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Billy Hart - 33% match to Thomas Chapin

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Hart, 29 November 1940, Washington, DC, USA. Hart is a self-taught drummer who, by the early 00s, had established himself as one of jazz music’s most invaluable session players. In the early 60s he worked with Shirley Horn (vocals) and briefly with the Montgomery Brothers. In 1966, he joined Jimmy Smith and in 1968 moved on to the band of Wes Montgomery. Followi Read more

Mark Dresser - 32% match to Thomas Chapin

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 September 1952, Los Angeles, California, USA. Dresser started on bass at the age of 10, played in rock groups in his early teens then studied music at Indiana University for one year, leaving because ‘it was too straight for me, like a music factory’. Moving to San Diego, he studied with classical maestro Bertram Turetzky and also played at weekly jam sessions i Read more

Sonny Fortune - 31% match to Thomas Chapin

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Cornelius Fortune, 19 May 1939, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. An intense player on alto, tenor and soprano saxophones and flute, Fortune studied at Wurlitzers and Granoff School of Music and privately with Roland Wiggins. He started his playing career in Philadelphia R&B bands. He moved to New York in 1967 and played with Elvin Jones (1968), Mongo Santamaría ( Read more

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Ari Brown - 28% match to Thomas Chapin

Genres: Jazz
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Alex Cline - 27% match to Thomas Chapin

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 January 1956, Los Angeles, California, USA. At the age of 11, Cline and his twin brother began playing rock music, Alex on drums and Nels on guitar. Soon, however, Alex’s interests diversified and in the mid-70s he was mostly to be heard playing in contemporary jazz and improvising groups. In 1976, he played in Duo Infinity with Jamil Shabaka (woodwinds) and the follo Read more

Joel Frahm - 26% match to Thomas Chapin

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1970, Racine, Wisconsin, USA. As a child Frahm studied piano and also played bassoon but while in eighth grade at the Stephen Bull Fine Arts School where he had tuition from music teacher Gary Mollenkopf, he began playing tenor saxophone. In 1985 he moved with his family to West Hartford, Connecticut, where, as a student at William H. Hall High School, he came under the wing Read more

Rick Margitza - 24% match to Thomas Chapin

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Dean Margitza, 24 October 1961, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Margitza’s family background, which has gypsy roots, was decidedly musical. A grandfather was a session musician, playing bass and cello with artists as diverse as Glenn Miller and Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker, while his father played violin with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Margitza himself began pla Read more

Arthur Blythe - 20% match to Thomas Chapin

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arthur Murray Blythe, 5 July 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA. From infancy Blythe lived in San Diego, returning to Los Angeles when he was 19 years old. He had taken up alto saxophone at the age of nine, playing R&B until his mid-teens when he discovered jazz. He studied with David Jackson and ex-Jimmie Lunceford altoist Kirtland (Kirk) Bradford. In the mid-60s he was Read more

Paul Dunmall - 20% match to Thomas Chapin

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Welling, Kent, England. Tenor and soprano saxophonist Dunmall has built a striking reputation among fellow post-modernists. After starting on the clarinet at the age of 12, Dunmall graduated to alto and then tenor and joined his first band while still at school. He toured Europe with the avant garde rock group Marsupilami in 1969, before moving to America in the mid-70s wher Read more

Grant Stewart - 17% match to Thomas Chapin

Genres: Jazz
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Steve Lehman - 16% match to Thomas Chapin

Genres: Jazz
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George Colligan - 13% match to Thomas Chapin

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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29 December 1969, Summit, New Jersey, USA. Colligan was raised in a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland, where he attended Peabody Conservatory of Music. He had taken up the trumpet at the age of nine and his major at the conservatory was Classical Trumpet and Music Education. From his earliest days at school, his teachers had actively encouraged him to listen to jazz and as a res Read more

Ravi Coltrane - 13% match to Thomas Chapin

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 August 1965, Huntington, New York, USA. The son of John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane, a musical career might have appeared inevitable. However, despite studying soprano saxophone while in high school, he gave up music when his older brother was killed in a road accident. By this time Coltrane was living in California and it was not until he was 20 that he resumed playing. H Read more

Theo Travis - 13% match to Thomas Chapin

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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7 July 1964, Birmingham, West Midlands, England. Travis studied classical music at Manchester University, playing flute, meanwhile playing bass guitar in a rock band that included keyboard player Hugh Nankivell. Graduating with an honours degree, he played tenor saxophone with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Attracting favourable attention throughout the UK, in 1993 he wa Read more

Tony Oxley - 12% match to Thomas Chapin

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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15 June 1938, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. Oxley began to teach himself piano at the age of eight, and did not pursue the drums seriously until he was 17. During his National Service (1957-60) he studied drums and theory and for the following four years he led his own group in Sheffield. From 1963-67 he worked with Derek Bailey and bass player/composer Gavin Bryars in deve Read more

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