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Dorothy Jeanne Thompson Net Worth

Dorothy Jeanne Thompson Net Worth is
$300,000

Dorothy Jeanne Thompson Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Dorothy Jeanne Thompson (August 6, 1930 — April 13, 1986), better known as Dorothy Ashby, was an American jazz harpist and composer.Along with Alice Coltrane, Ashby extended the popularization of jazz harp past a novelty, showing how the instrument can be utilized seamlessly as much a bebop instrument as the saxophone. Her albums were of the jazz genre, but often moved into R&B, world and other musics, especially on her 1970 album The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby, where she demonstrates her talents on another instrument, the Japanese koto, successfully integrating it into jazz.
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IMDB Wikipedia

Full NameDorothy Ashby
Date Of BirthAugust 6, 1932
Died1986-04-13
Place Of BirthDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
ProfessionMusic Department
EducationCass Technical High School, Wayne State University
NationalityAmerican
Star SignLeo
#Fact
1Jazz and bop harpist in clubs in Philadelphia, New York, and Detroit, daughter of Wiley Thompson, a jazz guitarist. She studied piano and music education at Wayne State University and performed with Louis Armstrong and Woody Herman. She was a bandleader of trios and quartets which included Frank Wess, Roy Haynes, Jimmy Cobb, and many others between the late 1950s and the mid-1960s. In the early 1960s she was host of a radio program in Detroit, and in the mid-1970s, after moving to California, she played in studio orchestras on albums by Sonny Criss and Stanley Turrentine. She also worked in theater pit orchestras conducted by her husband, John Ashby.

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Human Highway1982musician: harp

Archive Footage

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Classic Albums1997TV Series documentaryHerself

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