James Bubber Miley

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Birthday
3, 1903
Birthplace
Aiken, SC
Death Date
May 20, 1932 (29)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
3, 1903
Birthplace
Aiken, SC
Death Date
May 20, 1932 (29)

About

Trumpeter known for his specialized playing during which he utilized the plunger mute.

Before Fame

He started studying the trumpet when he was fourteen years old and joined the jazz outfit Carolina Five three years later.

Trivia

Duke Ellington sought him out for his band.

Family Life

He was born in Aiken, South Carolina but his family moved to New York City.

Associated With

He recorded with many different groups and individuals, including Jelly Roll Morton.