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Fraser MacPherson Quintet - 92% match to Trudy Desmond

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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John Fraser MacPherson, 10 April 1928, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, d. 28 September 1993, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Although his later fame rested on his playing of the tenor saxophone, MacPherson began his musical career on the clarinet. This was at the St. Louis College in Victoria, before he started at the University of British Columbia on a business studies cou Read more

Paula West - 59% match to Trudy Desmond

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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San Diego, California, USA. West was raised in a Marine Corps family with three siblings. All of the children were taught to play musical instruments, hers being the clarinet. Mostly, the music she heard and played was classical but at college she was introduced to jazz. In particular, she listened to singers including Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Julie London, Maxine Sullivan Read more

Jeri Brown - 52% match to Trudy Desmond

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 March 1952, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Based in Nova Scotia, Canada, Brown is one of that country’s foremost contemporary jazz singing talents. Raised in St. Louis, she studied classical piano, percussion and vocals at the St. Louis Institute, before studying voice with Rosa Henderson of the Metropolitan Opera. During her 20s she sang with the St. Louis Symphony Orche Read more

Ed Bickert - 41% match to Trudy Desmond

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Ranee Lee - 32% match to Trudy Desmond

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 October 1942, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Lee relocated to Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the late 60s. A gifted singer with a growing maturity of style and purpose, she first attracted international attention when she played the 1992 Nice Jazz Festival. Until that time, her performances were sometimes overly energetic with a deliberately tough and raunchy manner. That same yea Read more

Phil Nimmons - 29% match to Trudy Desmond

Genres: Jazz
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Peter Leitch - 28% match to Trudy Desmond

Genres: Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 August 1944, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada. Leitch was raised in Montreal, playing guitar there in the early 60s and later in Toronto. He listened to jazz on record and live, sometimes sitting in with visiting artists. Among musicians he heard and from whom he learned were John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery and Thelonious Monk. Inevitably, his jazz orientation was towards the modern Read more

Gene DiNovi - 26% match to Trudy Desmond

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 May 1928, New York City, New York, USA. DiNovi began playing piano seriously at the age of 12, when his brother arranged for piano lessons from a teacher who owed money for a painting job. Soon, more important lessons took place, again on piano, but this time from guitarist Chuck Wayne, followed by professional work with the Henry Jerome band. Amongst his fellow sidemen w Read more

Pat LaBarbera - 19% match to Trudy Desmond

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Pascel LaBarbera, 7 April 1944, Warsaw, New York, USA. Older brother of John and Joe LaBarbera, he, too, was first taught by his father. He later studied at Berklee College Of Music from where he went into Buddy Rich’s band as featured tenor saxophone soloist. In the mid-70s he moved to Canada and then joined Elvin Jones. A powerful player with a style rooted in post- J Read more


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