Dolo Coker

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Birthday
16, 1927
Birthplace
Hartford, CT
Death Date
Apr 13, 1983 (55)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1927
Birthplace
Hartford, CT
Death Date
Apr 13, 1983 (55)

About

Popular sideman for talents such as Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons, Lou Donaldson, Art Pepper, Philly Joe Jones, and Dexter Gordon.

Before Fame

He attended the Landis School of Music and Orenstein's Conservatory to study piano.

Trivia

His name was occasionally misspelled as Dodo in jazz books and sleeve notes.

Family Life

He was born in Hartford, but his family lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Florence, South Carolina, during his childhood years.

Associated With

His debut album as a leader was 1976's Dolo! on which Harold Land was a featured contributor.