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Harry James

Harry Haag James was an American musician who is best known as a trumpet-playing band leader who led a big band from 1939 to 1946. He broke up his band for a short period in 1947 but shortly after he reorganized and was active again with his band from then until his death in 1983. He was especially known among musicians for his technical proficiency as well as his tone, and was influential on new trumpet players from the late 1930s into the 1940s. He was also an... Read More

BornHarry Haag James
March 15, 1916
Albany, Georgia
DiedJuly 5, 1983 (aged 67)
Las Vegas, Nevada
GenresJazz, big band, swing
Occupation(s)Musician, bandleader, trumpeter
Years active1933–1983

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