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us: Curson, Ted


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    • us: Curson, Theodore
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1935-06-03
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2012-11-04
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Philadelphia (Pa.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Montclair (N.J.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Spirit of Life Ensemble (Musical group)
    • Organization

        (naf) Spirit of Life Ensemble (Musical group)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Granoff Music Conservatory
        • Organization: Ted Curson and Company (Musical Group)
    • Organization

        Granoff Music Conservatory
    • Organization

        Ted Curson and Company (Musical Group)
    • Gender

        male
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  • Sources

    • found: Mingus presents Mingus [SR] p1980: container (Ted Curson, trumpet)
    • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Curson, Ted (Theodore); b. July 3, 1935, Philadelphia; trumpeter)
    • found: Feather, L.G. Bio. enc. of jazz, 1999 (Curson, Ted (Theodore); b. June 3, 1935, Philadelphia, PA; trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn)
    • found: Wikipedia, Nov. 5, 2012 (Theodore "Ted" Curson; b. June 3, 1935; d. November 4, 2012; a jazz trumpeter. He is perhaps best known for recording and performing with Charles Mingus. Curson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and resided in Montclair, N.J.; he died in New Jersey)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Curson, Ted; trumpeter, jazz musician; born 03 June 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; began playing trumpet at the age of ten; studied at the Granoff Music Conservatory; Miles Davis encouraged him to move to New York (1956); made his debut with a recording with avant-garde pianist Cecil Taylor (1959); was a trumpeter with the Charles Mingus Quartet (1960-1961); relocated to Denmark (1966); appeared at the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland (1966); returned to New York (1976); had his own groups- Spirit of Life Ensemble and Ted Curson and Company; in the 1980s lead workshops at colleges; recorded over 15 albums of his own; died on 04 November 2012 in Montclair, New Jersey, United States)
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