Kenny Wheeler

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Kenny Wheeler
Kenny Wheeler performing in 2007
Kenny Wheeler performing in 2007
Background information
Birth nameKenneth Vincent John Wheeler
Born(1930-01-14)14 January 1930
Toronto, Canada
Died18 September 2014(2014-09-18) (aged 84)
London, England[1]
GenresAvant-garde jazz, post bop,
chamber jazz, free improvisation
Occupation(s)Composer, musician
InstrumentsTrumpet, flugelhorn
Years active1950s-present
LabelsECM, Fontana, FMP, Soul Note,

Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler, OC (14 January 1930 – 18 September 2014)[1] was a Canadian composer and trumpet and flugelhorn player.[2] Most of his performances were in jazz, but he was also active in free improvisation and sometimes was into rock music recordings. Wheeler wrote over one hundred compositions and was a skilled arranger for small groups and larger ensembles. Wheeler was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Wheeler died after a short period of frail health at a nursing home in London on 18 September 2014.[1] He was 84 years old.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "RIP, Kenny Wheeler". Ottawa Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  2. Allmusic biography

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