Alan Paul - Singer with the "vocalese" revival group "Manhattan Transfer". The all vocal group has covered a wide variety of material--but they are perhaps best known for their covers of material from the 30s and 40s. In the 70s they had an American hit with their cover of "The Boy From New York City". Paul was also in the original production of "Grease" on Broadway.
Great drummer and band leader (1917-1987). Ex-Marine, black-belt in karate, and much missed. UPDATE: While we havent absolutely confirmed it, we are almost sure that only Richs father was Jewish.
member of Spyro Gyra
Born Frances Wolfe in the Bronx. Came in the end of the big band era as a band/jazz singer. Sang with Claude Thornhill, others. Had a had hit with "A Sunday Kind Of Love" and toured starred in "The Pajama Game". Was still active as a band singer well into the 90s.
jazz saxophonist, former member Ian Dury and the Blockheads and musical producer
Well known singer/pianist/songwriter. Son of an Irish father (who was New Orleans District Attorney) and a Jewish mother
Top big band singer who was voted most popular singer of 1942 in popular surveys. Born Helen Fogel, she sang with Artie Shaw, Harry James, Benny Goodman and others.
Primarily identified as a jazz/"easy listening" artist. Famous for his work with the Tijuna Brass, which had incredible success in the 1960s. Alpert albums have continued to sell fairly well. His big hits include "A Taste of Honey" and "This Guys In Love With You". Co-founder of the very succesful A&M record label.
Abrams is a Jewish American musician from Idyllwild, California who finished in sixth place on the tenth season of American Idol. He was eliminated from the competition on April 28, 2011, five weeks after being saved from elimination by the judges.
(1926-1988) Tenor sax player and composer, he was also a leading Broadway arranger
Singer with the "vocalese" revival group "Manhattan Transfer". The all vocal group has covered a wide variety of material--but they are perhaps best known for their covers of material from the 30s and 40s. In the 70s they had an American hit with their cover of "The Boy From New York City". Paul was also in the original production of "Grease" on Broadway.
singer-songwriter, record producer, theatre actress, and television host
Born Artie Arshawsky. Famous big-band leader and great clarinet player who suddenly retired in the 1940s and has not performed since.
Israeli modern jazz bassist and composer.
Leader and banjo player for the popular band, "Bela and the Flecktones", which combines jazz and bluegrass.
The King of Swing. Chicago-born clarinet player who was adept at Jazz and classical music. Goodman broke the color barrier by having the first integrated swing band.