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Aiken [Aitken], Gus

Howard Rye.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 390 words.

[Augustine]

(bCharleston, SC, July 26, 1902 or 1903; dNew York, April 1973). Trumpeter. He was unsure of his year of birth (his social security file gives 1903), and he was brought...

Akagi, Kei

Mark Gilbert.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 420 words.

(b Sendai, Japan, March 16, 1953). Japanese pianist and keyboard player. He grew up in Cleveland and studied piano, theory, and music history at the Cleveland Music School Settlement...

Akchoté, Noël

André Clergeat.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 204 words.

(b Paris, Dec 7, 1968). French guitarist, leader, and composer. He studied guitar under the guidance of Philippe Petit and Marc Ducret and was influenced by the avant-garde musicians...

Akiyama, Kazumasa

Kazunori Sugiyama.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 118 words.

(b Tokyo, Jan 17, 1955). Japanese guitarist. Self-taught, he took up drums at the age of eight and guitar when he was ten. In 1975 he made his professional début with Isao Suzuki’s...

akLaff, Pheeroan

Barry Kernfeld.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 814 words.

[Maddox, Paul]

(bDetroit, Jan 27, 1955). Americandrummer. Ak Laff, ak Laff, aKlaff, and akLaff are among numerous variant spellings of his name found in the jazz literature and on...

Albalat, Sebastià

Alfredo Papo.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 111 words.

(bSpain, c1905; d after 1949). Spanishtenor saxophonist. He learned music as a youth, but pre-ferred to improvise rather than study conventionally. At the age of 20 he traveled to New York;...

Albam, Manny

Steven Strunk.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 517 words.

[Emmanuel]

(bSamaná, Dominican Republic, June 24, 1922; dCroton, NY, October 2, 2001). Americanarranger and composer. He was brought up in New York, where he first played (usually...

Albany, Joe

André Barbera.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 536 words.

[Albani, Joseph]

(bAtlantic City, NJ, Jan 24, 1924; dNew York, Jan 12, 1988). Americanpianist. He studied accordion as a child and took up piano in high school. He moved to the...

Albert, Don

Lawrence Koch.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 400 words.

[Dominique, Albert]

(bNew Orleans, Aug 5, 1908; dSan Antonio, Jan 1980). Americantrumpeter and bandleader, nephew of Natty Dominique. His father was a singer and violinist with...

Alcorn, Alvin

Alan Barrell.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 598 words.

(Elmore, Sr.)

(bNew Orleans, Sept 7, 1912). Americantrumpeter. He was taught music theory by his brother Oliver (b New Orleans, 3 Aug 1910; d New Orleans, 21 March 1981), a...

Alden, Howard

Gary W. Kennedy.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 759 words.

(Vincent )

(b Newport Beach, CA, Oct 17, 1958). American guitarist and leader. He grew up in Huntington Beach, California, and played piano, harmonica, four-string guitar,...

Alemán, Oscar

Gary Carner.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 477 words.

(Marcelo)

(bResistencia, Argentina, Feb 20, 1909; dBuenos Aires, Oct 10, 1980). Argentineguitarist. He first danced in the folk troupe of his father, the guitarist Jorge Alemán...

Alexander, Charlie

Howard Rye.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 215 words.

[Charles Wesley]

(bCincinnati, May 29, 1890; dLos Angeles, Feb 4, 1970). Americanpianist. The year of his birth had been estimated as 1904, but the combination of a birthplace of...

Alexander, Eric

Gary W. Kennedy.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 369 words.

(Wells )

(b Galesburg, IL, Aug 4, 1968). American tenor saxophonist. His family moved to Olympia, Washington, when he was 14, and he began studying classical saxophone...

Alexander, Monty

Paul Rinzler.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 923 words.

[Montgomery Bernard]

(bKingston, Jamaica, June 6, 1944). Jamaicanpianist and leader. He played calypso and boogie-woogie from the age of four, began classical piano lessons two...

Alexander, Mousey

Rick Mattingly.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 571 words.

[MousieElmer]

(bGary, IN, June 29, 1922; dLongwood, FL, Oct 9, 1988). Americandrummer. He studied in Chicago at the Roy Knapp School of Drumming and then worked in the city at the...

Alexander, Roland (E.)

Gary W. Kennedy.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 287 words.

(b Boston, Sept 25, 1935; d Brooklyn, NY, June 14, 2006). American tenor and soprano saxophonist. He was born into a musical family and attended the Boston Conservatory (BM). In 1956...

Alexandria, Lorez

Marty Hatch.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 297 words.

[Nelson [née Turner], Dolorez Alexandria]

(bChicago, Aug 14, 1929; dGardena, CA, May 22, 2001). Americansinger. She grew up in a musical family, and sang gospel music at churches...

Alias, (Charles) Don

Russ Girsberger and Barry Kernfeld.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 699 words.

(b New York, Dec 25, 1939; d New York, March 29, 2006). Drummer and percussionist. In 1957 he played with Dizzy Gillespie’s band at the Newport Jazz Festival, accompanying the singer...

Allan, Jan

Ken Rattenbury.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 636 words.

(Bertil)

(bFalun, Sweden, Nov 7, 1934). Swedishtrumpeter. He studied piano from the age of six and became involved in jazz when he took up trumpet at the age of 14. After first...