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Joshua Redman

(b. 1969)

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Avishai Cohen

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B. 20 April 1970, Naharia, Israel. Cohen studied piano from the age of 11 and soon afterwards began developing an interest in jazz. When he was 14, his family moved ...

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Benjamin Herman

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B. 9 May 1968, Netherlands. A Dutch national, Herman played alto saxophone from the age of 12 and within a very short time was working as a semi-professional sideman. Through ...

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Brad Mehldau

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B. 23 August 1970, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Mehldau began playing piano at a very early age, taking formal lessons from the age of six. While at Hall High School in ...

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Brian Blade

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B. 25 July 1970, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. Blade began playing violin as a small child but as he entered his teens he switched to drums. He played in the church ...

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Charlie Hunter

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B. 1968, Rhode Island, USA. Hunter grew up in Berkeley, California, where his mother repaired guitars for a living. He had his own first guitar at 12 and took lessons ...

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Dave Brubeck

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1920– )

US jazz pianist and composer. The Dave Brubeck quartet was enormously successful from 1951 to 1967, and made a significant contribution to popularizing jazz when it was out...

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Dewey Redman

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B. Walter Dewey Redman, 17 May 1931, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 2 September 2006, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. After first playing clarinet at school, where one ...

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Dianne Reeves

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B. 23 October 1956, Detroit, Michigan, USA. A vocalist with an international reputation and following, Dianne Reeves made her name in the late 80s, when she was discovered by Blue ...

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Eric Alexander

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B. Eric Wells Alexander, 4 August 1968, Galesburg, Illinois, USA. Born to a pair of musically inclined and encouraging parents, Alexander began taking piano lessons at eight years old and...

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Eric Felten

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B. Eric Thomas Felten, 18 September 1964, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Born into a highly musical family, among whom were several professional jazz musicians, a career in music was inevitable....

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