John Dankworth


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(b London, 1927; d London, 2010).

Eng. jazz musician and composer. Played alto sax. and cl. in jazz groups. Formed jazz orch. 1953. Comp. much film mus. and works combining jazz and symphonic musicians, e.g. Improvisations, with Seiber 1959, str. qt. (1971), pf. conc. (1972), Grace Abounding (1980), Reconciliation (1987). Frequent appearances as acc. to wife, Cleo Laine. CBE 1974. Knighted 2006.

Subjects: Music.

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