Walt Dickerson Similar Artists

Teddy Charles - 55% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Theodore Charles Cohen, 13 April 1928, Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, USA. After studying percussion at the New York Juilliard School of Music, Charles worked in a number of late-swing era big bands, including those led by Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. From the late 40s onwards he performed with numerous small groups, some of which were still dedicated to swing, but his inte Read more

Steve Hobbs - 52% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Jazz
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Sonny Simmons - 46% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Huey Simmons, 4 August 1933, Sicily Island, Louisiana, USA. Simmons’ family moved to Oakland, California, when he was eight years old. Though he was interested in music, his parents could not afford to pay for lessons for him, and it was not until 1950 that he was able to buy his own alto saxophone. A few years later he met flautist Prince Lasha and worked with him for Read more

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Gigi Gryce - 43% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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28 November 1925, Pensacola, Florida, USA, d. 17 March 1983, Pensacola, Florida, USA. Alto saxophonist Gryce studied composition at Boston Conservatory and in Paris (with classicist Arthur Honegger) but then turned to jazz with spells in various bands, including that led by Tadd Dameron. In 1953 he was a member of the remarkable band with which Lionel Hampton toured Europe a Read more

Cecil McBee - 39% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 May 1935, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. A full-toned bass player who creates rich, singing phrases in a wide range of contemporary jazz contexts, McBee studied clarinet at school, but switched to bass at the age of 17, playing in local nightclubs. He gained a degree in music from Ohio Central State University, then spent two years in the army, conducting the band at Fort Knox. Mo Read more

Frank Lowe - 39% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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24 June 1943, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 19 September 2003, New York City, New York, USA. Although originally categorized as a ‘new thing’ (the US 60s free-jazz movement) player, Lowe grew into one of the most distinctive and thoughtful of contemporary tenor saxophonists. Growing up in Memphis, one of his first jobs was at the Satellite record shop and its offshoo Read more

Roy Campbell - 29% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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New York City, New York, USA. Trumpeter Campbell plays the cornet, flügelhorn and pocket trumpet, in addition to the recorder, wood flute and various percussion instruments. He plays in an energized post-bop style that can at times slip easily into free form. Nevertheless, Campbell rarely strays far from the lyrical aspects of music, and even at his most acidic can unex Read more

Thomas Chapin - 29% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Children's Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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9 March 1957, Manchester, Connecticut, USA, d. 13 February 1998, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. After studying formally at Hartt College of Music, Hartford, Chapin played alto and soprano saxophones professionally with Jackie McLean and others before studying with Paul Jeffrey, with whom he also worked, Ted Dunbar and Kenny Barron. He gained a degree at Rutgers and then play Read more

Ike Quebec - 27% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 August 1918, Newark, New Jersey, USA, d. 16 January 1963, New York City, New York, USA. Quebec played piano at first, then took up the tenor saxophone in 1940. He worked in several well-known bands, including outfits led by Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge and, later, Cab Calloway, with whom he stayed from 1944-51. He also led his own small groups in the 40s, r Read more


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