Bill Dixon

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Birthday
5, 1925
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jun 16, 2010 (84)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
5, 1925
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jun 16, 2010 (84)

About

Avant-garde composer and musician who was associated with the free jazz movement and played the trumpet, piano, and flugelhorn.

Before Fame

He studied visual art at Boston University and the Art Students League and later attended the Hartnette Conservatory of Music.

Trivia

He taught in the Music Department at Bennington College in Vermont for nearly thirty years.

Family Life

He and his family moved from Nantucket, Massachusetts, to Harlem when he was seven years old.

Associated With

He collaborated with Cecil Taylor on Taylor's 1966 jazz album Conquistador!