Note(s)J.C. Higginbotham (also: Jay C.) (1906-1973) was an American trombonist active in Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Cincinnati, and New York. He began playing professionally as a teenager, performing in the South, the Midwest, and Buffalo, New York. He is perhaps most well known for his many solos with Luis Russell's band; in 1946 he made five Soundies, co-leading with Allen. His several television appearances include Art Ford's Jazz Party (1958) and Jazz Alley (1969) with Art Hodes.
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