Donald Byrd
Born: 1932

Trumpeter Donald Byrd was born in Detroit in 1932, his
studies at Wayne State University (1954) were
interrupted by military service, during which he played in
an Air Force band. He then attended the Manhattan
School of Music (MA in music education). At the same
time he was the favorite studio trumpeter of the bop label
Presitge (1956-58), though he also recorded frequently
for Riverside and Blue Note.

He gave performances with George Wallington (1955),
Art Blakey (1956), and along with… Continue

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