Donald Byrd
Donald Byrd

About The Artist

Donald Byrd was widely considered one of music’s finest hard-bop trumpeters. His recordings for Blue Note Records established his trademark clean tone style. Bryd effortlessly pioneered the funk and soul genres while remaining a jazz artist. In 1955, he moved to New York City to attend the Manhattan School of Music and by December of that year was invited to join Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. In 1956, he began working with Max Roach, performing with the likes of Coltrane, Rollins and Garland... Read More

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