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Clifford Brown
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Musician
    (October 30, 1930-June 26, 1956)
    Born in Wilmington, Delaware
    Jazz trumpeter
    Specialized in Hard Bop and Bebop
    Associated with Max Roach
    Died in a car crash at 25
    His nickname was 'Brownie,' like the snack.
    He dropped out of 2 universities.
    The only known televised footage of him was a 1955 appearance on a Soupy Sales variety program.
    His main influence: Fats Navarro.
    Down Beat Magazine named him 'New Star of the Year' in 1954.
    The same publication inducted him into the Jazz Hall of Fame in 1972.
    He didn't fall prey to heroin and alcohol addictions like many jazz musicians.
    His hometown of Wilmington holds an annual music festival in his honor.

Credit: Black Chic


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