James Tim Brymn
He was a conductor, arranger, composer, and pianist. He generally performed the northeastern hot style jazz. In 1905, Brymn wrote five songs that were used in the Smart Set shows. They were "Morning Noon and Night", "O-San", "Powhatana", "Travel On", and "Darktown Grenadiers". Later in his musical career, he was a musical director for James Reese Europe's Clef Club and the broadway show Liza, and also led orchestras at Ziegfeld's Roof Garden and Reisenweber's Jardin de Dance.
He studied at Christian Institute and Shaw University and received his musical education at the National Conservatory of Music. By 1920, Tim Brymn had a 70 piece orchestra, called The Black Devils aka The Overseas Jazz Sensation. The orchestra was the musical group for the 350th Artillery Regiment, AEF in World War I. In 1933, he joined ASCAP. Brymn's band was known as "a military symphony engaged in a battle of jazz."
- Jass.com: James "Tim" Brymn at www.jass.com
- Tim Brymn and his Black Devil Orchestra at www.redhotjazz.com