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Count Basie

Count Basie - 74% match to Cole Porter

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

Charlie Parker - 57% match to Cole Porter

Genres: Jazz Drama Soundtracks Documentaries Jazz Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Charles Christopher Parker, 29 August 1920, Kansas City, Kansas, USA, d. 12 March 1955, New York City, New York, USA. Although he was born on the Kansas side of the state line, Parker was actually raised across the Kaw River in Kansas City, Missouri. His nickname was originally ‘Yardbird’ due to his propensity for eating fried chicken - later this was shortened to Read more

Coleman Hawkins - 52% match to Cole Porter

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Television
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Coleman Randolph Hawkins, 21 November 1904, St. Joseph, Missouri, USA, d. 19 May 1969, New York City, New York, USA. Coleman Hawkins (aka ‘Bean’ and ‘Hawk’) is a colossus of the tenor saxophone, and hence of jazz. He was the first to use the instrument as a serious means of expression and continued to be open to new developments for 40 years. Starting pia Read more

Thelonious Monk - 52% match to Cole Porter

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Music & Radio Foreign Films Documentaries Drama Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television
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Thelonious Sphere Monk, 11 October 1917, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA, d. 17 February 1982, Weehawken, New Jersey, USA. Monk’s family moved to New York when he was five years old. He started playing piano a year later, receiving formal tuition from the age of 11 onwards. At Stuyvesant High School he excelled at physics and maths, and also found time to play organ in Read more

Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman - 50% match to Cole Porter

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

Lionel Hampton - 50% match to Cole Porter

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

Fats Waller

Fats Waller - 48% match to Cole Porter

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

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong - 46% match to Cole Porter

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals Musicals & The Arts Holiday & Seasonal Drama Big Band & Swing Holiday & Seasonal Television Easy Listening Comedy Mystery / Thriller Music & Radio Soundtracks Vocals World Music Documentaries Blues Blues Music Theme
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4 August 1901, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 July 1971, New York City, New York, USA. It is impossible to overstate Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong’s importance in jazz, as he was one of the most influential artists in the music’s history. He was also more than just a jazz musician, he was an enormously popular entertainer (a facet upon which some critics f Read more

Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus - 45% match to Cole Porter

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries
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Lester Young - 45% match to Cole Porter

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Blues
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Lester Willis Young, 27 August 1909, Woodville, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 March 1959, New York City, New York, USA. Born into a musical family, Young was taught several instruments by his father. As a child he played drums in the family’s band, but around 1928 he quit the group and switched to tenor saxophone. His first engagements on this instrument were with Art Bronson Read more

John Coltrane - 44% match to Cole Porter

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Music & Radio Pop / Rock Soundtracks Blues Music Theme
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John William Coltrane, 23 September 1926, Hamlet, North Carolina, USA, d. 17 July 1967, New York, USA. Coltrane grew up in the house of his maternal grandfather, Rev. William Blair (who gave him his middle name), a preacher and community spokesman. While he was taking clarinet lessons at school, his school band leader suggested his mother buy him an alto saxophone. In 1939 h Read more

Bud Powell - 42% match to Cole Porter

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Earl Rudolph Powell, 27 September 1924, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA, d. 31 July 1966, New York City, New York, USA. After learning to play the piano in the classical tradition while still a child, Powell began working around New York’s Coney Island, where he played in a band featuring Valaida Snow around 1940. During the next couple of years he became a regular Read more

Miles Davis

Miles Davis - 42% match to Cole Porter

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Music & Radio Soundtracks Pop / Rock Drama Foreign Films Television Documentaries
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Miles Dewy Davis, 25 May 1926, Alton, Illinois, USA, d. 28 September 1991, Santa Monica, California, USA. Davis was born into a comparatively wealthy middle-class family and both his mother and sister were capable musicians. He was given a trumpet for his thirteenth birthday by his dentist father, who could not have conceived that his gift would set his son on the road to be Read more

Fletcher Henderson - 40% match to Cole Porter

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

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald - 39% match to Cole Porter

Genres: Jazz Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Easy Listening R&B / Soul Soundtracks Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Big Band & Swing Blues Documentaries Drama Dance Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music & Radio Vocals World Music Television
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Ella Jane Fitzgerald, 25 April 1917, Newport News, Virginia, USA, d. 15 June 1996, Beverly Hills, California, USA. Following the disappearance of her father, Fitzgerald was taken to Yonkers, New York by her mother and her new man Joseph da Silva. At school she sang with a glee club and showed early promise, but preferred dancing to singing. Even so, chronic shyness militated Read more

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