A. B. Spellman biography

A. B. Spellman

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1935 –

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Who is A. B. Spellman?

Alfred B. Spellman, is an African-American poet, music critic, music historian, arts administrator, and author. He first garnered attention for his 1964 book of poems entitled The Beautiful Days. In 1966 he published a highly influential book on the history of African-American music entitled Four Lives in the Bebop Business Random House. From 1975 to 2005 he worked as an Arts Administrator for the National Endowment for the Arts. He has been particularly instrumental in supporting and forwarding jazz music within the United States.

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Born
Aug 12, 1935
Nixonton
Also known as
  • Spellman, A. B.
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Howard University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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