Musician Profile Search Results: “cornet”

Bix Beiderbecke

As a boy, Bix Beiderbecke had a few piano lessons, but he was self-taught on cornet and developed an unorthodox technique by playing along with recordings. His family disapproved of his interest in jazz and sent him to Lake Forest Academy...

Bruce Cassaday

Professional artist/photographer/art teacher/jazz musician...worked in the NYC area 20 years...have lived in Maine the last 20 years...get back to NYC several times a year to shoot assignments, jam and network with friends. I teach, shoot...

Buddy Bolden

Cornetist Buddy Bolden is one of the premier legendary figures of jazz. Credited as the founder of “jass," later to be called jazz, he was the first player to pursue an improvisational style. Much is unknown about Bolden's life,...

Butch Morris

Lawrence D. “Butch" Morris was an American jazz cornetist, composer and conductor. Morris was born in Long Beach, California. Before beginning his musical career, he served in the US forces in the Vietnam War. Morris came to attention...

Court Mast

Court Mast Jazz composer/cornetist Court Mast - Sausalito Summer Sausalito Summer, the CD released in August, 2008 by Sausalito jazz composer and cornetist Court Mast is, as one might suppose, a musical love letter to that colorful, cozy,...

Dan L. Clucas

Cornetist/trumpeter/composer

Don Gumpert

Born St. Louis, Missouri. Started playing at age 6, first professional gig at age 11. Played various clubs in St. Louis, MO; Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Orlando, FL, etc.,; started at Rosie O'Grady's in 1968 in Pensacola, FL, and is still...

Donald E. Hale DDS

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Doug Burnley

I have lead or played cornet in bands for 40 yrs, including the Capital City Jazz Band - Ottawa Ont , Excelsior Jazz Band & Hot Peppers Jazz Band in Toronto Ont,the Back Bay Stompers in Biloxi Miss, and Riverside Jazz Band in Florida....

Edward Ratliff

Edward Ratliff is a New York City-based composer, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist (trumpet, cornet, trombone, euphonium and accordion). He has been called “a wonderfully spunky and imperturbable trumpet player" (The New York...

Freddie Keppard

Freddie Keppard - cornet One of the early jazz cornet legends to come out of New Orleans, Freddie Keppard was on the scene after Buddy Bolden but before King Oliver and Louis Armstrong, making him an essential in the evolution of the...

Geoff Power

Geoff Power (cornet, trombone, tuba, vocals) is one of Australia’s finest young Traditional Jazz musicians, having played with musicians of the calibre of Bob Barnard, Tom Baker, James Morrison, Don Burrows, The New Wolverine Jazz...

Graham Haynes

Regarded as an innovator on cornet and flugelhorn, an extraordinary composer, and an emerging force in contemporary electronic music and world music, Graham Haynes has redefined and deconstructed that genre we still call jazz. While his...

Jacob Varmus

Being pushed in a pram along the banks of La Scala in 1976 the two-year old Jacob Varmus suddenly emitted squeals and shrieks of unmasked delight. The most rapturous sounds he'd ever heard were bouncing off the plaza stone: a lone...

Jim Cullum Jr.

In the 1950s when everyone else his age was listening to Elvis Presley and Connie Francis, Jim Cullum locked onto the sounds of early jazz greats Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton. At first he thought he...

Jimmy McPartland

Jimmy McPartland (James Dugald McPartland) was an American cornetist and one of the originators of Chicago Jazz. McPartland worked with Eddie Condon, Art Hodes, Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, Tommy Dorsey and other jazz...

Joe King Oliver

Joe Oliver is one of the most important figures in early Jazz. When we use the phrase Hot Jazz, we are really referring to his style of collective improvisation (rather than solos). He was the mentor and teacher of Louis Armstrong. Louis...

Joseph "King" Oliver

If we were to take all the major trumpet players in jazz, line them up in chronological order, ask them who they listened to and were influenced by, then send them down the long dark chute of jazz history, they would run right smack dab...

Lasse Tornqvist

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Muggsy Spanier

Muggsy Spanier - cornet Cornet player Muggsy Spanier was a member of the famed Austin High Gang and fell for jazz the minute he saw King Oliver playing live in Chicago. His first professional job came in 1921 with the Elmer Schoebel band....

Nick LaRocca

Sillian-American born Dominick James “Nick" La Rocca claimed to have invented Jazz and often complained that African-American musicians have been given too much credit for the birth of Jazz. He was so obnoxious about this, that many...

Oscar 'Papa' Celestin

Oscar “Papa” Celestin - trumpet, bandleader (1884 - 1954) Papa Celestin was one of the most popular of New Orleans cornet players, and considered a major player in the development of jazz. Most of the great New Orleans players up to...

Paul Monat

Started on tuba and string bass (still playing tuba)in 1963 Played with Italian bands and “Up with People" in Springfield MA during the late 60's. Played in the '70s with Art Hodes, Teddy Wilson and other members of the Coon Saunders...

Ray Nance

Ray Nance was a multi-talented individual. He was a fine trumpeter who not only replaced Cootie Williams with Duke Ellington's Orchestra, but gave the “plunger" position in Duke's band his own personality. In addition, Nance was one...

Rob Mazurek

Is a sound/vision abstractivist, cornetist, improviser, composer and multi-media artist with a unique style drawing from many facets of contemporary and non-contemporary sound and vision. A prime mover in the vibrant Chicago sound scene,...

Ruby Braff

Ruby Braff began his jazz career as an out-of-time traditionalist playing with veteran jazzmen of an earlier age, and rose to establish his own standing as one of the handful of leading artists playing in traditional and mainstream idioms....

Scott Black

Jazz cornet player. I've been touring with Leon Redbone for 25 years. Also many trad & swing bands as well. Monday nights at Arthur's Tavern in Greenwich Village when I'm not on the road. Just started a CD company, releasing unissued old...

Taylor Ho Bynum

Taylor Ho Bynum is a performer on cornet and various brass instruments, composer, bandleader, and interdisciplinary collaborator with artists in dance, film, and theater. Critics have called him “a young brass master and compelling...

Warren Vache

Vaché is a supremely accomplished, versatile and rare performer. He has been astounding audiences worldwide for decades with his superb cornet, trumpet and flugelhorn stylings. Through live performances and recordings, along with stage,...

Wild Bill Davison

Like a select group of other jazz instrumentalists, cornetist Wild Bill Davison had a talent that lives on long after his death. More than a decade after Davison died at the age of 83, record companies continue to reissue some of the more...
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