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    Donald Byrd

    American jazz trumpeter, composer, bandleader and educator. Born: 9 December 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Died: 4 February 2013 in Dover, Delaware, USA (aged 80). Byrd attended Cass Tech, where he studied classical music and was mentored by the band director Dr. Harry Begian, a disciplinarian. He played trumpet in military bands during a stint in the Air Force from 1951–1953, before graduating ...more

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