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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Clark Terry

Born December 14, 1920

 
 
Clark Terry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Clark Terry Marker
Inscription. Born in St. Louis, Clark Terry made his first trumpet out of garden hose, attended Vashon High School, and played in local clubs before joining a Navy Band during World War II. His years with County Basie and Duke Ellington in the late 1940s and 1950s established him as a world-class jazz artist, blending the St. Louis tone of his youth with contemporary styles. Terry's sound influenced a generation, including Miles Davis. Also a pioneer of fluegelhorn in jazz, Terry was a standout in the NBC-TV orchestra for 12 years before he left to form his own bands and continue recording. Clark Terry was inducted into the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Hall of Fame in 1991.
 
Location. 38° 39.372′ N, 90° 18.38′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Leland Avenue, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6625 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marianne Moore (a few steps from this marker); Dwight Davis (a few steps from this marker); Dave Garroway (a few steps from this marker); William Inge (a few steps from this marker); Henry Armstrong (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnnie Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); William Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Branch Rickey (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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