George Matthews (musician)

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George Matthews
BornSeptember 23, 1912
Dominica, British West Indies
DiedJune 28, 1982 (aged 69)
New York City, New York, U.S.

George Matthews[1] (September 23, 1912 – June 28, 1982) was a jazz trombonist.


Matthews was adept on tuba, trumpet, and trombone. He received classical training in New York City and played with local dance and jazz bands before joining Tiny Bradshaw's group in the early-1930s. He worked later in the 1930s with Willie Bryant, Louis Armstrong, Chick Webb, and Ella Fitzgerald. After World War II, Matthews worked extensively with Count Basie, then joined Erskine Hawkins's group in the early 1950s. In the 1960s he played with Lucille Dixon and Clark Terry, among others.


With Dizzy Gillespie

With Dicky Wells


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