This Day in History: 1951-05-12

Ray Mase, American trumpeter, after graduating from the New England Conservatory, won audition for the American Brass Quintet (1973), member of the American Symphony Orchestra, New York City Ballet Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Parnassus, New York Cornet and Sackbut Ensemble, teacher at Juilliard, member of Summit Brass, born in Meriden, Connecticut.