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Dorothy Ashby (1932–1986)

Dorothy Ashby was born on August 6, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Dorothy Jeanne Thompson. She is known for her work on Human Highway (1982). She was married to John Ashby. She died on April 13, 1986 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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Jazz and bop harpist in clubs in Philadelphia, New York, and Detroit, daughter of Wiley Thompson, a jazz guitarist. She studied piano and music education at Wayne State University and performed with Louis Armstrong and Woody Herman. She was a bandleader of trios and quartets which included Frank Wess, Roy Haynes, Jimmy Cobb, and many others between the late 1950s and the mid-1960s. In the early ... See more »

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