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Valaida Snow

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: June 2, 1903 | Died: May 30, 1956    

Valaida Snow

The tale of Valaida Snow is dramatic, a beautiful gifted entertainer, singer, dancer, arranger, and jazz trumpeter who succeeded against all odds. Valaida’s exceptional talent, determination and charm brought her international fame. Her talents nearly unlimited, a savvy business woman who spoke seven languages, she blew hot jazz trumpet in the style of Louis Armstrong. Billed as “Queen of the Trumpet” she appeared in some of the top theatrical productions of her day. The toast of Paris and London in the early 1930s she wrote and recorded her theme song, “High Hat, Trumpet and Rhythm.” Valaida Snow’s life is an inspiring tale of determination and spirit...
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Source: James Nadal

  • Swing Is The Thing


    1984
  • Hot Snow - Queen Of The Trumpet - Sings & Swings


    1982

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