1-14 of 14 results  for:

  • band conductor x
Clear all

Image

Stanley Black (1913–2002) by unknown photographer, 1958 © Empics

Article

Black, Stanley (1913–2002), bandleader, pianist, and composer, was born in the London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, on 14 June 1913, the son of Lewis Schwartz, shoe dealer, and his wife, Sophia, formerly Diamond. He began taking piano lessons at the age of seven, and went on to study at the ...

Article

Elizalde, Federico [Fred] (1907–1979), bandleader and composer, was born in Manila in the Philippines on 12 December 1907, the son of wealthy Navarro-Andalusian Spanish parents. Showing early musical talents, he was sent at the age of seven to the Madrid Royal Conservatory, where he studied under ...

Article

Godfrey, Daniel (1831–1903), army officer, bandmaster, and composer, was a member of a family of English military bandmasters. The eldest of four sons of Charles Godfrey (1790–1863), bandmaster of the Coldstream Guards for fifty years, he was born at Westminster on 4 September 1831. His eldest brother, ...

Image

(Arthurlin) Joseph Harriott (1928–1973) by Val Wilmer, 1960 photograph © Val Wilmer

Article

Harriott, (Arthurlin) Joseph [Joe] (1928–1973), saxophonist, composer, and bandleader, was born on 15 July 1928 in Linstead, St Catherine, Jamaica, the first son and the eldest of the three children of Raphael Garfield Harriott, a professional gambler, and Muriel Scarlet or Scarlett (...

Image

Geoffrey Love (1917–1991) by Derek Allen, 1955 © Derek Allen; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Love, Geoffrey [Geoff] (1917–1991), popular composer, bandleader, and trombonist, was born on 4 September 1917 in Todmorden, Yorkshire, the only son and younger of the two surviving children of Thomas Edward (Kidd) Love (c.1886–1923/4), a dancer and guitarist, and his wife, ...

Image

Raymond Stanley Noble (1903–1978) by unknown photographer, 1935? © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Noble, Raymond Stanley [Ray] (1903–1978), bandleader and composer, was born on 17 December 1903 at 1 Montpelier Terrace, Brighton, the son of Frank Stanley Noble, a London neurologist, and his wife, Maude Edith Poole. He began to play the piano when he was ten, and subsequently studied with ...

Article

Rimmer, William (1861–1936), bandmaster and composer, was born in Southport and was to live there for the whole of his life. Encouraged by his father, Thomas Rimmer, bandmaster of the local volunteer regiment, to develop his musical skills, he learned the piano at the age of nine, joined the band as drummer at fifteen, and emerged as an accomplished cornet player by his early twenties. The brass-band movement, whose heartland lay in the textile and mining communities of ...

Image

Avril Coleridge- Taylor (1903–1998) by Kenneth N. Collins, 1930s collection of Stephen Bourne

Article

Taylor, Avril Coleridge- (1903–1998), composer and conductor, was born Gwendolen Coleridge-Taylor on 8 March 1903 at 10 Upper Grove, South Norwood, Croydon, the daughter of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875–1912), composer and conductor, and his wife, Jessie Sarah Fleetwood, née Walmisley (1869–1962). She had one older brother, ...

Article

Tracey, Stanley William [Stan] (1926–2013), pianist, composer, and bandleader, was born on 30 December 1926 at King's College Hospital, London, the only son of Stanley Clark Tracey (1897–1957), club attendant, and Florence Louisa, née Guest (1904–1984). At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...