This Day in History: 1948-06-26

John Hazel, American cornetist, heard Jules Levy when 11 and decided to become a cornet soloist, member of the Albion Hotel Orchestra in Atlantic City, joined Hadley’s National Band and Gilmore’s band (under Victor Herbert), member of the Boston Festival Orchestra, became a rival to Levy, became staff trumpeter for the Edison Phonograph Company, composed and arranged pieces for cornet, died in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

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