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Also Known As: Died: July 6, 1971
Born: August 4, 1901 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Profession: Music ...
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Born in the Storyville section of New Orleans, Louisiana
1913:
Arrested on New Year's Eve after discharging a pistol in the air
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Sent to live at the Colored Waif's Home for Boys ; received first exposure to musical training
1917:
Played in various bands in Storyville
1919:
Joined Fate Marable's band in St. Louis, Missouri
1922:
Invited to join Joe Oliver's Creole Jazz Band; played second coronet
1924:
At wife's urging, left Oliver and moved to NYC
1924:
Spent a year playing with Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra
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Began playing on recording sessions for blues singers like Bessie Smith
1925:
Moved to Chicago and joined wife Lillian Hardin's musical group; performed at the Dreamland
1925:
Made first recordings for Okeh Records with the Hot Five and the Hot Seven bands
1928:
Headed back to NYC
1929:
Played in the pit orchestra for the all-Black revue "Hot Chocolates"
1929:
Made popular recording of Fats Waller's song "Ain't Misbehavin'"
1930:
Relocated to L.A.; fronted the Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra
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Began playing trumpet in the 1930s
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Toured extensively throughout the USA and Europe
1936:
Appeared in the movie musical "Pennies From Heaven"

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