- Name: Donald Byrd
- Born: 12/09/1932
- Died: 02/04/2013 (80 years old)
- Occupation: Musician
Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932– February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm & blues trumpeter and vocalist. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was known as one of the rare bebop jazz musicians who successfully explored funk and soul while remaining a jazz artist. As a bandleader, Byrd was an influence on the early career of Herbie Hancock.
Birth Name: Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II
Alias: Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II
Genre: Jazz, funk, jazz-funk, soul, R&B
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Death Place: Dover, Delaware
Donald Byrd quotes :
They use all of the music that I did in the '50s, '60s and the '70s behind people like Tupac and LL Cool J. I'm into all that stuff.Donald Byrd