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Brymer, John Alexander [Jack]

Raymond Holden

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print March 2009 |
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/92623

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Brymer, John Alexander [Jack] (1915–2003), clarinettist, was born on 27 January 1915 at 92 South Woodbine Street, South Shields, co. Durham, son of John Alexander Brymer, builder, and his wife, Mary, née Dixon. An autodidact, he became interested in the clarinet at the age of four, after finding one of his father's old instruments lying around the house. With his father's music-making in his ears, he progressed quickly and played with a military band when he was eleven. While still at ...

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Subjects: Woodwinds

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