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Stan Getz

(1927—1991) American jazz saxophonist

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Adam Nussbaum

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B. 29 November 1955, New York City, New York, USA. Nussbaum had initially learnt to play the piano and alto saxophone, then switched to studying drums with Charlie Persip and ...

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Addison Farmer

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B. 21 August 1928, Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA, d. 20 February 1963, New York, USA. The twin brother of Art Farmer, he moved to Los Angeles in the mid-40s and ...

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Airto Moreira

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B. 5 August 1941, Itaiópolis, Brazil. Moreira moved to Rio de Janeiro when he was 16 years old. In the 60s he played in a quartet with the pianist/flautist Hermeto ...

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Al Haig

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B. Allan Warren Haig, 22 July 1924, Newark, New Jersey, USA, d. 16 November 1982, New York City, New York, USA. One of the first bop pianists, and for a ...

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Albert Dailey

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B. Albert Preston Dailey, 16 June 1938, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 26 June 1984, Denver, Colorado, USA. After studying music intensively during early childhood, in his teens Dailey played...

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Aldo Romano

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B. 16 January 1941, Belluno, Italy. Moving to France as a child, Romano studied guitar before teaching himself drums. Employment with the local modern groups led by Barney Wilen and ...

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Alex Blake

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B. Alejandro Blake Feuron Jnr., 21 December 1951, Panama City, Panama. Raised in the USA since 1958, Blake began playing bass at an early age, an activity in which he ...

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Allan Ganley

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B. 11 March 1931, Tolworth, Surrey, England, d. 29 March 2008, England. A self-taught drummer, in the early 50s Ganley played in the dance band led by Bert Ambrose. In ...

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Andy LaVerne

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B. 4 December 1947, New York City, New York, USA. Playing the piano from an early age, LaVerne studied extensively including periods, sometimes brief, at the Berklee College Of Music ...

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Angela Bofill

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B. 1954, West Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, Bofill began writing songs at the age of 12. She formed her first group while still at high school, the ...

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Antonio Carlos Jobim

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B. Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim, 25 January 1927, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, d. 8 December 1994, New York, USA. Jobim can rightfully claim to have started the bossa ...

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Arild Andersen

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B. 27 October 1945, Lilleström, Norway. Andersen’s career as a jazz bass player began under the tutelage of Karel Netolicka and the influential American jazz composer and theorist George...

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Arturo Sandoval

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(b. 1949),

musician. Arturo Sandoval was born in Artemisa, Cuba. While primarily known as a trumpeter, he also excels as a pianist, percussionist, and scat singer. Sandoval began...

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Astrud Gilberto

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B. Astrud Weinert, 30 March 1940, Bahia, Brazil. Gilberto’s career began by accident in March 1963 during a recording session featuring her husband, guitarist João Gilberto, and saxophonist...

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Barney Wilen

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B. Bernard Jean Wilen, 4 March 1937, Nice, France, d. 25 May 1996, Paris, France. Born of an American father and French mother, Wilen spent his first 10 years in ...

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Ben Riley

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B. Benjamin Alexander Riley, 17 July 1933, Savannah, Georgia, USA. After playing drums with various bands during his teenage years, Riley began playing with front-rank jazzmen in the...

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Bengt Hallberg

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B. 13 September 1932, Gothenburg, Sweden. Hallberg was something of a child prodigy at the piano. He made his first recording at the age of 15 and, in 1950, recorded ...

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Benny Goodman

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1909–1986)

US jazz clarinettist and bandleader, known as the ‘King of Swing’.

Born and raised in Chicago, he joined the musician's union there at the age of thirteen....

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Benny Goodman Story

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Hollywood biopics almost always present the same paradox: if the subject is interesting enough to make a film of his/her life, why meddle with the facts? Goodman, portrayed by Steve ...

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Big Band Bossa Nova (Stan Getz album)

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Stan Getz’s name is synonymous with the bossa nova movement. A profoundly lyrical tenor saxophonist, full of melodic surprises and aided by a flawless, virtuoso technique, he was, along...

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