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Donaldson, Lou

LC control no.n 79008099
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Personal name headingDonaldson, Lou
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Variant(s)Donaldson, Lou, 1926-
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1926-11-01
Place of birthBadin (N.C.)
Field of activityjazz
AffiliationBlue Note (Firm) Modern Jazz Quartet North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Profession or occupationSaxophonists Singers Jazz musicians
Found inLive Messengers [SR] p1978 (a.e.) container (Lou Donaldson, alto saxophone)
New Grove dict. of jazz (Donaldson, Lou; b. Nov. 1, 1926, Badin, NC; alto saxophonist and singer)
African American National Biography , accessed December 16, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Donaldson, Lou; jazz musician, saxophonist; born 01 November 1926 in Badin, North Carolina, United States; attended Greensboro A & T College, earning a degree in Science; worked in a dance band led by saxophonist Billy Tolles; recorded extensively in bop-oriented settings; recorded as a leader for the Blue Note label, one in which he was accompanied by the Modern Jazz Quartet (1952); spent nearly his entire career after 1952 as a bandleader; awarded an honorary doctorate of letters by North Carolina A & T University; received the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award for 2013)