Clayton, Buck

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Clayton, Buck Gender: M
Wilbur Dorsey Clayton
born on 12 November 1911 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Parsons, Kansas, 37n20, 95w16
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 19°09' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 10°52 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 26°26'

Buck Clayton (in Shanghai around 1934)


American jazz trumpet player who was a leading member of Count Basie’s "Old Testament" orchestra and a leader of mainstream-oriented jam session recordings in the 1950s.

His principal influence was Louis Armstrong. Clayton worked closely with Li Jinhui, father of Chinese popular music in Shanghai. His contributions helped change musical history in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Buck Clayton died quietly in his sleep in New York City on 8 December 1991.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him in "Buck Clayton's Jazz World" by Buck Clayton (Bloomsbury, 1995), p. 11: "It was swinging one morning in Parsons, Kansas, around ten o'clock on November 12th 1911, when I was born."


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Trumpet player)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz