Don Redman

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Birthday
29, 1900
Birthplace
West Virginia
Death Date
Nov 30, 1964 (64)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
29, 1900
Birthplace
West Virginia
Death Date
Nov 30, 1964 (64)

About

Inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame in 2009, known for his performances, leadership, and compositions. He formed his own orchestra in 1931.

Before Fame

He attended the Boston Conservatory and Storer's College before joining the Fletcher Henderson orchestra and beginning to compose.

Trivia

He was a prolific composer who helped pioneer big band swing music.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Piedmont, West Virginia.

Associated With

He wrote and arranged many hit songs for Count Basie.