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Benny Carter - 100% match to Roy Eldridge

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Big Band & Swing Blues Westerns
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Bennett Lester Carter, 8 August 1907, New York City, New York, USA, d. 12 July 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA. Carter was born and raised in the area of New York known as San Juan Hill, a tough neighbourhood. His working-class parents encouraged their children to take up music and Carter and his two sisters received piano tuition from their mother, Sadie Bennett Carter. Read more

Lionel Hampton - 87% match to Roy Eldridge

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Soundtracks Television 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

Fletcher Henderson - 62% match to Roy Eldridge

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

Artie Shaw

Artie Shaw - 56% match to Roy Eldridge

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Big Band & Swing Comedy Pop / Rock Vocals Pop / Rock Soundtracks Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts
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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 - 55% match to Roy Eldridge

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Blues Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Vocals Musicals & The Arts Television Big Band & Swing Documentaries Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal 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

Earl Hines - 55% match to Roy Eldridge

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Documentaries Easy Listening Pop / Rock
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Coleman Hawkins - 52% match to Roy Eldridge

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Television World Music
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Coleman Randolph Hawkins, 21 November 1904, St. Joseph, Missouri, USA, d. 19 May 1969, New York City, New York, USA. Coleman Hawkins (aka ‘Bean’ and ‘Hawk’) is a colossus of the tenor saxophone, and hence of jazz. He was the first to use the instrument as a serious means of expression and continued to be open to new developments for 40 years. Starting pia Read more

Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson - 52% match to Roy Eldridge

Genres: Jazz Television Comedy Mystery / Thriller
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Theodore Shaw Wilson, 24 November 1912, Austin, Texas, USA, d. 31 July 1986, New Britain, Connecticut, USA. Born into a middle-class family, Wilson grew up in Tuskegee where his parents moved to take up teaching posts at the university. He studied violin and piano at Tuskegee and later extended his studies at college in Alabama. In 1929, by now concentrating on piano, he bec Read more

Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman - 47% match to Roy Eldridge

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

Jack Teagarden - 46% match to Roy Eldridge

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Easy Listening 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

Fats Navarro - 42% match to Roy Eldridge

Genres: Jazz
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Theodore Navarro, 24 September 1923, Key West, Florida, USA, d. 7 July 1950, New York City, New York, USA. After starting to learn the tenor saxophone and piano, Navarro opted for trumpet and by his mid-teens was playing professionally. In 1943 he joined the Andy Kirk band, working alongside Howard McGhee, and two years later was in the trumpet section of Billy Eckstine’ Read more

Fats Waller

Fats Waller - 42% match to Roy Eldridge

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

Dizzy Gillespie - 40% match to Roy Eldridge

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Pop / Rock Television Documentaries Drama Big Band & Swing Blues Music & Radio Musicals & The Arts
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John Birks Gillespie, 21 October 1917, Cheraw, South Carolina, USA, d. 6 January 1993, Englewood, New Jersey, USA. Born into a large family, Gillespie began playing trombone at the age of 12 and a year or so later took up the trumpet. Largely self-taught, he won a musical scholarship but preferred playing music to formal study. In 1935 he quit university and went to live in Read more

Illinois Jacquet - 40% match to Roy Eldridge

Genres: Jazz Blues Big Band & Swing
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Jean Baptiste Illinois Jacquet, 31 October 1922, Boussard, Louisiana, USA, d. 22 July 2004, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. Raised in Texas, Jacquet started out on drums, later switching to alto and soprano saxophones. He worked in the popular territory band led by Milt Larkin and after stints with other units ended up on the west coast, where he was invited to join Li Read more

Lester Young - 39% match to Roy Eldridge

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Blues
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Lester Willis Young, 27 August 1909, Woodville, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 March 1959, New York City, New York, USA. Born into a musical family, Young was taught several instruments by his father. As a child he played drums in the family’s band, but around 1928 he quit the group and switched to tenor saxophone. His first engagements on this instrument were with Art Bronson Read more

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