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Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd

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birthday
9th
December, 1932
Death
4th
February, 2013
Birth Place
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Birth Sign
sagittarius
Biography

Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm & blues trumpeter and vocalist. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was known as one of the rare bebop jazz musicians who successfully explored funk and soul while remaining a jazz artist. As a bandleader, Byrd was an influence on the early career of Herbie Hancock.

instruments played
flugelhorn
trumpet
Vocals
Associated Acts

Pepper Adams, Gigi Gryce, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley, Dexter Gordon, The Blackbyrds

Birth Name

Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II

Education

Wayne State University (B.A.) Manhattan School of Music

Genres

Jazz, funk, jazz-funk, soul, R&B

Labels

Blue Note, Prestige, Verve, Columbia, Transition

Occupations

Musician

Years Active

1954 2013

Name

Donald Byrd

Nationality

United States of America

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