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us: Bridgewater, Cecil

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    • us: Bridgewater, C. (Cecil)
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    • Birth Date

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        (naf) Urbana (Ill.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Illinois at Chicago
        • Organization: (naf) Jazz Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Count Basie Orchestra
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Bridgewater Brothers Band (Musical group)
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        (lcsh) Trumpet players
          (lcsh) Educators
            (lcsh) Composers
              (lcsh) Soldiers
          • Sources

            • found: His Scott free [SR] p1985: label (C. Bridgewater) container (all compositions by Cecil Bridgewater; plays trumpet and flugelhorn)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 28, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Cecil Vernon Bridgewater; trumpeter, educator, composer / arranger, soldier; born 10 October 1942 in Urbana, Illinois, United States; student at Marquette Grade School in Champaign, Illinois; head of the trumpet section at the University of Illinois School of Music; in 1964 enlisted in the U.S. Army and was accepted into the 25-th Infantry Army Band; from 1968 to 1970 toured the Soviet Union and Europe with the University of Illinois band; in 1969 formed the Bridgewater Brothers Band with his brother, the saxophonist Ronald Scott Bridgewater; joined the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra in New York City; worked with Horace Silver (1970), Max Roach (1971), Art Blakey (1972), Jimmy Heath (1974-1976), Lena Horne (1982-1983), Mercer Ellington (1985-1986), Grover Mitchell, Richard Davis, and the Count Basie Orchestra with Frank Foster; in 1997 received a Grammy nomination for his arrangement of the song "Undecided")
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