Jazz vibraphonist. He also played xylophone and was briefly a tap dancer and conductor on the vaudeville circuit. He performed with Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, and Charles Mingus. Norvo died in 1999.
Correspondence, transcripts of interviews, photographs, a biography, a discography, an award, printed material and other miscellany documenting the life and career of Red Norvo.
Red Norvo Papers, 1932-1997, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Portia Norvo Corlin