This Day in History: 1909-07-16

John Buckner, American jazz trumpeter, worked with Speed Webb, Sonny Clay and Les Hite, toured to China with Buck Clayton, played in Hollywood studios, was rehearsal stand-in for Louis Armstrong in two films (and has been in many others), worked with Lionel Hampton, Kid Ory’s Creole Jazz Band, toured to France and Belgium with Sidney Bechet, born in Sherman, Texas.

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