Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States (1910 – 1986)
(February 12, 1910, Birmingham, Alabama - December 2, 1986 , Chicago) Paul Bascomb was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, noted for his extended tenure with Erskine Hawkins. He is a 1979 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.
Bascomb was a founding member of the Bama State Collegians, which was led by Erskine Hawkins and eventually became his big band. Bascomb's brother Dud played in this ensemble as well. Bascomb remained in this ensemble until 1944, aside from a brief interval… read more
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