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Dockery, Sam

LC control no.n 93012811
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Personal name headingDockery, Sam
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Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1929-09-08
Place of birthLawnside (N.J.)
AffiliationUniversity of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.) Buddy Rich Band
Showboat (Jazz club)
Profession or occupationJazz musicians Pianists
Found inJazz Messengers. Hard bop [SR] [1957]: container (Sam Dockery)
African American National Biography, accessed December 16, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Dockery, Sam; Samuel Dockery Jr.; pianist, jazz musician; born 08 September 1929 in Lawnside, New Jersey, United States; was hired to play a summer tour with the Buddy Rich big band (1954); played in what would become one of the most famous recording sessions in jazz history-the last record session of the trumpeter Clifford Brown (1955); from late 1957 to 1958 toured with the guitarist Tiny Grimes; became the house pianist for one of Philadelphia's most famed jazz nightclubs-The Showboat; joined the Legends of Jazz big band at the Clef Club and played at a number of other jazz venues; received his bachelor of music from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1988, becoming an instructor at the school as well.)