Jimmy Knepper bio

Birth Name: Jimmy Knepper

Occupation: Trombone Player

Place Of Birth: Los Angeles

Date Of Birth: November 22, 1927

Date Of Death: June 14, 2003

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Not available

Jimmy Knepper was born on the 22nd of November, 1927. He was popular for being a Trombone Player. Versatile jazz trombonist who performed with Charles Mingus and other jazz greats.

Jimmy Knepper was born in Los Angeles. He began performing in his mid teens, spending time with Charlie Barnet, Woody Herman, and Claude Thornhill before joining Mingus at age 30. He performed with many bands over a career spanning decades, but his contribution to Mingus’ The Clown and Tijuana Moods albums established his reputation for originality.

Jimmy Knepper was a Sagittarius and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Jimmy Knepper 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.

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

Associated with

Josh Holcomb

Trombone Player

Wycliffe Gordon

Trombone Player

Paco Barajas

Trombone Player

Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Jimmy Knepper kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Jimmy Knepper was born in the Year of the Rabbit.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Jimmy Knepper
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH SIGN: Sagittarius
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Jimmy Knepper was a Sagittarius. People of this zodiac sign like freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors and dislike clingy people, constrained, off-the-wall theories. The strengths of this sign are being generous, idealistic, sense of humor, while weaknesses can be to promise more than can deliver, impatient and say anything no matter how undiplomatic. The greatest overall compatibility with Sagittarius is Gemini and Aries.

Chinese Zodiac: Jimmy Knepper was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are popular because they're sincere and avoid conflict. Though they're sensitive, they also hesitate, which makes them lose on chances.

Ruling Planet: Jimmy Knepper had a ruling planet of Jupiter and has a ruling planet of Jupiter and by astrological associations Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. This planet represents abundance, prosperity and the principle of expansion. People who are born with Jupirer as the ruling planet are optimistic and have a big appetite for life.

Jimmy Knepper’s birth sign is Sagittarius and he had a ruling planet of Jupiter.

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