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Roy Burrows

b. 18 Feb 1926, Kingston, Jamaica, Western Indies, d. 2 Dec 1998, London, Britain. As a kid Burrowes was presented with a trumpet by his sea-going dad and began understanding how to play the device. Because the unofficial mascot of the West Indian military regiment, he was motivated to build …

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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 …

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