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Document Details


Title: Jimmy Heath
Local code: Sc Visual VRA-190
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Collection: Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project
Description: Jimmy Heath is tenor saxophone player, arranger, composer and professor of jazz at Queens College, Flushing, N.Y. Born October 25, 1925 in Philadelphia, Heath began playing saxophone in his childhood and played in local Philadelphia bands after high school. Heath's prolific career has included extensive performing, recording, writing (over 150 compositions, extended symphonic works, suites, 50-60 compositions recorded by other artists), and inclusion in the Philadelphia Hall of Fame with his brothers Percy and Tootie (Percy Brothers), with whom he also performs.
URL: http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/scl/MULTIMED/JAZZHIST/jhcat.htm
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1996 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Heath, Jimmy, 1925-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 25-Oct-1925
Speaker place of birth: Philadelphia, PA; Pennsylvania; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Composer; Jazz musician; Professor
Age at speaking: 71
Document location: New York, NY
Document date: 17-Jul-1996
Interviewer: Ridley, Larry, 1937-
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Chicago, IL; History; Illinois; Jazz; Jazz musicians; Music; New York; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Jazz scene; Music history
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024705-26406