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Paula West - 59% match to Trudy Desmond

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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San Diego, California, USA. West was raised in a Marine Corps family with three siblings. All of the children were taught to play musical instruments, hers being the clarinet. Mostly, the music she heard and played was classical but at college she was introduced to jazz. In particular, she listened to singers including Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Julie London, Maxine Sullivan Read more

Ranee Lee - 32% match to Trudy Desmond

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 October 1942, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Lee relocated to Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the late 60s. A gifted singer with a growing maturity of style and purpose, she first attracted international attention when she played the 1992 Nice Jazz Festival. Until that time, her performances were sometimes overly energetic with a deliberately tough and raunchy manner. That same yea Read more

Peter Leitch - 28% match to Trudy Desmond

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 August 1944, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada. Leitch was raised in Montreal, playing guitar there in the early 60s and later in Toronto. He listened to jazz on record and live, sometimes sitting in with visiting artists. Among musicians he heard and from whom he learned were John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery and Thelonious Monk. Inevitably, his jazz orientation was towards the modern Read more

Pat LaBarbera - 19% match to Trudy Desmond

Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Pascel LaBarbera, 7 April 1944, Warsaw, New York, USA. Older brother of John and Joe LaBarbera, he, too, was first taught by his father. He later studied at Berklee College Of Music from where he went into Buddy Rich’s band as featured tenor saxophone soloist. In the mid-70s he moved to Canada and then joined Elvin Jones. A powerful player with a style rooted in post- J Read more


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