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Mildred Bailey - 100% match to Jack Teagarden

Genres: Vocals Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Mildred Rinker, 27 February 1907, nr. Tekoa, Washington, USA, d. 12 December 1951, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. By the early 20s Bailey was singing and playing piano in silent-picture theatres as well as working as a song demonstrator and performing in revues and on the radio. When only 18 years old, she was headlining a Hollywood nightclub, singing popular songs, blues and Read more

Fletcher Henderson - 94% match to Jack Teagarden

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

Gene Krupa

Gene Krupa - 88% match to Jack Teagarden

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

Roy Eldridge - 79% match to Jack Teagarden

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 - 73% match to Jack Teagarden

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

Fats Waller

Fats Waller - 68% match to Jack Teagarden

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

Artie Shaw

Artie Shaw - 67% match to Jack Teagarden

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

Tommy Dorsey - 66% match to Jack Teagarden

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

Jimmie Lunceford - 64% match to Jack Teagarden

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Bob Crosby - 62% match to Jack Teagarden

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Musicals & The Arts Television Vocals Comedy
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George Robert Crosby, 25 August 1913, Spokane, Washington, USA, d. 9 March 1993, La Jolla, California, USA. For most of his early career, Crosby was inevitably overshadowed by his older brother, Bing Crosby. Nevertheless, he achieved modest success thanks to a pleasant voice and a matching personality. In the immediate pre-swing era years he sang with Anson Weeks and then jo Read more

Count Basie

Count Basie - 60% match to Jack Teagarden

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

Cab Calloway

Cab Calloway - 58% match to Jack Teagarden

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Comedy Jazz Drama Big Band & Swing Vocals Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Special Interest 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

Earl Hines - 58% match to Jack Teagarden

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Documentaries Pop / Rock
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Sidney Bechet - 58% match to Jack Teagarden

Genres: Jazz Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music Big Band & Swing
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14 May 1897, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 14 May 1959, Paris, France. A major figure in early jazz, an outstanding clarinettist, and for decades the only performer of consequence on soprano saxophone, Sidney Bechet’s career began in 1909. During the next few years he played clarinet in bands led by legendary musicians such as Buddy Petit, John Robichaux and Bunk John Read more

Harry James

Harry James - 55% match to Jack Teagarden

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

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