He graduated high school, and later attended classes at Los Angeles Community College. Knepper married Maxine Helen Fields, a trumpet player with the all-female jazz band the International Sweethearts of The Colony Of Slippermen - Genesis - Даёшь Музыку MP3 Collection on May 8,at a civil ceremony in Jimmy Knepper Quintet - Jimmy Knepper In L.A.Arizona, while he was on a tour with the Maynard Ferguson Band.
Knepper chose the names "Robin" and "Jay" to honor his idol, Charlie Parkerwhom the jazz world knew as "Bird". He had four grandchildren. Inthe U. State Department funded a trip for bandleader Herbie Mann to visit Africa, after they heard his version of "African Suite.
Knepper documented this tour meticulously in a series of letters he sent home to Jimmy Knepper Quintet - Jimmy Knepper In L.A. wife, Maxine, his daughter, Robin, and his son, Timothy. These letters were recently found carefully preserved in a dusty box in the attic of the family home, and have now been transcribed by his daughter. They provide a fascinating glimpse into the inner circles of a notable piece of jazz history, and the life of a touring musician, who was also a devoted family man.
He paints vivid portraits of the personal life of the musicians he worked with, and his descriptions of the Africa's landscapes and people provide a vivid portrait of an era in which there were few civil rights for Africans in their own lands. Knepper's daughter is hoping to publish these letters in the near future.
This groundbreaking yet disastrous tour was also documented in Knepper's letters. Knepper also played in the pit orchestra through the entire run of the Broadway show Funny Girlwith Barbra Streisandand Jimmy Knepper Quintet - Jimmy Knepper In L.A.Mimi Hines. After seventeen previews, the Broadway production opened on March 26,at the Winter Garden Theatre, subsequently transferring to the Majestic Theatre and the Broadway Theatre to complete its total run of 1, performances.
In andhe played in the pit orchestra at the Mark Hellinger Theater for "An Evening with Marlene Dietrich ", for which Dietrich received a special Tony award Party Day - Cosmo Vitelli - Party Day The band performed for twelve years in its original incarnation, but since the death of Lewis in it has been known as the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.
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