Billie Rogers

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Birthday
31, 1917
Birthplace
Oregon
Death Date
Jan 18, 2014 (96)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
31, 1917
Birthplace
Oregon
Death Date
Jan 18, 2014 (96)

About

Trumpet player famous for becoming the first woman to play trumpet in a major jazz group. She played with numerous groups in the 40's, including the Woody Herman Orchestra.

Before Fame

She and her family formed the family band Smith's Rainier Entertainers while living in Rainier, Washington.

Trivia

She was born with perfect pitch.

Family Life

She came from a highly-musical family, her mother and father both being multi-instrumentalists.

Associated With

She played trumpet with the Woody Herman Orchestra from 1941 to 1963.