JJ Johnson

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Birthday
22, 1924
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Feb 4, 2001 (77)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
22, 1924
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Feb 4, 2001 (77)

About

Jazz musician known for being one of the first true bebop trombonists. He found success as a solo artist and as a sideman for artists like Count Basie.

Before Fame

He began playing the piano at nine and trombone at fourteen.

Trivia

He became a Hollywood composer in the 70's, creating scores for major films like Cleopatra Jones.

Family Life

He married Carolyn Reid in September 1992.

Associated With

He played in the orchestra led by saxophonist Benny Carter from 1942 to 1945.