This Day in History: 1966-08-17

Vern Sielert, American trumpeter, taught at Normal Community West High School, Illinois State Univ., Millikin Univ., then Baylor as jazz director, performed with many jazz greats, played with the Illinois Symphony Orch, Illinois chamber orch., then jazz director at Univ. of Washington, hosted the Carmine Caruso competition in 2005, then dir. of jazz studies at the Univ. of Idaho, born in Santa Monica, California.