Famous Jamaican Jazz Musicians

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Cindy Breakspeare
(Canadian-Jamaican Jazz Singer, Musician and Winner of Miss World 1976 )
Cindy Breakspeare
Birthdate: October 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Cindy Breakspeare is a Canadian-Jamaican jazz singer, musician, and beauty queen. She was crowned Miss World 1976, becoming the second Jamaican to clinch the crown. She later became a recording artist and entrepreneur, founding a Rastafarian craft store called Ital Craf. She was once in a relationship with reggae musician Bob Marley that lasted until his death.

Coleridge Goode
(Jazz musician, Bassist)
Coleridge Goode
Birthdate: November 29, 1914
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kingston
Died: October 2, 2015

Coleridge Goode was a Jamaican-born British jazz bassist best remembered for his collaboration with jazz musician and composer Joe Harriott. Goode is often counted among the finest jazz bassists to have worked in Europe. In 2011, Coleridge Goode was honoured at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards with the prestigious Services to Jazz Award.

Sonny Bradshaw
(Jamaican Jazz Musician)
Sonny Bradshaw
Birthdate: March 28, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: October 10, 2009

Sonny Bradshaw was a Jamaican trumpeter, bandleader, promoter, and broadcaster. He had a major influence on Jamaican music for over six decades. He is credited with forming the Sonny Bradshaw Seven which achieved national prominence. Sonny Bradshaw is also renowned for leading the Jamaican Big Band, which included Jamaica's top musicians like Dizzy Reece, Joe Harriott, and Ernest Ranglin.

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