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Wes Montgomery


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Birth Name: John Leslie Montgomery
Born: 1923/03/06
Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Died: 1968/06/15
Genres: Jazz, Soul Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Hard Bop

John Leslie “Wes” Montgomery was born March 6, 1923 in Indianapolis, Indiana and was a jazz guitarist. Born into a musical family with brothers who played bass guitar and piano, Montgomery grew up around jazz performers. The brothers released a number of albums together as the Montgomery Brothers. Montgomery had the ability to play music by ear and learn complex melodies. At the late age of 20 he began to learn to play the six string guitar by listening to the recordings of guitarist, Charlie Christian. Christian’s gypsy style of jazz playing heavily influenced Montgomery’s developing style. Montgomery got his start playing in local clubs at night, while working a day job. Cannonba... Continue Bio >>


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