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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...

Dankworth, Sir John Philip William [Johnny] (1927–2010), jazz musician and composer

Digby Fairweather.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Performance Practice and Studies; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Composition. 2554 words.

Dankworth, Sir John Philip William [Johnny] (1927–2010), jazz musician and composer, was born at 38 Beech Hall Road, Walthamstow, Essex, on 20 September 1927, the only son and younger child...

Gillespie, Dizzy

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz; Conducting; Composition. 3452 words.

Gillespie, Dizzy (21 October 1917–06 January 1993), jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer, was born John Birks Gillespie in Cheraw, South Carolina, the son of James Gillespie, a mason...

Johnson, J.J.

Stefan Vranka.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online July 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Blues; Jazz; Brass. 1339 words.

Johnson, J. J. (22 January 1924–04 February 2001), trombonist, composer, and arranger, was born James Louis Johnson in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of James Horace Johnson and Nina Geiger...

Jones, Thad

Richard Carlin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz; Conducting; Composition. 601 words.

Jones, Thad (28 March 1923–20 August 1986), jazz horn player, composer, and bandleader, was born Thaddeus Joseph Jones in Pontiac, Michigan. The names of his parents and details of his...

Liston, Melba Doretta

Mike Murphy.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz; Composition. 1425 words.

Liston, Melba Doretta (13 January 1926–23 April 1999), trombonist, bandleader, arranger, and composer, was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the only child of Lucille Clark, an office worker,...

McGhee, Howard B.

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz; Composition. 1879 words.

McGhee, Howard B. (06 March 1918–17 July 1987), jazz trumpeter, arranger, and composer, known as “Maggie” in the jazz community, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His parents’ names are unknown....

Miley, Bubber

Jack Sohmer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz; Composition. 1755 words.

Miley, Bubber (03 April 1903–20 May 1932), jazz trumpeter and composer, was born James Wesley Miley in Aiken, South Carolina, the son of Valentine Miley, an amateur guitarist. Nothing is...

Morgan, Lee

David E. Spies.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz; Composition. 2179 words.

Morgan, Lee (10 July 1938–19 February 1972), jazz trumpeter and composer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Little is known about his parents except that his father was a pianist for...

Oliver, Sy

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz; Composition. 1268 words.

Oliver, Sy (17 December 1910–27 May 1988), jazz arranger, composer, and trumpeter, was born Melvin James Oliver in Battle Creek, Michigan, the son of Melvin Clarence Oliver, a music...