Harry James

Harry Haag James, born on March 15, 1916, and passing away on July 5, 1983, was an American musician renowned as a trumpet-playing band leader. His prominent career saw him leading a big band from 1939 to 1946, leaving a lasting impact on the music scene during that era. After a brief hiatus in 1947, James reorganized and continued to lead his band actively until his death in 1983.

Harry James was celebrated among musicians for both his technical proficiency and his distinctive tone, influencing a generation of trumpet players from the late 1930s to the 1940s. In addition to his musical prowess, he ventured into acting, appearing in several films that prominently featured his band. His multifaceted contributions left an enduring legacy in the realms of music and entertainment.

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