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Chris Flory - 100% match to Ron Affif

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 November 1953, New York City, New York, USA. Flory first played guitar as a child. Strongly influenced by such major guitarists as Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt, he began playing professionally in 1974. Within a few years he had become a regular associate of Scott Hamilton, touring internationally and making records. Although he continued his links with Hamilton Read more

Jimmy Bruno - 98% match to Ron Affif

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

Howard Alden - 73% match to Ron Affif

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

Bobby Broom - 63% match to Ron Affif

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

Lenny Breau - 55% match to Ron Affif

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

Dave Stryker - 46% match to Ron Affif

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

Gene Bertoncini - 43% match to Ron Affif

Genres: Jazz
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Joe Beck - 33% match to Ron Affif

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

Vic Juris - 28% match to Ron Affif

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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George Van Eps - 23% match to Ron Affif

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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7 August 1913, Plainfield, New Jersey, USA, d. 29 November 1998, Newport Beach, California, USA. The son of the famous banjoist Fred Van Eps, George played the banjo professionally before he was a teenager. At the age of 13 he heard Eddie Lang, decided to switch to guitar and within a couple of years was earning a reputation as a teacher. In the late 20s and early 30s he wor Read more

Randy Sandke - 22% match to Ron Affif

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Randall Sandke, 23 May 1949, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Sandke took an early interest in jazz and began playing trumpet, studying under Frank Tirro at a small private school in Chicago. He played in the school band which at the time included trombonists George Lewis and Ray Anderson. Sandke also wrote music which stood him in good stead when he suffered serious throat problems Read more


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