Encyclopedia > Billy Eckstine

  Article Content

Billy Eckstine

Billy Eckstine (1914 1993) was an American jazz singer who also played trumpet, valve trombone, and guitar. After singing with the Earl Hines[?] band from 1939 to 1943 he led his own band from 1944 to 1947. The band included at various times a large number of rising jazz stars, including Gene Ammons, Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham[?], Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Fats Navarro[?], Lucky Thompson[?], Lena Horne[?], Charlie Parker, and Sarah Vaughan. Eckstine later formed an octet, then went solo, becoming a popular ballad singer while remaining an important figure in jazz.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
239

... 2nd century - 3rd century - 4th century Decades: 180s 190s 200s 210s 220s - 230s - 240s 250s 260s 270s 280s Years: 234 235 236 237 238 - 239 - 240 241 242 243 ...