Jay Cee Higginbotham, musician. Recipient gold award Esquire magazine, Metronome award winner poll Down Beat. Elk.
Higginbotham, Jay Cee was born on May 11, 1906 in Atlanta. Son of Charlie and Tenpie (Lewis) Higginbotham.
Student Morris Brown College, Cincinnati Industrial School for Tailoring.
Played with Chick Webb, Fletcher Henderson, Lucky Millinder, 1931-1932. With Louis Armstrong, 1932-1940, Red Allen sextet, 1940-1949. Composer Give Me Your Telephone Number, Higginbotham Blues, Swing Out.