Art Farmer

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Art Farmer
Background information
Birth nameArthur Stewart Farmer
Born(1928-08-21)August 21, 1928
Council Bluffs, Iowa, U.S.
DiedOctober 4, 1999(1999-10-04) (aged 71)
New York City, New York
GenresJazz, bebop
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsTrumpet, flugelhorn, flumpet
Years active1940s–1999

Arthur Stewart Farmer (August 21, 1928 – October 4, 1999) was an American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player. He also played flumpet. He went on to join Gerry Mulligan's quartet and, with Benny Golson, to co-found the Jazztet.

Farmer died of a heart attack on October 4, 1999 at home in Manhattan, aged 71.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Heckman, Don & Thurber, Jon (October 7, 1999) "Art Farmer: Eloquent Jazz Master of the Trumpet and Fluegelhorn". Los Angeles Times.
  2. "Art Farmer". (October 7, 1999) The Denver Post Online.