Biography - A Short Wiki
Jazz musician and fingerstyle guitarist who helped bring Brazilian bossa nova music to the American mainstream.
He studied jazz theory and composition at the Harnett National Music School in Manhattan.
He saw combat in World War II.
How did Charlie Byrd die?
Charlie Byrd's death was caused by cancer.
Charlie Byrd, the classically trained jazz guitar virtuoso who was a fixture on the Washington music scene for nearly 50 years and who helped introduce bossa nova to the United States, died of cancer yesterday at his home in Annapolis. He was 74.
|Cause of death||Cancer|
|Age of death||74 years|
|Birthday||September 16, 1925|
|Death date||December 2, 1999|
|Place of death||Annapolis, Maryland, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"Music's not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into a community and find people who need him."Charlie Byrd
"And a musician has to learn to be frugal and to carefully manage financial affairs."Charlie Byrd
"We would play, then they would play a set, then we would jam on the last song."Charlie Byrd
"A person should design the way he makes a living around how he wishes to make a life."Charlie Byrd
"That jam was so much fun that by the end of the tour, we just jammed on all of the songs."Charlie Byrd