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Fats Waller

Fats Waller - 100% match to Fletcher Henderson

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

Jimmie Lunceford - 97% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Lionel Hampton - 82% match to Fletcher Henderson

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

Chick Webb - 77% match to Fletcher Henderson

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

Roy Eldridge - 77% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Vocals
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David Roy Eldridge, 30 January 1911, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 26 February 1989, Valley Stream, New York, USA. One of the chief figures in the established lineage of jazz trumpet playing, Eldridge paid his dues with territory bands in the Midwest, such as those of Speed Webb and Horace Henderson, before moving to New York in 1930. He then played with a number of ban Read more

Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman - 68% match to Fletcher Henderson

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

Artie Shaw

Artie Shaw - 66% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Vocals Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Big Band & Swing Comedy Easy Listening Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Arthur Jacob Arshawsky, 23 May 1910, East Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, d. 30 December 2004, Newbury Park, California, USA. The son of an Austrian mother and a Russian father, Arshawsky was born in New York but relocated with his family to New Haven, Connecticut while still a child. He learned to play the ukulele before taking up the alto saxophone at the age of 1 Read more

Count Basie

Count Basie - 64% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Blues Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Vocals Television Musicals & The Arts Big Band & Swing Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock 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 Barnet - 63% match to Fletcher Henderson

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

Jack Teagarden - 59% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Musicals & The Arts
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Weldon Leo Teagarden, 29 August 1905, Vernon, Texas, USA, d. 15 January 1964, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. One of the giants of jazz, Teagarden began playing trombone and singing in and around his home-town, encouraged by his mother, Helen Teagarden, a pianist. From his early teens he was playing professionally, touring with various bands, notably that led by Peck Kelley. He Read more

Earl Hines - 57% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Documentaries Pop / Rock
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Cab Calloway

Cab Calloway - 56% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Comedy Jazz Drama Big Band & Swing Vocals Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Television Documentaries Action & Adventure Kids & Family
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Cabell Calloway, 25 December 1907, Rochester, New York, USA, d. 18 November 1994, Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, Delaware, USA. Involved in showbusiness from an early age, vocalist Calloway was an occasional drummer and MC, working mostly in Baltimore, where he was raised, and Chicago, where he relocated in the late 20s. He worked with his sister Blanche, and then, in 1929, h Read more

Cole Porter - 54% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Jazz Vocals Soundtracks Drama Easy Listening Pop / Rock
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9 June 1891, Peru, Indiana, USA, d. 15 October 1964, Santa Monica, California, USA. One of the outstanding composers and lyricists of the twentieth century, Porter was born into a rich family, and studied music from an early age. In his teens he excelled in many academic subjects, and wrote songs and played the piano for his own amusement - activities he later pursued at Yal Read more

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington - 54% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Pop / Rock Drama Vocals Soundtracks Music & Radio Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Big Band & Swing Vocals Action & Adventure Blues Blues Dance Documentaries R&B / Soul Television Musicals & The Arts Mystery / Thriller
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Edward Kennedy Ellington, 29 April 1899, Washington, DC, USA, d. 24 May 1974, New York City, New York, USA. Ellington began playing piano as a child but, despite some local success, took up a career as a sign-painter. In his teens he continued to play piano, studied harmony, composed his first tunes and was generally active in music in Washington. Among his childhood friends Read more

Horace Silver - 54% match to Fletcher Henderson

Genres: Jazz Blues
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Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silva, 2 September 1928, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA. Silver studied piano and tenor saxophone at school, settling on the former instrument for his professional career. Early influences included Portuguese folk music (from his father), blues and bop. He formed a trio for local gigs which included backing visiting musicians. One such visitor, Stan Get Read more

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