John Kirby

Also known as J. Kirby, Kirby

Discography of John Kirby:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 1938-1941 The Biggest Little Band In The World 16 Audio 1985 Giants Of Jazz
2 Echoes Of Harlem 12 Audio 1982 Doblon
3 The Alumini Masters 10 Audio 1979 Durium
4 Rehearsin' For A Nervous Breakdown 16 Audio Past Perfect Silver Line
5 Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm... (John Kirby And His Band 1939/41) 16 Audio Tax
6 The Biggest Little Band 1937-1941 32 Audio 1978


b : December 31, 1908 in Baltimore (USA)

d : June 14, 1952 in Hollywood (USA)

Originally a trombone / tuba player, John Kirby switched with success to bass in 1930 in the [a=Fletcher Henderson]'s Orchestra.

He gained success in the end of the '30s with his own sextet, previously named "The Onyx Club Boys", with occasional vocals provided by his (at this time) wife [a=Maxine Sullivan].

After World War II his career declined and he died before a planned comeback.


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