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us: Clayton, Buck, 1911-1991


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    • us: Clayton, Wilbur Dorsey, 1911-1991
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    • found: His Buck Clayton's jazz world, 1987: t.p. (Buck Clayton) p. 11, etc. (Wilbur Clayton; b. 11/12/11)
    • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Clayton, Buck (Wilbur Dorsey); b. Nov. 12, 1911, Parsons, KS; trumpeter and arranger)
    • found: Guinness enc. of pop. mus., 2nd ed. (Clayton, Buck; b. Wilbur Dorsey Clayton, Nov. 12, 1911, Parsons, Kan., d. Dec. 8, 1991)
    • found: Laine, F. Jazz spectacular, p1999: cover and program notes p. 11 (Buck Clayton and his orchestra) program notes p. 3 (Buck Clayton and his orchestra)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed June 12, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Clayton, Buck; Wilbur Dorsey Clayton; trumpeter, jazz musician, composer / arranger; born 12 November, 1911 in Parsons, Kansas, United States; graduated from high school (1932); trumpeter at dime-a-dance hall the Red Mill, in Los Angeles; member of Charlie Echols's big band; began to learn to orchestrate for big bands; began performing on Hollywood movie soundtracks, local clubs with Earl Dancer's band (until 1934); bandleader in Shanghai, China (1934-1936); trumpeter for Count Basie's band, in Reno Club, Kansas City, Missouri (1936-1943), played, recorded and toured, appeared with the band, and filmed Reveille with Beverly (1943); drafted to U.S. Army, in New Jersey, playing in army bands (1943-1946); made several tours, Jazz at the Philharmonic (1946); established a sextet, Café Society, in New York (1947) and toured Europe (1949-1950); made long European tour with different artists (1953); headed a series of long-playing jam sessions with Columbia label (1953-1956); appeared in movie The Benny Goodman Story (1955), television series The Subject Is Jazz (1958), Newport Jazz Festival; performed in South America, Brussels World's Fair, and London (1959) made tours through Europe (1960s), Japan and Australia (1964), Africa (1977); made film Buck Clayton and His All Stars (1961), British television series Jazz 625 (1965) and Jazz Goes to College (1966,1967); performed at Grande Parade du Jazz (Nice, France) (1979); taught in Hunter College (1978-1982); established his own big band (1987); died 08 December, 1991 in New York, New York, United States)
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    • 1987-03-24: new
    • 2016-07-14: revised
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