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Cohran, Phil, 1927-2017

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Personal name headingCohran, Phil, 1927-2017
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Variant(s)Cohran, Kelan Philip, 1927-2017
Corhan, Phil, 1927-2017
Cohran, Philip, 1927-2017
See alsoFounded corporate body: Artistic Heritage Ensemble
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Associated placeSouth Side (Chicago, Ill.)
LocatedSaint Louis (Mo.)
Birth date1927-05-08
Death date2017-06-28
Place of birthOxford (Miss.)
Place of deathChicago (Ill.)
AffiliationAssociation for the Advancement of Creative Musicians
Profession or occupationJazz musicians Music teachers
Found inCohran, P. Kelan Philip Cohran & the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble [SR] 2012: container (Kelan Philip Cohran) notes (Phil Cohran; Kelan Philip Cohran; b. Mississippi, grew up in St. Louis, moved to Chicago in the mid 1950s; "approaching his eighty-fifth birthday"; trumpet player in Kansas City swing group led by Jay McShann in 1950; led his own St. Louis group, the Rajas of Swing; member of Sun Ra's Arkestra, 1959-ca. 1961; in Chicago he founded the Affro-Arts Theater and performed with the Artistic Heritage Ensemble)
Grove music online, Oct. 18, 2012 (Cohran (Corhan), Phil(ip); b. May 8, 1927, Oxford, MS; trumpeter; led dance band in St. Louis, 1947-1950; worked with Jay McShann before serving at the naval school of music, Washington, D.C.; moved to Chicago; in the mid- to late 1950s Cohran was in groups led by Sun Ra, playing trumpet, cornet, and zither; founding member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, founder of Artistic Heritage Ensemble, and founder of the performance and cultural center, the Affro-Arts Theatre, in 1967; formed octet, the Circle of Sound, in 1979)
Kelan Phil Cohran WWW site, Oct. 18, 2012: biography, Wire magazine, May 2001 (Phil Cohran; Kelan Phil Cohran; "Kelan" is an honorific meaning "holy scripture" bestowed on him by Chinese Muslims during a visit to China; b. May 8, 1927, Oxford, Miss.; trumpeter and composer) biography, Downbeat, Dec. 1984 (Phil Cohran)
All music guide WWW site, Oct. 18, 2012 (Phil Cohran; b. May 8, 1927, Oxford, MS; styles: experimental big band, soul jazz; member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Circle of Sound)
OCLC database, Oct. 18, 2012 (hdgs.: Cohran, Phil; Cohran, Philip; Cohran, Kelan Philip)
New York times WWW site, viewed July 5, 2017 (in obituary published July 4: Kelan Philip Cohran; b. Philip Thomas Cohran Jr., May 8, 1927, Oxford, Miss.; moved with his parents to St. Louis when he was in elementary school; while touring China in the 1990s, met with a group of Muslims who gave him the name Kelan, meaning "holy scripture"; d. June 28, Chicago, aged 90; musician and educator whose many contributions to the culture of Chicago's South Side included helping to found the influential Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians)