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Cover Arnold, Sir Malcolm Henry (1921–2006)

Arnold, Sir Malcolm Henry (1921–2006)  

Maker: Erich Auerbach

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Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold (1921–2006) by Erich Auerbach, 1961 Getty Images

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Arnold, Sir Malcolm Henry (1921–2006), trumpeter and composer  

Piers Burton-Page

Arnold, Sir Malcolm Henry (1921–2006), trumpeter and composer, was born at Fairview, Cliftonville, Northampton, on 21 October 1921, the fourth son and fifth and youngest child of William Arnold, shoe manufacturer, and his wife, Annie, née Hawes. Coincidentally, two other well-known British composers of the twentieth century, ...

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Baker, Kenneth [Kenny] (1921–1999), jazz trumpeter  

Alun Morgan

Baker, Kenneth [Kenny] (1921–1999), jazz trumpeter, was born at 73 Queen Street in the east Yorkshire town of Withernsea on 1 March 1921. Both parents were musical: Kenny's father, Herman Baker, a boot- and shoemaker, played the clarinet and saxophone, while his mother, ...

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Baker, Kenneth (1921–1999)  

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Barclay, Victor Robert [Bob] (1911–1987), musician and bandleader  

Val Wilmer

Barclay, Victor Robert [Bob] (1911–1987), musician and bandleader, was born at 45 Wellington Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire, on 10 July 1911, the elder son and eldest of three children of William Bartholomew Barclay, labourer and coalminer, and his wife, Janet Adamson, née Chrystal, factory worker. His father was of ...

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Cover Barclay, Victor Robert (1911–1987)

Barclay, Victor Robert (1911–1987)  

Maker: Terry Cryer

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Victor Robert Barclay (1911–1987) by Terry Cryer, c. 1956 © Terry Cryer; Val Wilmer Collection

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Beckett, Harold Winston [Harry] (1923–2010), jazz trumpeter  

Digby Fairweather

Beckett, Harold Winston [Harry] (1923–2010), jazz trumpeter, was born on 30 May 1923 in St Michael Parish, Barbados, the son of Vivian Cox Beckett, plumber. It was in this British colony that he first heard overseas broadcasts by UK-based bandleaders including Bert Ambrose...

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Cover Beckett, Harold Winston [Harry] (1923–2010)

Beckett, Harold Winston [Harry] (1923–2010)  

Maker: Richard Kaby

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Harold Winston Beckett (1923–2010) by Richard Kaby, 2007 © Richard Kaby

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Blake, Cyril McDonald [called Midnight Blake] (1897–1951), jazz musician  

Howard Rye

Blake, Cyril McDonald [called Midnight Blake] (1897–1951), jazz musician, was born on 22 October 1897 in Trinidad, the son of Samuel Blake, cabinet-maker. He served in the merchant navy in the First World War and went to Britain on discharge. In October 1921 he was a member for engagements in ...

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John Blanke (fl. 1507–1512) by unknown artist, 1511 [detail from the Westminster Tournament Roll] College of Arms, Westminster Tournament Roll. Reproduced by permission of the Kings, Heralds and Pursuivants of Arms.

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Blanke, John (fl. 1507–1512), royal trumpeter  

Miranda Kaufmann

Blanke, John (fl. 1507–1512), royal trumpeter, was employed as a musician at the courts of Henry VII and Henry VIII, making his first recorded appearance there in 1507. He is thought to have been of African descent, but his age, place of birth, and parentage are unknown. His surname may have originated as a nickname, derived from the word ...

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Brain, Dennis (1921–1957)  

Maker: Howard Coster

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Dennis Brain (1921–1957) by Howard Coster, 1956 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brain, Dennis (1921–1957), horn player  

Tim Barringer

Brain, Dennis (1921–1957), horn player, was born on 17 May 1921 in London, the son of Aubrey Brain (1893–1955) and his wife, Marion Beeley. He was born into a horn-playing dynasty of which, despite his premature death, he became the most distinguished member. His grandfather was ...

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Carr, Ian Henry Randell (1933–2009), jazz trumpeter and author  

Digby Fairweather

Carr, Ian Henry Randell (1933–2009), jazz trumpeter and author, was born at Charnwood Maternity Home, Dumfries, on 21 April 1933, the son of Thomas Randell Carr, tea salesman, later company director, and his wife, Phyllis Harriet, née Carr. At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...

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Carr, Ian Henry Randell (1933–2009)  

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Ian Henry Randell Carr (1933–2009) by unknown photographer, 1970 © JazzSign / Lebrecht Music & Arts

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Cover Chisholm, George (1915–1997)

Chisholm, George (1915–1997)  

Maker: Suzi Gibbons

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George Chisholm (1915–1997) by Suzi Gibbons, 1989 photograph Suzi Gibbons / Redferns

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Chisholm, George (1915–1997), trombonist  

Alun Morgan

Chisholm, George (1915–1997), trombonist, was born at 47 Ardenlea Street, Glasgow, on 29 March 1915, the son of George William Chisholm, woodturning machineman, and his wife, Mary, née Clennachan. His family was musical: his father played drums, his mother the piano, and his two brothers, ...

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Colyer, Kenneth (1928–1988), jazz musician  

A. J. H. Latham

Colyer, Kenneth (1928–1988), jazz musician, was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on 18 April 1928, the third son in a family of three sons and two daughters of Kenneth Edward Colyer, a chauffeur and butler, and his wife, Ruby Erhardt (d. c...

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Colyer, Kenneth (1928–1988)  

Maker: David Redfern

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Kenneth Colyer (1928–1988) by David Redfern photograph David Redfern / Redferns

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Dankworth, Sir John Philip William [Johnny] (1927–2010), jazz musician and composer  

Digby Fairweather

Dankworth, Sir John Philip William [Johnny] (1927–2010), jazz musician and composer, was born at 38 Beech Hall Road, Walthamstow, Essex, on 20 September 1927, the only son and younger child of William Henry Dankworth (1890–1972), sales manager for an electrical insulator works, and his wife, ...