Bunny Berigan

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Birthday
2, 1908
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Jun 2, 1942 (33)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
2, 1908
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Jun 2, 1942 (33)

About

Jazz trumpeter of the 1930s who published many acclaimed works but ruined his career with excessive drinking.

Before Fame

Starting to play the trumpet at an early age, he was, by age twelve, performing in a youth band organized by his grandfather.

Trivia

He toured with Hal Kemp's Band through much of Europe in the early 1930s and, on his return to the U.S., he joined the CBS studio band.

Family Life

He was born in Hilbert, Wisconsin.

Associated With

Gaining a reputation as a strong jazz soloist, he was invited to participate in orchestras led by Glenn Miller and Billie Holiday.