1923 to 1964
July 29, 1900 in West Virginia
November 30, 1964
Piedmont, West Virginia, United States
Donald Matthew Redman (July 29, 1900 - November 30, 1964) was an American jazz musician, arranger, bandleader and composer. Redman was announced as a member of the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame on May 6, 2009. Biography: Redman was born in Piedmont, West Virginia. His father was a music teacher, his mother was a singer. Don began playing the trumpet at the age of three, joined his first band at the age of six and by the age of 12 was proficient on all wind instruments ranging from trumpet to oboe as well as piano.