John Kirby

Born: 
12/31/1908
City: 
Winchester
Region: 
Virginia
Country: 
USA
Died: 
06/14/1952
Years Active: 
1929-1952
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Bass, Trombone, Tuba
Image Credit: 
William P. Gottlieb/Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

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John Kirby was a jazz double-bassist who also played trombone and tuba. Kirby tended toward a lighter, classically influenced style of jazz, often referred to as chamber jazz. In 1993 Kirby was inducted into the Big Band & Jazz Hall of Fame.