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us: Higginbotham, Jay, 1906-1973


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    • us: Higginbotham, Jack, 1906-1973
    • us: Higginbotham, J. C., 1906-1973
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1906-05-11
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1973-05-26
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Social Circle (Ga.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Chick Webb Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Mills Blue Rhythm Band
        • Organization: (naf) Onyx Club (New York, N.Y.)
        • Organization: (naf) Apollo Theatre (New York, N.Y. : 42nd Street)
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Jazz
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Trombonists
            (lcsh) African American jazz musicians
              (lcsh) Jazz musicians
          • Sources

            • found: Armstrong, L. Ol man Jeep, 1940?: t.p. (Jay Higginbotham)
            • found: Biog. dict. Afro-Am. & African musicians (Higginbotham, Jack (Jay C.): American jazz trombonist; b. 5/11/06; d. 5/26/73)
            • found: Biog. dict. jazz (Higginbotham, Jack "J.C.")
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 30, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Higginbotham, J. C.; Jay C. Higginbotham; trombonist, jazz musician; born 11 May 1906 in Social Circle, Georgia, United States. He joined Wesley Helvey's band as a professional musician (1924-1926); worked with the Chick Webb Orchestra (1928-1931); selected as the winner of Down Beat poll (1941-1944), the Metronome poll (1943-1945), and the Esquire Gold Award (1945). He worked with the Blue Rhythm Band (1934) and the Russell orchestra (1937-1940); played at the Garrick Stage Bar in Chicago (1942) and the Onyx Club, the Apollo Theater, and Kelly's Stables in New York City (1940s); worked at the Metropole Caf{acute}e in New York (1956-1959). He died 26 May 1973 in New York, New York, United States)
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            • 1989-03-21: new
            • 2015-11-11: revised
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