Musician Profile Search Results: “banjo”

Bela Fleck

Just in case you aren't familiar with Béla Fleck, there are some who say he's the premiere banjo player in the world. Others claim that Béla has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing...

Chris Gildersleeve

I fell for jazz when I was 16. It was Johnny Dodds who hooked me, soon followed by “Jelly Roll” Morton and Louis Armstrong. When studying in Newcastle I was lucky to meet Jack McLaughlin and the Maryville Jazz Band who introduced me to...

Cynthia Sayer

Cynthia Sayer is internationally acclaimed as one of the leading jazz banjoists, and is also known for her vocal, entertaining and multi-instrumental talents. Ms. Sayer has worked with such artists as Woody Allen, Dick Hyman, Milt Hinton,...

Danny Barker

A jazz banjoist and guitarist with a career that stretched over parts of eight decades, Danny Barker lived the history of jazz in the twentieth century. Then, late in life, he became one of its most qualified chroniclers, drawing upon his...

Dave Guard

Dave Guard was an important figure in the late ’50s and early ’60s folk boom, principally as a member of the Kingston Trio, and for a brief time as the central attraction in Dave Guard’s Whiskeyhill Singers. Guard, with Nick...

David Bandrowski

David grew up playing the 5-string banjo in New Orleans and Boston. He then went on to study guitar at Berklee College of Music, and graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans from their jazz studies program. Before Hurricane Katrina,...

Holger Gross

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Jake Schepps

Jake Schepps and Expedition plays engaging, dynamic material that reflects the Colorado aesthetic of roots music. The Expedition Quartet remains true to the artistic values of stringband, yet draws on certain jazz sensibilities, such as...

Jayme Stone

Banjo-playing composer Jayme Stone follows whimsy rigorously. He picked up a passion for music from an eccentric uncle who listened to records endlessly, placing his ashtray on the speaker so Stone could join him in watching how the...

John Hartford

John Hartford won Grammy awards in three different decades, recorded a catalog of more than 30 albums, and wrote one of the most popular songs of all time, Gentle On My Mind. He was a regular guest and contributor on the Glen Campbell Good...

Johnny St. Cyr

Johnny St. Cyr is one of the masters of early blues-jazz. His recordings with Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven feature some really impressive solo and rhythm player where St. Cyr explores the extended range of the guitar-banjo. St....

Juan Carlos Águila Coghlan

40 years playing in Traditional Jazz Bands. Currently, working in a Ph.D. thesis on Jazz and Interculturality

New Orleans Moonshiners

The New Orleans Moonshiners formed in early 2008 as a group of young musicians trying to get their feet wet playing traditional jazz. After months of playing on the street in the French Quarter for tips, the world-famous Donna’s Bar and...

Nino Frasio

Banjo, guitar and tuba player. He was graduated in 1976 from the Universitá degli Studi of Milano and he has worked for more than twenty years with several companies as AFC manager. His first steps in music were taken in 1964 as a...

Papa Charlie Jackson

Papa Charlie Jackson was the first blues singer to record while accompanying himself on six string banjo. His first session was for Paramount in 1924 where he cut “Papa's Lawdy Blues" and “Airy Man Blues." Born in New Orleans in...

Pete Seeger

It's no exaggeration to say that Pete Seeger has done more to popularize American folk music than any other contemporary musician, authoring or co-authoring the songs that have become folk standards: “If I Had a Hammer," “Where...

Ryan Cavanaugh

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