Famous Cornetists in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1574-10-21 Nicolò Rubini, Italian composer and cornettist, born in Crevalcore (d. 1625)
  • 1877-09-06 Charles "Buddy" Bolden, African-American jazz cornetist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1931)
  • 1889-02-27 Freddie Keppard, American jazz cornetist (Original Creole Orchestra), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1933)
  • 1899-02-19 Louis "Kid Shots" Madison, American jazz cornetist (WPA Brass Band; Eureka Brass Band), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1948)
  • 1900-03-24 Algeria Junius "June" Clark, American jazz trumpeter and cornetist, born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 1963)
  • 1903-03-10 Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, American jazz cornetist, considered one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s, born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1931)
  • 1905-05-08 Ernest "Red" Nichols, American jazz cornetist, composer and jazz bandleader (His Five Pennies - "Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider"; "Bugler's Lament"), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1965)
  • 1907-03-15 James "Jimmy" McPartland, American cornetist and musician (Magic Horn), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1911-05-05 (Thaman) "Pete" Daily, American swing and dixieland jazz cornetist and valve trombonist (The Chicagoans), born in Portland, Indiana (d. 1981)
  • 1915-01-31 Bobby Hackett, American jazz cornetist and trumpeter (Glenn Miller; Benny Goodman; Jackie Gleason), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1976)
  • 1928-04-18 Ken Colyer, British New Orleans jazz devotee trumpeter, cornetist, and bandleader, born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England (d. 1988)
  • 1947-02-10 Butch Morris, American jazz cornetist and composer

Deaths in Music

  • 1625-01-17 Nicolò Rubini, Italian composer and cornettist, dies at 50
  • 1931-08-06 Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, American cornetist, one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s (In Mist), dies at 29
  • 1933-07-15 Freddie Keppard, American jazz cornetist (Original Creole Orchestra), dies of tuberculosis at 44
  • 1963-02-23 Algeria Junius "June" Clark, American jazz trumpeter and cornetist, dies at 62
  • 1965-06-28 Red Nichols, American jazz cornettist, composer and jazz bandleader, dies at 60
  • 1976-06-07 Bobby Hackett, American jazz cornetist and orchestra leader (Air time '57), dies at 61
  • 1981-08-23 (Thaman) "Pete" Daily, American swing and dixieland jazz cornetist and valve trombonist (The Chicagoans), dies at 70
  • 1988-03-08 Ken Colyer, British New Orleans jazz devotee trumpeter, cornetist, and bandleader, dies at 79
  • 1991-05-13 James "Jimmy" McPartland, American cornetist and musician (Magic Horn), dies of cancer at 83
  • 1994-06-05 Ish Kabbible [Merwyn A Bogue], cornetist (Kay Kyser), dies at 86

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