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 Donald Byrd

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Donald Byrd

  • Birth 9 Dec 1932 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 4 Feb 2013 Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
  • Burial Troy, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 104817295

American Jazz and Rhythm and Blues Trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a jazz artist. As a bandleader, Byrd is also notable for his influential role in the early career of renowned keyboard player and composer Herbie Hancock.

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  • Added: 8 Feb 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104817295
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Donald Byrd (9 Dec 1932–4 Feb 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104817295, citing White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, Troy, Oakland County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .