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Berry, Chu


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  • Variants

    • Berry, Choo
    • Berry, Chu, 1908-1941
    • Berry, Leon
    • Brown, Leon, 1908-1941
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19080913
    • Death Date

        19411030
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) West Virginia State College (Institute, W. Va.)
        • Organization: (naf) Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Sammy Stewart's Chicago band
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Wheeling (W. Va)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Conneaut (Ohio)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        male
    • Field of Activity

        jazz
      • Occupation

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    • Sources

      • found: "Chu". [Phonodisc] 1968.
      • found: Evensmo, J. The tenor saxophone of Leon Chu Berry, with a critical assessment of all his known records and broadcasts, 1976 (subj.)t.p. (Leon Chu Berry) p. ix (b. 9/13/30 in Wheeling W. Va.; d. 10/30/41 in Conneaut, Ohio)
      • found: The new Grove dictionary of jazz, 1994(Berry, Chu; Leon Brown; b. Wheeling, WV, 9/13/08; d. Conneaut, OH, 10/30/41)
      • found: Gene Krupa's Swing Band. I hope Gabriel likes my music [SR] 1940?:label (Choo Berry)
      • found: African American National Biography, accessed November 26, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Berry,Chu; Leon Brown Berry; lawyer, saxophonist, jazz musician; born 13 September 1908 in Wheeling, West Virginia, United States; attended West Virginia State College for three years; was hired to play tenor in Sammy Stewart's Chicago band (1929); Berry worked in New York for bands led by Benny Carter, Charlie Johnson, Spike Hughes, and Teddy Hill (1930); recorded with Coleman Hawkins and two tenor giants in tunes liké Fanfaré (1933); recorded with Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman, Red Allen, Hot Lips Page, and Wingy Manone (late 1930's); worked with the Fletcher Henderson orchestra (1935-1936) and with Cab Calloway (1937-1941); recorded sessions with Roy Eldridge (late 1930's); died October, 1941 in Conneaut, Ohio, United States)
    • Change Notes

      • 1983-04-09: new
      • 2015-04-02: revised
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