Dizzy Reece

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Birthday
5, 1931
Birthplace
Jamaica
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
5, 1931 (age 88)
Birthplace
Jamaica

About

Trumpeter and composer known for his work in the jazz and hard bop musical genres. He released four acclaimed albums on the Blue Note record label: Blues in Trinity in 1958, Star Bright in 1959, and Comin' On! and Soundin' Off in 1960.

Before Fame

He attended the Alpha Boys School in his native Jamaica and began playing trumpet when he was fourteen years old.

Trivia

He composed music for the 1958 crime film Nowhere to Go.

Family Life

He was the son of a Jamaican pianist. After leaving Jamaica, Reece lived in London, Paris, and New York.

Associated With

He performed with legendary jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon.