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Christian Scott - 100% match to Terence Blanchard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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c. 1983, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Playing trumpet from the age of 12, Scott was given tuition by his uncle, alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, before he attended the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. This was followed by a spell at Berklee College Of Music from where he graduated in 2004. Thereafter, Scott swiftly became a recognized presence on the contemporary Read more

Kenny Garrett - 97% match to Terence Blanchard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 October 1960, Detroit, Michigan, USA. It would be fair to say that Kenny Garrett was the main musical force in Miles Davis’ final band, and perhaps the last truly special young musician to emerge from the Davis hot house. As the great trumpeter played less and less, he relied more and more on his sideman to fill in the gaps, and be ready to step in quickly and build s Read more

Nicholas Payton - 90% match to Terence Blanchard

Genres: Jazz
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Nicholas Anthony Payton, 26 September 1973, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Born into a musical family, Payton took up the trumpet at the age of four. Encouraged by his pianist-singer mother and his bass-playing father, he swiftly reached a level of proficiency that enabled him, at the age of nine, to play alongside his father in the Young Tuxedo Brass Band. At 12 he was a memb Read more

Christian McBride - 85% match to Terence Blanchard

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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21 May 1972, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. McBride began taking bass lessons at the age of 11, and at 17 attended the Juilliard School of Music where he studied and played the classical repertoire. Soon after his arrival there, however, he began playing in clubs with Bobby Watson’s band alongside fellow student Roy Hargrove. When Hargrove formed his own group McBride Read more

Branford Marsalis - 80% match to Terence Blanchard

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Roy Hargrove - 78% match to Terence Blanchard

Genres: Jazz Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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16 October 1969, Waco, Texas, USA. Hargrove’s father was in the US Air Force which meant that in his early years, growing up in Mart, a small town just outside Waco, he lived with his grandparents. He started playing trumpet at the age of nine and when his father settled in Dallas, Texas, he began playing music in school thanks to the school band. At home, on records, h Read more

Joshua Redman - 72% match to Terence Blanchard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1 February 1969, Berkeley, California, USA. The latest in a long line of intensively marketed young jazz musicians, Joshua Redman saw his star rise dramatically in 1991, when he burst suddenly into the international arena in his (very) early 20s with all the right credentials: a hard bop-influenced style, good looks, a Harvard education, a famous saxophone-playing father (se Read more

Chris Potter - 69% match to Terence Blanchard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1 January 1971, Chicago, Illinois, USA. A highly-gifted and forward looking player, Potter was raised in Columbia, South Carolina where he played piano before taking up both the tenor and alto saxophone. He began playing the local clubs when he was only 13, before moving to New York in 1989. Potter spent four years playing saxophone, and occasional piano, in Red Rodney’ Read more

Jason Moran - 67% match to Terence Blanchard

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Houston, Texas, USA. Although gifted with a prodigious technique, pianist Moran, who studied with Andrew Hill and Muhal Richard Abrams, chooses to subordinate his playing to the needs of the group. In performance, he urges his musical colleagues along with his constant explorations and suggestions. The classically trained Moran was drawn to jazz at a young age, and played in Read more

Robert Glasper - 57% match to Terence Blanchard

Genres: Jazz Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Brian Blade - 55% match to Terence Blanchard

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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25 July 1970, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. Blade began playing violin as a small child but as he entered his teens he switched to drums. He played in the church where his father was minister and also in a classical orchestra while still at school. In the late 80s he relocated to New Orleans, concentrating on playing drums in jazz after having briefly considered a career in sp Read more

Joe Lovano - 54% match to Terence Blanchard

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Salvatore Lovano, 29 December 1952, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Lovano grew up to the sounds of jazz, thanks to a father who played tenor saxophone professionally and also owned a large record collection. In 1971, he went to the Berklee College Of Music, where he studied with Gary Burton and first met with future collaborators Bill Frisell and John Scofield. Returning to O Read more

Mulgrew Miller - 52% match to Terence Blanchard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 August 1955, Greenwood, Mississippi, USA. Miller learnt the piano while a child and studied music at university, at the same time playing in local gospel and R&B groups. After playing with Mercer Ellington’s Orchestra in the late 70s, he joined vocalist Betty Carter before moving on to the quintet of Woody Shaw and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers (1983-86). He Read more

Wynton Marsalis - 52% match to Terence Blanchard

Genres: Blues Classical Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 October 1961, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Marsalis took up the trumpet at the age of six, encouraged by his father, Ellis Marsalis, a pianist, composer and teacher. His brothers, Jason Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis and Branford Marsalis are also musicians. Before entering his teenage years he was already studying formally, but had simultaneously developed an interest in ja Read more

Kurt Rosenwinkel - 51% match to Terence Blanchard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Kurt Peter Rosenwinkel, 28 October 1970, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Playing guitar from an early age, Rosenwinkel’s musical ears were opened by the music of Pat Metheny, John Scofield and Bill Frisell. After briefly attending Berklee College Of Music in Boston, in the late 80s he moved to New York where he joined Paul Motian’s Electric Bebop Band, an associat Read more

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