Sonny Payne

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Birthday
4, 1926
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 29, 1979 (52)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
4, 1926
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 29, 1979 (52)

About

Jazz drummer who collaborated with musicians Harry James and Count Basie. He also performed for a time with the big band of Erskine Hawkins.

Before Fame

Early in his career, he played with Hot Lips Page and Tiny Grimes.

Trivia

During the mid 1970s, he toured with saxophonist Illinois Jacquet.

Family Life

His father Chris Columbus also had a career as a drummer.

Associated With

He frequently collaborated with jazz pianist Count Basie.

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