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Rickey Woodard - 100% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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5 August 1950, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. After studying saxophones under Bill Green and majoring in music at Tennessee State University, Woodard worked extensively with a wide range of performers. He worked with jazz artists such as Jimmy Smith, Billy Higgins, Frank Capp and Al Grey and also backed singers from the jazz and pop worlds including Ella Fitzgerald, Ernestine An Read more

Bob Wilber - 30% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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

Ken Peplowski - 24% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 May 1959, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Peplowski took up the clarinet as a child and played his first professional engagement at the age of 10. He studied formally and played both classical music and jazz, appearing on radio and television in and around his home town. In 1978 his quartet played opposite the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, at the time under the direction of Buddy Morrow, Read more

Eddie Costa - 17% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Edwin James Costa, 14 August 1930, Atlas, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 26 July 1962, New York City, New York, USA. After studying piano formally, Costa began playing jazz and later took up the vibraphone. While still in his teens, he played with a band led by Joe Venuti, and in the 50s worked and sometimes recorded with several artists including Tal Farlow, Kai Winding, Sal Salvado Read more

Howard Alden - 15% match to Randy Sandke

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

Bucky Pizzarelli - 13% match to Randy Sandke

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

Jimmy Rowles - 13% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James George Hunter, 19 August 1918, Spokane, Washington, USA, d. 28 May 1996, Los Angeles, California, USA. A self-taught pianist, Rowles first attracted wide attention in Southern California in the early 40s as a member of small groups led by Slim Gaillard, Lester Young and others. It was at this time that he struck up a friendship with Ben Webster that was to last for man Read more

Jack Sheldon - 12% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 November 1931, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. After studying trumpet as a child, Sheldon played professionally while still in his early teens. In the late 40s, now relocated in the Los Angeles area, he played with many leading west coast musicians, including Art Pepper, Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray. He was also closely associated with comedian Lenny Bruce. In 1955 he was o Read more

Ruby Braff - 12% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Reuben Braff, 16 March 1927, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, d. 9 February 2003, North Chatham, Massachusetts, USA. Although Braff did not make a notable impact on the jazz scene until the mid-50s, he was already an accomplished and experienced cornet player. He had worked extensively in the Boston area from the late 40s, playing with Pee Wee Russell and Edmond Hall, recording w Read more

Harry Allen - 11% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 October 1966, Washington, DC, USA. When he was aged one, Allen’s parents moved to Los Angeles and it was there that he began playing music, but at that time chose the accordion and later the piano. When he was 11 years old the family moved again, this time to Rhode Island and there, at junior high school, he began playing clarinet and finally the tenor saxophone, in Read more

Jimmy Cobb - 11% match to Randy Sandke

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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20 January 1929, Washington, DC, USA. A self-taught drummer, Cobb gained a great deal of experience working in his home town behind visiting jazz artists such as Charlie Rouse, Leo Parker and Billie Holiday. In 1951 he joined Earl Bostic and later that year married and became musical director for Dinah Washington. In the mid-50s, now located in New York, Cobb worked with man Read more


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