Ted Curson

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Birthday
3, 1935
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Nov 4, 2012 (77)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
3, 1935
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Nov 4, 2012 (77)

About

Trumpeter known for his performances and collaborations with Charles Mingus.

Before Fame

He saw a newspaper salesman playing a silver trumpet when he was a child and was inspired. He went to the Granoff School of Music in Philadelphia.

Trivia

He recorded more than twenty albums over the course of his life.

Family Life

His father wanted him to play alto saxophone, but he finally agreed to buy Curson a trumpet when he was ten years old.

Associated With

Curson was urged by Miles Davis to, in 1956, move from Philadelphia to New York City.