Stuff Smith

Stuff Smith

Original Name Hezekiah Le Roy Gordon
Birth
Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, USA
Death 25 Sep 1967 (aged 58)
Munich (München), Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Burial Juelsminde, Hedensted Kommune, Midtjylland, Denmark
Memorial ID 17050616 · View Source
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Jazz Musician. After playing in Alphonse Trent's band during the 1920s, he formed his own sextet in 1935 with musicians such as Cozy Cole, Buster Bailey, and Clyde Hart who were later to become world-famous. From 1956 he recorded with Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Stéphane Grapelli, and others. In 1965 he took up residence in Denmark performing frequently at Jazzhouse Montmartre in Copenhagen and touring actively in Europe.

Bio by: Erik Skytte


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  • Originally Created by: Erik Skytte
  • Added: 17 Dec 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 17050616
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stuff Smith (14 Aug 1909–25 Sep 1967), Find a Grave Memorial no. 17050616, citing Klakring Cemetery, Juelsminde, Hedensted Kommune, Midtjylland, Denmark ; Maintained by Find A Grave .