Ira Sullivan

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Ira Sullivan
Ira Sullivan (cropped).jpg
Background information
Born(1931-05-01)May 1, 1931
Washington, D.C., U.S.
DiedSeptember 21, 2020(2020-09-21) (aged 89)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, educator
InstrumentsTrumpet, flugelhorn, flute, saxophone
Associated actsRed Rodney, Lin Halliday

Ira Sullivan (May 1, 1931 – September 21, 2020) was an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist, flautist, saxophonist, educator and composer. He was born in Washington, D.C.. His career began in the 1950s in Chicago. He worked often with Red Rodney and Lin Halliday.[1] Sullivan teaches at the Young Musicians Camp each summer at the University of Miami.

Sullivan died on September 21, 2020 from pancreatic cancer in Miami, Florida at the age of 89.[2]

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