Urbie Green

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Birthday
8, 1926
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Dec 31, 2018 (92)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
8, 1926
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Dec 31, 2018 (92)

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 two children named Clifford and James. He had children named Casey and Jesse with his second wife, jazz vocalist Kathy Green.

Associated With

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

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