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Jimmy Smith

Jimmy SmithAKA James Oscar Smith, Jr.

Born: 8-Dec-1925
Birthplace: Norristown, PA
Died: 8-Feb-2005
Location of death: Scottsdale, AZ
Cause of death: Natural Causes
Remains: Buried, Merion Memorial Park, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Jazz Musician, Organist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Master of the Hammond B3 organ

Military service: US Navy

Sister: Janet Taylor
Sister: Anita Jones
Wife: Lola Ward (his manager, d. 2004, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Jia Charlene
Daughter: Connie
Son: Jimmy, Jr.

    University: Hamilton School of Music
    University: Ornstein's School of Music, Philadelphia, PA

    Mojo Records Founder (1974)
    Club Jimmy Smith, North Hollywood Owner (1970-72)
    NEA Jazz Master 2004



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