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Billy Eckstine

Born: 
07/08/1914
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Died: 
03/08/1993
Years Active: 
1930's-1990's
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William Clarence Eckstine was an American singer of ballads and a bandleader of the swing era. Eckstine's smooth baritone and distinctive vibrato broke down barriers throughout the 1940s, first as leader of the original bop big-band, then as the first romantic black male in popular music.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Billy Eckstine Band 08/18/1944 Regal Theater Chicago Illinois USA
Billy Eckstine Band 08/19/1944 Regal Theater Chicago Illinois USA
Billy Eckstine Band 08/20/1944 Regal Theater Chicago Illinois USA
Billy Eckstine Band 08/21/1944 Regal Theater Chicago Illinois USA
Billy Eckstine Band 08/22/1944 Regal Theater Chicago Illinois USA
Billy Eckstine Band 08/23/1944 Regal Theater Chicago Illinois USA
Billy Eckstine Band 08/24/1944 Regal Theater Chicago Illinois USA
Billy Eckstine Recording Session 10/05/1946 Radio Recorders Studio Hollywood California USA
Billy Eckstine Recording Session 10/06/1946 Radio Recorders Studio Hollywood California USA
The Charlie Parker Quintet / Billy Eckstine 12/09/1948 Royal Roost Café NYC New York USA
The Charlie Parker Quintet / Billy Eckstine 12/10/1948 Royal Roost Café NYC New York USA
The Charlie Parker Quintet / Billy Eckstine 12/11/1948 Royal Roost Café NYC New York USA
The Charlie Parker Quintet / Billy Eckstine 12/12/1948 Royal Roost Café NYC New York USA
Billy Eckstine / George Shearing 10/12/1951 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles California USA
Billy Eckstine / George Shearing 11/08/1951 Murat Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
The First Great Show of '54 02/22/1954 Uline Arena Washington District of Columbia USA
Biggest Show of '54 11/03/1954 Wichita Forum Wichita Kansas USA
Birdland Stars of '57 02/17/1957 Boston Symphony Hall Boston Massachusetts USA
Birdland Stars of '57 03/06/1957 Indiana Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
Birdland Stars of '57 04/29/1957 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles California USA
1st Annual Los Angeles Jazz Festival 10/02/1959 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles California USA
Billy Eckstine 01/24/1966 Elmwood Casino Windsor Ontario Canada
Billy Eckstine 01/25/1966 Elmwood Casino Windsor Ontario Canada
Billy Eckstine 01/26/1966 Elmwood Casino Windsor Ontario Canada
Billy Eckstine 01/27/1966 Elmwood Casino Windsor Ontario Canada

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