Cal Tjader

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Birth Name: Cal Tjader

Occupation: Drummer

Place Of Birth: Missouri

Date Of Birth: July 16, 1925

Date Of Death: May 5, 1982

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Swedish

Cal Tjader was born on the 16th of July, 1925. He was known for being a Drummer. During his four-decade music career, this famous vibraphone player, drummer, and pianist contributed greatly to the development of the acid jazz and Latin rock music genres. He received a 1980 Grammy Award for an album titled La Onda Va Bien.

Cal Tjader was born in Missouri. After serving during World War II as a United States Army medic, he studied under the G.I. Bill at San Jose State College and San Francisco State College. In 1954, he established his Cal Tjader Modern Mambo Quintet, a group that included pianist Manuel Duran and bassist Carlos Duran.

Cal Tjader was a Cancer and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Cal Tjader was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Cal Tjader is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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Cal Tjader’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Cal Tjader’s parents.

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Cal Tjader was born in the Year of the Ox.

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REAL NAME: Cal Tjader
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Cal Tjader was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Cal Tjader was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

Ruling Planet: Cal Tjader had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Cal Tjader’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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