Charlie Byrd

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Birthday
16, 1925
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Dec 2, 1999 (74)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
16, 1925
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Dec 2, 1999 (74)

About

Jazz musician and fingerstyle guitarist who helped bring Brazilian bossa nova music to the American mainstream.

Before Fame

He studied jazz theory and composition at the Harnett National Music School in Manhattan.

Trivia

He saw combat in World War II.

Family Life

He was taught guitar and mandolin by his father.

Associated With

He was a frequent collaborator with legendary jazz saxophonist Stan Getz.