Jazz trumpeter who led his own band in the mid-1920s that perpetuated traditional jazz music.
He made a reputation for himself as an exceptional trumpet player in the early 1920s.
He recorded prolifically for Jazz Crusade in the 1960's with his own band and with Big Bill Bissonnette's Easy Riders Jazz Band.
He was born in Reserve, Louisiana but moved to New Orleans when he was young.
Valentine continued to play his own way, instead of taking influence from Louis Armstrong and more modern jazz styles.