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Eddie Heywood - 94% match to Joe Bushkin

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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4 December 1915, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, d. 2 January 1989, North Miami, Florida, USA. Heywood received his first piano lessons from his father, also named Eddie, who was a well-known band leader in the 20s. Heywood joined his father, playing piano in the pit band at an Atlanta theatre. He also accompanied singers, including Bessie Smith, and thereafter worked in various smal Read more

Ralph Sutton - 82% match to Joe Bushkin

Genres: Jazz Vocals
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Art Hodes - 56% match to Joe Bushkin

Genres: Jazz
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Arthur W. Hodes, 14 November 1904, Nikoliev, Ukraine, d. 4 March 1993, Harvey, Illinois, USA. A few months after Hodes was born, his family emigrated from Russia and settled in Chicago, Illinois. He began playing piano and by his late teenage years was working in dancehalls and clubs. He played with several local bands, including Wingy Manone’s, but also established him Read more

Dave McKenna - 28% match to Joe Bushkin

Genres: Jazz Holiday & Seasonal
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30 May 1930, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA. By his late teens, McKenna was active in and around Boston, playing piano with Boots Mussulli’s band. In 1949, he joined Charlie Ventura, then worked with Woody Herman until drafted during the Korean War. From 1953 until well into the 60s he was mostly engaged in small group work, playing with Ventura again and with several ma Read more

Alan Broadbent - 25% match to Joe Bushkin

Genres: Jazz
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23 April 1947, Auckland, New Zealand. After studying piano and musical theory in his homeland, in the mid-60s Broadbent moved to the USA to study at the Berklee College Of Music. After studying with Lennie Tristano he began arranging for Woody Herman, his work appearing on the 1973 album, Giant Steps. In the 70s, Broadbent composed music in the classical form while simultane Read more

Marty Paich - 24% match to Joe Bushkin

Genres: Jazz Sci-Fi / Fantasy Kids & Family Pop / Rock
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Marty Louis Paich, 23 January 1925, Oakland, California, USA, d. 12 August 1995, Hidden Hills, California, USA. While still undergoing a long and thorough academic training, Paich began writing arrangements. After military service, during which he was able to continue his musical career, he returned to his studies and by the end of the 40s had gained numerous qualifications. Read more

Jessica Williams - 21% match to Joe Bushkin

Genres: Jazz
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Frankie Carle - 19% match to Joe Bushkin

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz
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Francisco Carlone, 25 March 1903, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, d. 7 March 2001, Mesa, Arizona, USA. Carle was taught to play the piano by his uncle, the celebrated pianist Nicholas Colangelo. At the age of nine he was playing in ballrooms, before joining Edwin J. McEnelly’s orchestra in 1925, which was followed by a brief spell with Mal Hallett. By the mid-30s he was Read more

Elmo Hope - 17% match to Joe Bushkin

Genres: Jazz
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St. Elmo Sylvestor Hope, 27 June 1923, New York City, New York, USA, d. 19 May 1967, New York City, New York, USA. Influenced by Bud Powell, Hope was regarded by some as a mere imitator. However he did develop his own highly individual piano style, drawing on blues and soul for inspiration. Hope first worked with Joe Morris, touring with his orchestra from 1948-51. In the 50 Read more

Jaki Byard - 16% match to Joe Bushkin

Genres: Jazz
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John Byard, 15 June 1922, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, d. 11 February 1999, New York City, New York, USA. A gifted multi-instrumentalist, Byard learned trumpet and piano as a child and later took up guitar, drums, trombone and tenor saxophone. In 1949 he played piano in Earl Bostic’s R&B band, and followed that with a spell as a solo pianist and then joined Herb P Read more

Jimmy Rowles - 16% match to Joe Bushkin

Genres: Jazz
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James George Hunter, 19 August 1918, Spokane, Washington, USA, d. 28 May 1996, Los Angeles, California, USA. A self-taught pianist, Rowles first attracted wide attention in Southern California in the early 40s as a member of small groups led by Slim Gaillard, Lester Young and others. It was at this time that he struck up a friendship with Ben Webster that was to last for man Read more

Tete Montoliu - 16% match to Joe Bushkin

Genres: Jazz
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Vincenç Montoliu y Massana, 28 February 1933, Barcelona, Spain, d. 24 August 1997, Barcelona, Spain. Blind from birth, pianist Montoliu studied classical music as a child, but in his early teens started listening to the American jazz records issued by the La Vos de su Amo label, in particular the challenging work of artists such as Art Tatum, Earl Hines and Bud Powel Read more

Al Haig - 15% match to Joe Bushkin

Genres: Jazz
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Allan Warren Haig, 22 July 1924, Newark, New Jersey, USA, d. 16 November 1982, New York City, New York, USA. One of the first bop pianists, and for a time among the very best of them, Haig spent the second half of the 40s in excellent musical company. Active in the clubs of New York, he played with Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker and Dizzy Gillespie and proved to be an outst Read more

Ellis Marsalis - 15% match to Joe Bushkin

Genres: Jazz
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14 November 1934, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Although he has never really been a revolutionary band leader or pianist, Ellis Marsalis’ influence on the American mainstream jazz scene cannot be overestimated. As an inspirational figure to a new generation of artists, and an educator and spokesman, this New Orleans-born pianist is unrivalled. Marsalis’ professional Read more

Lou Levy - 15% match to Joe Bushkin

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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Louis A. Levy, 5 March 1928, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 23 January 2001, Dana Point, California, USA. Among Levy’s early piano jobs were stints in the late 40s with the big bands of Georgie Auld and Woody Herman. He also accompanied Sarah Vaughan in 1947, the first of many singers with whom he worked over the years. Others included Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day, Nan Read more

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