in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz. 1631 words.
Smith, Jabbo (24 December 1908–16 January 1991), jazz trumpeter, trombonist, and singer, was born Cladys Smith in Pembroke, Georgia, and was given his unusual name to complement that of an...