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Butterfield, Billy

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz. 897 words.

Butterfield, Billy (14 January 1917–18 March 1988), jazz trumpeter, was born Charles William Butterfield in Middleton, Ohio. His parents’ names are unknown. He studied privately with...

Cappa, Carlo Alberto

Frank J. Cipolla.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Conducting. 786 words.

Cappa, Carlo Alberto (09 December 1834–06 January 1893), bandleader and trombonist, was born in Alessandria, Italy. Little is known of his parentage. He began studies in the rudiments of...

Carey, Mutt

Jack Sohmer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz. 1299 words.

Carey, Mutt (1891–03 September 1948), jazz trumpeter, was born Thomas Carey in Hahnville, Louisiana, a small town west of New Orleans. Nothing is known of Carey’s parents, but, of seventeen...

Carr, Ian Henry Randell (1933–2009), jazz trumpeter and author

Digby Fairweather.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Criticism and Journalism; Brass. 1091 words.

Carr, Ian Henry Randell (1933–2009), jazz trumpeter and author, was born at Charnwood Maternity Home, Dumfries, on 21 April 1933, the son of Thomas Randell Carr, tea salesman, later company...

Celestin, Papa

Richard B. Allen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz; Conducting. 1072 words.

Celestin, Papa (01 January 1884–15 December 1954), bandleader and trumpeter, was born Oscar Philip Celestin in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, the son of Joseph Celestin, a sugar-cane cutter,...

Cherry, Don

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online February 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz; Conducting. 2382 words.

Cherry, Don (18 November 1936–19 October 1995), jazz cornetist, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader, was born Donald Eugene Cherry in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, of mixed African-American...

Chisholm, George (1915–1997), trombonist

Alun Morgan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass. 1074 words.

Chisholm, George (1915–1997), trombonist, was born at 47 Ardenlea Street, Glasgow, on 29 March 1915, the son of George William Chisholm, woodturning machineman, and his wife, Mary, née Clen...

Clayton, Buck

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz; Composition. 1750 words.

Clayton, Buck (12 November 1911–08 December 1991), jazz trumpeter and arranger, was born Wilbur Dorsey Clayton in Parsons, Kansas, the son of Simeon Oliver Clayton, a musician, and Aritha...

Coleman, Bill

Ronald P. Dufour.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz. 1227 words.

Coleman, Bill (04 August 1904–24 August 1981), jazz musician, was born William Johnson Coleman in Centerville, Kentucky, the son of Robert Henry Coleman, a cook, and Roberta Johnson, a...

Colyer, Kenneth (1928–1988), jazz musician

A. J. H. Latham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Conducting. 1030 words.

Colyer, Kenneth (1928–1988), jazz musician, was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on 18 April 1928, the third son in a family of three sons and two daughters of Kenneth Edward Colyer, a...