Gigi Gryce
Born: 1927

Gigi Gryce was born George General Grice(sic) on 28th
November, 1925 (not 1927) in Pensacola, Florida –
although he was brought up in Hartford, Connecticut. He
spent a short period in the Navy where he met musicians
such as Clark Terry, Jimmy Nottingham and Willie Smith,
who were to turn his thoughts from pursuing medicine to the
possibility of making music for a living. In 1948 he began
studying classical composition at the Boston Conservatory
under Daniel Pinkham and Alan Hovhaness. It… Continue

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