A trumpet virtuoso whose teaching legacy has been immortalized in the method books he wrote for students.
He began playing cornet at the age of five and performed his first solo with a high school band when he was eight.
He was Herbert L. Clarke's protégé for many years.
His entire family was comprised of musicians in a variety of disciplines and they performed together as a family orchestra.
He participated in the studio orchestras for many famous television shows, including I Love Lucy, a show which starred Lucille Ball.