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)
  • 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 Red Nichols, American jazz cornettist, composer and jazz bandleader, born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1965)
  • 1907-03-15 James "Jimmy" McPartland, American cornetist and musician (Magic Horn), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1915-01-31 Bobby Hackett, American jazz cornetist and orchestra leader (Air time '57), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1976)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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