Red Callender

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Birthday
6, 1916
Birthplace
Haynesville, VA
Death Date
Mar 8, 1992 (76)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
6, 1916
Birthplace
Haynesville, VA
Death Date
Mar 8, 1992 (76)

About

One of the first black musicians to be a regular member of a commercial recording studio.

Before Fame

He started playing with the Lester and Lee Young band in the 1940s and formed his own trio.

Trivia

He turned down the chance to work with Duke Ellington's Orchestra.

Family Life

He was married to his wife Mary Lou for twenty-one years; they raised three daughters.

Associated With

He played with Charles Mingus at the 1964 Monterey Jazz Festival.