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Jiver Hutchinson

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Born: March 16, 1906 | Died: November, 1959    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

A native of Jamaica where he was born in 1906, Leslie ‘Jiver’ Hutchinson began playing trumpet as a young man, notably in the “British West Indies Regimental Band” (Jamaica). In 1924, that band, with Hutchinson, went to England to play at the Empire Exhibition in London. In 1935, he took up permanent residence in England.

Jiver began work in England with Happy Blake at the Cuba Club and then at the Cabin Club in Soho London. He then toured with a Stage Show, prior to working briefly with Leslie Johnson's “Emperors of Jazz”. When Ken Johnson, singer and dancer, took over the “Emperors”, Jiver remained with Johnson from April 1936 until early 1938. In addition he was working with Jack Davies, Al Craig, and finally with Fela Sowande, an import from Nigeria, with whom he worked for almost a year, leaving in Oct 1939. Jiver did however guest with Johnson throughout this period, including playing in the movie 'Traitor-Spy' in 1939. In late 1939, he finally led a band of his own for an engagement at the Florida Club in Mayfair London....
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