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abbo Smith collection, 1930-1991.



Smith, Jabbo, 1908-



2.11 cubic ft. (5 boxes).

Scope/Contents Note

The collection consists of autobiographical material; correspondence with Lorraine Gordon and others (1957-1991); financial receipts; medical records; contracts and agreements; passports and other official documents; performance files, news articles, press releases and programs (1930-1991), including information on One Mo' Time, Chicago Kool Jazz Festival, and Jazz Fest Berlin; scrapbooks and photographs of Smith, Wynton Marsalis, Louis Armstrong, and others (1982-1991); and an account book (1969-1973) with aphorisms.

Biographical/Historical Note

"Jabbo" Smith, born Cladys Smith in 1908 in Pembroke, Georgia, was an African-American jazz trumpeter, trombonist and singer. He died in St. Louis in 1991.

Controlled Access Terms

  • Smith, Jabbo, 1908-
  • Gordon, Lorraine.
  • Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971 -- Portraits.
  • Marsalis, Wynton, 1961- -- Portraits.
  • Chicago Kool Jazz Festival.
  • Jazz Fest Berlin.
  • One mo' time.
  • Jazz.
  • Music -- Performance.
  • African American musicians.
  • Account books.
  • Clippings.
  • Contracts.
  • Correspondence.
  • Medical records.
  • Press releases.
  • Programs.
  • Receipts.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Portrait photographs.
  • Jazz musicians.

Additional Creator Names

  • Gordon, Lorraine.
  • American Music Collection.