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Phil Perry - 100% match to Will Downing

Genres: Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1 January 1952, Springfield, Illinois, USA. This US vocalist has issued recordings both as a member of the 70s soul group the Montclairs, and as a solo artist. Raised in East St. Louis, Illinois, Perry was singing from an early age. He joined the Montclairs in the late 60s, and scored a few moderate hits (‘Make Up For Lost Time’ and ‘Dreamin’ Out Of Seaso Read more

Gerald Albright - 80% match to Will Downing

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1957, Los Angeles, California, USA. A technically adroit alto saxophonist, Albright spent about 15 years with keyboard player Bobby Lyle. Subsequently, he played and sometimes recorded with Oscar Brashear, Anita Baker and Marlena Shaw, and he also toured with a Whitney Houston package. In 1995 he was on the Jazz Explosion tour with Rachelle Ferrell, ex-Earth, Wind And Fire d Read more

Najee - 74% match to Will Downing

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
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Lalah Hathaway - 67% match to Will Downing

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Boney James - 65% match to Will Downing

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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James Oppenheim, 1 September 1961, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. Raised in New Rochelle, New York, Boney James played clarinet at school, then the tenor saxophone and later the alto and soprano. His early musical tastes leaned towards contemporary pop, fusion and rock, including Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind And Fire and Grover Washington Jnr. His family moved to Los Angeles in 1 Read more

Kem - 65% match to Will Downing

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Kem Owens, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Detroit-based R&B artist Kem battled through numerous setbacks before making his way to the upper reaches of the US charts in 2005. Raised in Detroit, Michigan, the self-taught musician initially struggled to make it in the music business and at times was left almost destitute. He made ends meet by working as a waiter and performing Read more

Pieces of a Dream - 65% match to Will Downing

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
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George Howard - 64% match to Will Downing

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Walter Beasley - 62% match to Will Downing

Genres: Jazz
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Freddie Jackson - 61% match to Will Downing

Genres: Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 October 1956, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. A singer-songwriter, who was especially successful in the late 80s, Jackson was brought up in Harlem, and sang at the White Rock Baptist church while he was still a young child. Later, he worked in a bank before joining the group LJE, along with the singer, songwriter and producer Paul Laurence. In the early 80s, Jackson Read more

Norman Brown - 59% match to Will Downing

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

Jonathan Butler - 58% match to Will Downing

Genres: Christian & Gospel Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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October 1961, Cape Town, South Africa. Butler began his professional career as a guitarist, leaning strongly towards jazz. Later, resident in England, he added engaging vocals to his instrumental skills and broadened his repertoire to incorporate urban, reggae, gospel and Brazilian music. Underscoring all of his work, however, are Butler’s African musical roots. He bega Read more

Phyllis Hyman - 58% match to Will Downing

Genres: Disco Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 July 1949, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 30 June 1995, New York, USA. A singer, actress and fashion model, Hyman was one of several acts nurtured by vocalist Norman Connors in the mid-70s. Hyman began singing professionally in 1971, appearing with R&B bands such as New Direction and All The People. Relocating to New York, she worked as a legal secretary during the Read more

Jeffrey Osborne - 56% match to Will Downing

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 March 1948, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. The son of a jazz trumpeter, Osborne sang with L.T.D (Love, Togetherness And Devotion) from 1970 until its disbandment 12 years later. However, he remained subject to the L.T.D. contract with A&M Records for whom he recorded five albums as a solo artist. Under George Duke’s supervision, his 1982 self-titled debut album co Read more

Johnny Gill - 54% match to Will Downing

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 May 1966, Washington, DC, USA. Gill’s expertly delivered soul vocal chords have been working since an early age. At the age of seven, he was singing with his three brothers in the gospel quartet the Wings Of Faith. His debut album was recorded when he was only 16. Following his meeting and subsequent recording with Stacy Lattisaw (Perfect Combination), she proffered Read more


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