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Joshua Redman

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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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Eric Reed

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B. Eric Scott Reed, 21 June 1970, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Pianist Reed began his life in music when he was two years old with an interest in the drums. He ...

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Fleurine

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B. The Netherlands. Singers who attracted Fleurine’s early attention and who in different ways led her to develop an interest in singing included Ella Fitzgerald, in particular the Song...

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Geoff Keezer

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B. Geoffrey Keezer, 20 November 1970, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA. Keezer’s parents were music teachers, his father playing drums, his mother piano and French horn, and Geoff began playing...

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Jimmy Haslip

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B. James Robert Haslip, 31 December 1951, New York City, New York, USA. Growing up in a musical household, Haslip’s early listening was to a wide variety of Latin and ...

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Jonny King

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B. Jonathan Z. King, 2 February 1965, New York City, New York, USA. King played piano from the age of nine, later acknowledging as influences swing era giants Teddy Wilson ...

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Julien Lourau

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B. 2 March 1970, Paris, France. Lourau began playing the saxophone at the age of 11. He was soon exploiting his quickly learned skills playing rock ‘n’ roll before moving ...

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Kevin Hays

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B. 1 May 1968, New York City, New York, USA. Growing up in Greenwich, Connecticut, Hays began playing piano as a small child, encouraged by his father who also played ...

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Kim Nazarian

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B. New York, USA. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Ithaca College, in 1987 Nazarian became a founding member of New York Voices with Darmon Meader, Peter Eldridge, Caprice Fox ...

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Melvin Rhyne

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B. 12 October 1936, Indianapolis, Minnesota, USA. Starting out as a pianist in his hometown, Rhyne enjoyed a good if localized reputation in the mid-50s, working with artists such as ...

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Miguel Zenón

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B. 1977, San Juan, Puerto Rico. While still a teenager, Zenón studied alto saxophone with Angel Marrero at the Escuela Libre de Musica. It was at this time that he ...

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