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Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith

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birthday
8th
December, 1925
Death
8th
February, 2005
Birth Place
Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Birth Sign
sagittarius
Biography

James Oscar Smith (December 8, 1925 or 1928 – February 8, 2005) was an American jazz musician whose albums often charted on Billboard magazine. He helped popularize the Hammond B-3 organ, creating a link between jazz and 1960s soul music.
In 2005, Smith was awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest honor that America bestows upon jazz musicians.

instruments played
B-3
Hammond
Organ
Birth Name

James Oscar Smith

Genres

Hard bop, mainstream jazz, jazz-funk, jazz fusion

Labels

Blue Note, Verve, Milestone, Elektra

Occupations

Musician

Years Active

1956 2005

Name

Jimmy Smith

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