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JAMES REECE


JAMES REECE


SUMMARY
 
Full Name: James Reese Europe
 
 
Description: Pianist, Band Leader, USA
Known For: A leading figure on the African American music scene of New York City in the 1910s.
 
Instruments: Piano, Violin
 
Location: United States of America
 
Web Site: http://www.jass.com/Others/europe.html
 
Date Born: 22nd February 1881
Location Born: Mobile, Alabama, United States of America
 
Date Died: 9th May 1919
Location Died: New York City, New York, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Stabbing
Memorial: He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Summary: Noted for pioneering big bands around 1914. Musical director for dance team Vernon and Irene Castle.
 
 
 
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