Budd Johnson

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Birthday
14, 1910
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Oct 20, 1984 (73)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
14, 1910
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Oct 20, 1984 (73)

About

Jazz saxophone and clarinet player who led the Earl Hines Grand Terrace Orchestra and pioneered the swing-to-bop transition.

Before Fame

He started out playing drums before switching to the saxophone.

Trivia

He worked with many of the jazz greats, including Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, and Duke Ellington.

Family Life

He grew up in Dallas, Texas.

Associated With

He was the longtime creative partner of Earl Hines.