Garvin Bushell (standing, third from right) with Sam Wooding and his Orchestra, 1925.
25 September 1902|
Springfield, Ohio, US
|Died||31 October 1991
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Though never a major name in jazz, Bushell had a lengthy career from the music's early era, to the avant garde of the 1960s.
He was best known as a jazz sideman with people such as Perry Bradford, and performed and/or recorded with many of jazz's great names, such as Fletcher Henderson, Bunk Johnson, Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, Eric Dolphy, Gil Evans, and John Coltrane.
He eventually settled in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he worked as a music teacher. He was married to Louise Bushell until his death in 1991, and had two sons with her.