JazzFest History

Clark Terry

Instrument: Trumpet
Born: St. Louis, Missouri

"I always enjoyed practicing. A lot of kids like to swim and roller skate, but I found that practicing was fun for me. Later, in the Navy, I used to practice out of a clarinet book, because I always wanted to play fast passages, and I noticed that the clarinet books had faster things to play."

- Clark Terry
DownBeat


From the JazzFest Program Biography:

Clark Terry Program Bio