Tadd Dameron

Born Feb 21, 1917

Tadley Ewing Peake "Tadd" Dameron was an American jazz composer, arranger and pianist. Saxophonist Dexter Gordon called Dameron the "romanticist" of the bop movement, while reviewer Scott Yanow writes that Dameron was the "definitive arranger/composer of the bop era".… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tadd Dameron.


1917 Birth Born on February 21, 1917.


1948 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In the late 1940s, Dameron wrote arrangements for Gillespie's big band, who gave the première of his large-scale orchestral piece Soulphony in Three Hearts at Carnegie Hall in 1948.
1953 36 Years Old After forming another group of his own with Clifford Brown in 1953, Dameron developed an addiction to narcotics toward the end of his career. … Read More


1965 48 Years Old 1 More Event
Dameron suffered from cancer and had several heart attacks before dying of cancer in 1965, at the age of 48. … Read More
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