Keter Betts

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Birthday
22, 1928
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Aug 6, 2005 (77)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1928
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Aug 6, 2005 (77)

About

Jazz bassist who made more than two hundred recordings, often with musicians like Dinah Washington and Charlie Byrd.

Before Fame

He was buying groceries for his mother when he got distracted by a parade; after following the parade's drummer through the route for hours, he was inspired to learn music.

Trivia

He teamed up with Charlie Byrd to perform regularly at the Showboat Lounge in Washington, DC and later toured abroad with him in concerts sponsored by the State Department.

Family Life

He was born William Thomas Betts in Port Chester, New York and was raised by a single mother.

Associated With

Together with Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, Betts introduced American audiences to the sounds of Bossa Nova.