Donald Byrd Trumpet Player

He was born on December 09, 1932 (died on February 04, 2013, he was 80 years old) as Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II.


Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II was an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation Byrd was best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a jazz artist. As a bandleader Byrd is also notable for his influential role in the early career of renowned keyboard player and composer Herbie Hancock.
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Is Donald Byrd still alive?

No, he died on 02/04/2013, 8 years ago. He was 80 years old when he died. He died in Dover

What was Donald's zodiac sign?

Donald Byrd zodiac sign was sagittarius.

When is Donald Byrd's next birthday?

Donald Byrd was born on the , which was a Friday


When his last album Move On Up! released, he was 88 years old. This album 'Move On Up!' contains 29 tracks

His first album Byrd's Eye View released 65 years ago, he was 22 years old. There were 5 songs in this album.

Awards (1)

Awarded Bessie Award .


He graduated from Teachers College, Manhattan School Of Music, Wayne State University, Columbia University and Cass Technical High School

His real name:
Birth name of Donald Byrd is Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II

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Donald Byrd Albums (347)


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