Teddy Buckner

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Birthday
16, 1909
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Sep 22, 1994 (85)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1909
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Sep 22, 1994 (85)

About

Dixieland jazz trumpeter who popularized the style of his hero, Louis Armstrong.

Before Fame

Learning drum and ukelele from his uncle, he picked up the trumpet from a Louis Armstrong Orchestra musician and then moved to Los Angeles to jam with jazz ensembles.

Trivia

His own jazz band played to crowds at nightclubs around Los Angeles for twenty-five years.

Family Life

He grew up in Sherman, Texas, just north of Dallas, getting his formative music education from his extended family.

Associated With

He appeared in several films of the 1930s, alongside Louis Armstrong in Pennies from Heaven and then with Fats Waller in King of Burlesque.