazz musicians such as Charlie Parker, before moving to the west coast in 1954. He immediately made an impact on the local music scene, then in the middle of the ‘cool j Read more

McCoy Tyner - 26% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alfred McCoy Tyner, 11 December 1938, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Beginning in his early teens, Tyner studied piano formally for several years before joining the jazztet led by Benny Golson and Art Farmer in 1959. The following year he joined John Coltrane, with whom he had previously gigged in Philadelphia. He remained with Coltrane until 1965 in what became known as t Read more

Walt Dickerson - 24% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Walter Roland Dickerson, 16 April 1928, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Vibraphonist Dickerson first made his mark in California in the late 50s, leading a group that included Andrew Hill and Andrew Cyrille. He moved to New York in 1960 and played with avant garde jazz musicians such as John Coltrane and Sun Ra, the latter of whom appeared as a sideman on his Impressions Of Read more

Ricky Ford - 23% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Allen Ford, 4 March 1954, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Ford started to play drums, then changed to tenor saxophone at the age of 15, inspired by Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Ran Blake heard him playing in a Boston Club and persuaded him to study music at the New England Conservatory. (Blake later invited him to play on several albums too, including Rapport, Short Life Of Barb Read more

Bobby Enriquez - 21% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
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Hampton Hawes - 21% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 November 1928, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 22 May 1977, Los Angeles, California, USA. Born into a musical family (his mother played piano for the church run by his Presbyterian minister father), Hawes taught himself to play piano by listening to records of 30s jazz piano giants, among them Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines and Fats Waller. He began to play professionally Read more

Walt Weiskopf - 19% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1959, Augusta, Georgia, USA. Raised in upstate New York where he attended the Eastman School of Music, Weiskopf played alto saxophone in his teens but when he joined Buddy Rich’s big band early in the 80s it was on tenor. He then went into another big band, this one led by Toshiko Akiyoshi, and also performed with his own small groups. He was also busy writing original Read more

Denny Zeitlin - 18% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dennis Jay Zeitlin, 10 April 1938, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Zeitlin had a classical music training before studying medicine at Johns Hopkins University and then Columbia. In 1963 he successfully auditioned for the record producer John Hammond Jnr. but then moved to San Francisco where he studied psychiatry and played the piano. In 1965 he was involved in a trio with bass play Read more

Junko Onishi - 18% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s
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16 April 1967, Kyoto, Japan. Raised in Tokyo, Onishi studied classical piano meanwhile developing an interest in jazz and in particular the work of Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and Ornette Coleman. After moving to the USA, she studied at the Berklee College Of Music then moved to New York City. There, she worked with Betty Carter, Kenny Garrett, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano Read more

Barry Harris - 16% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
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Bud Powell - 16% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Earl Rudolph Powell, 27 September 1924, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA, d. 31 July 1966, New York City, New York, USA. After learning to play the piano in the classical tradition while still a child, Powell began working around New York’s Coney Island, where he played in a band featuring Valaida Snow around 1940. During the next couple of years he became a regular Read more

Joanne Brackeen - 16% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joanne Grogan, 26 July 1938, Ventura, California, USA. Brackeen was self-taught; academic tuition did not suit her, and she left the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music after three days. Despite this, her piano playing became much in demand among the most exacting jazz leaders on the west coast: Harold Land, Teddy Edwards and Charles Lloyd. Unimpeded by marriage (to saxophonis Read more

Mike LeDonne - 16% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
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