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J. J. Johnson

AKA James Louis Johnson

Born: 22-Jan-1924
Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN
Died: 4-Feb-2001
Location of death: Indianapolis, IN
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Buried, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Jazz Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Jazz trombonist

Father: James Horace Johnson
Mother: Nina Gieger
Sister: Rosemary Belcher
Wife: Vivian Elora Freeman (m. 1947, div. 1991, two sons)
Son: Kevin
Son: William
Wife: Carolyn Reid (m. 11-Sep-1992, until his death)

    The Count Basie Orchestra (1945-47)
    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1988
    NEA Fellowship 1996
    Shot: Self-Inflicted 4-Feb-2001
    Risk Factors: Prostate Cancer

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