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Jimmy Blanton

Born: 5-Oct-1918
Birthplace: Chattanooga, TN
Died: 30-Jul-1942
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Tuberculosis

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Jazz Musician, Bassist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Bassist, The Duke Ellington Orchestra

Revolutionized jazz bass guitar, the first to prominently solo on the instrument.

    University: Tennessee State University

    The Duke Ellington Orchestra Bass (1939-42)
    Jeter-Pillars Orchestra Bass (1937-39)


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