John Hicks

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Birthday
21, 1941
Birthplace
Atlanta, GA
Death Date
May 10, 2006 (64)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
21, 1941
Birthplace
Atlanta, GA
Death Date
May 10, 2006 (64)

About

Internationally known jazz artist and composer who performed and recorded with musicians like Arthur Blythe, Gary Bartz, and Kenny Barron.

Before Fame

He was a student at the Lincoln University in Missouri and Boston's Berklee School of Music. He was employed by blues singer Big Maybelle after his 1963 move to New York.

Trivia

He had a long collaboration with jazz singer Betty Carter during the 1960s and 1970s.

Family Life

He lived a transient childhood with his family moving from location to location. He benefited from their move to St. Louis, an active music scene.

Associated With

He played with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers sporadically in the 1960s and 1970s.