Herb Ellis

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Birthday
4, 1921
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Mar 28, 2010 (88)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
4, 1921
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Mar 28, 2010 (88)

About

Jazz guitarist who was a member of the Oscar Peterson Trio.

Before Fame

He was inspired to take up the guitar after hearing a performance of George Barnes on radio and, while studying string bass in college, a series of fortuitous meetings helped him launch his career.

Trivia

In addition to his work with Oscar Peterson, he made a series of solo recordings with well-received albums like Ellis In Wonderland, Ellis Meets Giuffre, and Nothing But The Blues.

Family Life

He was born in a suburb of Dallas called Farmersville.

Associated With

He was inspired by Charlie Christian from his earliest music school days and dedicated his album, Thank You, Charlie Christian, to the jazzman.

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