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.