Joe Newman Biography

Trumpeter and composer.

Born : 7 September 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Died : 4 July 1992 in New York, New York.

Member of Lionel Hampton's orchestra in 1941/1942, and - with some interruptions - a member of Count Basie's orchestra from December 1943 until January 1961. In 1961 he co-founded Jazz Interactions, a New York-based organisation promoting jazz on an educational basis which he would later be president of.

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