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Jay Cee Higginbotham Edit Profile

musician

Jay Cee Higginbotham, musician. Recipient gold award Esquire magazine, Metronome award winner poll Down Beat. Elk.

Background

Higginbotham, Jay Cee was born on May 11, 1906 in Atlanta. Son of Charlie and Tenpie (Lewis) Higginbotham.

Education

Student Morris Brown College, Cincinnati Industrial School for Tailoring.

Career

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.

Connections

Married Margaret Stratton, December 27, 1957.

father:
Charlie Higginbotham

mother:
Tenpie (Lewis) Higginbotham

spouse:
Margaret Stratton