Bobby Hackett

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Birthday
31, 1915
Birthplace
Providence, RI
Death Date
Dec 7, 1976 (61)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
31, 1915
Birthplace
Providence, RI
Death Date
Dec 7, 1976 (61)

About

Irish-American trumpeter known for playing with Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller.

Before Fame

He interpreted Bix Beiderbecke's cornet solo in "I'm Coming Virginia" at a 1938 Carnegie Hall concert with Benny Goodman.

Trivia

In 1947, he was invited to perform at Louis Armstrong's Town Hall Jazz Concert.

Family Life

Hackett married his only wife Edna in the 1930s and they raised a son named Ernie and a daughter named Barbara.

Associated With

Hackett was a soloist for mood music albums by Jackie Gleason.