Bobby Bradford

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Birthday
19, 1934
Birthplace
Mississippi
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
19, 1934 (age 84)
Birthplace
Mississippi

About

Jazz trumpeter, cornetist, composer, and bandleader who in 2009 was honored with the Festival of New Trumpet Music's second Award of Recognition. He had a long-running and fruitful collaboration with clarinetist John Carter.

Before Fame

He began playing for Ornette Coleman's ensemble until he was drafted by the U.S. Air Force, where he played in military bands.

Trivia

He was hired to teach The History of Jazz at Pasadena City College and Pomona College in Claremont.

Family Life

He was born in Cleveland, Mississippi, but his family raised him in Dallas after moving there in 1946. His mother was jazz singer Carmen Bradford.

Associated With

He performed with his former student David Murray.