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Cat Anderson

William Alonzo “Cat” Anderson grew from a childhood in the Jenkins Orphanage to become the acclaimed lead trumpet player with Duke Ellington and one of the most recognized high-note trumpet players of all time.

Born in Greenville, South Carolina, he was put in the orphanage after both his parents died during his childhood. He soon took on the name “Cat,” that would stick for the rest of his life, for his fighting style at the orphanage. His music career began on larger horns, like the trombone and baritone, but when he showed considerable talent, the orphanage granted his wish: he received his first trumpet.

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September 13, 2010

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