Joe Newman

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Birthday
7, 1922
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Jul 4, 1992 (69)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
7, 1922
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Jul 4, 1992 (69)

About

Jazz trumpeter who played with the legendary Lionel Hampton and Count Basie. He was the founder and later president of Jazz Interactions.

Before Fame

He played in Alabama State College's band the Bama State Collegians and eventually rose to bandleader. He joined Hampton's band in 1941 before spending 13 years with Basie.

Trivia

He released over 25 albums as a bandleader between 1954 and 1992.

Family Life

He was born into a musical family. His father David was a pianist. He was married to Rigmor Alredsson Newman.

Associated With

He collaborated with Yusef Lateef on "Part of the Search" from 1973.