Billy Butterfield

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Birthday
14, 1917
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Mar 18, 1988 (71)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
14, 1917
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Mar 18, 1988 (71)

About

American jazz trumpet player and big band leader of the Twentieth Century. He is perhaps best remembered for his exquisite trumpet solo in the Artie Shaw orchestra's 1940 version of 'Stardust.'

Before Fame

Before becoming a successful musician, he pursued a career in medicine.

Trivia

He played the cornet and the flugelhorn, in addition to the trumpet.

Family Life

He was a native of Middleton, Ohio.

Associated With

He collaborated with fellow bandleader Ray Conniff on two albums: Just Kiddin' Around and Conniff Meets Butterfield.