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Dyani, Johnny Mbizo

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Personal name headingDyani, Johnny Mbizo
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Variant(s)Dyani, Johnny Akhir
Diani, Johnny
Dyani, Jonny
See alsoCorporate body: Dollar Brand Duo
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Corporate body: Johnny Dyani Quartet
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Corporate body: Blue Notes (Musical group : South Africa)
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Associated countrySouth Africa
LocatedCopenhagen (Denmark) Sweden
Birth date19451130
Death date19861024
Place of birthEast London (South Africa)
Place of deathBerlin (Germany)
Field of activityJazz
AffiliationBlue Notes (Musical group : South Africa) Brotherhood of Breath (Musical group) New Jungle Orchestra
Danish Steeplechase Records (Firm)
Profession or occupationJazz musicians Double bassists Jazz singers Composers Pianists
Found inBrand, D. Echoes from Africa [SR] p1981: label (Johnny Dyani)
OCLC 8443477 (hdg.: Dyani, Johnny Mbizo)
The forest and the zoo, 2011: t.p. (Johnny 'Mbizo' Dyani) back cover (acclaimed bass player, composer and bandleader; b. 1945, d. 1986)
The journey [SR] p2003: container verso (Johnny Akhir Dyani, bass)
Grove Music Online, viewed Dec. 17, 2014 New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd ed. (Dyani, Johnny (Mbizo) (b East London, South Africa, 30 Nov 1945; d Berlin, 24 Oct 1986). South African double bass player and singer)
Discogs website, viewed Dec. 17, 2014 (Johnny Dyani; variations: Dr. Johnny M'Bizo Dyani, Dyani, J. Dyani, J. M. Dyani, Johnny "Mbizo" Dyani, Johnny Akhir Dyani, Johnny Diani, Johnny M'Bizo Dyani, Johnny M. Dyani, Johnny Mbizo Dyani, Jonny Diani)
Dyani, Johnny Mbizo. Song for Biko, ℗1987: label, etc. (Johnny Dyani; born November 20, 1945, East London; Johnny Dyani Quartet)
Wikipedia, April 27, 2015 (Johnny Dyani; Johnny Mbizo Dyani; born November 30, 1945, East London, South Africa; died October 24, 1986, West Berlin; a South African jazz double bassist and pianist; in the early 1960s, member of South Africa's first integrated jazz band, The Blue Notes, with Mongezi Feza on trumpet, Dudu Pukwana on alto saxophone, Nikele Moyake on tenor saxophone, Chris McGregor on piano, and Louis Moholo on drums; moved to Copenhagen, Denmark in the early 70s, and about ten years later to Sweden, recording many albums under his own name)
Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed April 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Dyani, Johnny Mbizo; jazz musician, composer, arranger, bassist; born 1945 in South Africa; played with MacGregor's big-band, Brotherhood of Breath; went into exile in Great Britain (1965) and made London his home until the 1970s; recorded two albums, Echoes of Africa (1979) and Good News from Africa (1973); worked with New Jungle Orchestra (1970s) and recorded the Brikama album with them (1984); recorded as a leader on Danish Steeplechase label; died 1986 in South Africa)
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