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Milt Jackson

AKA Walter Milton Jackson

Born: 1-Jan-1923
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Died: 9-Oct-1999
Location of death: Manhattan, NY [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - Liver
Remains: Buried, Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant [2]
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Jazz Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Vibrophonist, The Modern Jazz Quartet

Military service: US Army Air Corps (1942-44)


[1] St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, Manhattan, NY.

[2] Church of God in Christ.

Father: Manley Jackson
Mother: Lillie Beaty
Brother: Alvin ("AJ")
Wife: Sandra Kaye Whittington ("Sandy", m. 18-Jan-1959, until his death, one daughter)
Daughter: Chyrise

    High School: Miller High School, Detroit, MI

    The Modern Jazz Quartet (1952-74 and 1981-95)
    Dizzy Gillespie (1945-46, 1946-48, and 1950-52)
    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1989


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