- JAMES, HARRY (1916–1983), trumpet player and band leader. Born in Albany, Georgia, James trained with his father, a circus band leader, and had his own orchestra at the age of 20. After two years with Benny Goodman'\>\> s band, he started his own group, concentrating on the brass section and featuring his brilliant trumpet solos. Outstanding among his popular swing arrangements and compositions in the 1940s were Carnival of Venice, Chiribiribin, Flight of the Bumble-Bee, Two o'Clock Jump, and Trumpet Rhapsody. He married the film star Betty Grable.
Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.
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