Kirk Lightsey

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Birthday
15, 1937
Birthplace
Michigan
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
15, 1937 (age 82)
Birthplace
Michigan

About

Hard-bop jazz artist who was praised for his open and playful performances. He was also a skilled flautist.

Before Fame

He worked in the 1960s as an accompanist for singers in Detroit and California.

Trivia

He toured with Dexter Gordon from 1979 until 1983.

Family Life

His parents recognized his talents early on, and he began studying piano when he was five.

Associated With

He collaborated with many popular artists of his time, including Yusef Lateef.