Johnny Bothwell

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Alto sax, bandleader. Johnny Bothwell walked away from the music business at the end of the '40s, after having been fairly successful both as a player and bandleader. He moved from Chicago to New York…
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Alto sax, bandleader. Johnny Bothwell walked away from the music business at the end of the '40s, after having been fairly successful both as a player and bandleader. He moved from Chicago to New York in 1940, recording initially with Woody Herman and Sonny Dunham. Bothwell was the principal soloist with Boyd Raeburn for a while, then played with Gene Krupa. After that he headed his own groups from 1945-1949 in Chicago, New England and New York, then moved to Miami upon quitting playing in 1949.