Bunk Johnson

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Birthday
27, 1879
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Jul 7, 1949 (69)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
27, 1879
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Jul 7, 1949 (69)

About

Jazz musician considered one of the best trumpeters of the early 1900s. He frequently collaborated with clarinetist George Lewis and with singer and fellow trumpeter Louis Armstrong.

Before Fame

As a young man, he occasionally performed with a band led by clarinetist Buddy Bolden.

Trivia

After receiving a set of dentures and a new trumpet, he began recording music again in 1942.

Family Life

Not much is known about his personal history, as much of Johnson's life and legacy appears to be self-fabricated. It is certain, however, that he was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Associated With

He collaborated with blues vocalist and guitarist Lead Belly, among numerous other musicians.