Åke Persson (February 25, 1932, Hässleholm - February 5, 1975, Stockholm) was a Swedish bebop jazz trombonist. Persson, known as "the Comet", moved from southern Sweden to Stockholm in 1951, where he played in Simon Brehm's quintet (1951–54). Following this Persson worked with Arne Domnérus, Hacke Björksten, Harry Arnold's Radio Band (1956–61), Quincy Jones, Lars Gullin, the RIAS Berlin band (1961–75), and the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band (1963–71). Persson played with many noted American musicians, including George Wallington, Roy Haynes, Benny Bailey, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Dizzy Gillespie. He led several sessions for labels such as Metronome, Philips, and EmArcy in the 1950s. Persson was found dead in his car in the Djurgårdsbrunn channel in February 1975.
Where died Åke Persson?
Åke Persson died in Stockholm.
Where was Åke Persson born?
Åke Persson was born in Hässleholm, Sweden.
How would Åke Persson be described?
Åke Persson would be described as Swedish musician.
What is the gender of Åke Persson?
Åke Persson is male.
When died Åke Persson?
Åke Persson died 05.02.1975.
When was Åke Persson born?
Åke Persson was born on 25.02.1932.
What is Åke Persson subject of?
Åke Persson is subject of Jazz trombonists, Swedish jazz musicians, 1932 births and 1975 deaths.