Ziggy Elman Similar Artists

Teddy Powell - 76% 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

Boyd Raeburn - 44% 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

The Dorsey Brothers - 32% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Dick Jurgens - 28% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1970s
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Elliot Lawrence - 27% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Elliot Lawrence Broza, 14 February 1925, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. A precociously talented pianist, at the age of four Lawrence participated in his father’s children’s shows on the radio and in his teens he led an orchestra of children for a local broadcast. He continued to be active in music during his university days, and his early professional work was in Read more

Tiny Parham - 26% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hartzell Strathdene Parham, 25 February 1900, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, d. 4 April 1943, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Raised in Kansas City, pianist and organ player Parham played in a number of lesser-known territory bands in the early 20s. During the later years of the decade he recorded with blues singers and such jazzmen as Johnny Dodds. In the late 20s and early 30s he Read more

Kurt Edelhagen - 25% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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5 June 1920, Herne, Germany, d. 8 February 1982, Cologne, Germany. Arranger, orchestra leader and pianist Edelhagen first came to prominence in the years immediately following World War II. Although the prompt formation of a symphony orchestra is often cited as a notable attempt to re-establish an element of culture in post-war German society, the formation of a radio big ba Read more

Al Trace - 24% match to Ziggy Elman

Decades Active: 2000s
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USA. Formerly a drummer and vocalist in several smaller groups playing the Midwest, Trace formed his own dance band in 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. As well as Trace the vocalists included Toni Arden and Bob Vincent. Their first engagement was a prestigious one, at the World’s Fair in Chicago in 1933. Long runs at the Blackhawk Restaurant and Sherman Hotel (for three Read more

Adrian Rollini - 17% 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

Judy Carmichael - 17% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Judith Lea Hohenstein, 27 November 1957, Lynwood, California, USA. Carmichael grew up in a musical household and was taught piano by her mother from the age of four. A gifted pianist, she played piano for Jo Stafford when still only 10 years old. Her career began in earnest in the early 70s and flourished after she based herself in New York from the early 80s. Technically as Read more

Banu Gibson - 16% match to Ziggy Elman

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 October 1947, Dayton, Ohio, USA. Raised in Hollywood, Florida, Gibson performed from early childhood. She studied dance and singing and while still in school was appearing professionally. She extended her studies in college meanwhile maintaining her connection with showbusiness by performing at local clubs and theatres. She toured the USA and also visited Canada and Cuba. Read more

Claude Hopkins - 16% 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

Wingy Manone - 16% 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


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