Lester Bowie

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Birthday
11, 1941
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Nov 8, 1999 (58)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
11, 1941
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Nov 8, 1999 (58)

About

Member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and a co-founder of the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

Before Fame

He started playing trumpet when he was five years old and went on to collaborate with a wide variety of artists before co-founding the Black Artists Group in St. Louis.

Trivia

He has performed with a variety of musicians and in a variety of different styles, including The Skatalites, a ska band.

Family Life

He married Fontella Bass, as well as becoming her musical director, in 1965; he was married to his second wife Deborah until his death in 1999.

Associated With

He was a critic of Wynton Marsalis because of Marsalis' conservative approach towards jazz.