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Hampton Hawes - 100% match to Shorty Rogers

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

Jack Sheldon - 94% match to Shorty Rogers

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

Bud Shank - 79% match to Shorty Rogers

Genres: Jazz Latin Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Clifford Everett Shank Jnr., 27 May 1926, Dayton, Ohio, USA. After studying and gigging on most of the reed instruments, Shank concentrated on alto saxophone, later doubling on flute and baritone saxophone. From 1947 he was resident on the west coast, playing in the big bands of Charlie Barnet, Alvino Rey, Art Mooney and Stan Kenton but making his greatest impact in small gr Read more

Buddy Collette - 71% match to Shorty Rogers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Marcel Collette, 6 August 1921, Los Angeles, California, USA. A masterly player on any of his many instruments, Collette worked mostly in and around his home town until World War II. During his military service he directed a dance band and later played with many leading jazzmen including Lucky Thompson, Edgar Hayes, Benny Carter and Gerald Wilson. By the 50s Collette Read more

Jimmy Raney - 70% match to Shorty Rogers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Elbert Raney, 20 August 1927, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, d. 10 May 1995, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. After working in the New York and Chicago areas, in bands led by Jerry Wald and Lou Levy, guitarist Raney joined Woody Herman in 1948. Thereafter he played and recorded with a number of leading swing era veterans and up-and-coming stars including Artie Shaw, Stan Getz, T Read more

Bob Brookmeyer - 64% match to Shorty Rogers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 December 1929, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Although he began his career as a pianist, it was when he took up the valve trombone in the early 50s that Brookmeyer began attracting serious attention. In 1953 he joined Gerry Mulligan, making numerous concert appearances and recordings, all of which demonstrated his considerable technical ability. His precise playing fitted we Read more

Serge Chaloff - 60% match to Shorty Rogers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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24 November 1923, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, d. 16 July 1957, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Coming from a musical family, Chaloff studied formally on piano and clarinet but, entranced by the playing of Harry Carney, he taught himself to play baritone saxophone. In the early 40s he worked with a number of swing era big bands; however, his interest in the musical developments o Read more

Jimmy Giuffre - 59% match to Shorty Rogers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Peter Giuffre, 26 April 1921, Dallas, Texas, USA, d. 24 April 2008, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA. A graduate of the North Texas College in 1942, Giuffre entered the US Army where he gained professional band experience playing saxophones and clarinet. On his discharge he played in a succession of big bands, including those led by Buddy Rich, Jimmy Dorsey, Boyd Raeburn Read more

Bobby Jaspar - 58% match to Shorty Rogers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 February 1926, Liège, Belgium, d. 28 February 1963, New York City, New York, USA. Jaspar came from a family of musicians, and studied piano between the ages of 11 and 13. In 1939 he adopted the clarinet and played jazz at US army bases in Germany. In 1950 he relocated to Paris, where he played tenor saxophone and flute with Henri Renaud and Bernard Peiffer. In the Read more

Shelly Manne - 51% match to Shorty Rogers

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sheldon Manne, 11 June 1920, New York City, New York, USA, d. 26 September 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA. After switching to drums from saxophone, Manne worked with a number of dance and swing bands of the late 30s and early 40s, including Joe Marsala’s big band. He was also active in small groups in New York, accompanying Coleman Hawkins as well as some of the up- Read more

Charlie Mariano - 50% match to Shorty Rogers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Hugo Mariano, 12 November 1923, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. One of many fine students to emerge from Boston’s Berklee College Of Music, Mariano gained most of his early experience in and around his home town. Among the musicians with whom he played in the formative years of the late 40s and early 50s were Herb Pomeroy, Nat Pierce, Gigi Gryce, Quincy Jones and Ja Read more

Red Norvo - 49% match to Shorty Rogers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kenneth Norville, 31 March 1908, Beardstown, Illinois, USA, d. 5 April 1999, Santa Monica, California, USA. After playing in a marimba band, Norvo was hired by Paul Whiteman in the late 20s. With this band he played xylophone and was called upon largely to deliver novelty effects. While with Whiteman he met and married one of the band’s singers, Mildred Bailey; in 1933 Read more

Conte Candoli - 46% match to Shorty Rogers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Secondo Candoli, 12 July 1927, Mishawaka, Indiana, USA, d. 14 December 2001, Palm Desert, California, USA. At the age of 13 Candoli was already showing a prodigious talent playing the trumpet, and studying alongside his older brother, Pete Candoli, with whom he performed briefly in the Woody Herman band at the age of 16. He went back home to finish school, then rejoined Herm Read more

Warne Marsh - 43% match to Shorty Rogers

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Dave Pell - 42% match to Shorty Rogers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 February 1925, New York City, New York, USA. Pell played clarinet at the age of 13, later switching to tenor saxophone. In the 40s he was with Bobby Sherwood and Tony Pastor, then settled in Los Angeles playing with Bob Crosby and Les Brown. Although active in the studios, in 1953 he formed an octet for jazz dates. Among many leaders, he recorded with Chet Baker, Shorty R Read more


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