Clark Terry

Trumpet Player

Birthday December 14, 1920

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace St. Louis, MO

DEATH DATE Feb 21, 2015 (94)

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Pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz and an NEA Jazz Masters inductee who played with such greats as Count Basie and Charlie Barnet.

Before Fame

He served as a bandsman in the United States Navy during World War II.


He appeared for ten years on The Tonight Show as a member of the band.

Family Life

He was married to Gwen Terry.

Associated With

He performed with legendary pianist Thelonious Monk on the 1958 album In Orbit.