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Oliver, Sy (1910 - 1988), arranger, trumpeter, singer, leader

Eddie Lambert 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

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(b Battle Creek, MI, 17 Dec 1910; d New York, 27 May 1988). American arranger, trumpeter, singer, and leader. His father was a singer, his mother an organist, and both taught music. He was brought up in Zanesville, Ohio, where he learned trumpet and performed in local bands as a teenager, helping to support the family after his father suffered a stroke. From 1927 to 1930

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