Urbie Green

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Urbie Green
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Urbie Green at the Village Jazz Lounge in Walt Disney World (photo by Laura Kolb)
Background information
Birth nameUrban Clifford Green
Also known asUrbie Green
Born(1926-08-08)August 8, 1926
Mobile, Alabama, United States
DiedDecember 31, 2018(2018-12-31) (aged 92)
Hellertown, Pennsylvania, United States
GenresJazz
OccupationsMusician
InstrumentsTrombone
LabelsVanguard, Bethlehem, Paramount, Command, Project 3
Associated actsWoody Herman, Gene Krupa, Jan Savitt, Frankie Carle, many others

Urban Clifford "Urbie" Green (August 8, 1926 – December 31, 2018) was an American jazz trombonist. He toured with Woody Herman, Gene Krupa, Jan Savitt, and Frankie Carle.[1] The 1980s and beyond saw a slowing down of Urbie Green's recording career. Both albums recorded by him during this period are live, straight jazz works; Just Friends, and Sea Jam Blues. In 1995 he was elected into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.

Green died in Hellertown, Pennsylvania from congestive heart failure on December 31, 2018, aged 92.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Allmusic
  2. "Urban Clifford "Urbie" Green". Pocono Record. January 5, 2019. Retrieved January 6, 2019.

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