Amazon.com Widgets

Johnny Dunn

No photos available. Upload them now.

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: February 19, 1897 | Died: August 20, 1937    

Johnny Dunn - trumpet

Recognized as a jazz pioneer both as a trumpeter and bandleader, Johnny Dunn was considered ahead of his time and the top trumpeter in New York in the days before Louis Armstrong.

Johnny Dun was born in Memphis on Feb. 19, 1897, and played trumpet as a solo act before joining W.C. Handy's band with which he traveled to New York in 1917. He also played with singers such as Mamie Smith and her Jazz Hounds, and Edith Wilson, recording in the early 20s.

He then formed his own version of the Jazz Hounds and had a huge hit in 1922 with “Sergeant Dunn’s Bugle Call Blues,” followed by “Hawaiian Blues.”...
read more

  • BUY

    Cornet Blues

    Frog Records
    2012

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

Watch More Videos

CD/LP/Track Review

More articles about Johnny Dunn
Featured recording “Cornet Blues”

Latest Release

Cornet Blues

Frog Records (2012)
Rank: 5,062 Views: 4,905
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mort Weiss

Mort Weiss

About | Enter

Rotem Sivan

Rotem Sivan

About | Enter

Michael Carvin

Michael Carvin

About | Enter

Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash

Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash

About | Enter

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW