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Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman - 100% match to Sidney Bechet

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

Lionel Hampton - 92% match to Sidney Bechet

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

Tommy Dorsey - 91% match to Sidney Bechet

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Musicals & The Arts Easy Listening Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal Big Band & Swing
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19 November 1905, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 26 November 1956, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. Like his older brother, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy was taught as a small child by his father, a music teacher. He first learned to play trumpet, but switched to trombone while still very young. He played in various bands, often with his brother, their co-led group known first as Dorse Read more

Coleman Hawkins - 83% match to Sidney Bechet

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

Artie Shaw

Artie Shaw - 81% match to Sidney Bechet

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 - 81% match to Sidney Bechet

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

Fats Waller

Fats Waller - 76% match to Sidney Bechet

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

Bix Beiderbecke - 75% match to Sidney Bechet

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing
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Leon Bix Beiderbecke, 10 March 1903, Davenport, Iowa, USA, d. 6 August 1931, New York City, New York, USA. One of the legends of jazz, a role he would doubtless have found wryly amusing had he lived to know of it, Bix Beiderbecke entered music when he began picking out tunes on piano and cornet at the age of 15. Inspired by records of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and by Read more

Erroll Garner

Erroll Garner - 71% match to Sidney Bechet

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries
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Erroll Louis Garner, 15 June 1921, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 2 January 1977, Los Angeles, California, USA. A self-taught pianist, Garner played on the radio at the age of 10 and within a few more years was playing professionally in his home town. Among the bands with which he played during this period were those led by Leroy Brown and, reputedly, Fate Marable. In 194 Read more

Glenn Miller - 71% match to Sidney Bechet

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock Easy Listening Drama Vocals Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries
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1 March 1905, Clarinda, Iowa, USA, d. 15 December 1944. Miller was the first artist to be credited with a million-selling disc (for ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’), and was the toast of North American popular music during World War II for his uniformed orchestra’s fusion of sober virtuosity, infectious dance rhythms and varied intonation of brass and woodwind. In Mil Read more

Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson - 69% match to Sidney Bechet

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

Django Reinhardt - 68% match to Sidney Bechet

Genres: Jazz World Music Music & Radio Pop / Rock Vocals Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Blues Foreign Films
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Jean Baptiste Reinhardt, 23 January 1910, Liberchies, near Luttre, Belgium, d. 16 May 1953, Fontainebleau, France. Reinhardt first played violin but later took up the guitar. Living a nomadic life with his gypsy family, he played in a touring show before he was in his teens. Following serious injuries which he suffered in a caravan fire in 1928 he lost the use of two fingers Read more

Lester Young - 68% match to Sidney Bechet

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

Harry James

Harry James - 64% match to Sidney Bechet

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Musicals & The Arts Easy Listening Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Jazz Comedy
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15 March 1916, Albany, Georgia, USA, d. 5 July 1983, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Harry James’ father played trumpet in the band of a touring circus, and at first Harry played the drums, but then he, too, took up the trumpet and at the age of nine was also playing in the circus band. He showed such enormous promise that his father had soon taught him everything he knew. Harr Read more

Jelly Roll Morton - 61% match to Sidney Bechet

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Blues
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Ferdinand Joseph Lemott, 20 October 1890, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 10 July 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA. A gifted musician, Morton played various instruments before deciding to concentrate on piano. In the early years of the twentieth century he was a popular figure on the seamier side of New Orleans night life. He played in brothels, hustled pool and generally Read more

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