jothan Callis

Jazz Trumpet, Vocals Sun Ra

Born: Oct. 29, 1942 Birmingham, AL

Died: April 30, 2005

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Birmingham's Jothan Callins died this week after a long illness. You may not recognize his name, but you surely know the names of many of the musicians he collaborated with. During four decades of performing, Callins worked with Lionel Hampton, Stevie Wonder, and BB King  to name a few. But Callins had "his" inspiration from one of Birmingham's prolific band teachers, Amos Gordon at Jackson Olin High School. And Callins returned the favor by teaching hundreds of local kids the joy of jazz. Musician Tommy Stewart, an Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame member himself, tells WBHM's Tanya Ott that Jothan left an indelible impression on the local music scene.

Source: http://www.wbhm.org/Tapestry/May5-05.html

More info:

Musician Tommy Stewart talking about jazz great Jothan Callins. http://www.wbhm.org/Tapestry/May5-05.html

Jothan Callins - Winds of Change http://meshes.blogspot.com/2007/09/jothan-callins-winds-of-change.html


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