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Don Grusin - 100% match to Yutaka

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kim Pensyl - 62% match to Yutaka

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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David Benoit - 51% match to Yutaka

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bakersfield, California, USA. Benoit gained an early appreciation of music from his parents, who played guitar and piano. He began piano lessons at the age of 14, by which time he was steeped in the influences of both Ramsey Lewis and Henry Mancini. Following his musical studies at El Camino College, he met with composer Richard Baskin and played piano on the movie soundtra Read more

Bob James - 46% match to Yutaka

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 December 1939, Marshall, Missouri, USA. James played the piano from the age of four and eventually gained an MA in Composition from the University of Michigan in 1962. He worked as musical director and accompanist with vocalist Sarah Vaughan until 1968. In 1973 Quincy Jones introduced him to Creed Taylor who was forming his CTI Records label. James became his arranger and Read more

George Benson - 46% match to Yutaka

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 March 1943, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. This guitarist and singer successfully planted his feet in both the modern jazz and easy-listening pop camps in the mid-70s when jazz pop as well as jazz rock became a most lucrative proposition. Before a move to New York in 1963, he had played in various R&B outfits local to Pittsburgh, including the Altairs and the Four Cou Read more

Dan Siegel - 35% match to Yutaka

Genres: Jazz
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Lee Ritenour - 35% match to Yutaka

Genres: Classical Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Urban Knights - 34% match to Yutaka

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

Doc Powell - 31% match to Yutaka

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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New York City, New York, USA. Powell began playing guitar as a small child and by his mid-teenage years he was attracting attention through live performances and also on many recording dates. At the age of 20 he became musical director for Wilson Pickett. This experience enhanced not only his playing skills but also his reputation and he was hired along with several other se Read more

Dave Koz - 26% match to Yutaka

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Los Angeles, California, USA. Saxophonist Dave Koz is one of a small number of modern jazz players to have found significant contemporary success without necessarily obtaining critical approval for their efforts. His repertoire, like that of both Kenny G. and Najee, incorporates instrumental treatments of familiar pop fare, as well as extended solo spots. His technique may n Read more

Sadao Watanabe - 23% match to Yutaka

Genres: Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 December 1933, Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan. His father was a professional music teacher and Watanabe took up the clarinet to play in the school band before moving on to the alto saxophone. He moved to Tokyo in 1951 and took flute lessons with a member of the Tokyo Philharmonic. Watanabe joined the quartet of Toshiko Akiyoshi and became its leader when she left in 1956. He w Read more

Crawford - 20% match to Yutaka

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Paul Brown - 20% match to Yutaka

Genres: Jazz
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Randy Crawford - 20% match to Yutaka

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Veronica Crawford, 18 February 1952, Macon, Georgia, USA. Raised in Cincinnati, from the age of 15 Crawford was a regular performer at the city’s nightclubs. She later moved to New York and began singing with several jazz musicians including George Benson and Cannonball Adderley. Crawford was subsequently signed to Warner Brothers Records as a solo act, but achieved fam Read more

Neil Larsen - 19% match to Yutaka

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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