Lonnie Hillyer

Born: 
03/25/1940
City: 
Monroe
Region: 
Georgia
Country: 
USA
Died: 
07/01/1985
Years Active: 
1960-1985
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Trumpet
Associated Artists: 

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Lonnie Hillyer was an American jazz trumpeter, strongly influenced by Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and other bebop legends of that era. Hillyer moved with his family to Detroit at age three, and began studying music at 14 under Barry Harris.