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Billy Higgins

Billy HigginsAKA William Higgins

Born: 11-Oct-1936
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Died: 3-May-2001
Location of death: Inglewood, CA [1]
Cause of death: Pneumonia

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Leading free-jazz and bop drummer


[1] Daniel Freeman Hospital, Inglewood, CA.

Brother: Ronald Higgins
Wife: Mauricina Altier Higgins (m. 1959, div. 1986, three sons)
Son: Ronald (with Mauricina)
Son: William Jr. (with Mauricina)
Son: David (with Mauricina)
Son: Joseph Walker (stepson, son of Mauricina)
Girlfriend: Mary Livingston (?)
Daughter: Heidi (?)
Daughter: Ricky (?)
Son: Benjamin (?)

    The Ornette Coleman Quartet Drummer (1958-60)
    Grammy 1987 (instrumental composition, with Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter & Wayne Shorter)
    NEA Jazz Master 1997
    Liver Transplant

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician (12-Mar-2001) · Jazz Drums
    'Round Midnight (12-Sep-1986)


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