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Milt Hinton - 44% match to Leroy Vinnegar

Genres: Jazz Vocals Big Band & Swing
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Milton John Hinton, 23 June 1910, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA, d. 19 December 2000, New York City, New York, USA. During the 20s Hinton played bass with artists such as Boyd Atkins, Tiny Parham and Jabbo Smith. In the early 30s he established his reputation as one of the most reliable and forward-thinking contemporary bass players during engagements with Eddie South, Erskine Read more

Red Mitchell - 44% match to Leroy Vinnegar

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Drama
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Keith Moore Mitchell, 20 September 1927, New York City, New York, USA, d. 8 November 1992, Salem, Oregon, USA. After studying piano and alto saxophone, Mitchell took up the bass while serving in the armed forces. In the late 40s he played in bands led by Jackie Paris, Mundell Lowe, Chubby Jackson (with whom he played piano) and Charlie Ventura. He spent two years with Woody Read more

Richie Kamuca - 32% match to Leroy Vinnegar

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Richard Kamuca, 23 July 1930, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 22 July 1977, Los Angeles, California, USA. After working in groups in and around his home town, Kamuca joined the Stan Kenton Orchestra on tenor saxophone in 1952. Two years later he was in Woody Herman’s band and then settled on the west coast, where he played and recorded with, among others, Shelly Man Read more

Conte Candoli - 31% match to Leroy Vinnegar

Genres: Jazz
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Secondo Candoli, 12 July 1927, Mishawaka, Indiana, USA, d. 14 December 2001, Palm Desert, California, USA. At the age of 13 Candoli was already showing a prodigious talent playing the trumpet, and studying alongside his older brother, Pete Candoli, with whom he performed briefly in the Woody Herman band at the age of 16. He went back home to finish school, then rejoined Herm Read more

Sam Jones - 30% match to Leroy Vinnegar

Genres: Jazz
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Samuel Jones, 12 November 1924, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, d. 15 December 1981, New York City, New York, USA. A dependable bass player, cellist and composer of some fine tunes, Jones never achieved the kind of critical esteem which was accorded other players whose reputations were built during the 50s. The under-estimation of Jones’ talent is surprising in view of his Read more

Shorty Rogers - 29% match to Leroy Vinnegar

Genres: Jazz Mystery / Thriller Vocals Action & Adventure Big Band & Swing Documentaries Drama
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Milton Rajonsky, 14 April 1924, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA, d. 7 November 1994, Van Nuys, California, USA. After studying in New York, Rogers played trumpet in the bands of Will Bradley, where he first met Shelly Manne, and Red Norvo. Military service interrupted his career, but in 1945 he joined Woody Herman for a spell, during which he also wrote a number of bop- Read more

Bob Cooper - 24% match to Leroy Vinnegar

Genres: Jazz
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6 December 1925, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 5 August 1993, Hollywood, California, USA. After studying music at high school, Cooper showed early prowess on tenor saxophone and by the age of 20 was hired by Stan Kenton, with whom he remained for the next six years. During this period Cooper made numerous records with the band and also led a small group largely drawn fro Read more

Mel Lewis - 23% match to Leroy Vinnegar

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Melvin Sokoloff, 10 May 1929, Buffalo, New York, USA, d. 3 February 1990, New York City, New York, USA. Following in the footsteps of his father, Lewis took up drumming as a child and was playing professionally by his early teens. In 1948, he joined Boyd Raeburn’s modern big band, then played in a number of well-known dance bands of the late swing era, including those o Read more

Herb Ellis - 20% match to Leroy Vinnegar

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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Mitchell Herbert Ellis, 4 August 1921, Farmersville, Texas, USA. In 1941 Ellis attended North Texas State College, where his fellow students included Jimmy Giuffre. After graduation, he played guitar in a number of big bands, including the Casa Loma Orchestra and the Jimmy Dorsey outfit. He was next with Soft Winds, a trio formed from the Dorsey rhythm section with Johnny F Read more

Rufus Reid - 20% match to Leroy Vinnegar

Genres: Jazz
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10 February 1944, Sacramento, California, USA. After starting out on trumpet, Reid switched to playing bass during his military service. He played and studied in California for some years, often working in company with leading bop musicians. He also played in Chicago, toured internationally and, in the mid-70s, settled in New York. During the 80s Reid was active as a teacher Read more

George Mraz - 19% match to Leroy Vinnegar

Genres: Jazz
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Jírí Mraz, 9 September 1944, Písek, Czechoslovakia. A gifted musician as a child, Mraz studied formally at the music conservatory in Prague. Although skilled on several instruments, he settled eventually on the bass. He worked in his homeland and in Germany, then in 1968 emigrated to the USA. He entered Berklee College Of Music for further studies, after Read more

Marty Paich - 19% match to Leroy Vinnegar

Genres: Jazz 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

Mundell Lowe - 17% match to Leroy Vinnegar

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Soundtracks
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Mundell James Lowe, 21 April 1922, Laurel, Mississippi, USA. Guitarist Lowe began playing at the age of six; seven years later, he left home and headed for New Orleans, Louisiana. He listened and learned at many of the city’s clubs before he was found by his Baptist minister father and taken back home. He soon made another try for an early career in music, this time vis Read more

Teddy Charles - 17% match to Leroy Vinnegar

Genres: Jazz
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Theodore Charles Cohen, 13 April 1928, Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, USA. After studying percussion at the New York Juilliard School of Music, Charles worked in a number of late-swing era big bands, including those led by Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. From the late 40s onwards he performed with numerous small groups, some of which were still dedicated to swing, but his inte Read more

Victor Feldman - 17% match to Leroy Vinnegar

Genres: Jazz
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