|Birthname||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)|
|Astrology data||19°09' 10°52 Asc. 26°26'|
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.
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