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Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman - 100% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Big Band & Swing Jazz Kids & Family Music & Radio Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals World Music
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Benjamin David Goodman, 30 May 1909, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 20 June 1986, New York City, New York, USA. Born into a large, impoverished family of immigrants, Goodman experienced hard times while growing up. Encouraged by his father to learn a musical instrument, Goodman and two of his brothers took lessons; as the youngest and smallest he learned to play the clarinet. Th Read more

Tommy Dorsey - 95% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Big Band & Swing Musicals & The Arts Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Easy Listening Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal Big Band & Swing Jazz
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19 November 1905, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 26 November 1956, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. Like his older brother, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy was taught as a small child by his father, a music teacher. He first learned to play trumpet, but switched to trombone while still very young. He played in various bands, often with his brother, their co-led group known first as Dorse Read more

Helen Forrest - 78% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Vocals Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock Jazz
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Helen Fogel, 12 April 1917 or 1918, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, d. 11 July 1999, Los Angeles, California, USA. Forrest began singing as child and by her mid-teenage was appearing regularly on radio in New York City. Many of her appearances were on CBS, with whom she held a salaried job, and this led to her being heard by Artie Shaw who hired her in 1937. The other band s Read more

Count Basie

Count Basie - 73% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Blues Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Vocals Musicals & The Arts Big Band & Swing Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television War
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William Allen Basie, 21 August 1904, Red Bank, New Jersey, USA, d. 26 April 1984, Hollywood, California, USA. Band leader and pianist Basie grew up in Red Bank, just across the Hudson River from New York City. His mother gave him his first lessons at the piano, and he used every opportunity to hear the celebrated kings of New York keyboard - James P. Johnson, Willie ‘Th Read more

Harry James

Harry James - 73% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Jazz Comedy
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15 March 1916, Albany, Georgia, USA, d. 5 July 1983, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Harry James’ father played trumpet in the band of a touring circus, and at first Harry played the drums, but then he, too, took up the trumpet and at the age of nine was also playing in the circus band. He showed such enormous promise that his father had soon taught him everything he knew. Harr Read more

Glenn Miller - 71% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals Drama Easy Listening Documentaries Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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1 March 1905, Clarinda, Iowa, USA, d. 15 December 1944. Miller was the first artist to be credited with a million-selling disc (for ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’), and was the toast of North American popular music during World War II for his uniformed orchestra’s fusion of sober virtuosity, infectious dance rhythms and varied intonation of brass and woodwind. In Mil Read more

Jimmy Dorsey

Jimmy Dorsey - 68% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Music Videos & Concerts Big Band & Swing Holiday & Seasonal Vocals
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29 February 1904, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 12 June 1957, New York City, New York, USA. Musically active as a small child under the tutelage of his father, who was a coal miner turned music teacher, Dorsey switched from brass to reed instruments while still in his early teens. Concentrating on clarinet and alto saxophone, he played in various bands, mostly with his b Read more

Lionel Hampton - 59% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Soundtracks Urban & Rap
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20 April 1908 (some claim 1909 and 1914), Louisville, Kentucky, USA, d. 31 August 2002, New York, USA. After living briefly in Louisville and Birmingham, Alabama, Hampton was taken to Chicago where he lived with his grandparents. They sent him to Holy Rosary Academy at Collins, Wisconsin, where he was taught the rudiments of military band drumming by a Dominican nun. Followi Read more

Charlie Barnet - 54% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals Easy Listening
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Charles Daly Barnet, 26 October 1913, New York City, New York, USA, d. 4 September 1991, San Diego, California, USA. Of all the swing era band leaders, Barnet was the one most able to do as he pleased. Born into a rich New York family, he played piano and reed instruments while still at school and by his teens had decided that he wanted to play jazz. For a number of years he Read more

Gene Krupa

Gene Krupa - 53% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Drama Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Jazz
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15 January 1909, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 16 October 1973, New York City, New York, USA. Krupa began playing drums as a child and after his mother failed to persuade him to become a priest, most of his large family actively encouraged his career in music. He studied formally, his most important teacher being Roy C. Knapp. However, growing up in Chicago in the 20s meant tha Read more

Jimmie Lunceford - 51% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Woody Herman

Woody Herman - 50% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock Drama Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Jazz Latin Easy Listening Documentaries Pop / Rock
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Woodrow Charles Herman, 16 May 1913, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, d. 29 October 1987, Los Angeles, California, USA. A child prodigy, Herman sang and tap-danced in local clubs before touring as a singer in vaudeville. To improve his act he took up the saxophone and later the clarinet, all by the age of 12. By his mid-teens he was sufficiently accomplished to play in a band, and Read more

Chick Webb - 49% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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William Henry Webb, 10 February 1909, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 19 June 1939, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Although crippled soon after his birth, Webb’s determination to be a drummer overcame his physical infirmities. After playing in local bands, he travelled to New York while still a teenager and soon formed his own band there. By 1927 he had played at the Savoy Ball Read more

The Andrews Sisters - 41% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Musicals & The Arts Comedy Easy Listening Big Band & Swing Dance Kids & Family Soundtracks Television World Music
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Female vocal group comprising sisters LaVerne (6 July 1911, Mound, nr. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, d. 8 May 1967, Brentwood, California, USA), Maxene (b. 3 January 1916, Mound, nr. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, d. 21 October 1995, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) and Patty Andrews (b. 16 February 1918, Mound, nr. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA), lead singer and soloist. In the early Read more

Fletcher Henderson - 39% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Big Band & Swing
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Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, 18 December 1897, Cuthbert, Georgia, USA, d. 28 December 1952, New York City, New York, USA. One of the most important figures in the development of big band music, in the early 30s Henderson set the standards by which early big band jazz was measured. He did this through a combination of selecting leading jazz players for his band and, together Read more

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