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The Rippingtons - 100% match to Special EFX

Genres: Jazz
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This contemporary jazz group originally comprised Russ Freeman (Russell Donald Freeman, 11 February 1960, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; guitar), Kenny G. (b. Kenneth Gorelick, 6 July 1956, Seattle, Washington, USA; saxophone) and David Benoit (b. 1953, Bakersfield, California, USA; keyboards). The man generally recognized as the founder of the Rippingtons, Freeman discovered th Read more

David Benoit - 93% match to Special EFX

Genres: Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Mystery / Thriller
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Bakersfield, California, USA. Benoit gained an early appreciation of music from his parents, who played guitar and piano. He began piano lessons at the age of 14, by which time he was steeped in the influences of both Ramsey Lewis and Henry Mancini. Following his musical studies at El Camino College, he met with composer Richard Baskin and played piano on the movie soundtra Read more

Russ Freeman - 82% match to Special EFX

Genres: Jazz
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Fattburger - 78% match to Special EFX

Genres: Jazz
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Joyce Cooling - 78% match to Special EFX

Genres: Jazz
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New Jersey, USA. Born and raised in a musical family, Cooling tried playing keyboards and percussion before deciding on the guitar. After moving to California, her musical understanding expanded and although largely self-taught as a guitarist, she was eager to pick up other skills, drawing notably from West African percussionist C.K. Ladzekpo and keyboard player Jay Wagner, Read more

Norman Brown - 76% match to Special EFX

Genres: Jazz Holiday & Seasonal
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18 December 1970, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Brown played guitar from around the age of eight, initially taking his cue from contemporary pop artists. By chance he heard Wes Montgomery on record and this redirected his interest towards jazz. Moving to Los Angeles, he studied at the Musician’s Institute, a move that led to his developing a thorough foundation for his ca Read more

Spyro Gyra - 74% match to Special EFX

Genres: Jazz Holiday & Seasonal
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Formed in 1975 by saxophonist Jay Beckenstein (14 May 1951, New York City, New York, USA) and pianist Jeremy Wall, the original Spyro Gyra comprised Chet Catallo (electric guitar), David Wolford (electric bass), Eli Konikoff (drums), and Gerardo Velez (percussion). After a modest start in Buffalo, New York, and an album on a small independent label, Beckenstein’s hard w Read more

Chuck Loeb - 73% match to Special EFX

Genres: Jazz
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Charles Samuel Loeb, 12 July 1955, Suffern, New York, USA. Raised in Nyack, New York, Loeb began playing guitar at the age of 11. He played in various local bands until going to the Berklee College Of Music. After leaving Berklee in 1976 he toured with Chico Hamilton, Hubert Laws and Ray Barretto, making his breakthrough in 1979 when he joined Stan Getz. He stayed with Getz Read more

Jeff Lorber - 70% match to Special EFX

Genres: Jazz Funk
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4 November 1952, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. A pioneer of the smooth jazz/New Adult Contemporary format, keyboard player Lorber’s compositions are characterized by syncopated, chromatic melody and modal writing and a seamless fusion of electric jazz, rock, R&B and funk styles. Lorber started playing the piano when he was four and played in local R&B bands w Read more

Jonathan Butler - 70% match to Special EFX

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul Vocals Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal
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October 1961, Cape Town, South Africa. Butler began his professional career as a guitarist, leaning strongly towards jazz. Later, resident in England, he added engaging vocals to his instrumental skills and broadened his repertoire to incorporate urban, reggae, gospel and Brazilian music. Underscoring all of his work, however, are Butler’s African musical roots. He bega Read more

Marc Antoine - 70% match to Special EFX

Genres: Jazz
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Nick Colionne - 70% match to Special EFX

Genres: Jazz
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Richard Elliot - 68% match to Special EFX

Genres: Jazz Easy Listening
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Glasgow, Scotland, but raised in Los Angeles, California, USA. It was perhaps inevitable, for a musician growing up in the 60s and early 70s, that Elliot’s early taste would range through Motown Records and rock. However, he was also indelibly impressed by R&B. As a tenor saxophonist he found much that appealed to him in this form but he was also aware of jazz, in p Read more

Lee Ritenour - 67% match to Special EFX

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Drama
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Marion Meadows - 66% match to Special EFX

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Funk
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West Virginia, USA. Raised in Connecticut, Meadows began playing clarinet and studying classical music at the age of eight. He heard numerous jazz artists on record, including Stanley Turrentine, Johnny Hodges, Coleman Hawkins and Sidney Bechet. The impression made by his hearing the last named, prompted him to settle on the soprano saxophone as his principal instrument. He Read more

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