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us: Cole, Cozy

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  • Variants

    • us: Cole, William Randolph "Cozy"
    • us: Roo, Swing
    • us: Swing Roo
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1909-10-16
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1981-01-29
    • Birth Place

        (naf) East Orange (N.J.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Columbus (Ohio)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Wilberforce University
        • Organization: (naf) Juilliard School of Music
        • Organization: (naf) Capital University
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Jazz musicians
          (lcsh) Percussionists
      • Sources

        • found: Spotlight on drums [SR] p1983: container (Cozy Cole, drums)
        • found: His Cozy Cole, 1944 [SR] p1995: label (Cozy Cole) program notes (William Randolph "Cozy" Cole; b. 10-17-1909, East Orange, N.J.; d. 1-29-1981, Columbus, Ohio)
        • found: Gershwin, G. Nice work if you can get it [SR] 1937: label (Swing Roo)
        • found: Rust, B. Jazz records, 1897-1942, 4th rev. and enl. ed.: p. 1733 (Cozy Cole (as Swing Roo))
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 12 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Cole, Cozy; William Randolph Cole; jazz musician, percussionist; born 16 October 1909 in East Orange, New Jersey, United States; began playing professionally as a teenager before attending Wilberforce College in Ohio for two years; moved to New York City (1926) and continued his study of jazz percussion with Billy Gladstone and Charlie Brooks, two noted drummers in the New York jazz scene of the 1920s; made his first records at age twenty with Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers; entered the Juilliard School of Music (1943), where he studied musical theory, harmony, piano, timpani, and drums; left both Juilliard and the CBS Orchestra in 1945and began a four-year period of freelancing with various bands in New York City; rejoined the trumpeter Jonah Jones in a quintet in 1969 with which he played through the end of his career; retired from performing in 1976 and became an artist in residence and student lecturer at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio; died 29 January 1981 in Columbus, Ohio, United States)
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        • 1984-06-20: new
        • 2015-12-05: revised
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