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Each week, we highlight a historic or famous person named James. This week's famous James is:

James "J.J." Johnson (born January 22, 1924) Jazz trombonist, considered the most influential trombonist in jazz history; he was the first to show that the trombone could be a solo instrument, and helped develop the bebop trombone during the start of the bop era. "The Trombone Master" is known for his clean, rapid-fire technique on slide trombone. Also known for his original jazz compositions; projects include the films "Shaft" and "Cleopatra Jones" and the "Mod Squad" TV show. His composition "Lament" is considered a standard in jazz repertoire; his "Poem for Brass" combined jazz and classical; and his "Perceptions" was comissioned by Dizzy Gillespie. In 1944, he performed at the first concert of Jazz at the Philharmonic. Johnson has played with jazz legends Benny Carter, Count Basie, and Illinois Jacquet; toured with the Miles Davis sextet; and toured and made recordings with trombonist Kai Winding, as part of a sextet known as Jay and Kai. Real name: James Louis.

The name "James" is the English equivalent of Jacob; the first Jacob in the Bible was the patriarch of the 12 tribes of Israel. "James" is consistently among the most popular names for boys in the U.S.

Plural form of James: According to the Carnegie Mellon Style Guide, "Form plurals of family names that end in 's' by adding 'es.'  Right: The Jameses live in Edgewood."  See also


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