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us: Carter, Benny

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  • Variants

    • us: Carter, Bennett Lester
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1907-08-08
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2003-07-12
    • Birth Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Los Angeles (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Charlie Johnson's Paradise Ten
        • Organization: (naf) Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Chick Webb Band
        • Organization: (naf) McKinney's Cotton Pickers
        • Organization: (naf) BBC Dance Orchestra
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Benny Carter's Big Band
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Jazz musicians
          (lcsh) Saxophonists
            (lcsh) Arrangers (Musicians)
              (lcsh) Composers
                (lcsh) Band directors
            • Sources

              • found: His A man called Adam. [Phonodisc] 1966.
              • found: Baker, 8th ed. (Carter, Benny (Bennett Lester); b. 8-8-07, N.Y.; jazz instrumentalist, bandleader, arranger, composer)
              • found: Yahoo news WWW site, 07-14-03 (Benny Carter; jazz musician, alto saxophonist, composer, instrumentalist, orchestra leader, arranger; b. Bennett Lester Carter, Aug. 8, 1907, New York; d. Saturday [July 12, 2003])
              • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 15, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Carter, Benny; Bennett Lester Carter; saxophonist, arranger, composer, jazz musician, trumpeter; born 08 August 1907 in New York, New York, United States; member of Charlie Johnson's Paradise Ten (1927); member of Fletcher Henderson Orchestra (1928-1931); worked with Chick Webb's band (1931); musical director of McKinney's Cotton Pickers; staff arranger for Henry Hall's BBC Dance Orchestra (1940s); led his own Benny Carter's big band (1943-1946). He wrote assignments for the Hollywood studios (mid-1960s); died 12 July 2003 in Los Angeles, California, United States)
            • LC Classification

              • ML419.C4
            • Change Notes

              • 1982-01-15: new
              • 2015-12-20: revised
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