Howard McGhee

Born: 
03/06/1918
City: 
Tulsa
Region: 
Oklahoma
Country: 
USA
Died: 
07/17/1987
Years Active: 
1930's-1980's
Instruments: 
Trumpet
Recorded With: 
Image Credit: 
William P. Gottlieb/Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

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Howard McGhee was one of the first bebop jazz trumpeters, together with Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro and Idrees Sulieman. He was known for his fast fingers and very high notes. Although born in Tulsa, McGhee was raised in Detroit.

Discography

Released: 1961

Concerts

Event Date Venue Citysort descending Region Country
Jazz at the Philharmonic 11/11/1947 Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Dizzy Gillespie's All Stars 09/25/1955 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Dizzy Gillespie's All Stars 09/21/1955 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Dizzy Gillespie's All Stars 09/22/1955 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz at the Philharmonic 10/04/1947 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Illinois Jacquet / Sarah Vaughan 11/05/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Illinois Jacquet / Sarah Vaughan 11/06/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Illinois Jacquet / Sarah Vaughan 11/07/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Illinois Jacquet / Sarah Vaughan 11/08/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Illinois Jacquet / Sarah Vaughan 11/09/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Illinois Jacquet / Sarah Vaughan 11/10/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Illinois Jacquet / Sarah Vaughan 11/11/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Dizzy Gillespie's All Stars 09/24/1955 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Dizzy Gillespie's All Stars 09/23/1955 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 11/13/1948 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Dizzy Gillespie's All Stars 09/20/1955 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Howard McGhee Quartet / Jimmy Guiffre 3 / Sheila Jordan 04/20/1963 Take 3 Greenwich Village New York USA
Howard McGhee Big Band 09/25/1948 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Howard McGhee Big Band 09/28/1948 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Howard McGhee Big Band 09/29/1948 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Howard McGhee Big Band 09/24/1948 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Howard McGhee Big Band 09/26/1948 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Howard McGhee Big Band 09/30/1948 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Howard McGhee Big Band 09/27/1948 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Edwards-McGhee Recording Session 05/15/1961 Contemporary Records Studio Hollywood California USA

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