Harry James 1916 - 1983


Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was an actor and musician best known as a trumpeter who led his own big band in the 1930s and 1940s. He was especially known among musicians for his astonishing technical proficiency as well as his superior tone. Harry James was one of the most outstanding instrumentalists of the swing era, employing a bravura playing style that made his trumpet work instantly identifiable. He was also one of the most popular bandleaders of the first half of the 1940s, and he continued to lead his band until just before his death, 40 years later...
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