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The Arts Foundation Of Olde Towne is a neighborhood based, Arts & Humanities incubator that serves to host and produce projects that are about, or initiated by residents from the Near East Area of the City Of Columbus, Ohio.

Cozy Cole


Cozy Cole
Birth:1909 -
Birthplace: East Orange, NJ
Instrument: drums
Description: Cole was born in East Orange, New Jersey in 1909, and studied music in high school, at the Julliard Conservatory and at Capital University. In the 1930s he played with the Cab Calloway Orchestra and Stuff Smith from 1949 to 1953, Cole played with Louis Armstrong. In 1976 he enrolled as a full-time student and artist-in-residence at Capital University where, by 1979, he had received and honorary doctorate in musical arts.
Pictured L-R: “Cozy” Cole, “Chu” Martin
From the collection of: Arnett Howard

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC05-02

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