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Sonny Bradshaw


It is extremely difficult to assume where contemporary Jamaican music may be without the existence of isle jazz pioneer Sonny Bradshaw. An experienced trumpeter (he also takes on piano, flügelhorn, clarinet, trombone, and saxophone), Bradshaw offers recognized himself in an extended six-decade profession (he was created in 1926) like a musician, bandleader, composer, maker, arranger, and promoter and a journalist, instructor, and broadcaster. His Sonny Bradshaw 7, created within the ’50s, became an exercise floor for countless Jamaican music artists, as well as the long-running Jamaican Big Band, also put together by Bradshaw within the ’50s to try out the golf swing and jazz he cherished, offered an identical function. Teenage Dance Party, Bradshaw’s early-’60s radio display, was instrumental in obtaining regional Jamaican music performed within the airwaves. He offered for 25 years because the president from the Jamaican Federation of Music artists and may be the creator and director from the Ocho Rios Jazz Event. He is wedded to the vocalist and celebrity Myrna Hague.

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Full Name Sonny Bradshaw
Died October 10, 2009, London, United Kingdom

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