Art Farmer

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Birthday
21, 1928
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Oct 4, 1999 (71)
Birth Sign
Leo
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21, 1928
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Oct 4, 1999 (71)

About

Flugelhorn, trumpet, and flumpet player who is known for his 1952 composition "Farmer's Market."

Before Fame

He started teaching himself how to play trumpet and cornet at the age of thirteen.

Trivia

He suffered from a lot of lip-related injuries throughout his career.

Family Life

His wife Mechtilde Lawgger was a Viennese banker and they raised a son together; after his wife passed away, he became involved with his manager Lynne Mueller.

Associated With

Farmer was honored at the Alice Tully Hall in New York, where Bill Jones once performed with Toni Morrison.