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us: Bowie, Lester


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1941-10-11
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1999-11-08
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Frederick (Md.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Art Ensemble of Chicago
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: New York Hot Trumpet Repertory Company
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Hot Trumpets Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Males
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Trumpet players
          (lcsh) Jazz musicians
            (lcsh) Rhythm and blues musicians
              (lcsh) Singers
          • Sources

            • found: DeJohnette, J. New directions [SR] p1978 (a.e.) container (Lester Bowie, trumpet)
            • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Bowie, Lester; b. Oct. 11, 1941, Frederick, MD; trumpeter, brother of Joseph Bowie)
            • found: New York Times, Nov. 11, 1999 (Lester Bowie, 58, jazz trumpeter; d. Nov. 8, 1999, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Bowie, Lester; William Lester Bowie Jr.; trumpeter, jazz musician, rhythm and blues musician / singer; born 11 October 1941 in Frederick, Maryland, United States; worked regularly with St. Louis R&B musicians like Albert King and Ike Turner; studied music at Lincoln University in Missouri; joined Chicago's black avant-garde collective, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), becoming the organization's second president (1966); moved to Paris and made a group, became known as the Art Ensemble of Chicago (AEC) (1969); joined drummer Jack DeJohnette's quartet New Directions (1978); formed the New York Hot Trumpet Repertory Company (1982); renamed the Hot Trumpets Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy (1983); formed the New York Organ Ensemble (in the 1990's); explained his music as free jazz; died 08 November 1999 in New York, New York, United States)
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