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Arnold, Sir Malcolm Henry (1921–2006), trumpeter and composer

Piers Burton-Page.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Composition. 3009 words.

Arnold, Sir Malcolm Henry (1921–2006), trumpeter and composer, was born at Fairview, Cliftonville, Northampton, on 21 October 1921, the fourth son and fifth and youngest child of William...

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...

Harris, Bill

Tom Smith.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Strings; Composition. 996 words.

Harris, Bill (28 October 1916–21 August 1973), trombonist, guitarist, and composer, was born Willard Palmer Harris in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Willard Massey Harris, an...

Hayes, Edward Brian [Tubby] (1935–1973), jazz musician and composer

Alun Morgan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Composition. 683 words.

Hayes, Edward Brian [Tubby] (1935–1973), jazz musician and composer, was born on 30 January 1935 at the Royal Free Hospital, St Pancras, London, the son of Edward Kenneth Hayes, a violinist...

Johnson, Francis

Eric Gardner.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online August 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Strings; Conducting; Composition. 1532 words.

Johnson, Francis (16 June 1792–06 April 1844), musician, bandleader, and composer, also known as Frank Johnson, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Little is known of his youth and...

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,...