Knepper, Jimmy

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Knepper, Jimmy Gender: M
James Edward Minter Knepper
born on 22 November 1927 at 21:04 (= 9:04 PM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 29°55' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 16°38 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 00°55'

Jimmy Knepper (with the National Jazz Ensemble)
photo: Tom Marcello Webster, New York, USA, license cc-by-sa-2.0


American jazz trombonist who made his own recordings as leader, as well as performing and recording with Charlie Barnet, Woody Herman, Claude Thornhill, Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, Gil Evans, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin, and, most famously, Charles Mingus in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In 1980, he received a Grammy nomination from The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, for "Best Jazz Instrumentalist Performance, Soloist", for his original album, Cunningbird. Knepper died on 14 June 2003 of complications of Parkinson's disease at age 75 in Triadelphia, West Virginia.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Mingus, Charles (born 22 April 1922). Notes: Music collaborators


  • Death by Disease 14 June 2003 (Parkinson's disease, age 75)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Parkinson's
  • Family : Childhood : Parents divorced
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Trombonist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz