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Buddy Collette - 100% 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

Hampton Hawes - 56% 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

Conte Candoli - 50% 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

Bud Shank - 46% 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

Charlie Ventura - 41% match to Shorty Rogers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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2 December 1916, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 17 January 1992, Pleasantville, New Jersey, USA. After playing C-melody and alto saxophones during his childhood, Ventura settled on tenor saxophone and in 1942 joined the Gene Krupa band. He was briefly with Teddy Powell during Krupa’s enforced disbandment before rejoining his old boss, where he was featured with the Read more

Jack Sheldon - 39% 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

Jimmy Giuffre - 35% 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 - 33% 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

Bob Brookmeyer - 32% 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

Stan Kenton - 29% match to Shorty Rogers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stanley Newcombe Kenton, 15 December 1911, Wichita, Kansas, USA, d. 25 August 1979, Los Angeles, California, USA. After playing piano in various dance bands, including those of Everett Hoagland and Vido Musso, mostly on the west coast, Kenton decided to form his own band in 1941. Although geared partially to the commercial needs of the dancehall circuit of the time, Kenton&# Read more

Warne Marsh - 28% match to Shorty Rogers

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Zoot Sims - 27% match to Shorty Rogers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Haley Sims, 29 October 1925, Inglewood, California, USA, d. 23 March 1985, New York City, New York, USA. Sims played clarinet in grade school but took up the tenor saxophone to work with singer Kenny Baker in 1941. He played with Bobby Sherwood from 1942-43, Sonny Durham in 1943 and the Benny Goodman big band in 1944. His recording debut was with Joe Bushkin’s smal Read more

Marty Paich - 25% match to Shorty Rogers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Marty Louis Paich, 23 January 1925, Oakland, California, USA, d. 12 August 1995, Hidden Hills, California, USA. While still undergoing a long and thorough academic training, Paich began writing arrangements. After military service, during which he was able to continue his musical career, he returned to his studies and by the end of the 40s had gained numerous qualifications. Read more

Shelly Manne - 25% 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

Bill Perkins - 22% match to Shorty Rogers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Reese Perkins, 22 July 1924, San Francisco, California, USA, d. 9 August 2003, Sherman Oaks, California, USA. Having started out on a career as an electrical engineer, tenor saxophonist Perkins was in his mid-twenties before he made an appearance in Jerry Wald’s band in 1950. The following year he was with Woody Herman’s Third Herd and by 1953 was in Stan K Read more


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