American jazz trumpet player and big band leader of the Twentieth Century. He is perhaps best remembered for his exquisite trumpet solo in the
Before becoming a successful musician, he pursued a career in medicine.
He played the cornet and the flugelhorn, in addition to the trumpet.
He was a native of Middleton, Ohio.
He collaborated with fellow bandleader Ray Conniff on two albums: Just Kiddin' Around and Conniff Meets Butterfield.