King Tenor Slide Trombone, used by J. J. Johnson

King Tenor Slide Trombone, used by J. J. Johnson

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This trombone was made by King Musical Instruments in Eastlake, Ohio in 1976. It is a B-flat tenor slide trombone, serial # 669187 King 3-B Concert model with a solid silver bell. The trombone is engraved:

KING
3-B
Silver
Sonic
Concert
KING
MUSICAL
INSTRUMENTS
-U.S.A.-
To
J.J.JOHNSON
IN RECOGNITION OF HIS UNIQUE
CONTRIBUTIONS TO AMERICAN MUSIC
June 26, 1976

(stamped on the slide):
10169

This trombone was previously owned and played by James Louis Johnson (1924-2001), an American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger. As inspired by Dizzy Gillespie, Johnson was one of the earliest musicians to embrace the bebop style of jazz.

Location
Currently on loan
Object Name
Trombone
date made
1976
maker
King Musical Instruments
place made
United States: Ohio, Eastlake
Measurements
overall: 12 1/2 in x 45 1/2 in x 8 in; x 31.75 cm x 115.57 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
1994.0358.01
accession number
1994.0358
catalog number
1994.0358.01
Credit Line
Gift of J. J. Johnson
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National Museum of American History
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