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Johnson, Osie (1923 - 1966), Drummer, arranger

Jeff Potter and Barry Kernfeld

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630


(b Washington, DC, 11 Jan 1923; d New York, 10 Feb 1966). Drummer and arranger. He studied theory and harmony with John Malachi, and as a teenager played with fellow classmates Leo Parker and Frank Wess. He left high school in 1941 to begin playing professionally. After working with Sabby Lewis in Boston for six months (1942–3) he was stationed in the Great Lakes area as a member of

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