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Gerald Albright - 100% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Jazz Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1957, Los Angeles, California, USA. A technically adroit alto saxophonist, Albright spent about 15 years with keyboard player Bobby Lyle. Subsequently, he played and sometimes recorded with Oscar Brashear, Anita Baker and Marlena Shaw, and he also toured with a Whitney Houston package. In 1995 he was on the Jazz Explosion tour with Rachelle Ferrell, ex-Earth, Wind And Fire d Read more

Will Downing - 98% match to Phil Perry

Genres: R&B / Soul Foreign Films Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1963, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Downing was an in-demand session singer during the late 70s, appearing on recordings by artists including Rose Royce, Billy Ocean, Jennifer Holliday and Nona Hendryx. The soul singer’s career was really launched when he met producer/performer Arthur Baker in the mid-80s. This led to him joining Baker’s group Wally Jump Read more

Patti Austin - 94% match to Phil Perry

Genres: R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Documentaries Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 August 1948, New York City, New York, USA. Austin first sang on stage at the age of three at the famous Apollo Theatre in New York City during Dinah Washington’s set. As a child performer, she appeared on television, including Sammy Davis Jnr.’s programme, and in the theatre. Her stage work included Lost In The Stars and Finian’s Rainbow. At the age of nine Read more

Angela Bofill - 84% match to Phil Perry

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1954, West Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, Bofill began writing songs at the age of 12. She formed her first group while still at high school, the Puerto Rican Supremes, who performed in church and at local school dances. Her father, a Latin music singer, had once sung with Cuban band leader Machito. After graduating from the Manhattan School of Music, she toured with R Read more

Boney James - 65% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Jazz Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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James Oppenheim, 1 September 1961, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. Raised in New Rochelle, New York, Boney James played clarinet at school, then the tenor saxophone and later the alto and soprano. His early musical tastes leaned towards contemporary pop, fusion and rock, including Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind And Fire and Grover Washington Jnr. His family moved to Los Angeles in 1 Read more

Freddie Jackson - 65% match to Phil Perry

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 October 1956, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. A singer-songwriter, who was especially successful in the late 80s, Jackson was brought up in Harlem, and sang at the White Rock Baptist church while he was still a young child. Later, he worked in a bank before joining the group LJE, along with the singer, songwriter and producer Paul Laurence. In the early 80s, Jackson Read more

Bob Baldwin - 63% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 December 1960, Mount Vernon, New York, USA. Taught to play piano from the age of four by his father, Robert Baldwin Snr., a pianist and bass player, he was influenced by the recorded work of diverse artists, mainly from the jazz world, including Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, Herbie Hancock, Ramsey Lewis, Oscar Peterson, Patrice Rushen, his uncle Larry Willis, and Read more

Kirk Whalum - 63% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 July 1958, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. An accomplished tenor saxophonist, from the mid-80s onwards Whalum has found a lucrative niche playing smooth jazz. Raised in Memphis, he began playing in his father’s church choir before graduating to jazz during high school. He formed his own band while studying at Texas Southern University in Houston, and received his first brea Read more

Al Jarreau - 60% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Jazz Vocals Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alwyn Lopez Jarreau, 12 March 1940, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Singing a highly sophisticated form of vocalese, Jarreau’s style displays many influences. Some of these come from within the world of jazz, notably the work of Jon Hendricks, while others are external. He customarily uses vocal sounds that include the clicks of African song and the plosives common in orient Read more

Luther Vandross - 59% match to Phil Perry

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Musicals & The Arts Documentaries Funk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Luther Ronzoni Vandross, 20 April 1951, New York City, New York, USA, d. 1 July 2005, Edison, New Jersey, USA. Born into a family immersed in gospel and soul singing, Vandross had already formed his own group while still at school and later worked with the musical theatre workshop, Listen My Brother. This enabled him to perform at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. After a brief Read more

Najee - 59% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Jazz Easy Listening
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Michael Franks - 56% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 September 1944, La Jolla, California, USA. As a young teenager, Franks began singing to his own guitar accompaniment. He drew his eclectic repertoire from a broad field including folk music and aspects of the blues. He also began composing in the blues idiom, performing his own work and also hearing it picked up by other musicians. By the 70s Franks had become a well-know Read more

Ken Navarro - 55% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Jazz
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Fourplay - 53% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A group which has earned consistent critical praise for its blend of pop and contemporary jazz, Fourplay was formed by Bob James (25 December 1939, Marshall, Missouri, USA; keyboards), Lee Ritenour (b. 1 November 1953, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar), Nathan East (bass) and Harvey Mason (b. 22 February 1947, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA; drums). Since forming in the Read more

Richard Elliot - 51% match to Phil Perry

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Glasgow, Scotland, but raised in Los Angeles, California, USA. It was perhaps inevitable, for a musician growing up in the 60s and early 70s, that Elliot’s early taste would range through Motown Records and rock. However, he was also indelibly impressed by R&B. As a tenor saxophonist he found much that appealed to him in this form but he was also aware of jazz, in p Read more


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