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Dara, Olu

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Personal name headingDara, Olu
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Variant(s)Jones, Charles, III, 1941-
Olu Dara
Jones, Olu Dara
LocatedNew York (N.Y.)
Birth date1941-01-12
Place of birthLouisville (Miss.)
Field of activityJazz
Profession or occupationJazz musicians Trumpet players Cornet players Harmonica players Singers Dramatists Actors
Found inMcBee, C. Flying out [SR] c1982: container (Olu Dara, cornet player)
Feather, L.G. Bio. enc. of jazz, 1999 (Dara, Olu (Charles Jones III); b. Jan. 12, 1941, Louisville, MS; trumpet, cornet, African trumpet, harmonica)
New Grove dict. of jazz, 2nd ed. (Olu Dara (Jones, Charles, III); b. Jan. 12, 1941, Louisville, MS; trumpeter, cornetist, singer, and bandleader; he adopted his Yoruba name in 1969)
Wikipedia, April 3, 2017 (Olu Dara; Olu Dara Jones; born Charles Jones III, January 12, 1941, Natchez, Mississippi; American cornetist, guitarist and singer; moved to New York in 1963; first became known as a jazz musician; later led a band a band immersed in African-American tradition, playing an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, and storytelling, with tinges of funk, African popular music and reggae; also an accomplished playwright and actor; father of rapper Nas)