Odean Pope
Born: 1938

Odean Pope was born in Ninety-Six, South Carolina to
musical parents who rooted him in the sounds of the
Southern Baptist Church. After moving to Philadelphia at the
age of ten, his lifelong study of music began in earnest and
was buttressed by The Graniff School of Music and
Benjamin
Franklin High School’s music program.

Odean grew up in jazz rich territory with other Philadelphia
notables such as: John Coltrane, Lee Morgan, Clifford
Brown, Benny Golson, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy and Percy
Heath,… Continue

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