Charlie Shavers

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Birthday
3, 1920
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 8, 1971 (50)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
3, 1920
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 8, 1971 (50)

About

Composer of "Undecided," a jazz measure, and known for his close ties with well-known swing era musicians.

Before Fame

He played piano and banjo before switching to trumpet; he played with John Kirby's Sextet when he was sixteen.

Trivia

He toured Europe with Jazz at the Philharmonic, as well as spending time collaborating with Benny Goodman.

Family Life

His father was a distant relative of Fats Navarro.

Associated With

Shavers and Louis Armstrong were such close friends that as both men were dying, Shavers requested his mouthpiece buried with Armstrong in his coffin.