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Thad Jones
Birth: Mar. 28, 1923
Death: Aug. 20, 1986

Jazz Musician. Born in Pontiac, Michigan, as Thaddeus Joseph Jones, he became well-known during his long period (1954 to 1963) as a trumpeter with the "Count Basie's Orchestra". After 1962 he became a free-lancer arranger, and in 1965 he organized a big band with drummer Mel Lewis. During the next decade the orchestra became famous and gave Jones an outlet for his arranging and composing. In 1978 he left the band and moved to Denmark, where he wrote for and led the Danish Radio Big Band as well as his own group called "Eclipse". In late 1984 he took over the leadership of the "Count Basie Orchestra", but soon bad health forced him to retire. (bio by: Erik Skytte) 
 
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Vestre Kirkegard
Copenhagen
Hovedstaden, Denmark
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Erik Skytte
Record added: Jan 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10389199
Thad Jones
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Thad Jones
Added by: Erik Skytte
 
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