Sullivan, Ira (Brevard Jr.)

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Sullivan, Ira (Brevard Jr.)

Sullivan, Ira (Brevard Jr.) jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist, saxophonist, flutist; b. Washington, D.C., May 1, 1931. He was first associated with the Chicago modern-jazz scene, then moved to Fla. in the mid-1960s and has basically remained there since, performing in the Ft. Lauderdale area. Sullivan toured with Red Rodney in a co-led group in the early and mid-1980s. He is a devout Christian and is astonishingly fluent and impassioned on all his instruments.


Billy Taylor Introduces Ira Sullivan (1956); Nicky’s Tune (1958); Blue Stroll (1959); Bird Lives! (1962); Horizons (1967); Multimedia (1977); Ira Sullivan (1977); Strings Attached (1978); Peace (1978); Live at the Village Vanguard (1980); Incredible (1980); Ira Sullivan Does It All (1981); Sprint (1982). Red Rodney: Red Rodney Live at the Village Vanguard (1980).

—Lewis Porter

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