The Great Harry James – Trumpet Legend!

One of my favourite trumpeters was Harry James. He had all the fame a top rock star enjoys today. A truly great player. I have many of his recordings and never tire of his brilliance. I have just ordered ‘Trumpet Blues’ the Harry James biography and am looking forward to reading this very much…


 Harry James, Totie Fields and Betty Grable (Mrs. Harry James) with friends taken at the Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas circa 1950s.

Says Roger Ingram, himself a great lead trumpet player,

“… Harry James was the biggest trumpet playing “star” there ever was or ever will be. He had it all: incredible talent, looks, and the good fortune of having chosen the right instrument during the right era!”

About brendanball

Professional Trumpeter: Soloist, Orchestra Player, Chamber Music, Contemporary Music & Education.
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