Category Archive: Entertainers

EMILY REMLER

Emily Remler Born September 18, 1957 Manhattan, New York, United States Died May 4, 1990 (aged 32) Sydney, Australia Genres Jazz Occupation(s) Musician Instruments Guitar Emily Remler (September 18, 1957 – May 4, 1990) was an American jazz guitarist in the 1980s. Her career was cut short at the age of 32. Born in New …

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VIV REDD

Vi Redd Birth name Elvira Louise Redd Born September 20, 1928 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Genres Jazz, bebop, hard bop, post bop Occupation(s) Musician, vocalist, teacher Instruments Alto saxophone Elvira “Vi” Redd (born September 20, 1928) is an American jazz alto saxophone player, vocalist and educator. She has been active since the early 1950s and …

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KATHLEEN BATTEL

Kathleen Battle Kathleen Deanna Battle (born August 13, 1948) is an American operatic soprano known for her distinctive vocal range and tone. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Battle initially became known for her work within the concert repertoire through performances with major orchestras during the early and mid-1970s. She made her opera debut in 1975. Battle …

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VIV ALBERTINE

Viv Albertine Birth name Viviane Katrina Louise Albertine Born 1 December 1954 Sydney, Australia Genres Punk rock, post-punk, new wave Occupation(s) Musician, television director Instruments Guitar, vocals Viviane Katrina Louise “Viv” Albertine (born 1 December 1954, Sydney, Australia) is a British singer and songwriter, best known as the guitarist for the English punk group the …

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JENNIFER BATTEN

Jennifer Batten Born November 29, 1957 New York City, New York, United States Genres Instrumental rock, jazz fusion, hard rock, electronica Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer, filmmaker, visual artist Instruments Guitar, guitar synthesizer Jennifer Batten (born November 29, 1957) is an American guitarist who has worked as a session musician and solo artist. From 1987 to …

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FIONA APPLE

Fiona Apple Birth name Fiona Apple McAfee-Maggart Born September 13, 1977 Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. Genres Art pop baroque pop Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter Instruments Vocals, piano Fiona Apple McAfee-Maggart (born September 13, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, and poet. Classically trained on piano as a child, Apple began composing her own songs …

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SPIKE ROBINSON

Spike Robinson Born: Henry Berthold “Spike” Robinson January 16, 1930 Kenosha, Wisconsin   Died: October 29, 2001 Writtle, England Henry Berthold “Spike” Robinson (January 16, 1930 in Kenosha, Wisconsin – October 29, 2001 in Writtle, England) was a tenor saxophonist. He began playing at age twelve, making recordings with famous jazz and bop musicians on …

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BOBBY TICKLE

Above: Bobby Tickle on the far right. Born: Robert Tickle 8,10. 1943  Adelaide, Souith Australia Died: 5.10. 2017. South Australia Age 74 Bobby Tickle A week ago today we joined as family and friends to celebrate the life of my “big” brother Bob. We laughed, we cried, we reminisced, we sang and clapped along with …

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IKE ISAACS (bassist)

Ike Isaacs (bassist) Charles “Ike” Isaacs (March 28, 1923 – February 27, 1981) was an American jazz bassist from the greater Cleveland, Ohio metropolitan area. Born in Akron, Isaacs played trumpet and tuba as a child before settling on bass. He served in the Army during World War II, where he took lessons from Wendell …

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IKE ISAACS

Ike Isaacs Photo by Harry Brus  Ike Isaacs (guitarist) Ike Isaacs | Biography & History | AllMusic Ike Isaacs (1919-1996) – Home | Facebook Ike Isaacs (December 1, 1919, Rangoon, Burma – January 11, 1996, Sydney, Australia) was a jazz guitarist from Rangoon, Burma, best known for his work with violinist Stéphane Grappelli. Isaacs was self taught on …

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