Born: June 21, 1900 | Died: March, 1966 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Legendary trumpeter Dewey Jackson was born just a few weeks before Louis Armstrong in June of 1900, but unlike Satchmo, Jackson rarely left his native St. Louis. Interestingly, for being one of St. Louis' marquee jazz names of the 20s and establishing a legacy that lasted for decades, Jackson was rarely recorded.
Jackson played a year with ragtimer George Reynold's Keystone Band before joining Charlie Creath and alternated between the Creath,and Fate Marable bands on the famed riverboats. He went on to lead his own groups, most notably the Peacock Orchestra, before briefly joining the first Cotton Club band in New York....
Source: James Nadal