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May 26, 2015

MUS1c John Coltrane US Navy (Served 1945-1946)

by dianeshort2014

traneView the Military Service of Jazz Legend:

MUS1c John Coltrane

US Navy

(Served 1945-1946)
Shadow Box: http://navy.togetherweserved.com/profile/384295

Short Bio: Coltrane made his first professional Jazz appearance in 1945 playing alto in the Jimmy Johnson Big Band. Later that year, during World War II, he was drafted into the US Navy. While stationed in Hawaii he played clarinet in the Navy band called the Melody Masters.

(Veterans – view more military profiles of famous people onwww.togetherweserved.com)

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