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 City Region Countrysort descending
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 11/16/1948 Denman Auditorium Vancouver British Columbia Canada
Howard McGhee Recording Session 05/18/1948 Studio Technisonor Paris Île-de-France France
Howard McGhee Recording Session 01/23/1950 WOR Recording Studios NYC New York USA
Illinois Jacquet / Sarah Vaughan 11/08/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Howard McGhee 11/29/1956 Blue Note (Philly) Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Illinois Jacquet / Sarah Vaughan 11/09/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Howard McGhee 11/27/1956 Blue Note (Philly) Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Howard McGhee 12/15/1978 Jazz Penthouse NYC New York USA
Illinois Jacquet / Sarah Vaughan 11/10/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Howard McGhee 11/28/1956 Blue Note (Philly) Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Howard McGhee 12/16/1978 Jazz Penthouse NYC New York USA
Illinois Jacquet / Sarah Vaughan 11/11/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Howard McGhee 11/30/1956 Blue Note (Philly) Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Dizzy Gillespie's All Stars 09/24/1955 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz at the Philharmonic 11/11/1947 Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Howard McGhee 11/26/1956 Blue Note (Philly) Philadelphia Pennsylvania 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
Howard McGhee 12/01/1956 Blue Note (Philly) Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Dizzy Gillespie's All Stars 09/20/1955 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Howard McGhee Big Band 09/27/1948 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Dizzy Gillespie's All Stars 09/25/1955 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 11/16/1948 Moore Theatre Seattle Washington USA
Howard McGhee Big Band 09/25/1948 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Dizzy Gillespie's All Stars 09/21/1955 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA

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