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Yellowjackets - 100% match to Sadao Watanabe

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Over four decades, the Yellowjackets have achieved a formidable reputation for their live performances and critical and commercial success with their recordings of electric pop jazz. The members of the band are accomplished musicians in their own right and perhaps this accounts for the Yellowjackets’ two Grammys and six nominations. The formative line-up was assembled in 1 Read more

Bob James - 86% match to Sadao Watanabe

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Classical
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25 December 1939, Marshall, Missouri, USA. James played the piano from the age of four and eventually gained an MA in Composition from the University of Michigan in 1962. He worked as musical director and accompanist with vocalist Sarah Vaughan until 1968. In 1973 Quincy Jones introduced him to Creed Taylor who was forming his CTI Records label. James became his arranger and Read more

Yusef Lateef - 84% match to Sadao Watanabe

Genres: Jazz Easy Listening
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William Evans, 9 October 1920, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. Raised in Detroit, Michigan, Lateef began playing tenor saxophone in his late teens. In New York in the mid-40s he played in bands led by Lucky Millinder, Roy Eldridge and other leading jazz musicians of the swing era, but later in the decade, in Chicago, he played with Dizzy Gillespie. Thereafter, his work was cons Read more

Dave Grusin - 83% match to Sadao Watanabe

Genres: Drama Comedy Action & Adventure Westerns Jazz Soundtracks Mystery / Thriller Music Videos & Concerts Horror
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26 June 1934, Littleton, Colorado, USA. Grusin played piano semi-professionally while studying at the University of Colorado, and almost abandoned music to become a veterinary surgeon (he later stated, ‘I’m still not sure I made the right decision, a lot of dead cows might still be alive today if I hadn’t gone to music school.’) His musical associates at Read more

David Sanborn - 82% match to Sadao Watanabe

Genres: Jazz Action & Adventure Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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30 July 1945, Tampa, Florida, USA. Sanborn’s virtuosity has now spanned four decades, taking him from being a band member (with the seminal Paul Butterfield) to a leading session player for artists such as David Bowie, James Taylor and Stevie Wonder. His is the alto saxophone solo on Bowie’s ‘Young Americans’. He grew up in St. Louis and played with some Read more

Earl Klugh - 81% match to Sadao Watanabe

Genres: Jazz Soundtracks Pop / Rock
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16 September 1953, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Jazz guitarist Klugh has an unorthodox style in that when he sits down he rests the guitar on his right knee instead of the left. After studying piano and nylon string guitar as a child, Klugh settled on the latter instrument. While still in his mid-teens he recorded with Yusef Lateef and George Benson, with whom he also toured. He Read more

Lee Ritenour - 81% match to Sadao Watanabe

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Soundtracks Drama
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Hiromi - 78% match to Sadao Watanabe

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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Fourplay - 65% match to Sadao Watanabe

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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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

Kazumi Watanabe - 64% match to Sadao Watanabe

Genres: Jazz World Music
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14 October 1953, Tokyo, Japan. After studying guitar extensively at Tokyo’s Yamaha Music School Watanabe began his professional career playing in jazz rock bands, sometimes under his own leadership. His bands, which included Kylyn and Mobo, became very popular in Japan and he also took them to the USA. In 1989 he performed at the Montreux International Jazz Festival and Read more

Ramsey Lewis - 64% match to Sadao Watanabe

Genres: Jazz Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis, 27 May 1935, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Lewis started playing piano at the age of six. He graduated from school in 1948, after winning both the American Legion Award as an outstanding scholar and a special award for piano services at the Edward Jenner Elementary School. He began his career as an accompanist at the Zion Hill Baptist Church, an experience o Read more

George Benson - 56% match to Sadao Watanabe

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Musicals & The Arts
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22 March 1943, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. This guitarist and singer successfully planted his feet in both the modern jazz and easy-listening pop camps in the mid-70s when jazz pop as well as jazz rock became a most lucrative proposition. Before a move to New York in 1963, he had played in various R&B outfits local to Pittsburgh, including the Altairs and the Four Cou Read more

Branford Marsalis - 54% match to Sadao Watanabe

Genres: Jazz Drama Comedy Music Videos & Concerts Mystery / Thriller
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Herbie Mann - 54% match to Sadao Watanabe

Genres: Jazz Latin Vocals World Music
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Herbert Jay Sololmon, 16 April 1930, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 1 July 2003, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. After learning to play the clarinet while still a small child, Mann took up the flute. He developed his musical experience during military service. After leaving the US army, he was active in film and television studios as both performer and composer. He pl Read more

Shakatak - 54% match to Sadao Watanabe

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Funk Holiday & Seasonal
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One of the original benefactors of the early 80s UK jazz/funk boom, alongside contemporaries Level 42, Shakatak originally comprised Bill Sharpe (keyboards), Steve Underwood (bass), Keith Winter (guitar), Roger Odell (drums), and Nigel Wright (keyboards, synthesizers). Between 1980 and 1987, Shakatak had 14 UK chart singles. Beginning with their chart debut, 1980’s ‘F Read more

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