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 Cal Radcliffe Tjader, Jr

Cal Radcliffe Tjader, Jr

Original Name Callen R.
Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 5 May 1982 (aged 56)
Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot Block 4; Grave 19
Memorial ID 8786 · View Source
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Musician. Born Callen R. Tjader in St. Louis, Missouri, he was a drummer-vibraphonist, regarded as one of the greatest Anglo Latin jazz music artist of his time. In the 1940s, he moved to California, played around the Bay Area and won a Gene Krupa contest by playing "Drum Boogie". After serving in the US Army during World War II, he joined the Dave Brubeck Trio and became a popluar figure on the jazz scene. During the 1960s to 1970s, he was a successful recording side man, also performed tours with jazz greats to include Alvino Ray, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Click Corea and many more. Signed to a subsidiary label called Concord Picante to market Latin jazz, he was awarded a Grammy for Best Latin Recording for his album "La Onda Va Bien" in 1980. He died of a heart attack while on tour with his band in Manila.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 8 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8786
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cal Radcliffe Tjader, Jr (13 Sep 1925–5 May 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8786, citing Italian Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated.