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Donald Byrd

Donald ByrdAKA Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II

Born: 9-Dec-1932
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Died: 4-Feb-2013
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Hard bop trumpeter

Military service: US Air Force 1951-55

Father: Donaldson Byrd, Sr. (Methodist minister)
Wife: Yourna

    High School: Cass Tech High School, Detroit, MI
    University: BA Music, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (1954)
    Conservatory: MA Music Education, Manhattan School of Music, NY (195?)
    University: Law Degree, Howard University, Washington DC (1976)
    University: Ph. D Music Education, Columbia Teachers College, NY (1982)

    The Jazz Messengers Trumpeter (1955-56)
    The Jazz Lab Quintet Trumpeter (1957-58)
    The Blackbyrds Trumpeter (1973-75)
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