Ziggy Elman Similar Artists

Teddy Powell - 69% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Alfred Paolella, 1 March 1905, Oakland, California, USA. As a boy Powell studied violin and music theory privately, then attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 1927 he was playing guitar and banjo with Abe Lyman’s band, staying with them until 1935 when he became a radio producer for an advertising agency. He also branched out as a songwriter, with hits su Read more

Wingy Manone - 69% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Matthews Manone, 13 February 1900, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 9 July 1982, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Manone lost his right arm in a road accident while still a child, but took up trumpet playing, turning professional in his mid-teens. The 20s were hectic times for Manone. He worked with many riverboat and territory bands, visited St. Louis where he made his first r Read more

Sam Donahue - 50% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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8 March 1918, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 22 March 1974, Reno, Nevada, USA. Among the most respected of swing era musicians, tenor saxophonist Donahue formed his first group in the mid-30s, leaving Sonny Burke as leader when he later joined Gene Krupa’s band. In the early 40s he played with Harry James and Benny Goodman. He returned to leading his old group again but in Read more

The Dorsey Brothers - 47% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Casa Loma Orchestra - 45% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Canadian tycoon Sir Henry Pellatt had delusions of grandeur similar to those exhibited by William Randolph Hearst. Pellatt’s equivalent to Hearst’s castle at San Simeon was Casa Loma, a house he built near Toronto. In 1929 a group of musicians, originally controlled by contractor Jean Goldkette and working as the Orange Blossoms, mainly in Canada, decided to strike ou Read more

Claude Hopkins - 44% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Claude Driskett Hopkins, 24 August 1903, Alexandria, Virginia, USA, d. 19 February 1984, New York City, New York, USA. Hopkins was born into a well-educated, middle-class family, both parents being members of the faculty of Howard University. He studied formally at Howard before starting a career as a dance band pianist. In the mid-20s he visited Europe as leader of a band a Read more

Boyd Raeburn - 42% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Boyd Albert Raden, 27 October 1913, Faith, South Dakota, USA, d. 2 August 1966, Layfayette, Indiana, USA. Raeburn attended the University of Chicago, where he led a campus band, before becoming a professional musician leading a small, light music band, but in the 30s turned his attention to swing. In 1944 he formed a high-class band that featured some fine young musicians in Read more

Henry Red Allen - 42% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Jazz
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Hot Lips Page - 42% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Oran Thaddeus Page, 27 January 1908, Dallas, Texas, USA, d. 5 November 1954, New York City, New York, USA. In the 20s Page played trumpet mostly in his home state but also toured in bands accompanying some of the best of the day’s blues singers, among them Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and Ida Cox. Towards the end of the 20s Page joined Walter Page’s Blue Devils, a band Read more

Miff Mole - 42% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Irving Milfred Mole, 11 March 1898, Roosevelt, Long Island, New York, USA, d. 29 April 1961, New York City, New York, USA. A youthful multi-instrumentalist, Mole had settled on the trombone by his mid-teenage years. Gigging extensively in and around New York, he worked with many small early jazz bands, including one led by pianist-turned-comedian Jimmy Durante, and was also Read more

Dick Jurgens - 41% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s
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Mound City Blue Blowers - 39% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1924 by Red McKenzie as a novelty group, the Mound City Blue Blowers expanded to include Eddie Lang, with whom they visited London in the mid-20s. Later the band became a more orthodox, and often much larger, dixieland outfit under McKenzie’s leadership. In its bigger form the band was occasionally home in the late 20s to leading musicians such as Eddie Condon, G Read more

Wayne King - 37% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1990s
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16 February 1901, Savannah, Illinois, USA, d. 16 July 1985. Dubbed ‘the Waltz King’, before establishing his first dance band King had served as featured saxophonist in the Del Lampe Orchestra operating out of the Trianon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois, USA. However, he soon dropped the primarily jazz influenced sound of this combo in favour of a smooth, highly styl Read more

Les Brown - 35% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lester Raymond Brown, 14 March 1912, Reinerton, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 4 January 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA. By 1932, when he entered Duke University at Durham, North Carolina, Brown had already attended Ithaca College and the New York Military Academy and had studied harmony, arranging and composing, as well as becoming proficient on soprano saxophone, clarinet and b Read more

Adrian Rollini - 32% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 June 1904, New York City, New York, USA, d. 15 May 1956, Homestead, Florida, USA. After starting out on piano and xylophone, Rollini switched to bass saxophone in the early 20s. As a member of the prolific recording band the California Ramblers he played with many leading jazzmen of the day including Bix Beiderbecke, Frank Trumbauer and Red Nichols. His younger brother, A Read more


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