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James Clifford Van Buren

James Clifford Van Buren, musician, publishing executive. Member Rocky Mountain Music Association, Denver Musicians Association, American Federation Jazz Societies, National Association Indiana Record Distributors and Manufacturers, National Academy Jazz.

Background

  • Buren, James Clifford Van was born on March 19, 1935 in Arrow Rock, Missouri, United States. Son of William Huston Van Buren and Thelma Lucinda (Huff) Conway.

  • Education

    • Graduated from high school, Hutchinson, Kansas.

    Career

    • Singer, pianist Blues Kings, Hutchinson, 1958-1960, Anchorage, 1960-1962. Singer, drummer JLL Trio, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1962-1965, various bands, Wichita, Kansas, 1966-1973, James Van Buren & The Group, Wichita, Kansas, 1973-1975, Denver, 1975-1980. Singer James Van Buren & The Group, since 1980.

      President Van Buren Records and Tapes, since 1985, Van Buren Public, Denver, since 1987.

    Works

    • Singer, songwriter: (albums) We Will Be Together Again, 1986, It's All Over, 1986, I Ain't Doing Too Bad, 1988, Hurry Up & Slow Down, 1991, Live at Littleton Town Hall, 1993, James Van Buren Meets Teddy Edwards, 1996.

    Membership

    Member Rocky Mountain Music Association, Denver Musicians Association, American Federation Jazz Societies, National Association Indiana Record Distributors and Manufacturers, National Academy Jazz.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Margo Fuller, May 27, 1954 (separated 1973). Children: James M., Robert C., William C., Valerie J., Marsha H., Eric S.
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    • 1958 - 1960
      Singer
      Hutchinson, Kansas, United States
    • 1960 - 1962
      Singer
      Anchorage, Alaska, United States
    • 1962 - 1965
      singer
      Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
    • 1966 - 1973
      singer
      Wichita, Kansas, United States
    • 1973 - 1975
      singer
      Wichita, Kansas, United States
    • 1975 - 1980
      singer
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1980
      singer James Van Buren & The Group
    • 1985
      president, Van Buren Records and Tapes
    • 1987
      president, Van Buren Records and Tapes
      Denver, Colorado, United States
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