American traditional jazz trumpeter and vaudeville performer known for his work with Perry Bradford and Noble Sissle.
His first stint as bandleader was with Johnny Dunn's Original Jazz Hounds.
He also played with Garvin Bushell, Coleman Hawkins, Everett Robbins, Bubber Miley, and Herb Flemming.
He died when he was 40 years old in Paris.
He and Mauro Maur were both celebrated trumpet players.