This Day in History: 1931-11-24

Werner Pfüller, German trumpeter, worked in various big bands in Chemnitz by 1948 at age 17, but fled to West Germany when jazz was forbidden by the Communists, played in a television dance orchestra in Berlin, became studio musician, returned to East Germany and played with Tips Fletcher’s orchestra, founded his own jazz quintet, taught at the Felix Mendelssohn Hochschule für Musik, founded the Swinging Dixie Union ensemble and the Jazz Report, born in Gornsdorf, Germany.

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