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Benny Goodman - 75% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Jazz Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Classical Kids & Family Music & Radio 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

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra - 75% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Easy Listening
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Helen Forrest - 67% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Big Band & Swing 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

Tommy Dorsey - 64% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Big Band & Swing Musicals & The Arts Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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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

Glenn Miller - 54% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Easy Listening Drama Pop / Rock Vocals Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries
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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

Harry James - 51% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Comedy Easy Listening
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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

Jimmy Dorsey - 45% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts 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

Count Basie - 42% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Blues Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Musicals & The Arts Big Band & Swing Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Vocals
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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

Charlie Barnet - 39% 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

Jimmie Lunceford - 37% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Fats Waller - 32% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Big Band & Swing Horror Blues Easy Listening Music & Radio Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
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Thomas Wright Waller, 21 May 1904, Waverley, New York, USA, d. 15 December 1943, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Influenced by his grandfather, a violinist, and his mother, Waller was playing piano at students’ concerts and organ in his father’s church by the time he was 10 years old. In 1918, while still in high school, he was asked to fill in for the regular organist Read more

Gene Krupa - 32% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Drama Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Big Band & Swing Musicals & The Arts
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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

Woody Herman - 32% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries Drama Jazz Latin
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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

Teddy Wilson - 31% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Comedy Mystery / Thriller
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Theodore Shaw Wilson, 24 November 1912, Austin, Texas, USA, d. 31 July 1986, New Britain, Connecticut, USA. Born into a middle-class family, Wilson grew up in Tuskegee where his parents moved to take up teaching posts at the university. He studied violin and piano at Tuskegee and later extended his studies at college in Alabama. In 1929, by now concentrating on piano, he bec Read more

Lionel Hampton - 30% match to Artie Shaw

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks Television 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

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