Jimmie Lunceford



Jimmie Lunceford

Rating
Active
1929 to 1947
Born
June 6, 1902 in Fulton
Died
July 12, 1947
Location
Fulton, MS, United States
Biography
James Melvin "Jimmie" Lunceford (June 6, 1902 - July 12, 1947) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader in the swing era. Lunceford was born in Fulton, Mississippi. Little is known about his parents, though his father was a choirmaster in Warren, Ohio, before the family moved to Denver. Lunceford went to high school in Denver and studied music under Wilberforce J. Whiteman, father of Paul Whiteman, whose band was soon to acquire a national reputation. As a child in Denver, he learned several instruments. He played alto saxophone in the band led by the violinist George Morrison.

Top Songs by Jimmie Lunceford


Lonesome Road

by & Jazz Swing Music

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Swing Band Ecstasis

Swing Band Ecstasis

Jimmie Lunceford June 2, 2017

21 Tracks

Highlights of Jimmie Lunceford

Highlights of Jimmie Lunceford

Jimmie Lunceford May 14, 2017

10 Tracks

Le Jazz Hot

Le Jazz Hot

Jimmie Lunceford December 3, 2016

23 Tracks

Treasures Big Band Classics, Vol. 24: Jimmie Lunceford

Treasures Big Band Classics, Vol. 24: Jimmie Lunceford

Jimmie Lunceford October 20, 2016

20 Tracks

Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra – 1940

Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra – 1940

Jimmie Lunceford October 18, 2016

10 Tracks

Mood Indigo

Mood Indigo

Jimmie Lunceford September 6, 2016

25 Tracks

Runnin Wild

Runnin Wild

Jimmie Lunceford September 2, 2016

22 Tracks

You Let Me Down

You Let Me Down

Jimmie Lunceford July 19, 2016

25 Tracks

Battle Axe

Battle Axe

Jimmie Lunceford June 3, 2016

23 Tracks

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