J. J. Johnson

Hard bop, Musical Artist

1924 – 2001

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Who was J. J. Johnson?

J. J. Johnson was a United States jazz trombonist, composer and arranger. He was sometimes credited as Jay Jay Johnson.

Johnson was one of the first trombonists to embrace bebop music. He has long been regarded as one of the leading trombonists of the post-swing era, exerting a pervasive influence on other jazz musicians.

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Born
Jan 22, 1924
Indianapolis
Also known as
  • Jay Jay Johnson
  • JJ Johnson
  • J.J. Johnson
  • James Louis Johnson
  • Johnson, J. J.
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Crispus Attucks High School
Lived in
  • Indianapolis
Died
Feb 4, 2001
Indianapolis

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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