Bothwell, Johnny

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Bothwell, Johnny Gender: M
John Alvin Bothwell
born on 23 May 1917 at 14:55 (= 2:55 PM )
Place Ross, Indiana, 41n32, 87w22
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 02°07' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 05°46 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 13°35'


American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader. Bothwell played in Chicago in 1940 and then moved to New York City, playing with Woody Herman (1943) and Sonny Dunham (1944–1946). He was a key member and featured soloist of Boyd Raeburn's groups in 1944–1945, and played with Gene Krupa in 1945. He formed his own groups between 1945 and 1949, and held a residency at the Tin Pan Alley Club in Chicago as well as in New York and Boston.

Bothwell gave up music after 1949 and moved to Miami, Florida. He owned a number of bands but did not return to playing for the rest of his life. He died on 12 September 1995 in Lakeland, Florida.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives. Wikipedia has "May 23, 1919, Gary, Indiana" in error.


  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Bands)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor (Bandleader)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Alto saxophonist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz