Randy Sandke Similar Artists

John Bunch - 90% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
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Bob Wilber - 72% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Sage Wilber, 15 March 1928, New York City, New York, USA. After studying clarinet as a child, Wilber began leading his own band and while still a teenager became a student of Sidney Bechet. He recorded with Bechet, grew adept on the soprano saxophone, and was clearly at home in a traditional jazz setting. Nevertheless, Wilber’s avid desire to expand his knowledge Read more

Sergio Salvatore - 48% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s
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3 March 1981, Ringwood, New Jersey, USA. Taught piano by his father, Luciano Salvatore, a music teacher who had studied at the Berklee College Of Music with Gary Burton, Sergio Salvatore began performing in public at the age of four. Influenced by jazzmen such as Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett, he quickly attracted attention with his mainstream-orientated style. Soon, however Read more

Chuck Hedges - 42% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 July 1932, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Hedges began playing clarinet at an early age and, despite his youth, showed a predilection for early jazz forms. He paid his dues working with some of the leading figures of an earlier age, among them Georg Brunis, Muggsy Spanier and Danny Alvin. In the 60s, he moved to Milwaukee where he joined the Dick Ruedebusch band, appearing with Read more

Tommy Newsom - 38% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
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Daryl Sherman - 30% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 June 1950, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA. At the age of five Sherman was picking out tunes on the piano, and soon began singing along with her trombone-playing father, a local band leader. By her teenage years she was singing professionally with her father’s band. She widened her base a little, singing also in the Boston area, until, in 1974, she moved to New York. T Read more

Stan Tracey - 29% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stanley William Tracey, 30 December 1926, London, England. Tracey taught himself to play piano and by his early teens was performing professionally. In the 50s he was deeply involved in the British modern jazz scene, working with musicians including Kenny Baker, Tony Crombie and Ronnie Scott. For most of the 60s he was resident pianist at Scott’s club, backing numerous Read more

Claude Williamson - 28% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Claude Berkeley Williamson, 18 November 1926, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA. After studying piano formally at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts, Williamson turned to playing jazz in the late 40s. He first worked with Charlie Barnet, where he was featured on ‘Claude Reigns’, then with Red Norvo and also briefly led his own small group. In the early 5 Read more

Joshua Breakstone - 19% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 July 1955, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. Playing guitar from an early age, Breakstone began taking an interest in jazz at the start of his teenage years. He studied privately with Sal Salvador and also attended Berklee College Of Music. In 1977, he toured Canada with Glen Hall, making his recording debut with this band. Breakstone taught guitar at Rhode Island Conservatory Read more

Marcus Printup - 17% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1967, Conyers, Georgia, USA. Beginning life in a small southern town, Printup grew up around the music of the church. His formal musical education began with marching, concert and jazz bands at high school. Staying close to home, Printup attended Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he became a featured trumpet soloist with the school’s jazz band, as well as parti Read more

Wayne Escoffery - 17% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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23 February 1975, London, England. Born into a musical household, in his earliest years Escoffery heard his guitarist father play reggae and listened to R&B from his mother’s record collection. In 1986, his family emigrated to the USA, settling in New Haven, Connecticut. There, he sang in the school choir and also studied tenor saxophone. These studies included spel Read more

Adrian Rollini - 16% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 June 1904, New York City, New York, USA, d. 15 May 1956, Homestead, Florida, USA. After starting out on piano and xylophone, Rollini switched to bass saxophone in the early 20s. As a member of the prolific recording band the California Ramblers he played with many leading jazzmen of the day including Bix Beiderbecke, Frank Trumbauer and Red Nichols. His younger brother, A Read more

The Dorsey Brothers - 15% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Ron Affif - 14% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s
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30 December 1965, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. A fluent hard bop guitarist influenced by George Benson and Joe Pass, Affif attracted critical praise in the mid-90s with several excellent albums for the Pablo label. As a teenager Affif was taught by his uncle Ron Anthony, a guitarist with experience of playing with George Shearing and Frank Sinatra. After relocating to Los Read more

Andy LaVerne - 13% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 December 1947, New York City, New York, USA. Playing the piano from an early age, LaVerne studied extensively including periods, sometimes brief, at the Berklee College Of Music, the Juilliard School of Music, and the New England Conservatory of Music. After considering other musical forms, in the early 70s he committed to jazz and joined Woody Herman’s big band. He a Read more


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