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Thielemans, Toots

LC control no.n 82116354
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Personal name headingThielemans, Toots
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Variant(s)Thielemans, Jean
Thielemans, J. (Jean)
Thielmans, Jean
Thielemans, Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidore
See alsoCorporate body: Toots Thielemans Quartet
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LocatedLa Hulpe (Belgium)
Birth date1922-04-29
Death date2016-08-22
Place of birthBrussels (Belgium)
Place of deathBrussels (Belgium)
Field of activityJazz
Profession or occupationHarmonica players Guitarists Composers Jazz musicians
Found inBirds 'n' bees, 1952
Author's Bluesette, 1973.
BL database, 22 Mar. 2002 (hdg.: Thielmans, Jean)
New Grove dict. of jazz (Thielemans, Toots (Jean Baptiste); b. Apr. 29, 1922, Brussels; Belgian harmonica player, guitarist, and whistler)
Feather, L.G. Enc. of jazz in the 70's (Thielemans, Jean (Toots); b. Apr. 29, 1922, Brussels, Belgium; harmonica, guitar, whistler, composer)
New York times WWW site, viewed Aug. 22, 2016 (Toots Thielemans; Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidore Thielemans; b. Apr. 29, 1922, Brussels; offered various explanations over the years for how he came to be known as Toots, sometimes saying he chose the name himself and at others saying it was given to him; whatever the truth, the name was apparently borrowed from two American jazz musicians, Nuncio Mondello and Salvador Camarata, who both went by Toots; d. Monday [Aug. 22, 2016], Brussels, aged 94; lived in La Hulpe; jazz harmonica player)
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