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Sonny Criss

Born: 
10/23/1927
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Died: 
11/19/1977
Years Active: 
1940's-1970's
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William "Sonny" Criss was an American jazz musician who gained prominence during the bebop era. During the 1970s, Criss had developed stomach cancer and did not play again. As a consequence of this painful condition, Criss committed suicide (self-inflicted gunshot) in 1977 in his adopted city of Los Angeles.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 11/06/1948 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 11/13/1948 Masonic Temple - Detroit Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 11/16/1948 Denman Auditorium Vancouver British Columbia Canada
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 11/16/1948 Moore Theatre Seattle Washington USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 11/19/1948 Portland Municipal Auditorium Portland Oregon USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 11/20/1948 Long Beach Municipal Auditorium Long Beach California USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 11/22/1948 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles California USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 11/23/1948 Oakland Auditorium Oakland California USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 11/24/1948 War Memorial Opera House San Francisco California USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 11/26/1948 Civic Opera House Chicago Illinois USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 12/04/1948 Newark Mosque Theatre Newark New Jersey USA
Jazz at the Philharmonic 02/11/1949 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 02/12/1949 Academy of Music Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 02/13/1949 Boston Symphony Hall Boston Massachusetts USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 02/20/1949 Kleinhans Music Hall Buffalo New York USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 02/21/1949 Massey Hall Toronto Ontario Canada
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 02/26/1949 Masonic Temple - Detroit Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 02/27/1949 Memorial Hall - Columbus Columbus Ohio USA
Sonny Criss Recording Session 07/10/1956 Master Recorders West Hollywood California USA
Sonny Criss Recording Session 07/31/1956 Master Recorders West Hollywood California USA
Sonny Criss Recording Session 08/26/1956 Radio Recorders Studio Hollywood California USA
Sonny Criss Recording Session 10/03/1956 Radio Recorders Studio Hollywood California USA
Sonny Criss 06/13/1960 Rubaiyat Room Los Angeles California USA
Sonny Criss 08/29/1960 Rubaiyat Room Los Angeles California USA
Sonny Criss 12/20/1960 Club Town Hill Los Angeles California USA

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