Ted Curson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ted Curson

Jazz trumpeter

Date of Birth: 03-Jun-1935

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Date of Death: 04-Nov-2012

Profession: composer, film score composer, trumpeter, jazz musician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Ted Curson

  • Theodore Curson (June 3, 1935 – November 4, 2012) was an American jazz trumpeter.Curson was born in Philadelphia.
  • He became interested in playing trumpet after watching a newspaper salesman play a silver trumpet.
  • Curson's father, however, wanted him to play alto saxophone like Louis Jordan.
  • When he was ten, he got his first trumpet.He attended Granoff School of Music in Philadelphia.
  • At the suggestion of Miles Davis, he moved to New York in 1956.
  • He performed and recorded with Cecil Taylor in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
  • His composition "Tears for Dolphy" has been used in numerous films.He was a familiar face in Finland, having performed at the Pori Jazz festival every year since it began in 1966.
  • In 2007, he performed at Finland's Independence Day Ball at the invitation of president Tarja Halonen.A longtime resident of Montclair, New Jersey, Curson died there on November 4, 2012.

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