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Les Brown

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Biography

Lester Raymond Brown, 14 March 1912, Reinerton, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 4 January 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA. By 1932, when he entered Duke University at Durham, North Carolina, Brown had already attended Ithaca College and the New York Military Academy and had studied harmony, arranging and composing, as well as becoming proficient on soprano saxophone, clarinet and bassoon. At Duke in 1935, he joined the university’s dance band, the Duke Blue Devils, became its leader and built a... Read more

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jazz
swing
big band
big bands of the 40s and 50s
male
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