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Curtis Amy

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An excellent soul-jazz and really difficult bop tenor and soprano saxophonist, Curtis Amy enjoyed a busy period within the ’60s, then fell away of sight. He previously a strong build and nice, gently swinging design, though he wasn’t an excellent soloist. Amy started playing clarinet as a kid, then began on tenor within an Military band. He examined music education at Kentucky Condition College and gained his bachelor’s level in the first ’50s. After teaching college some time in Tennessee and employed in Midwestern night clubs, Amy transferred to LA in the middle-’50s. He documented with Dizzy Gillespie in 1955, after that worked in the first ’60s with Onzy Matthews and Roy Ayers, and performed and documented with Gerald Wilson in 1965 and 1966. Amy led rings that highlighted Bobby Hutcherson, Victor Feldman, Jimmy Owens, Kenny Barron, and Ayers within the ’60s, and documented for Pacific Jazz and Verve.

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Full Name Curtis Amy
Died June 5, 2002, Los Angeles, California, United States
Education Kentucky State University
Nationality American
Spouse Merry Clayton
Music Songs Native Land, A Soulful Bee, A Soulful Rose, Meetin' Here, 24 Hour Blues, Funk in the Evening, Bobblin', The Blues Message, For Ayers Only, Amyable, Katanga, Groovin' Blue, Annsome, Very Frank, A Shade Of Brown, Gone Into It, Come Rain or Come Shine, Lonely Woman, Peace for Love, One More Hamhock Please, Bells and Horns, This Is the Blues, Goin' Down, Catch Me a Woman, Set Call, Tippin' on Through, Bongo Blue, Searchin', Everything's Cool, A Soulful Bee, Shaker Heights, In Your Own Sweet Way, Beautiful You, If I Were a Bell
Albums Katanga!, Groovin' Blue, Tippin' on Through, The Blues Message, Way Down, Meetin' Here, Peace For Love, Groovin' Blue (Mono Version) [feat. Jimmy Bond, Frank Strazzeri, Bobby Hutcherson], The Blues Message (Stereo Version) [feat. Roy Brewster, Jimmy Miller, Clarence Jones], Mustang, Mosiac Select, Live, Native Land, Liberia, Smooth, Famous Hits by Curtis Amy, Gone Into It, 24 Hour Blues, Way Down (Stereo Version) [feat. George Morrow, Tony Bazley], Curtis Amy. Groovin Blue / Way Down / Tippin' on Through"


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hotel Secrets & Legends 2014 TV Series Secret Service Agent
Upload with Shaquille O'Neal 2013 TV Series Referee
A Mother's Rage 2013 TV Movie Forensic Detective (uncredited)
The Burn with Jeff Ross 2013 TV Series Hipster Hater
A Matter of Perspective 2011 Short
We the People With Gloria Allred 2011 TV Series Howard Holt Jr.
Disaster Date 2010-2011 TV Series Various Roles
Plain Jane 2010 TV Series Softball Player
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant 2010 TV Series Neonatal Nurse
Deadliest Warrior 2010 TV Series Turkish Warrior
It's Supernatural 2010 TV Series Healed Carpenter
Walk of Shame 2009/II Short
The American Poop Movie 2006 Scott
#FromJennifer 2017 completed Victor
CollegeHumor Originals 2015-2017 TV Series Matt / Restaurant patron / Party Goer / ...
Murder Among Friends 2016-2017 TV Series JT Camp / Detective Duey
Liv and Maddie 2017 TV Series Patron
Superstore 2016 TV Series Customer
Blood Relatives 2014-2016 TV Series Detective Smith / Detective
The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead 2016 TV Series Kevin Beam
Young & Hungry 2016 TV Series Diner Patron
First Impressions with Dana Carvey 2016 TV Series Impressionist
Sharknado: Heart of Sharkness 2015 Curtis
Freak Out 2014-2015 TV Series Various Characters
Hardly Working 2015 TV Series short Yoga BG
The Comedians 2015 TV Series Airplane Passenger
Sex Box 2015 TV Series Man on Street (2015)
Whitney 2015 TV Movie Autograph Seeker
Joy Ride 2014 TV Series short Passenger

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Review 2014 TV Series production assistant
Upload with Shaquille O'Neal 2013 TV Series writer's assistant - 6 episodes
Guys Choice Awards 2013 2013 TV Special writer's assistant
The Ben Show with Ben Hoffman 2013 TV Series production assistant - 1 episode
The Burn with Jeff Ross 2013 TV Series writers assistant - 6 episodes
Kickin' It 2012 TV Series production assistant - 3 episodes
Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too 2011 TV Series production assistant - 8 episodes
Sports Show with Norm Macdonald 2011 TV Series production assistant - 9 episodes
Skating with the Stars 2010 TV Series production assistant - 6 episodes
Hell's Kitchen 2010 TV Series production assistant - 15 episodes
The American Poop Movie 2006 production coordinator
Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy 2005 TV Series production assistant - 2 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Golden Sisters 2013 TV Series story associate producer - 1 episode
The Burn with Jeff Ross 2012 TV Series associate producer - 6 episodes

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jeff Ross Roasts America 2012 TV Special assistant editor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hell's Kitchen 2010 TV Series Himself - Waiter

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