Cat Anderson

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Birthday
12, 1916
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Apr 29, 1981 (64)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
12, 1916
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Apr 29, 1981 (64)

About

Trumpeter and performer with Duke Ellington's orchestra known for his more than five octave range.

Before Fame

He learned how to play trumpet at the Jenkins Orphanage where he grew up; he first recorded with the Carolina Cotton Pickers.

Trivia

He was known also for his half-valve, as well as plunger mute, playing styles.

Family Life

He lost both of his parents when he was four years old.

Associated With

He was referred to as one of the best high-note trumpet players by Wynton Marsalis.