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Norman Brown - 88% match to Thom Rotella

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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18 December 1970, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Brown played guitar from around the age of eight, initially taking his cue from contemporary pop artists. By chance he heard Wes Montgomery on record and this redirected his interest towards jazz. Moving to Los Angeles, he studied at the Musician’s Institute, a move that led to his developing a thorough foundation for his ca Read more

Ray Obiedo - 78% match to Thom Rotella

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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San Francisco, California, USA. Contemporary jazz composer and guitarist Obiedo had an eclectic musical background during his youth, spent in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Here the sounds of Miles Davis, Henry Mancini, Antonio Carlos Jobim and the imported soul and pop of Motown Records influenced his early musical persona. Probably the greatest influence on his embryonic c Read more

Brian Culbertson - 76% match to Thom Rotella

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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12 January 1973, Decatur, Illinois, USA. Encouraged by his father, Jim Culbertson, a music teacher and trumpet player, Brian began his formal musical education at an early age. At eight he studied piano, then drums, followed by trombone and finally, four years after beginning his studies, the bass. His first musical listening was to contemporary big bands and small jazz grou Read more

Jonathan Cain - 72% match to Thom Rotella

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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26 February 1950, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Although not an original member of Journey, keyboard player Cain was present for the soft rock band’s most commercially successful period, from the early to mid-80s. Cain began learning the accordion at the age of eight, and later the piano as a teenager. During the 70s, he relocated to Los Angeles’ Laurel Canyon, and short Read more

Urban Knights - 71% match to Thom Rotella

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A jazz collective formed in 1995 by combining the talents of Ramsey Lewis (27 May 1935, Chicago, Illinois, USA; keyboards/piano) and Grover Washington Jnr. (b. 12 December 1943, Buffalo, New York, USA, d. 17 December 1999, New York City, New York, USA; saxophone), with sidemen Omar Hakim (b. c. 1959, New York City, New York, USA; drums) and Victor Bailey (b. 27 March 196 Read more

Zachary Breaux - 71% match to Thom Rotella

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s
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Zachary Charles Breaux, 1960, Port Arthur, Texas, USA, d. 20 February 1997, Miami Beach, Florida, USA. Breaux began playing guitar while still a small child and later attended North Texas State University where he majored in Musical Composition. He was spotted by Donald Byrd who advised him to go to New York and it was there that he met vibraphonist Roy Ayers and became a me Read more

Art Porter - 70% match to Thom Rotella

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s
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1961, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, d. 23 November 1996, Sai Yok, Kanchanburi, Thailand. Jazz saxophonist Art Porter grew up in a musical family. His father, Art Porter Snr., played in his own band and that of John Stubblefield, and also accompanied singer Carmen McRae in a long career as a professional pianist. At the age of 15 Porter Jnr. joined his father’s band in Lit Read more

Special EFX - 68% match to Thom Rotella

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in New York in 1982 by George Jinda (4 June 1940, Hungary, d. 11 January 2002; drums/percussion) and Chieli Minucci (b. 17 April 1958, Huntington, New York, USA; guitar), Special EFX blended African and Latin rhythms and produce a mixture of light rock and MOR jazz. Their music is perfect for the GRP Records label and consequently their output is prolific. They employ Read more

Craig Chaquico - 66% match to Thom Rotella

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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26 September 1954, Sacramento, California, USA. Already interested in music, when he was aged 12 Chaquico was severely injured in a road accident. In hospital, with a broken leg, wrist, thumb and both arms, he was encouraged by his doctor to play the guitar as a form of therapy. Although self-taught, he progressed rapidly and while still in high school was playing engagement Read more

Chieli Minucci - 63% match to Thom Rotella

Genres: Jazz
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Dan Siegel - 63% match to Thom Rotella

Genres: Jazz
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Gregg Karukas - 61% match to Thom Rotella

Genres: Jazz
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Russ Freeman - 61% match to Thom Rotella

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Gota - 60% match to Thom Rotella

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s
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Jeff Lorber - 57% match to Thom Rotella

Genres: Funk Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 November 1952, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. A pioneer of the smooth jazz/New Adult Contemporary format, keyboard player Lorber’s compositions are characterized by syncopated, chromatic melody and modal writing and a seamless fusion of electric jazz, rock, R&B and funk styles. Lorber started playing the piano when he was four and played in local R&B bands w Read more

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