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Callender, Red


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  • Variants

    • Callendar, Red
    • Callandar, Red
    • Callender, George Sylvester
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1916-03-06
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1992-03-08
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Louis Armstrong Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) King Cole Trio
        • Organization: (naf) Lee & Lester Young's Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) NBC Symphony Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Sweet Baby Blues Band
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Haynesville (Va.)
    • Death Place

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

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

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  • Sources

    • found: His Unfinished dream, 1985:t.p. (Red Callender) p. xiii (b. Mar. 6, 1916)
    • found: LC data base 6-10-86(hdg: Callender, Red)
    • found: New Orleans, 1947:credits (Red Callendar)
    • found: New Grove dict. of jazz(Callender, Red (George Sylvester); b. Mar. 6, 1916, Haynesville, VA; double bass and tuba player)
    • found: Jazz at the Philharmonic [SR] 1946?:labels (Red Callandar, double bass)
    • found: Guinness enc. of pop. mus., 2nd ed.(Callender, Red; b. George Sylvester Callender, Mar. 6, 1916, Haynesville, Va., d. Mar. 8, 1992, Los Angeles, Calif.)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed July 06, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Callender, Red; George Sylvester Callender; jazz musician, tuba player, bassist; born 06 March 1916 in Haynesville, Virginia, United States; made his recording debut the following year with Louis Armstrong's big band; worked and recorded with the early Nat King Cole Trio (1938-1939), appeared on movie soundtracks, and gigged with the Lee and Lester Young band (1940-1943); led his own trio (1944); lived in Honolulu (1947- 1950) where he led a trio and performed with the Honolulu Symphony; became one of the very first African American musicians to become a full-time studio musician (1950); recorded Red Callender Speaks Low, the first full modern-jazz album to feature the tuba as the lead solo instrument (1954); was the first African American to join the staff of NBC in California; worked for CBS (1964); appeared at the 1964 Monterey Jazz Festival with Charles Mingus; founder of the Wind College (1980s); regular member of the Sweet Baby Blues Band); died 08 March 1992 in California, United States)
  • LC Classification

    • ML419.C26
  • Change Notes

    • 1986-07-10: new
    • 2015-12-18: revised
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