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Bolden, Buddy

Charles Blancq.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz; Conducting. 1001 words.

Bolden, Buddy (06 September 1877–04 November 1931), jazz musician, was born Charles Joseph Bolden in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Westmore Bolden, a drayman, and Alice Harrison. A...

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...

Davis, Miles

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz; Conducting. 3881 words.

Davis, Miles (25 May 1926–28 September 1991), jazz trumpeter and bandleader, was born Miles Dewey Davis III in Alton, Illinois, the son of Miles Dewey Davis, Jr., a dentist, and Cleota...

Dorsey, Jimmy

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Woodwinds; Brass; Blues; Jazz; Conducting. 2594 words.

Dorsey, Jimmy (29 February 1904–12 June 1957), and Tommy Dorsey (27 November 1905–26 November 1956), jazz musicians and bandleaders, were born James Francis Dorsey in Shenandoah,...

Dorsey, Tommy

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Woodwinds; Brass; Blues; Jazz; Conducting. 3 words.

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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...

Hackett, Bobby

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz; Conducting. 1298 words.

Hackett, Bobby (31 January 1915–07 June 1976), cornetist, trumpeter, and bandleader, was born Robert Leo Hackett in Providence, Rhode Island. His father was a blacksmith; his parents’ names...

Hawkins, Erskine

Brian Forés.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz; Conducting. 1355 words.

Hawkins, Erskine (26 July 1914–11 or 12 Nov. 1993), trumpet player, swing bandleader, was born Erskine Ramsay Hawkins in Birmingham, Alabama, the son of Edward Hawkins, a soldier, and Carey...

James, Harry

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz; Conducting. 1369 words.

James, Harry (15 March 1916–05 July 1983), trumpeter and bandleader, was born in a show business hotel in Albany, Georgia, the son of Everette Robert James, director of and trumpet soloist...