Lionel Grigson

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Birthday
12, 1942
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Jun 14, 1994 (52)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
12, 1942
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Jun 14, 1994 (52)

About

Jazz artist, composer, and teacher who also mastered the cornet and trumpet. He was known for his ardent support of young jazz musicians.

Before Fame

He was the co-leader of the Cambridge University Jazz Band during the early 1960s.

Trivia

He was Professor of Harmony and Improvisation from 1983 until 1993 at Guildhall School of Music in London.

Family Life

He was the son of critic and poet Geoffrey Grigson whose first wife was Margaret Busby, co-founder of publishing firm Allison & Busby.

Associated With

He taught many future notables while at Guildhall, including saxophonist Courtney Pine.

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