Willie Smith

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Birthday
25, 1910
Birthplace
Charleston, SC
Death Date
Mar 7, 1967 (56)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
25, 1910
Birthplace
Charleston, SC
Death Date
Mar 7, 1967 (56)

About

Alto saxophone swing musician who worked with an array of celebrated musicians, including Nat King Cole.

Before Fame

He attended Fisk University for chemistry and worked with Jimmie Lunceford's band.

Trivia

He played with Harry James's orchestra, with whom he collaborated for seven years.

Family Life

He was born in Charleston, South Carolina and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.

Associated With

He collaborated with Duke Ellington.