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Shorty Rogers - 72% match to Terry Gibbs

Genres: Jazz Action & Adventure Comedy 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

Dennis Rowland - 64% match to Terry Gibbs

Genres: Jazz
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c.1950, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Growing up in a musical family, Rowland began singing as a child. Inevitably influenced by Motown Records, he also heard and greatly admired the singing of Joe Williams, whose hit record of ‘Every Day I Have The Blues’, with Count Basie, was popular in the mid-50s. Nurturing ambitions to be a singer and an actor, Rowland patiently de Read more

Red Norvo - 55% match to Terry Gibbs

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Musicals & The Arts
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Kenneth Norville, 31 March 1908, Beardstown, Illinois, USA, d. 5 April 1999, Santa Monica, California, USA. After playing in a marimba band, Norvo was hired by Paul Whiteman in the late 20s. With this band he played xylophone and was called upon largely to deliver novelty effects. While with Whiteman he met and married one of the band’s singers, Mildred Bailey; in 1933 Read more

Teddy Edwards - 55% match to Terry Gibbs

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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Theodore Marcus Edwards, 26 April 1924, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, d. 20 April 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA. As a child Edwards played alto saxophone with local bands and continued playing this instrument when he moved to Detroit in 1940. He toured with territory bands in Michigan and Florida including those led by Ernie Fields and Stack Walton. In the Walton band he p Read more

Bobby Troup

Bobby Troup - 54% match to Terry Gibbs

Genres: Drama Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks War
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Robert William Troup, 18 October 1918, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 7 February 1999, Sherman Oaks, California, USA. After studying extensively, including a degree in economics, Troup turned to songwriting and singing to his own piano accompaniment. In 1941 he was hired by Tommy Dorsey, but was drafted the same year. After five years in the US Navy, where he wrote scores Read more

Joe Locke - 50% match to Terry Gibbs

Genres: Jazz
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Joseph P. Locke, 18 March 1959, Palo Alto, California, USA. Although he was to become one of the most strikingly gifted jazz vibraphonists of his generation, Locke began on drums. At the start of his teenage years, he switched to the instrument on which he was to make his name, studying in Rochester, New York. He played with local bands in the north-eastern states, sometimes Read more

Teddy Charles - 50% match to Terry Gibbs

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

Lucky Thompson - 46% match to Terry Gibbs

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Eli Thompson, 16 June 1924, Columbia, South Carolina, USA, d. 30 July 2005, Seattle, Washington, USA. Thompson’s professional career began in the early 40s as a sideman in territory bands. After moving to New York in 1943 he played tenor saxophone in the bands of Lionel Hampton, Don Redman, Billy Eckstine, Lucky Millinder and in 1944 joined Count Basie. On the west coas Read more

Frank Rosolino - 34% match to Terry Gibbs

Genres: Jazz
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20 August 1926, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 26 November 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA. After dabbling with guitar, Rosolino took up the trombone while in his teens. After military service during World War II he played in a succession of big bands, including those of Bob Chester and Glen Gray. In 1948 he was one of several bebop-influenced musicians playing in Gene Krupa& Read more

Mundell Lowe - 30% match to Terry Gibbs

Genres: 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

Jeanie Bryson - 27% match to Terry Gibbs

Genres: Vocals
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10 May 1958, New York City, New York, USA. The daughter of songwriter-pianist Connie Bryson and Dizzy Gillespie, Jeanie played piano from an early age. Later, she studied extensively at Rutgers, adding flute and ethnomusicology to her attainments. There she came under tuition from Kenny Barron and widened her interest to include singing music of the Far East and the Indian s Read more

Oscar Pettiford - 27% match to Terry Gibbs

Genres: Jazz
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30 September 1922, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA, d. 8 September 1960, Copenhagen, Denmark. Coming from a musical background, Pettiford was competent on several instruments, settling for bass in the early 40s. He played with Charlie Barnet, Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster and others; then in the middle of the decade, was active among the New York beboppers. He briefly c Read more

Buddy DeFranco - 25% match to Terry Gibbs

Genres: Blues Jazz
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Boniface Ferdinand Leonardo De Franco, 17 February 1923, Camden, New Jersey, USA. A child prodigy, DeFranco won an amateur contest playing the clarinet while still only 14 years old. Four years later he was in Gene Krupa’s band, then joined Charlie Barnet; and in 1944 became a featured player with Tommy Dorsey, who had been sponsor of the amateur contest that launched D Read more

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge - 21% match to Terry Gibbs

Genres: Action & Adventure Comedy Drama Music Videos & Concerts Vocals War
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Leo Parker - 20% match to Terry Gibbs

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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18 April 1925, Washington, DC, USA, d. 11 February 1962, New York City, New York, USA. Starting out on alto saxophone, an instrument on which he recorded with Coleman Hawkins, Parker switched to baritone in 1944 when he joined the bebop-orientated big band led by Billy Eckstine. For the next year or so he was a member of the band’s so-called ‘unholy four’. Fel Read more

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