Ivory, Calvin A.

Born: 1900 Birmingham, AL

Saxphone player and member of the Fess Whatley's Jazz Demons.  Played with Bessie Smith, Fats Waller, Ringling Brothers Circus Band. *Taught at Lincoln Elementary School and organized the first band at Fairfield's Interurban Heights High School in 1931. *Business manager for Whatley's band during the 1930s.

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

 

Inducted into The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1980

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