Urbie Green

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Birthday
8, 1926
Birthplace
Alabama
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
8, 1926 (age 92)
Birthplace
Alabama

About

Considered one of the most accomplished jazz trombonists of all time, Green released nearly thirty albums and contributed to close to two hundred other recordings by numerous mid-twentieth-century jazz greats.

Before Fame

As a teenager, he performed with the Tommy Reynolds Band and The Auburn Knights Orchestra.

Trivia

He led tours for both the Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey Orchestras.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. His first marriage, to Darlein Dietz, resulted in children named Clifford and James; with his second wife, jazz vocalist Kathy Green, he had children named Casey and Jesse.

Associated With

During the late 1940s, he began performing with jazz drummer Gene Krupa.