Buck Clayton

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Birthday
12, 1911
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
Dec 8, 1991 (80)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
12, 1911
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
Dec 8, 1991 (80)

About

Trumpeter and member of Count Basie's "Old Testament" orchestra and who is known for his knack for improvisation and for his bright brassy sound.

Before Fame

His father taught him scales and he took up trumpet as a teenager and performed with Duke Ellington's Orchestra for a while.

Trivia

He he has collaborated with Li Jinhui, who was actively involved in establishing Chinese popular music in Shanghai.

Family Life

His father was an amateur musician and taught Clayton how to play piano when he was six years old.

Associated With

He collaborated with many artists, including Benny Goodman.