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 Bobby Jaspar

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Bobby Jaspar

  • Original Name Robert-Louis-Joseph
  • Birth 20 Feb 1926 Liège, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
  • Death 4 Mar 1963 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Liège, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
  • Memorial ID 22430

Musician. Born in Liège, Belgium, he was a jazz saxophonist, flautist and composer, noted for starting the first European Be-Bop group, "The Bob Shots". During the 1940s, he shared the stage of the Paris Jazz Festivals with artist such as Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Sidney Bechet and Albert Nicholas. Before starting his own group, he recorded with Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Eddie Costa, J.J. Johnson, Herbie Mann and many other notable New York jazz artists of the period in the 1950s. He died in New York City, from a heart attack at age 37.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 21 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22430
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bobby Jaspar (20 Feb 1926–4 Mar 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22430, citing Robermont Cemetery, Liège, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .