|Birth Day||December 7, 1909|
|Age||111 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||May 19, 1978 (age 68)|
Multi-instrumentalist and big band leader known for being the manager of the famed jazz club Minton's Playhouse in Harlem.
He played gigs with the likes of George Howe before becoming a band leader in 1930.
His Minton's Playhouse club became a hub for the growth of bebop music.
His daughter, Gwendolyn Louise Hill, was born in 1930.