Born: 13 August 1919 in Battersea, London, England, UK.
Died: 14 February 2011 in New York City, New York, USA (aged 91).
He moved to the US in 1947, and was amongst the first postwar British jazz musicians to make a solid career there. He was oppointed OBE in 2007, and then knighted in 2007, both by Queen Elizabeth II. He died of heart failure.